Friday, September 27, 2013

Tips for Preventing Boat Fires

During National Fire Prevention Week, October 6-12, 2013; public awareness is brought to fire safety and prevention. You take steps to ensure your home is fireproof; but about your boat? Do you take precautionary steps to fireproof your boat? We bet you do. But as a reminder, here are some important steps you should follow in order to prevent boat fires.  

Make sure to inspect your boat's fire safety equipment:
  • Ensure you have the proper size and type of marine fire extinguisher(s) for your boat.
  • Make sure your extinguisher(s) are not out of date.
  • Have your fire extinguisher(s) easily accessible so you can get to them quickly in an emergency.

Most boat fires are caused by fueling or electrical issues; avoid them by:
  • Before fueling, get passengers off the boat and shut off all flames. Close all windows, doors and openings to prevent fumes from entering the boat.
  • While you fuel, keep the nozzle in contact with the tank to prevent sparks. Don't overfill the tank. Wipe up any spills and properly dispose of the rags.
  • After fueling, open all the windows, doors and openings on the boat and run the exhaust blower for four minutes.
  • Prevent electrical problems by inspecting the electrical connections in your boat frequently; and also inspect any shore power connection lines before plugging them into your boat.

If a fire should break out on your boat:

  • Have everyone put on a life jacket.
  • If possible, position the boat so that the fire is downwind. Turn off the engine and any other electrical equipment.
  • Never use water on a gasoline, oil, grease or electrical fire.
  • Use the PASS method for operating a fire extinguisher:
    • Pull pin
    • Aim at the base of the fire
    • Squeeze handle
    • Sweep from side to side
  • Use your VHF radio and/or cell phone to call for help.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Monterey Clearance Event

Our Monterey Boats Clearance Event is going on now. There's never been a better time to get the Monterey Boat of your dreams. Save thousands now while we make room for our 2014's. Over the past two decades, Monterey Boats has established itself as a true frontrunner when it comes to designing, developing, engineering, and building superior boats for the conscientious marine consumer.

We are located on Lake Wallenpaupack in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Stop by our showroom or visit us at LighthouseHarbor.com to view our wide selection of Monterey Boats.

Which Monterey boat model are you interested in?