Originally Posted by HopCar
............ I rather not say how I finally got rid of them.
It seems to me that flares are a throwback to the days before electronic communications were common. Yes, your batteries might be dead or whatever but flares only last for a few seconds and at best only help if someone is within visual range and looking in the direction of your boat.
I believe I read somewhere about an electronic replacement for conventional flares (basically a light) but I don't know if it's been approved.