CIVIC - SAFETY - REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
DISTRESS SIGNALS
VISUAL Distress Signals
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America's Boating Channel
     Pyrotechnic
     Non-Pyrotechnic
Handheld Flare - Day or Night use
                              (better at night).
Smoke Flare - Day use only
                              (best during the daytime)
Aerial or Parachute Flare - Day or Night use
                              (better at night).
Orange Distress Flag or Kite - Daytime only
* Orange Distress Streamer  Day use only
SOS Signal Light - Night use only
* Signaling Mirror - Day use only
Members and non-members get to try handheld flares.
Smoke is much better during the daytime.
(* = Doesn't fill requirement, but good additional device to have.)
What You are REQUIRED to Carry (minimum)
Boats less than 16', canoes & kayaks
Night signals required when operating at night.
Boats over 16'
Pyrotechnic
     3 Day + 3 Night or 3 Combination Day/Night
Non-Pyrotechnic
     Orange Distress Flag (Day use)
     SOS Signal Light (Night use)
NOTE:
All pyrotechnic signals have expiration dates.
      It does not fill the requirement if it is expired.