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Old 24 June 2012, 12:29   #1
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Onboard storage of flares?

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Possibly another daft question...
Just wondering how best to carry/store flares on my RIB? I have 2 lockers - one has the battery in it (under console) and the other has spare fuel container in it, so neither are where I'd want to keep flares. I have no A-frame to attach waterproof containers to, so any ideas? I don't want a waterproof container rattling around the deck, is there an easy way of fixing one to the transom without compromising the water-tightness of the box?
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Old 24 June 2012, 13:40   #2
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I am a massive fan of Pelicases, or the similar design cases, they are properly water proof and you can open them and see inside. So much better than the big jar type.

For years we have supplied them to sailing clubs and if anyone can break something it is either a safety boat driver or a squadie, Pelicases are tough enough for either.

Once you have your cases, perhaps one for flares and one for first aid or similar, they are easy to stow without mounting.
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I keep mine in a BDH alongside the anchor in the bow box.

Works for me.
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i keep mine in a bdh alongside the anchor in the bow box.

Works for me.
bdh? ?
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bdh? ?
BDH are a chemical supply company. Their safety bottle containers are much loved by boaty types - so much so that these are now often called BDHs

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