disposal of boat stuff

 gotta get rid of old flares , epirbs and fire extinguishers from when we bought the boat, all were expired then and now moving house gotta get rid of them. where is the best place to get rid of them correctly

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Not young but still dumb?

Sun, 2019-08-18 12:52

 I dont know if it strickly legal Russ, but I would be mounting the flare to the rocket ( upside down fire ext) as well as the epirb , waiting till some long weekend or holiday event , drink heaps of cheap booze and send her up , pull pin on rocket , when said bomb runs outa puff it falls , releasing parachute flares and releasing epirb button,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,but hey that's just me.                                             

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 def not legal but sounds a

Sun, 2019-08-18 14:00

 def not legal but sounds a whole lotta fun 

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Batteryworld will Take your

Sun, 2019-08-18 13:06

Batteryworld will Take your epirb.  

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 cheers for that. one just

Sun, 2019-08-18 14:00

 cheers for that. one just around the corner from me

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Sea rescue

Sun, 2019-08-18 14:50

 

I took my old flares to sea rescue 

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 cheers Tim. 

Sun, 2019-08-18 15:01

 cheers Tim. 

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Sets

Sun, 2019-08-18 22:31

 

I usually keep 1 current set and 1 expired set on the boat.

When I get a new set I drop the oldest ones off to sea rescue

 

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Keep them on the boat! Having

Sun, 2019-08-18 19:03

Keep them on the boat! Having spent a few hours in the water myself, you can never have enough i say!

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Just don't present the

Mon, 2019-08-19 17:56

Just don't present the expired set to Fisheries (even with the in date set) as you can still be fined

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As Beau has said

Sun, 2019-08-18 20:48

If they have been well stored and looked after they will still be good for a year or so after their expiry date, keep them on board and well marked as “expired” you can never have enough flares if you are in an emergency situation. 

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 Some local council tips will

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:49

 Some local council tips will take them for free.

I know Mandurah does. 

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old flares...

Mon, 2019-08-19 10:17

 In Sth Aust old flares are classed as explosives and MUST be turned in to particular police stations that are equipped to handle them.

Of course, these police stations are at very inconvenient locations..............

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DOT removed references to

Mon, 2019-08-19 11:18

DOT removed references to being allowed to keep expired flares (liability I imagine) but don’t say you cant

keep them.

If they are in good nick, sealed I hang on to them.

Damp, weeping etc get rid of them ASAP  

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 cheers guys. flares are in

Mon, 2019-08-19 15:41

 cheers guys. flares are in good nik so might hold onto them as backups

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 use your old ones first not

Mon, 2019-08-19 18:49

 use your old ones first not that we should be planning this scenario but i guess its better to have a plan

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 Your right there. Old first.

Wed, 2019-08-21 15:39

 Your right there. Old first. Hope to never have to use them . Murphy's law if you don't have them you will need them 

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