Does Fiberglass Burn?

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  1. AvianQuest

    AvianQuest Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Yes, with a vengeance.

    Something to think about while in a fiberglass boat. You aren't going to light it off with a match, but a fuel spill will sure do it.

    I'm cleaning up a new property and had burned down a head high stack of scrap lumber when I put an old fiberglass hot tub on the fire...

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  2. pointblind

    pointblind Elite Refuge Member

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  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    That is awesome for the environment !:sp:tu
     
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  4. Triple BB

    Triple BB Elite Refuge Member

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    Too bad they didn't cite you for the pollution.
     
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    widgeon Elite Refuge Member

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    Not sure what to think. How many people fit in that thing?
     
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    musher Elite Refuge Member

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    That would give you a nice fat fine to pay up this way
     
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  7. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    I lived on a lake when I was a kid and saw first hand how fast a fiberglass boat burns when a bunch of drunks caught their boat on fire. Less than 5 minutes and what was left of it went to the bottom.
     
  8. The Mad Duck

    The Mad Duck Elite Refuge Member

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    I used to run a boat ramp at the beach, years ago. I watched a guy put a boat over (inboard). He didnt vent his bilge and the boat had been in storage over he winter. When he hit the ignition, the fumes in the bilge ignited. It blew the engine hatch 20 feet into the air. HIs buddy that was sitting on the hatch was blown into the air as well. Everyone else bailed off the boat. It burned to the waterline in less than 5 mins. It closed my ramp for 3 days between the salvage/clean up crew and the EPA weenies that came to make sure the environment wasnt harmed. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.
     
  9. tcc

    tcc Elite Refuge Member

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    Yeah, how dare you burn that at home! Don't you know you're supposed to take it to the landfill so they can burn it there? :rolleyes:
     
  10. Squaller

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    In California it would probably be a life sentence in prison, or possibly the death penalty... Now, if shot my neighbor for burning said fiberglass tub, I would probably get probation...

    For non-legal citizens (we are no longer allowed to say illegal aliens), they would likely get a warning for either violation.

    It is possible we have the priorities of our justice system just a bit out of kilter.

    Admittedly, I had no idea that fiberglass was so flammable... There goes any thoughts of having a campfire on the boat while night fishing.
     
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