Carbonmonoxideaccumulationisaffectedbymany vari- Common sources of carbon monoxide are:
ables (e.g., boat geometry, hatch,windowanddooropen-
ing, ventilation openings, proximity to other structures,
swim platforms, canvas enclosures, location of exhaust
outlets, vessel attitude,winddirection,vesselspeed, boat
systems maintenance, etc.) The technical information
included in this section is to inform the boat owner of
possible cause and effects of carbon monoxide expo-
sure. This information has been reprinted with permis-
sion from theAmerican Boat andYacht Council’s (ABYC)
technical information report: “Educational Information
About Carbon Monoxide”. This information pertains to all
gasoline powered boats manufactured by Four Winns.
Internal combustion engines.
Open flame devices such as:
Central heating plants
C. How a Person is Affected by Carbon
The boat owner should be aware that other fac-
tors may contribute to carbon monoxide accu-
mulation. The most common ones are listed in
this section. If a person is exhibiting carbon
monoxide-typesymptoms(Referto B-2E Symp-
toms), be sure to take the necessary precau-
tions as prescribed later in this section.
Carbon monoxide is absorbed by the lungs and reacts
reduces the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. The
result is a lack of oxygen for the tissues with the subse-
quent tissue death and, if prolonged, death of the in-
D. Effects of Carbon Monoxide
Boats fueled by diesel have limited carbon mon-
oxide present in the exhaust in comparison to
gasoline engine exhaust. However, the boat
owner should still be aware of the causes and
effects of carbon monoxide which may occur in
different boating situations.
Carbon monoxide in high concentrations can be fatal in
a matter of minutes. Lower concentrations must not be
ignored because the effects of exposure to CO are cu-
mulative and can be just as lethal.
Certain health related problems and age will increase
A. Properties and Characteristics of Carbon Mon- the effects of CO. People who smoke or are exposed to
high concentrations of cigarette smoke, consume alco-
hol or have lung disorders or heart problems, are par-
1. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and taste- ticularly susceptible to an increase in the effects from
less gas. It is commonly referred to as CO.
CO. However, all occupants’ health should be consid-
ered. Physical exertion accelerates the rate at which
Its weight is about the same as air so it cannot be the blood absorbs CO.
expected to rise or fall like some other gases, but
will distribute itself throughout the space.
One or more of the following symptoms can signal the
adverse effect of CO accumulation:
DO NOT rely on the use of smell or sight of
other gases to detect CO, because it diffuses in
the air much more rapidly than easily detectable
Watering and itchy eyes
Inability to think coherently
Ringing in the ears
Tightness across the chest
visible and odorous) gases.
B. What Makes Carbon Monoxide
Any time a material containing carbon burns such as
gasoline, natural gas, oil, propane, coal, or wood, CO is
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