3 Ways to Prevent a Boat Fire
Avoid sharp bends or pinch points in power leads. Also, be sure to prevent wires from lying on the deck or drooping below your boat’s normal bilge water level, and don’t let them come in contact with a metal object such as the engine.
Feel for hot wires, a sign that a potential fire hazard exists.
Familiarize yourself with your boat’s electrical system. Then inspect wiring and connections regularly. You will develop a sense of what is normal and will more likely be able to notice any extraordinary conditions and head off possible electrical hazards early in the making.