Ignition Protection

Every boat that has a gasoline engine or uses propane devices must have
ignition-protected electrical devices. These parts are designed and made so that, under normal conditions, they will not ignite gasoline or propane fumes or vapour. This protection prevents sparks from escaping during use. Only use electrical components that are clearly labelled asignition protected.

Many older boats, and even some new ones, have been fitted with converted car or truck engines. If you are not sure that your engine has ignition-protected parts in it, have it serviced by a certified marine technician. They can tell you if a replacement part (or related work done to the engine) has put the engine’s ignition protection, and you, at risk.