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a leak, have it checked out with a professional. Leaking fuel into your
bilge is an explosion waiting to happen.

Carbon Monoxide-The Invisible Killer
Boaters aboard vessels with enclosed cabins
or other similar accommodation spaces need to
be aware of the potential danger from carbon
monoxide gas. Carbon Monoxide (CO), a
colorless and odorless by-product of all internal
combustion engines, can quickly collect within,
along side or behind a boat. Symptoms of CO poisoning include
headache, nausea and dizziness and may lead to death. This
dangerous situation can occur aboard enclosed vessels while
underway or at the dock when engine exhaust enters the
vessel from outside, usually over the stern. Most of us might
recognize this as the "station wagon" or "backdraft" effect. To
reduce or eliminate this effect it's best to open a hatch forward
(while underway) to allow fresh air to move freely through the
cabin. CO gas from on board generators can also collect about
a moored vessel. Avoid teak surfing, dragging and water skiing
within 20 feet of your vessel as it may be fatal. Be certain to
check all exhaust lines from any internal combustion engine to
ensure that they are not leaking into the boat. Always ensure a
flow of fresh air into your boat. Also be aware that exhaust from
other vessels which may be moored close to you at an overnight
marina can also surround your boat. Your best preventative
measure is to install a carbon monoxide detector in the living
and sleeping spaces aboard your vessel and be certain that it
is functioning properly before turning in.

Propellers - Hidden Danger
A spinning propeller can cause devastating injuries in less
than a second to a person in the water. Propeller accidents can
be prevented by using an Emergency Engine Cut-off Switch
attached from the ignition to the operator. If the operator is
thrown from the boat, the lanyard disconnects and the engine
stops immediately. This may prevent the boat from running
over the operator and any passengers in the water. Other
safety practices include having all passengers properly seated
while underway, check for swimmers around the boat before
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