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  • This article appeared in WoodenBoat magazine, Nov/Dec 2016 No. 253.
    Text and photographs by John Pratt.

    Most boats 16′ and over are, very sensibly, required by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry day and night visual distress signals, and until recently the only option for boaters to properly meet those requirements was to carry pyrotechnic flares. Regulations for an electric signaling device have been on the books for some time, but the technology was not available to make a practical device...