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  1. #1
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    Default New facility for disposing of flares

    You can now dispose of old/time-expired flares on the East Coast by telephoning the Coastguard on 02038172785 to make an appointment before taking them to the new facility at:-

    MCA
    Iceni Way
    Colchester
    Essex
    CO2 9BY

    Do not go without an appointment.

    Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk

  2. #2
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Thanks

  3. #3
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Excellent. Thanks for that
    Be nice.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Charges??
    Last edited by Daydream believer; 15-10-19 at 21:27.
    It is all down to the fact that my wife does not understand me !!

  5. #5
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Daydream believer View Post
    Charges??
    No charge, currently.........

    Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk

  6. #6
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    I'm on the east coast, so that would be handy if it it wasn't 277 miles away. I'll probably send them up on Guy Fawkes night.

  7. #7
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    I took mine to South Eastern Marine Services who maintain liferafts in Basildon. There was a small charge but it wasn't much.

  8. #8
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Quote Originally Posted by elton View Post
    I'm on the east coast, so that would be handy if it it wasn't 277 miles away. I'll probably send them up on Guy Fawkes night.
    Careful with the parachute flares. They are still alight when they come to earth. I can't imagine how I came to know that.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

  9. #9
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    Careful with the parachute flares. They are still alight when they come to earth. I can't imagine how I came to know that.
    Yes you are right. When one hits the ground still alight it is not always a good outcome.

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  10. #10
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    Default Re: New facility for disposing of flares

    Quote Originally Posted by Plum View Post
    Yes you are right. When one hits the ground still alight it is not always a good outcome.

    Www.solocoastalsailing.co.uk
    This usually happens if you fire them the down wind.

    If you fire them up wind they attain more height before igniting so with the longer decent time burn out, just before hitting the ground

    Whatever, nasty things so I wouldn’t dispose of them on Bonfire Night.❌
    Last edited by nortada; 17-10-19 at 03:42.
    🇵🇹Neither a Remainer or a Leaver be. Hoping for the best but planning for the worst✔️

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