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Topic: boat flares ?
Posted By: BEAR
Subject: boat flares ?
Date Posted: 24 February 2021 at 12:37
I'm tired of buying stupid boat flares. do you guys use flares or sa signal light to meet CG requirements????

I'm thinking of getting this?

https://siriussignal.com/shop/sos-c-1003/" rel="nofollow - C-1003 eVDSD SOS Electronic Distress Light for Boats

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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 24 February 2021 at 13:32
?????????
Nope.
I was not aware we need flairs.
We have noise devices.
One is a compressed air horn. The other is the fox pro, it has a "HELP" message, a "caution" massage, as well as a "fire truck siren" massage.
We do have flairs on the boats, but never knew we needed them.
They make great fire starters.
Why do you need to keep buying them bear?  


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 24 February 2021 at 14:13
Most states have adopted the CG cost guard standards.  I'm not in fed waters, you maybe????

but NY requires I meet the Cg regs.   The county sherrif is our LEO and they follow boats to check, esp on weekends.   getting tired of shlt.  I have 40+ 12 ga flares on board, but they are expiredd.  still work but Olin Mat says only 2 years.

https://newcontent.westmarine.com/documents/pdfs/OwnersManuals/SAFETY/420.pdf" rel="nofollow - https://newcontent.westmarine.com/documents/pdfs/OwnersManuals/SAFETY/420.pdf



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Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 27 February 2021 at 20:20
Looks like good idea bear to use the gizmo in your link as long as you check the batteries to be sure they are still "good". Of course you will have new spares handy on the boat.Wink


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 28 February 2021 at 11:35
Well, I bought it.
Will tape a few extra batteries to it; and stow it in the cabin...and forget it and flares.  

Awaiting the next LEO boat inspection.   Now all I have to do is check the fire extinguishers, yep got two on board!  belt and suspenders guy~


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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 28 February 2021 at 12:52
What do you use for a noise making device?

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Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 28 February 2021 at 12:53
Banging on the hull and screaming is not a CG approved device.Shocked

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Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 28 February 2021 at 13:32
Smile.....I have a handheld small air horn gadget if there is no one on board to bang on the hull and scream!


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Irish Bird Dog

NRA Life/Endowment

2nd Amendment Supporter


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 28 February 2021 at 13:43
I use to have a compressed air horn.  got too complicated, and the kids would wear down the canister...and my nerves.

Now I have a plastic (no rustL whistle  that hangs on my destroyer style SS wheel with nylon rope...no maintaince.


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