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Was this accident preventable?
BoatUS says a simple sniff test may have prevented this particular tragedy, and they sent us six tips for safely refueling your vessel that every boater should practice.
Unlike a car, boats have fuel tanks and engines located in enclosed spaces which often don't allow gasoline vapors to escape. Lifting the engine compartment hatch in an attempt to smell any lingering gasoline fumes is one of the best ways to make sure the blower is doing its job.