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Anyone in need of some Pains Wessex Flares?  I am in need of some flares and wondering if it would be more cost effective to get them from one the Marine  Supplies as a group buy.  I am currently looking at the red rocket parachute flares.  They go for $48 a piece.  If others are interested I will contact a few distributors to see if they will give us a discount on a group buy.

 

https://www.lrse.com/collections/signaling/products/paines-wessex-buoysmoke-mk8

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Interested. Is the price for one flair? FInd out if they offer discounts for volume purchases. Hey, I'm eligible - are there senior discounts?

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Depending on the price I would be Interested.  (I would need 3 to be technically legal, I haven't been stopped for my expired in 2004 ones yet).

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Why do you need 3, Jason?

 

 

 

It is a little complicated, but a kayak when operated between sunset and sunrise is required by USGC when operating on the ocean (roughly speakinhg) to have a night signal and that requirement is satisfied by having 3 pyrotechnic flares.

An electric night visual distress signal would suffice in place of the 3 pyrotechnic devices.

"Expert advice" says having more than three makes sense and having them day and night makes sense too although to me smoke makes more sense for day  use.

 

Ed

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The need for 3 is to pass CG regs,   That said I have been going out for 10 years without valid flares (that said I do have a laser flare in my PFD pocket).

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Hi Jonathan,

I didn't hear back on this topic...did you find a group discount and make a group purchase?  Even if there are none left form a group purchase, would you share the info on the process?

Thanks, Sue H.

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Okay bringing this back from the dead.  

 

I have found a source for the flares here is what the buy would consist of:

Day/Night Signal

https://www.comet-marine.com/products/non-solas/day-and-night-mk8

Red Parachute Flare

https://www.comet-marine.com/products/solas/parachute-rocket-red

 

Comet was bought by Pains Wessex and are exactly the same now.  Keep in mind the parachutes are not the size of a pocket flare they would need to be stored behind your sea or in a hatch, John Carmody store his in a welding rod case:

https://www.amazon.com/Hobart-770073-Welding-Storage-Electrodes/dp/B0017Z04U8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535476278&sr=8-1&keywords=welding+rod+case

The day night signal is perfect for a PFD pocket.  They are however expensive.

The Day/Nights: $105

The Rockets: $35

 

Once I have hard numbers as to who wants what I can bring it back to the distributor to see if we can get better pricing.

 

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