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That would suck!!!:eek:
 

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Heck no,,, pick up the insurance check,, then pick up the new boat !!!!
 

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Assuming he HAS insurance.:eek:
 

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That would be his own damn fault then !!!!!
 

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True but it still sucks making payments on a boat you don't have.:(
 

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Yep that does Blow :laugher: :laugher: One thing I always do and folks laugh at some times is to open the hatch as well as run the blowers, Call me a chicken if you like but I also like to check for fuel leaks and water leaks before I even leave the ramp. At least if it is leaking badly I can run it aground and save it from sinking totally anyway.
 

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my drill is that the blowers go on when the battery switch gets turned on as we're preparing to launch the boat. That way the blowers have had a few minutes to run before the ignition get's turned out......

yes, we'll in advance of that first fatal spark...

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Yep that will work Jeff, I opener up and look and sniff before the fatal spark as you call it............
 

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I heard a story once where these guys jumped in a Master Craft, ran the blowers, then hit the key and the boat exploded. Found out some moron stole the carburetor and the electric fuel pump was sending gas all over the inside of the motor well. So it doesn't hurt to open the engine cover on the intial startup.
 

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I dont run my blowers actually,,,, I keep the boat at home,,, uncover it at home to load it up,,, drive 90 MPH for 15 miles to the boat launch,,, I figure thats venting enough for me !!!!
 

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that should work assuming you have a well ventilated engine compartment. Remember that gas fumes are much heavier than air and sit in the bottom of the bilge. That's why the blower has a hose that runs to the bottom of the bilge...

stangely enough I know of someone who posted a message on another forum asking what the Blower switch was on the dashboard.
 

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I believe it,,, it was the guy who owned the boat in the picture you just posted !!!!:D :D
 
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