NEWS & NOTES
compact generator and air
conditioning equipment. The
boat’s tanks hold 83 gallons
of fuel and 26 gallons of water.
Skarne says he likes to run
the 260hp Volvo Penta D4/DP-
equipped Minor 27 at displacement
speeds, but she will cruise at 15–30
knots and top out at 35 knots if
conditions require that kind
of performance. Visit skarne
marine.com to learn more.—J.W.
fire extinguishing system in your
boat’s engine room, it’s well worth
checking out Fire Foe for auxiliary
spaces such as battery lockers,
thruster compartments, and
STREAMLIGHT STYLUS PRO
I used to think I had the ultimate
portable flashlight: one that was so
small, compact, and reliable, I didn’t
go anywhere without it. Because its
bulb was an LED, it never burned
out, and it used so little power that
I only had to change the batteries
every four or five months, even
with everyday use.
Then, after five years, I lost my
handy flashlight. When I went
to the manufacturer’s website
FIGHT FIRE WITH SEA-FIRE
Fire prevention is a subject that
should interest all boat owners and
operators. Of course, prevention
efforts can and do fail, so it’s also
important to be well versed in the
subject of fire suppression.
An important part of fire
suppression is making certain you
have the proper number of fire
extinguishers aboard. (For the most
conservative approach, follow the
fire extinguisher recommendations
set forth by the ABYC.) If you’re
looking for the ultimate in fire
protection, you may want to install
a fixed fire extinguishing system.
The drawback to these systems,
however, is that they can be costly
and time consuming to install.
Sea-Fire ( sea-fire.com) now offers
an alternative called Fire Foe. Fire
Foe is a self-contained, one-time-use
tubular fire suppression system
that uses a clean, noncorrosive
extinguishing agent called Envirogel,
designed to absorb heat and then
chemically extinguish the fire.
The compact, easy-to-install tube
is designed to breach when its
temperature reaches 175°F (as
with other fixed fire extinguishing
systems) and to emit the Envirogel.
All units include a pressure
monitoring gauge and switch;
the latter can be used for a
dashboard status indicator light.
Even if you already have a fixed
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