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  1. How a distress flare helps in locating the boat in distress

    Learning to Sail
    When a boat at sea needs help and fires a distress flare, can another boat locate this boat just based on the distress flare? How? Will the radar help pin point the co ordinates of the distress flare and hence the boat?
  2. FLARES, Who needs them ?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am a 44 foot UK flagged SSR registered private sailboat, currently wandering around the Caribbean. I have VHF + handheld, EPIRB, SSB, phone but I guess that does not matter if there is some LEGAL requirement to carry flares. I do have flares but they are either out of date or will be...
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