Fire on deck

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  1. rfleet1066
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    rfleet1066 rfleet1066

    We have been spending nights on the recently launched Sebastian Marie. I built a fire receptacle on legs to enable us to enjoy sitting around a warm fire on the foredeck. Reading the USCG manual, I see that this can be considered a distress signal. What to do? Perhaps keep a few more hot dogs and some beer for when they show up to rescue us?
  2. philSweet
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    philSweet Senior Member

    Needs a bed of sand about 8" thick underneath - old school.
  3. Ike
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    Ike Senior Member

    Yes. Fires on a boat can be a distress signal, and usually they are. Most people avoid fire on boats. Do that in a populated area and someone will more than likely call 911. I would not recommend it. And yes they would probably like the beer and hot dogs. I have never known a Coastie to turn them down. (I'm retired Coast Guard). Then again they might not be happy about the false alarm. Depends on how busy things are.
  4. JamesG123
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    Yeah... thats not a good idea. Save it for the beach.
  5. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    Is that you or a friend in the pic? What are you wearing for shoes if I may?

    The fire is a little aggressive. Try parsing it down and/or making it less visible to third parties.

    If you did it here; they'd be more concerned about the fire risk to the vessel, so the container tipping over onto those lovely wood decks would be the bigger problem.
  6. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Here's a fire pit you could use...

    How does the boat perform? Is that longtail motor working out as planned?

  7. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    I want to get those for my wife-the deck shoes. What are they p&t?
  8. eyschulman
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    eyschulman Senior Member

    Definitely could not give that boat a pass if I had to do a CG VSE on that rig. You might want to keep a reliable pressure washer handy and hooked up not too close or too far from that hot pot.
  9. ImaginaryNumber
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    ImaginaryNumber Imaginary Member

    It looks like they've already wet down the deck for safety purposes.

    You could preemptively call the USCG and let them know that any fire reported on a boat in such-and-such bay is intentional.
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    dinoa Senior Member

  11. VinTin
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    VinTin Junior Member

    Looks like the dictionary definition of 'courting disaster'.

  12. fallguy
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    fallguy Senior Member

    where do you run the beast?

    Cool ship
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