Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 07 April 2012, 19:56   #21
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
Quote:
Originally Posted by SPR

I am the UK importer of the greatland laser flares, I give free case/pouch to all rib people.

Scott
Thanks Scott I've p/m ed you .
__________________

__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 03:27   #22
Member
 
Peter_C's Avatar
 
Country: USA
Boat name: Uh...a kayak?
Length: 4m +
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 1,485
What is the proper way to dispose of expired flares? I am due to get rid of mine. As much fun as it would be to launch them...I am not sure it is the best idea overall.
__________________

__________________
Peter_C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 05:22   #23
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
What is the proper way to dispose of expired flares? I am due to get rid of mine. As much fun as it would be to launch them...I am not sure it is the best idea overall.
Bonfire night
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 05:30   #24
RIBnet admin team
 
Poly's Avatar
 
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: imposter
Make: FunYak
Length: 3m +
Engine: 2 stroke YAM 20 HP
MMSI: 235089819
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 10,112
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peter_C View Post
What is the proper way to dispose of expired flares? I am due to get rid of mine. As much fun as it would be to launch them...I am not sure it is the best idea overall.
Peter not sure what the rules are in the US. Might be worth asking the question in the "North American" part of the forum where some of the locals might comment. In the UK the best option is to take them back to a good chandler when you buy new ones - but the coastguard also have a disposal scheme.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
Bonfire night
Don't think the former colonies celebrate the thwarting of former republican terrorists/freedom fighters in their former occupier ;-)

Even in the UK the CG get a bit antsy about people setting them off (especially near the coast) on the 5th of November...
__________________
Poly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 05:55   #25
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 899
For what it's worth, we carry an Ikaros RORC flare pack which contains: 4 Red Hand Flares, 2 Orange Buoyant Smokes, 4 Red Parachute Flares and 4 White Hand Flares. These went out of date, however, last December (note to self: either replace or remove from boat before next going to France) and am also wondering what to replace them with given that a replacement pack is just shy of 200.00 for three year's use (or, hopefully, non-use!).
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 06:17   #26
Member
 
Avocet's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Boat name: Grimalkin
Make: Ribcraft 750 Sport
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzi 250
MMSI: 235050647
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 899
Oh .... and this link might help answer the OP's original question: RNLI - Royal National Lifeboat Insitution
__________________
Avocet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 06:18   #27
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Polwart View Post

Don't think the former colonies celebrate the thwarting of former republican terrorists/freedom fighters in their former occupier ;-)

I know

Even in the UK the CG get a bit antsy about people setting them off (especially near the coast) on the 5th of November...
Which is another nail in the coffin for flares, it's easier to get rid of herpes
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 06:22   #28
RIBnet admin team
 
willk's Avatar
 
Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,924
RIBase
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pikey Dave View Post
it's easier to get rid of herpes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Avocet View Post
a replacement pack is just shy of 200.00
Cheaper to catch herpes too...
__________________
willk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 06:25   #29
RIBnet supporter
 
Pikey Dave's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: South Yorks
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: DF140a
MMSI: 235111389
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 7,579
RIBase
And this
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	flares.JPG
Views:	95
Size:	44.5 KB
ID:	66930  
__________________
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
Rule#4: See rule#5
Pikey Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 April 2012, 06:30   #30
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: leeds
Boat name: nichola
Length: 5m +
Engine: 60hp yamaha
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 84
Quote:
Originally Posted by willk View Post
Cheaper to catch herpes too...

spot on!
__________________

__________________
smiffysteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.