div. of watercraft gave me a safety check sunday @east 72nd st. the boat i have now is on it's third season and equipped wih all new stuff. BUT the 12 ga. flares i baught with the flare gun expired in july 04. right in the middle of the season. they gave me a warning aso i didn't pass inspection. baught new flares the next day and they expire dec / 07. thats more like it. i use the boat to duck hunt so i need them to be good all year around .