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Old 25 October 2002, 18:46   #1
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SOLAS table of life saving signals

Well i got my pack of LIFE SAVING SIGNALS leaflets that we are s'posed to carry one of today. Published by the MCA the RYA have now got them in stock. Waste of space really - lots of line drawings of aircraft waggling wings at you (which I can't read without my specs - old git!) and just one small part showing flares, but no mention of arm waving signals, clothing on oar etc which we might use in an emergency. Not sticky backed and certainly not waterproof unless you laminate one. They'd last ok in the air conditioned wheelhouse of a container vessel but I don't think they considered small boat owners. Oh well I'll laminate one and stick it in one of the pods somewhere to be legal
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Old 26 October 2002, 04:58   #2
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Dave, couldn't agree more, hopeless, but yes we will be carrying one we have just got laminated in case the KGB oops MCA send a boarding party. Thought only the French were supposed to have rules and red tape like this
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Remember a previous thread about compulsory training?

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We don't reaaly want to go there again Hart!!
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I'm ready Keith if you are!

The real reason I am, replying however is to pick up a point that Dave raised about specs. I always keep an old pair in the tub!

I also been thinking about carrying a magnifying glass, fo reading the real small print.

Has anyone had a free RNLI sea safety check, it's really good, most thorough and you get a very decent laminated info chart which copvers the distress signal I think. I'm too lazy to go upstairs and dig it out, but you all know how to get one.

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the seacheck cockpit companion really is a good bit of kit -particularly at the price I'm lucky - I've got a bag full cos I do seachecks for the rnli
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