Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Voyaging Tip #25 : Fire Extinuisher Inspection

At the beginning of each sailing season inspect each fire extinguisher on board to verify that the charge indicator is showing full in the green. Additionally for a dry chemical extinguisher gently tap at the base of the extinguisher using a rubber mallet followed by a vigorous shaking of the extinguisher. This will loosen all the packed dry chemical to insure effective discharge.