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Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:37 am
by ace_chris
Finding the fire system pictures interesting (is that disturbing?!). If the system goes off, how and where is the water released and in all honesty would it be effective?

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:55 am
by Mike Bull
The system used carbon tetrachloride I think, held in two bottles underneath the tail cover on the left hand side. A length of ordinary half inch copper plumbing pipe ran forwards to the spray nozzle which is mounted over the top of the inlet trunk, ahead of the engine, and directly behind and above all the various fuel tanks. Was it any good? God knows!

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:23 pm
by polo
a Bit dangerous, Carbon Tet has the same properties as chloroform in the 'putting you to sleep' department. Its good for getting stains out of clothing though.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:44 pm
by Renegadenemo
Finding the fire system pictures interesting (is that disturbing?!). If the system goes off, how and where is the water released and in all honesty would it be effective?
The man from the company that still supports the system who gave us the new bottles seemed to think so. If there's a fire inside the engine - and we've had a few of those - a quick squirt of a CO2 extinguisher down the spout and fit the blanks takes care of that. We ought to only get that if we have a failed start so we'll be ready. If there' a fire outside of the engine inside the hull the system ought to drench the whole volume with carbon-tet and put it out. Hopefully we'll never get to find out but just in case our safety boats will be equipped with fire-fighting kit.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:22 pm
by Engine 711
My (semi intelligent -?) guess for the Fire Extiguishant would be 'BCF ' - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromochlo ... oromethane - rather than Carbon Tetrachloride.

If I could find a pic of the system, I might guess better.... :?

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:19 pm
by Renegadenemo
The later, light brown bottles use something different to the green ones but I'm pretty sure the green ones are filled with BCF. That's Mike distracting me again. The carbon-tet bottles were up inside the Vulcan, I think. Know we've seen them somewhere. Will have a proper look tomorrow.

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:27 pm
by Mike Bull
I did say 'I think', and I was only repeating what I've heard!

If you ask me, if there's a fire, you just ****ing run away! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:31 pm
by ace_chris
Thanks Bill and Mike for the fire system updates, it’s really interesting seeing all the systems, widgets and gizmos coming back to life!

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:39 pm
by Renegadenemo
If you ask me, if there's a fire, you just ****ing run away! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You do as you please, I'm going to stay and try to stop that lovely blue paint coming off. Not doing that twice!

Re: Pic of the Day

Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 8:23 pm
by ted.walsh
lets not forget, :idea:
the best way to stop a boat fire is to sink it!

lift the front,
push backwards to flood the transom,
down she goes.
dry her out 20 mins later
good for another thrash shortly after...

tried and tested - you just need the support on the water to get it done :ugeek: ...