Carbon monoxide accumulation is affected by vessel ge- Common sources of carbon monoxide are:
ometry; hatch, window and door openings; ventilation
openings; proximity to other structures; wind direction;
vessel speed; and a multitude of other variables. The
technical information included in this section is to inform
the boat owner of possible cause and effects of carbon
monoxide. This information has been reprinted with per-
mission from the American Boat and Yacht Council’s
Internal combustion engines.
Open flame devices such as:
Central heating plants
(ABYC) technical information report: “Educational In-
formation About Carbon Monoxide”. This information
pertains to all boats manufactured by Four Winns®.
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.
C. How a Person is Affected by Carbon
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-
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.
D. Effects of Carbon Monoxide
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.
A. Properties and Characteristics of Carbon Mon-
Certain health related problems and age will increase
the effects of CO. People who smoke or are exposed to
1. Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless and taste- high concentrations of cigarette smoke, consume alco-
less gas. It is commonly referred to as CO.
hol or have lung disorders or heart problems, are par-
ticularly susceptible to an increase in the effects from
Its weight is about the same as air so it cannot be CO. However, all occupants’ health should be consid-
expected to rise or fall like some other gases, but ered. Physical exertion accelerates the rate at which
will distribute itself throughout the space.
the blood absorbs CO.
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
(visible and odorous) gases.
One or more of the following symptoms can signal the
adverse effect of CO accumulation:
Watering and itchy eyes
Inability to think coherently
Ringing in the ears
Tightness across the chest
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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