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kbob 07-06-2010 2:35 PM

Smoking on an I/O?
So I was at the lake the other day and pulled up to the marina and saw a woman smoking a cigarette on an I/O as they passed by me. I started to say something...but I didn't know if it was as dangerous as it would be on an inboard. And they weren't really the quality people that'd i'd want to tick off with my comments haha. Any thoughts?

trace 07-06-2010 2:42 PM

Why is smoking more dangerous on an inboard? (besides the cancer, emphysema, and heart disease)

stu929 07-06-2010 2:47 PM

^^^^^ :) :)

kbob 07-06-2010 2:50 PM

Same reason why you run your blower i'd assume
But I never said it was more dangerous...I asked if it was as dangerous.

cadunkle 07-06-2010 2:57 PM

Smoking is bad for your health, a choice people make. Not gonna be lighting up any gas or vapor though. Flash point of gas is higher than a lit cigarette gets. You'd be surprised how hard it is to light gas sometimes.

cadunkle 07-06-2010 2:58 PM

Oh, and I/O and inboard are essentially the same as far as fuel vapor/spill risk goes.

h2ohangtime 07-06-2010 3:00 PM

I just dislike smoking on principle. However, keeping it off your boat can't hurt in the fire prevention category, either. You don't have to ignite gas to burn your boat to a crisp...or at least leave ugly cig burns in your vinyl/carpet.

alindquist 07-07-2010 5:30 AM

I have an IO and smoke on it all day...it makes the beer taste better.

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