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Old 02-03-2015, 19:01   #16
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Re: flare kits

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i am wanting a great flare kit but they are an expiring date on them so i want a offshore kit for my voyage to alaska but i don't want to spend 200 dollars for a kit that will expire soon any ideas where to get a minimal kit for a decent price :big grin:
If your object is to get the cheapest thing that will comply with US regulations you can get a kit of four flares at Wal-Mart for under $30.

If you want something better that has a better chance of saving your life off shore and away from other boat, count on spending more. Probably a lot more.

I think the suggestion of an EPIRB is a good one for your journey.

As for expired flares, I don't believe it is illegal to have them and they may still work. I keep the unexpired ones in one box and the expired ones in another box. If asked, I show the unexpired ones, not the others.
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Old 02-03-2015, 21:24   #17
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Re: flare kits

BoatsUS has an epirb rental program for those who rarely go far offshore but might need the equipment for a limited time. Nice idea i have not checked up on it

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