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post #5 of Old 09-18-2008
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Keep the expired ones for use in an emergency, but get new ones to be in compliance. I HIGHLY recommend getting only SOLAS grade flares...they're an order of magnitude better than USCG flares.
Yep, that's why I have so many expired ones, because I keep replacing them with current ones. While I don't carry the SOLAS flares in our local waters, I would certainly outfit my boat with them when I go offshore.

S.V. Nikko
1983 Fraser 41
La Conner, WA

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