Originally Posted By: Herman30
A sprinkler system should be mandatory below deck.

Generally, when at sea, you want to keep water on the exterior of the hull, not the interior.

Some years ago, we experienced a leaking water cooling intake pipe in the engine room. I was roused from a sound sleep by "Everyone Up! Two feet (60 centimeters) of water in the bilge." Great way to start the day...
Geezer in Chief