Shipping flares - SailNet Community
 3Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 23 Old 03-23-2017 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Guyfromthenorth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northshore of Huron
Posts: 531
Thanks: 323
Thanked 17 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Shipping flares

Has anyone found any tricks or places who ship flares in Canada? Mine are expired and every online shop I find has flares for sale but when I try to check out they say pickup in store only.

Nearest chandlery is literally HOURS from my location. Nearest hardware store (2hrs one way) doesn't carry any.
Guyfromthenorth is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 23 Old 03-23-2017
Senior Member
 
overbored's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 2,681
Thanks: 2
Thanked 199 Times in 196 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Re: Shipping flares

you cold get one of these instead of flares https://siriussignal.com

"FULL TILT II" 2011 BENETEAU FIRST 30
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
overbored is online now  
post #3 of 23 Old 03-23-2017
Senior Member
 
pdqaltair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Deale, MD
Posts: 3,608
Thanks: 4
Thanked 123 Times in 121 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Shipping flares

Surely there is a marina within a day or two's sail that either stocks them or can get them in. A good reason to go for a short cruise.

Writing full-time since 2014
Author--Rigging Modern Anchors

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Keeping a Cruising Boat for Peanuts"
"Faster Cruising for the Coastal Sailor"
"Singlehanded Sailing for the Coastal Sailor"
pdqaltair is offline  
 
post #4 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,995
Thanks: 2
Thanked 63 Times in 61 Posts
Rep Power: 16
 
Re: Shipping flares

Bait and Tackle shop nearby ? Fishermen need flares too.

"Just call me TB"
capttb is offline  
post #5 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Tanski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 687
Thanks: 2
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Shipping flares

Marine outfitters says they will ship them for an 8$ dangerous good fee.
Not sure why they say they would ship them if they won't. Give them a try, not exactly a huge selection.....

That is a horse head in the box. Not an alien!
Tanski is offline  
post #6 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 19,952
Thanks: 82
Thanked 565 Times in 542 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Shipping flares

Not sure how Ca works, but there are similar restrictions in the US. Hazmat (hazardous material) shipping can be more expensive and limited to over the ground. I wonder if it's even worth cost for only updating your flares.

No reason for a pilgrimage to the town with these stores? Any friends or neighbors going?

I wonder if you called that Chandlery and asked them to ship hazmat (or Ca equiv, if exists) whether they would. Online systems aren't always set up for flexibility.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
post #7 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Arcb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 3,555
Thanks: 206
Thanked 187 Times in 183 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Shipping flares

I am sure the Canadian Tire in Elliot Lake would carry 12 Gauge flares. If you want something SOLAS, try these guys in Toronto.

https://www.inlandliferafts.com/

Last edited by Arcb; 03-24-2017 at 06:38 AM.
Arcb is offline  
post #8 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Chastened
 
Ajax_MD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Edgewater/Annapolis
Posts: 4,862
Thanks: 10
Thanked 145 Times in 133 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
Send a message via Yahoo to Ajax_MD
Re: Shipping flares

Quote:
Originally Posted by overbored View Post
you cold get one of these instead of flares https://siriussignal.com
I've been interested in this for a little while now. Has anyone actually seen one in operation? It looks like an ordinary strobe that might be seen for a couple of miles but W&P is advertising it as being visible for 10 miles.

Alacrity, 1981 Tartan 33 #168
Ajax_MD is offline  
post #9 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Tanski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 687
Thanks: 2
Thanked 46 Times in 46 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Shipping flares

I don't believe that sos light is Transport Canada approved so it will not count as a flare on a Canadain boat.
USCG approval doesn't mean squat here in Canada.

That is a horse head in the box. Not an alien!
Tanski is offline  
post #10 of 23 Old 03-24-2017
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 19,952
Thanks: 82
Thanked 565 Times in 542 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
Re: Shipping flares

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajax_MD View Post
I've been interested in this for a little while now. Has anyone actually seen one in operation? It looks like an ordinary strobe that might be seen for a couple of miles but W&P is advertising it as being visible for 10 miles.
I don't think this or any handheld flare is all that valuable a distress signal at all. Not unlike the crappy horse collar PFDs, this strobe's value is just knowing you're legal at all times and not needing to replace nearly worthless flares every three years. Nothing more. No doubt that's why it has a $100 price tag, otherwise, it a $7.50 waterproof plastic strobe.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Minnewaska is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
old flares miatapaul Gear & Maintenance 33 05-21-2016 04:42 AM
White Flares Dave_E General Discussion (sailing related) 11 10-01-2013 08:35 AM
FLARES, Who needs them ? TQA General Discussion (sailing related) 34 04-25-2012 07:09 PM
Old Flares Sapperwhite Gear & Maintenance 19 03-14-2008 08:38 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome