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  1. #31
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by prv View Post
    Indeed, because that will best ensure they burst above your position

    (Rockets seek the wind, so you fire them slightly downwind and they curve back over your head as they rise. The parachute will of course drift back downwind once it opens.)

    Pete
    Now that's something I didn't know, and wouldn't have considered.
    Does it depend on wind strength? i.e. if blowing F7 and above, would the rocket still curve back upwind?
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    Spoke to ebay, they will having a word with the seller!
    Why? Why don't you just mind your own business, and let people get on with their lives?

    You have directly inconvenienced me personally, because I would have bought more pyros from that guy.

    Get a life.
    Last edited by Ohlin Karcher; 18-09-19 at 16:55.
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
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  3. #33
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    Why? Why don't you just mind your own business, and let people get on with their lives?

    You have directly inconvenienced me personally, because I would have bought more pyros from that guy.

    Get a feck ing life.
    I'm so sorry to have inconvenienced you, please accept my humblest apologies.

    Why don't you click the contact seller button and arrange to buy them off him directly ?
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

  4. #34
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    I'm so sorry to have inconvenienced you, please accept my humblest apologies.

    Why don't you click the contact seller button and arrange to buy them off him directly ?
    Why be sorry ? It's dangerous and illegal to just stick flares in the post. What happens to the poor old postie when a rocket goes off in his van, or in his hand as he's about to stick it through someones letterbox ? What happens to the kids sleeping upstairs when it goes off as it hits the mat at the foot of the stairs ?
    Rainbow Marine.
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRainbow View Post
    Why be sorry ? It's dangerous and illegal to just stick flares in the post. What happens to the poor old postie when a rocket goes off in his van, or in his hand as he's about to stick it through someones letterbox ? What happens to the kids sleeping upstairs when it goes off as it hits the mat at the foot of the stairs ?
    I'm not Paul, I was trying to be sarcastic like
    Someone more informed will come along any minute

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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohlin Karcher View Post
    Why? Why don't you just mind your own business, and let people get on with their lives?

    You have directly inconvenienced me personally, because I would have bought more pyros from that guy.

    Get a feck ing life.
    Even when they are breaking the law and acting irresponsibly ?
    Rainbow Marine.
    www.rainbowmarine.co.uk

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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by dolabriform View Post
    I'm not Paul, I was trying to be sarcastic like
    Good man
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRainbow View Post
    Why be sorry ? It's dangerous and illegal to just stick flares in the post. What happens to the poor old postie when a rocket goes off in his van, or in his hand as he's about to stick it through someones letterbox ? What happens to the kids sleeping upstairs when it goes off as it hits the mat at the foot of the stairs ?
    Have you known many flares go off spontaneously? I'm not saying that posting them is a good idea, but I don't think surprise operation is the issue.
    "Seamen are always wanting to do things the proper way; and I like to do them my way."

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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulRainbow View Post
    Why be sorry ? It's dangerous and illegal to just stick flares in the post. What happens to the poor old postie when a rocket goes off in his van, or in his hand as he's about to stick it through someones letterbox ? What happens to the kids sleeping upstairs when it goes off as it hits the mat at the foot of the stairs ?
    +1.
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    "Rectum, Johnny. Rectum," said the teacher.
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    Default Re: Selling Expired Flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Wilson View Post
    Now that's something I didn't know, and wouldn't have considered.
    Does it depend on wind strength? i.e. if blowing F7 and above, would the rocket still curve back upwind?
    I've no idea, never fired a rocket flare myself.

    (I'd like to, but as is regularly pointed out, they're a distress signal at sea and a fire risk on land. They're also a lot less discreet than a hand flare in my back garden.)

    But the bit about firing them downwind and having them curve back is in the manufacturer's instructions and taught on courses.

    Pete

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