Good source of flares

Heckler

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My flares went out of date, I bought some off Ayamar in Ayamonte last time but he doesnt sell them any more because of licensing probs. A Spanish friend whose boat is here in Albufeira on our pontoon recommended these people in Malaga https://www.recambiosmarinosnauticasur.com/conector-union-de-cestas-defensas-classic
They do mail order. It was quite a task to navigate the order in Spanish! Anyway 6 paras, 6 red handheld and 2 smoke arrived yesterday. That is the legal requirement here in Portugal, we are classed as offshore because we came from the UK. They cost €215 including delivery. Think about how much they cost in the UK! It took 5 days. Turned out that they were out of stock, ordered from Italy and they still arrived in that time frame.
They have 4 years lifetime.
 

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Thanks for the link Stu. I changed my status from Ocean to Cat3 coastal (25nm from coast) for light dues and replaced outdated offshore pack with coastal - 3 para, 3 red + 1 smoke. Unlikely to be stopped for inspection >25miles out.

I have a strike plate on the boat stating our EU Cat.

How did you change your status to Cat 3 (Coastal)?
 

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I have a strike plate on the boat stating our EU Cat.

How did you change your status to Cat 3 (Coastal)?

At 30 years old, our boat is pre RCD so not plated and not mentioned on SSR. We pay light dues annually and when she asked which category, I just said coastal. Have renewed each year since without query.

Ayamar at Ayamonte still not stocking flares so just been down to Belamar at Isla Christina this afternoon for a set (€99.41 for coastal) as I couldn't find my way around the link Stu provided and work rained off today anyway.
 

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At 30 years old, our boat is pre RCD so not plated and not mentioned on SSR. We pay light dues annually and when she asked which category, I just said coastal. Have renewed each year since without query.

Ayamar at Ayamonte still not stocking flares so just been down to Belamar at Isla Christina this afternoon for a set (€99.41 for coastal) as I couldn't find my way around the link Stu provided and work rained off today anyway.

Many thanks for that.

Have to get a run over to Isla Christina.

If we have an accident on the N125 it could be the biggest firework display since New Year!
 
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