Originally Posted by Daniel
problem is i dont live near the solent, thus have a choice of 1 chandlery who dont have what i want, and they certianly are not cheaper!
why dont you ask them to order what you want?!
If it were me, I'd rather pay the extra than not have any at all.
Polwart someone on shore may not see them when you are trying to "send" a distress signal but if you have VHF and call in a mayday or hit the red buton then you can use flares to identify your position o any approaching rescuers (chopper/lifeboat)