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Old 26 March 2005, 18:22   #1
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RNLI Flares Event

The Littlehampton Marina Berth Holders Association organized for this afternoon a live flares and rocket demonstration. Well organized event and I am very pleased that I took part. Many of you for sure carry pyros but would you know how and when to use them.

Attached are a few photos of the event taken on the West Beach. Please note the low tide and in one of the pictures you can just see some poor chap who must have forgotten to check the tide tables before setting out or his sounder was on the blink
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notice the low tide
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Old 27 March 2005, 04:12   #3
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The event was followed by a drink and meal at the Arun Yacht Club where a donation of 124.00 was collected for the RNLI .
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Thanks for the photos Andre.

I'm sure that using one of those flares would puncture my SIB

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Our lifeboat station had to do something like this last year at somerleyton
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I'm sure that using one of those flares would puncture my SIB
We fire flares all the time (training), and although it might sound obvious, this is what we do, you would be amazed how many people fire flares from inside the rib/boat.

We find the flare we want to use, usually a white para flare for searching, remove the end caps, and then Kneel on the floor, or up against the sponson and sort of lean out over the edge of the boat, safely of course. With the bottom of the flare facing the sea, you can then set it off.

IF it goes tits up and the flare backfires, its only going to go into the water, also dont forget there is sometimes a bit of a backdraft or 'bits' flying around when you set it off. You dont want these going off near your sponson So everything happens over the water.
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