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28 Conquest Bilge Blower
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posted 08-01-2006 01:39 PM ET (US)
I have a 2001 Conquest, twin 225 Opti's, no generator, no bilge blower. Thought a blower was required on anything with built in gas tanks, manual mentions blower if optional generator is installed
Is this correct?
posted 08-01-2006 05:05 PM ET (US)
The bilge blower is only required if there is an engine installed inside the boat. There is no need for one with outboards.
posted 08-02-2006 01:06 PM ET (US)
thanks, had my CG auxilary exam and they questioned why no blower.
posted 08-03-2006 09:24 AM ET (US)
That is scary- sounds like your CGAUX folks need a refresher...
posted 08-04-2006 11:27 PM ET (US)
"Item 6 - Ventilation:
Boats with gasoline engines in closed compartments, built after 1 August 1980 must have a powered ventilation system. Those built prior to that date must have natural or powered ventilation.
Boats with closed fuel tank compartments built after 1 August 1978 must meet requirements by displaying a "certificate of compliance." Boats built before that date must have either natural or powered ventilation in the fuel tank compartment."
But it's probably not a bad idea to have blower if you've
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