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post #19 of Old 01-18-2014
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Re: Safety Equipment for Offshore Sailing

[quote=xxuxx;1317586]It changes lat/long (2 dimensions) to 3 dimensions from the verticle smoke in daytime, making it just that much easier to spot you.[/quote]

I'd be curious to find data from the coast guard about what aspects led to finding people to-be-rescued. Smoke? Flares? GPS? VHF? etc etc

ISAF regs ask for just 2 smokes. To be useful you'd need a) to see/hear the coasties coming and b) have some left........


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