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Re: All's Flare!

Orion 12-gauge gun flare: 16,000 candlepower, 7 sec. burn time, 500 ft. altitude.
Orion 25-mm gun flare: 35,000 candlepower, 7 sec. burn time, 374 ft. altitude.
McMurdo parachute flare: 30,000 candlepower, 40 sec. burn time, 1,000 ft. altitude. ("SOLAS" type)

Data from West Marine and Landfall Navigation web sites.
Joe - s/v Assignment, Catalina 320
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