All's Flare! - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 

Like Tree6Likes
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2012
flyingwelshman's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,726
Thanks: 15
Thanked 18 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 8
flyingwelshman will become famous soon enough
Re: All's Flare!

Back in my, shall we say less than reputable days a bunch of us were having a big back yard party. A keg or 5 , local band and about 100 of our closest friends. Of course there were some who crashed but at $5 a head who cared. Some smart guy thought it would be cool to shoot off a flare.
Was this the party?

1989 Hunter 30'
Southern Georgian Bay

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Yves Cousteau
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 09-05-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 106
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 6
UncleJim is on a distinguished road
Re: All's Flare!

LOL, no but we were that messed up, this was all land based back in about '77 or '78 for some reason mind minds a little fuzzy from that stage of my life
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 09-07-2012
jimjazzdad's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Margaret's Bay
Posts: 176
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jimjazzdad is on a distinguished road
Re: All's Flare!

I guess the theory in mandating so many flares (12 on my boat) and the relatively short shelf life, is that marine pyrotechnics are purportedly unreliable and you want some redundancy in an emergency...that said, I am sure most of us end up with DOZENS of expired flares. In my part of Canada, they are not easy to get rid of...

At midnight on the Millenium New Years Eve, we figured it was safe (though illegal) to get rid of some of the stockpile of expired flares. We must have fired 3 or 4 dozen aerial flares with only a couple of 'duds' in the lot.

On a side note, try not to get in a marine distress situation on New years Eve
flyingwelshman likes this.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flare Up! Oct 15 New Rochelle NY jjablonowski Gear & Maintenance 3 09-19-2011 05:05 PM
I want to fire a flare davidpm General Discussion (sailing related) 36 09-10-2008 10:55 PM
Idiot shoots self with flare gun uspirate General Discussion (sailing related) 26 08-07-2007 05:46 PM
Flare Off NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 03-10-2007 01:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.