View Full Version : Simple fire extinguisher question

05-21-2007, 11:41 AM
How do I determine if my fire extinguisher (06 Outback V) is still 'valid'? I checked this at the beginning of the season and double checked this past wekeend but couldn't find a date anywhere on it. The charge status is still fine - is this the only sign that I (and the water cops :) ) should look for?

I can't seem to find this info anywhere :?: Thanks in advance for the advise!

Everyone have a safe upcoming holiday weekend!

05-21-2007, 12:47 PM
Charge status is the criteria and available. It seems like most States are close to the same rule.

Most boats are required to have a Type B fire extinguisher(s) on board, in serviceable condition, and readily available.

05-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks zab! My extinguisher is the standard model that comes from Moomba. So as long as the needle says Full, I'm good then I suppose. For future reference and moreso, my own sense of safety, is this 'lifetime'? Or is there still some recommended replacement timeframe - say like every 3 or 5 years?

05-21-2007, 11:55 PM
5-10 years is standard life span. Probably good for your use of the boat - tell the new owner to get a new one, or, feel good and get one for them.