Handsmoke Flare

Handsmoke Flare

  • $49.99


For use in daytime distress signal situations


Particularly suitable for yachts, dinghies and sailboards, the Pains Wessex Handsmoke Mk8A Distress Signal is a waterproof hand-held marine distress signal for daytime use to indicate position and wind direction. Produces dense orange smoke for 60 seconds.

To operate: Remove base cap, hold away from body and sharply pull toggle. Hold outboard and downwind.

Pains Wessex Handsmoke Mk8A Distress Signal Features:

  • Waterproof
  • Hand-held marine distress signal
  • Designed for daytime use to indicate position and wind direction
  • Unique pull-twist-strike firing mechanism
  • Produces dense orange smoke for 60 seconds


Pains Wessex Handsmoke Mk8A Distress Signal Specifications:

  • Length: 243mm (9.6")
  • Diameter: 38 mm (1.5")
  • Weight: 200g (7.1oz)
  • Net Explosive Content: 66g (2.3oz)
  • Temp Op Min: -30 °C
  • Temp Op Max: 65 C (149.0 °F)
  • Temp Store Min: -30 °C
  • Temp Store Max: 75 C (167.0 °F)
  • Flare Colour: Orange
  • Flare Burn Time Minimum: 60s

Experts recommend carrying both a Handsmoke and a Red Handflare for Waka Ama Individual and Crew use