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    Based on Pogo's Long Pac experience, I concur with the S&M description of the Moore 24, complete with a complement of full body bruises! That said, we made it back from 200 miles out in 24 hrs without a spinnaker and it was great.

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    That's a lot of required toys. Add about $800-$1000 to the price of your new/used boat to get the new VHF, handheld VHF, PLB, flares and depth sounder.

    I'm still sore about the flares issue. I mean, if we are required to carry flares by a Government agency then said government agency should provide a convenient way to dispose of them, legally and safely when they expire. me? I put mine in a plastic bucket and left them outside in the rain for a year. I figure, by that time, they were completely soaked and useless. Then I threw them in the garbage. But I tried, oh I tried to find someplace that would actually dispose of them properly. No go.
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
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    According to the ISAF (or maybe USS - attended both) safety at sea course info, you can use a Securite alert and give your position offshore and time of firing on Ch 16 to dispose of or test (by firing) expired pyrotechnic devices. But don't blame me if USCG responds! Also you can donate them next time a safety at sea course with live tests is held. They used a bunch at the ISAF course.

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    California Counties Accepting Marine Expired Flares
    Below is a statewide list of Counties currently collecting expired aerial and marine flares. This list is organized in alphabetical order by County. These facilities may only serve local residents and their counties. Please call to confirm service area, addresses, hours of operation and other requirements.
    Alameda County Oakland Facility: 2100 East 7th Street, Oakland
    http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=577
    Hayward Facility: 2091 West Winton Ave, Hayward
    http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=578
    Livermore Facility: 5584 La Rivera Street, Livermore
    http://www.stopwaste.org/home/index.asp?page=579
    General Phone Number: (800) 606-6606

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    Wait! Next year the SSS might have a race to Drakes Bay, so save your old flares for that!

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    August 16-17, 2014 is when you can get in touch with your inner pyro.

    Deets at the annual meeting.

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    Thanks, team!
    S-2 7.9: "Wildcat of Loch Awe"
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    Alan, when are you going to come to a skippers meeting? Oct 16?

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