A Very Clever Way To Put Out A Boat FirePatrick George1/02/13 4:00pm40EditPromoteGo to permalink Boats! They're all fun and games until one of them catches fire. I've been there before and so have you, probably. Then you're faced with the dilemma of how to put it out. You're surrounded by water, which has been scientifically proven to put out flames. But how do you get the water into the boat?