Does a 2006 rinker 342 Use Halon?

seajayseajay Member Posts: 3

I recently purchased a 2006 rinker 342 EC and i was wondering if anyone knows the type of chemical that comes with the factory fire suppression system? I know they made halon illegal in many places around the beginning of the mellinnium but just want to be sure... not sure what to look for on the bottle/system.

On a second thought, has anyone had to replace the factory system and what did you use?



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    Black_DiamondBlack_Diamond Member Posts: 5,439 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the 342 :)

    It is either Halon or HFC-227ea/Dupont FM 200, the latter being the replacement for Halon.  Not sure the cut off year for Halon, but it should be on the label.  If it has not discharged or leaked you can get it reweighed/certified by a fire ext place that can deal with halon.  If you need to replace:



    As a side note, you'll see a thread on here about the fire ext light on your panel: it is almost certainly incorrectly wired and shows green all the time.  You can check by disconnecting the wires at the fire ext and turning on your ignition..if the light stays green you have the problem too.  The light is improperly grounded.

    Past owner of a 2003 342FV
    PC BYC, Holland, MI
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    seajayseajay Member Posts: 3

    Well thanks so much for the fast reply from both of you! and i will definately check out the light on the panel and ensure its fixed.... didnt even realize there was a known issue... I will have to take a closer look at the bottle and see if it is halon or the latter (fingers crossed its the latter lol )
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    seajayseajay Member Posts: 3

    @rinkeryan Do you mean responses to my thread or in general? this is my first forum so iam making my way around it slowly but surely
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    raybo3raybo3 Administrator Posts: 5,469 admin

    Welcome to the RBOC the 342 is a great boat

    2002 342 Fiesta Vee PC Point Of Pines YC Revere MA. popyc.org     raybo3@live.com
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