3 Boat fire in Boston

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Sprint7TW, Jan 10, 2019 at 8:14 AM.

  1. Sprint7TW

    Sprint7TW Member

    Nov 30, 2011
    1998 310DA / Vintage 1976 StarCraft Montego.
    5.7 Mercruiser 260HP v drives
  2. MonacoMike

    MonacoMike Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 15, 2009
    Indiana lakes and Lake Michigan
    2000 Cruisers 3870
    97 270 Sundancer
    85 Sea Ray Monaco 197
    8.2 Mercs,
    7.4 BII
    260hp Alpha 1
    Would be a rough morning.

  3. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Oh No.
  4. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Oh Dear... First guess bad wiring on a heater....
  5. Bt Doctur

    Bt Doctur Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    New Jersey
    Ex SRV 240 Weekender twin
    in between
    Ought to be a law, no electric allowed after the marina closes.
    get on the hard and do it right or move to a warmer climate
    WV 320 Dancer likes this.
  6. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Huh? Was the marina "closed"?
  7. sdarc

    sdarc Active Member

    Dec 20, 2010
    Piedmont NC
    If this the same one that was on our local news, my understanding is that there was a couple living aboard a sailboat. And that is where the fire started. She is 7mos. pregnant too. Lost everything.
  8. hottoddie

    hottoddie Well-Known Member

    Jan 11, 2012
    Boston/Cape Cod
    1986 Sea Ray 390 EC
    Garmin 4212 Chartplotter
    Garmin 24 HD Radar
    Garmin 546s Plotter
    454 Crusaders
    Constitution Marina and many others stay open year round to accommodate liveaboards. Part of their business model.
  9. PlayDate

    PlayDate Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    I'm glad no one was hurt.

    Space heaters continue to be a problem.....especially the old ones (resistant coil) that do not have safeties built in to shut them down if they overheat or tip over.

    If they were living aboard.......I can't imagine that they weren't using space heaters to stay warm.

    My CruisAir has a 2k auxiliary heat module that when activated just uses the aux heat module and the fan. Most of the marinas I have been at stipulate in the slip lease that only: "heaters which are part of the boat's systems may be used".
  10. WV 320 Dancer

    WV 320 Dancer Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 28, 2018
    2003 Sea Ray Sundancer 320
    Twin 350 MAG - V Drive
    Our boat club has the same rules. We do not allow power cords run into the boat during the winter. We allow shoe power to stay hooked up.

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