View Full Version : Thought boat was on fire today.... Wait it almost was!

07-25-2011, 12:58 AM
So today I'm driving my 2002 xstar while filling my center KGB ballast bag, pull to a stop next to 4 boats I tie up to and smell this disgusting smell.... 10 seconds latter smoke is pooring out from under dash and filled every compartment of the boat!!!

So I shut boat off disconnect battery grab fire extinguisher and look everywhere! No fire... Thank god. Seems that the factory wiring harness under the dash for ballast system that had 3 sets of ground and power wires shorted out and melted.... I let eveything air out and cool down. Cut out old harness, double checked for damage and tested everything.

Luckily I caught it In time but there was no significant damage.

I'm not sure what caused the short that's fOr tomorrow after work!

Just reinfOrced the need for at least One working fire extinguisher...

monriver prostar
07-25-2011, 08:08 PM
i hope everyone in your boat is alright.

07-25-2011, 08:16 PM
That will get your blood pressure up:eek: