What can you use instead of flares for boat?
The SOS Distress Light can be hand-held, tethered, or hoisted aloft. Lasts HOURS compared to flares, which last minutes, or flare gun meteors, which last mere seconds.
What size boat needs a flare gun?
Visual signaling devices
Boats under 16 feet must have flares or nighttime signals. Boats over 16 feet must carry visual signals for both day and night use. Examples of pyrotechnic devices or flares that would qualify are orange or white smoke and aerial light flares.
What are the different types of flares?
- Type A: Rocket parachute flare (red)
- Type B: Multi-star flare (red)
- Type C: Hand-held flare (red)
- Type D: Smoke signal—buoyant or hand-held (orange)