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Old 21 January 2015, 16:13   #1
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Flares on Ribs?

What do you carry?

I have to be honest and say the prospect of explosive flares on a rib doesn't appeal to me!

Anyone got experience of the LED / Laser flares that are on the market?
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Old 21 January 2015, 17:26   #2
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Never had a problem with conventional flares, or had to use one. Normally keep them in their protective case (padded with polystyrene chips) up front in the forward console hatch next to battery. I keep it well padded as there is a tendancy for things to rattle, and replace on due date.

Only attempted to activate out of date flares at bonfire night (in back garden), so I at least know what's involved. All the flares failed to ignite. Soaked them in a bucket of water before destroying.

No experience of laser or LED flares, but I usually carry a strobe torch.
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What do you carry?

I have to be honest and say the prospect of explosive flares on a rib doesn't appeal to me!

Anyone got experience of the LED / Laser flares that are on the market?
Prospect of being at sea without them doesn't appeal to me, when was the last time you heard of a RIB damaged or person injured by a spontaneous flare deployment?

http://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/en/...=UnitedKingdom Idealfor inland/shore use further you go the bigger the arsenalyou need to carry. Flares are part of a safety kit along with Radio, first aid kit, secondary propulsion etc. Why wait to be rescued if you can row to shore.....
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Subject has been much discussed, try putting "flares" into the search function.
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Anyone got experience of the LED / Laser flares that are on the market?
SPR is the man to talk about these

Greatland Rescue Laser Flares - RYA Training Courses - Laser Flares

Also the following table, which is endorsed by the RYA, RNLI and MCA is very helpful when looking at different means of distress alerting

http://www.rya.org.uk/SiteCollection...o-Sheet-A4.pdf
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Subject has been much discussed, try putting "flares" into the search function.
Well thats told me. who am i to ask a question about safety on a discussion forum that might prompt some interesting thought on new technology...


i will get back in my box and start talking about Seariders and Ospreys....
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Well thats told me. who am i to ask a question about safety on a discussion forum that might prompt some interesting thought on new technology...


i will get back in my box and start talking about Seariders and Ospreys....
Time of the month lol😉
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Well thats told me. who am i to ask a question about safety on a discussion forum that might prompt some interesting thought on new technology...


i will get back in my box and start talking about Seariders and Ospreys....

Actually, I was trying to be helpful, I sent the message from my phone whilst sat in a traffic jam, so didn't have time for niceties. No offence intended, lighten up.😘 in future I'll make sure I wrap it up in a nice pink bow xxxx


.....sh1t happens.......
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purely personnel done a lot of thinking about this over the years and do carry flares but!

carry on board DSC radio,handheld radio,mobile phone , 2 strobes,radar reflector,search light,torch,PLB & back up engine why would i want to use a firework next to my 6m x 2.4m rib carrying 100ltrs of petrol.
lazer flare for me next time i replace

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Well thats told me:

Yea zip it zippy he's a Yorkshire man he can't help being the way he is. Can yea Dave


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