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    I am wondering what some of you guys have figured out with regards to mounting a fire extinguisher on your raft. I have a rowing frame, but it is already so cramped with so much stuff. Where do I put it and how do I mount it? Pictures would be awesome.
    Note: I have the smaller Kidde extinguisher with the plastic mounting bracket.
    Thanks for any input.

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    Now I am all about safety, but I am wondering what would be the purpose of mounting a fire extinguishter on a raft? Forest fires?

    I run minimalist style frames on all my boats. In addition to being expensive, in my opinion, all those bells and whistles become safety hazards. Rod holders, fancy bars, camera mounts, high seats, fire extinguisher mounts, etc. have the potential to get snagged on overhanging trees, can trip people up getting in and out of a boat, are not soft to fall on when the person falls, make it way more difficult to reflip a boat, and create entrapment hazards on a boat. Everybody rolls a little differently, so these are just my thoughts.

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    I believe it's only required if your running a motor. I always have a dry box on mine and keep all my safety equip. in there.

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    Yeah sorry guys, neglected to say that I am running a 17' Achilles with a 50hp motor primarily on the ocean. Thus, it is legally required, otherwise I would not mess with it either.

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    Fire extinguishers required if the boat has "inboard engines, permanent installed fuel tanks, enclosed storage/living areas, or voids not filled with floatation material."

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    Quote Originally Posted by sibir View Post
    Fire extinguishers required if the boat has "inboard engines, permanent installed fuel tanks, enclosed storage/living areas, or voids not filled with floatation material."
    HERE'S A LINK to the summary of that regulation.

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    Thanks for the link Mike. What about an aluminum floor with an inflatable keel? I guess the inflatable keel would not be considered "hull voids not sealed or filled with flotation material."
    I just know I would be the idiot to get a ticket for it. I think I may call the troopers to double check; thanks again for that link.
    Also, it seems the Coast Guard, NOAA, and DNR regs don't always jive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwm907 View Post
    Thanks for the link Mike. What about an aluminum floor with an inflatable keel? I guess the inflatable keel would not be considered "hull voids not sealed or filled with flotation material."
    I just know I would be the idiot to get a ticket for it. I think I may call the troopers to double check; thanks again for that link.
    Also, it seems the Coast Guard, NOAA, and DNR regs don't always jive.
    Stuff Happens - After a House fire and a truck engine fire - I am back in our home and the truck drives today!!

    I will carry one with my motor and as mentioned, in a box with my safety equipment.. Very cheap insurance..

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    thanks for sharing....

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