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post #8 of Old 10-01-2013
capttb
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Re: White Flares

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Letting one of those off in the direction of the stinkpot who "hasn't seen your nav lights" and is about to run you down is a far more effective (and absolutely legal) way to let him know you're there than shining a half-flat torch on your sails
I'm in California, 60 miles from Mexico, a few would panic and call the coast guard, the rest would shoot back, and the only flares would be tracer rounds.
BTW for anyone who hasn't fired one of those 12 ga. flare guns, they are depressingly puny on the ocean on a pitch dark night.

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