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Old 11 January 2004, 03:37   #31
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LMFAO This is a really good thread.

I think the White flares are a good idea, or even why don't we have special I am a Nobber and want to celebrate yellow flares.

Anybody know what Steve Curtis does when he wins a world championship. Probably just cuts another notch on his belt I expect
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Old 11 January 2004, 03:49   #32
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Old 11 January 2004, 07:05   #33
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Seems you have a problem with the police David and wonder what you use your Rib for??
I do actually. I've done some work for them recently and they haven't paid me yet. You're obviously not CID because if you look in my profile to the left you'll see my boat is used for cruising/fishing.



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Old 11 January 2004, 14:08   #34
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Old 11 January 2004, 14:26   #35
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Just got back from LBS after meeting with some GREAT people. You will see the photos tomorrow and see who these people were too. Is a supprise!!

Had a look at this thread and supprise, supprise it looks like things have got heated up once again!!

It is a panishable offence in EUROPE (at least) as far as I know to set off distress flares without any valid reason at any time. This is the law!!

But I cannot see any harm done if in a special event flares are fired and the authorities are aware of it. It happens in many places i.e. Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece Turkey and from what I see in the UK too O.M.G!!! that is the 1st!!
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remember a sad incident at one Cowes week firework display some fool let off a rocket and hit someone in the crowd now police and harbour authority
very strict about flares at this event
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as dave hickman mentioned, "the authorities tend turn a blind eye to handheld flares being fire at certain celebrations". It's not ideal for people to see them used this way but it's hoped that boat owners that have flares would understand the reason they are being used and the possible repercussions of firing them off.
My main annoyance are the people that fire off the rockets, it does not matter what color it is, it will be investigated. I have been called out countless times to red flare reports and only a handful were for real emergency's.
Even on firework night if a red flare goes up on or near the coast, and there is the slightest chance it may of come from seaward then the pagers start to go off and everyones evening is ruined.
If anyone has the urge to fire off a flare I believe the RNLI can arrange a flare firing evening.
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NOBBY the police respond (sometimes to 999 calls) the coastguard/rnli respond to distress flares it is a bad habit but should not be condoned these guys put their lives at risk by going to sea to save lives they are run by volunteers and rely on donations to keep going any false alarm is awaste of valuable resourses on the question of responding reminds me of a friend of mine saw some lads breaking into his shed so phoned police sorry no one available was the reply so my friend phones them again tells the police not to worry i've just shot one of them and the others have run off guess what armed response their in 5 mins when they arrived my friend said i thaught no one was available but thanks for coming they ran off when thet heard your sirens bet they were pissed off what do you think (oh and he was nicked for wasting police time)
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Old 14 April 2004, 16:23   #39
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Tim why this doesn't surprises me. Police is the same everywhere. I live in both the UK and Greece and have to say that in both countries police have the same attitude
In Greece had to get a licence and get a MOSBURG MARINER pump action shot gun with single bullet shells just in case I'm attacked during the winter at night. This is because where I live is very remote and the police does not bother AT ALL.
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Whilst this is probably going to provoke even more threads, I think I am going to have to side with the policeman. Surely the majority of boat people (as has already been said) would know what flares are for, and when to use them. In my opinion, a person letting a few flares off after winning a race is not going to make loads of people go out and let flares off. There will always be stupid people who let them off for no reason and wait RNLI resources etc. but I donít think their actions will be greatly affected by what the see on TV at the end of a race.

PS. Can we not have a bit more respect for each other on here <ie. End the policeman jokes>
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