Sand flag

Submitted: Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:09
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I am trying to find somewhere to purchase a sand flag in Melbourne. I can get plenty of advice of how to make one but don't really have time! Need to fit it to a "smart bar". Any ideas would be gratefully received!
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Reply By: Muddy 'doe (SA) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:15

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 18:15
I got a TJM one. Is a solid fibreglass pole 4 metres long with mesh flag on it and a 3/8 bolt on the bottom. Not cheap, about $100 but after mucking around with various DIY ideas I just could not be bothered. This thing just bolts straight onto the antenna mounting plate featured on most good bull bars.

If by "smart bar" you mean one of those poly plastic jobs the you may need to look at using a u-bolt type clamp or something.

Cheers and best of luck
Muddy
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Reply By: Member - Dave H (VIC) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:11

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 20:11
Hi
Got mine from Opposite Lock in Geelong Road , Brooklyn. Was about $100 and bolts straight on to the bull bar
Dave
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:50

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 21:50
go to the fishing tackle shop and get a "wog pole" about $40 extendes from 1m to 7m
steve
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Follow Up By: Disco200Tdi - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:44

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:44
I bought a squid pole too. Removed the 2 top sections and drilled a hole thru pole to attach flag. You can then tape it to the bullbar, or as I have done fix a length of 50mm diameter pvc pipe for the pole to sit in and then tape.

John D
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 22:39

Monday, May 30, 2005 at 22:39
outbackideas@three.com.au ph 0402 267571 John Whimpey can help you out . aIt is a three piece fibreglass unbreakable pole with a reinforced rip proof flag and under $100
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Reply By: Member - John R (VIC) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 06:55

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 06:55
I bought a 2m CB arial $10 and use partners G string attached with cable ties.
Cheap and very visible. Also a good talking point when meeting others on the track.
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Follow Up By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 23:01

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 23:01
Hey J R you aren't confusing folks I hope. Don't think my better half has G strings and would certainly ask where I got one...........
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 17:48

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 17:48
haha, I had to do a double take on that one JohnR. I Wasn't concerned about the G string but the vehicle in the rig pic caught my eye.
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Reply By: Member - Peter A (VIC) - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:28

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:28
Went to the local bike shop and paid $10 for one

Peter A
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Follow Up By: signman - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:39

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 15:39
Hi there
I really don't think the bicyle type flags are tall enough for desert work- especially the Simpson and to a lesser extent the CSR (where the dunes are not as tall or frequent)..
Even beach work like Stockton- its good to see vehicle flags a long distance on the ridges before they actually come into view,
Just my pennys worth.!!
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Reply By: Andy C - Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 01:11

Friday, Jun 03, 2005 at 01:11
I paid $16 for a fishing rod at CashConverters. $2.50 for a bolt from Bunnings with a bit of Araldite and a spring washer and nut - works like a charm!!

The flag you ask? - half a Santa's hat - cable tied to the rig! And if you lose the flag thru close country, you've got the other half of the Santa's hat!

And the fishing rod is "safety yellow" as well!

A
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