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Carbon monoxide at the marina

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Irie308, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Had a new to me occurrence this morning at our marina. My wife and daughter decided to spend the night at the marina after our weekend outing. My wife called me at 6am to say that the CO monitor was going off in the guest stateroom where my daughter was sleeping. She knows the drill so she woke up my daughter and got the the boat open and put a fan in place to get the air flowing. I had her check the docks to see if someone had a something running and sure enough across the fairway there was someone’s boat running upwind from our slip. Never thought CO could be an issue at this distance but there it was.
     
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  2. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    scary stuff. I keep a portable CO detector in my sons cabin on the floor near where he sleeps.

    were the hatches or doors open?
     
  3. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Dual Raymarine E120W
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
     
  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    2002 410DA
    Caterpillar 350HP 3126
    wow, scary!

    Lots of fishing boats around us that go early and come back late so I’ll be making sure the detector is nearby and I have to replace all 3 factory ones on our new boat
     
  5. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    We have had the CO detectors go off from diesel boats whose owners idle their engines for 10-15 minutes to warm them up before departing.
     
  6. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    QSM-11
    Wow. Thanks for this. Keep diligent fellow boaters. I'd wake up and think the CO monitor was bad and unplug it with my luck.
     
  7. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Well-Known Member

    Jun 5, 2017
    Dickson, TN / Chattanooga, TN
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin EFI 5.0L w/Alphas
    Kohler 4kW
    During winterization I set my CO Detectors off once in a while.

    Usually when the cabin door is open (going back and fourth for tools) and the hvac is on.

    It's a good wake up call about the hazards of CO.
     
  8. yobub

    yobub Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

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    Jul 29, 2016
    Chicago
    1998 400 Sundancer
    Cat 3116's

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