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Ventilation Systems


The purpose of ventilation systems is to avoid explosions by removing flammable gases. Properly installed ventilation systems greatly reduce the chance of a life-threatening explosion.

All gasoline-powered vessels, constructed in a way that would entrap fumes, must have at least two ventilation ducts fitted with cowls to remove the fumes.

If your vessel is equipped with a power ventilation system, turn it on for at least four minutes in either of these situations:

  • After fueling
  • Before starting the engine
Ventilation Systems
Properly installed ventilation systems greatly reduce the chance of a life-threatening explosion.