MOUSE POTATO Sand Flag mounting

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:20
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Has anyone fitted one of these sand flags to their vehicle using an ARB aerial mount? Just wondering because I have ordered the flag but wont receive it for several weeks and want to buy the bracket now.

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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:38

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:38
Ando79

I have seen plenty of people with their flag fixed to their twoway aerial.
I guess it all depends on the size and weight of the poll.

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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:51

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:51
Sorry Wim I should have been clearer. I bought the flag plus flag pole, so I need to mount the flag pole to my bull bar and want to use an ARB bracket, but need to know whether the flag pole base fits into the ARB bracket.

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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:39

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:39
Ando, I've checked ebay and can't see the pole. How much was it? Flag about $7. If it's about the same size as an aerial base - up to 10mm it will fit fine. Can you send me some info on the pole cos I'm looking for one as well - already made a red flag.

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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:53

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:53
Hi Peter,

I noticed that today too. Apparently my mate and I purchased the last two flag pole kits ($80 each) that they had in stock so they took the advertisement down from ebay.

You can contact them through their ebay store stores.ebay.com.au/Mouse-Potato-Design to find out when they will have more in stock. As far as I know, although I am probably wrong, they are the only people who sell a collapsible sand flag pole in Aus (well at least one that is available online). I guess a fishing rod would be the next best thing, but we decided to go for the purpose built pole. Paid a bit, but it does the job its designed for.

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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:55

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:55
Peter,

message me your email and I can send you a PDF of the ebay ad.

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Follow Up By: Member - warren B (WA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:57

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:57
Hi Ando, have had one mounted on a bracket before and had trouble with the bracket bending back due to the flag and pole catching the wind. Ended up going to a panel shop and getting a 40x40 4mm plate welded to the bullbar and fitted a quick release base from marine one antennas. Screwed straight into the base of the pole. I found a good selection of sand flag poles fitted with flags at most safety suppliers, the places that sell vests, hardhats and workgear etc.
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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:00

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:00
That's a very good point. Thanks for that Warren. I'll look into it.
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Reply By: MAVERICK(WA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:48

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 12:48
you could always just cable tie it to the bar or roof rack - saves the bracket bit.

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Reply By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:43

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:43
Could also use one tube of a fishing rod holder. Just drill similar holes and use the same U bolts - works well.

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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:53

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:53
Wow.. now thats serios sand flag envy going on... Pardon the Pun, but " I've never seen one that big before" ;)
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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:59

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:59
Hahahahahahahahaha ripper call Coyote hahhahahaha

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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:17

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:17
thats awesome!
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:25

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:25
Well here's another pun. I want to make sure that everyone can see me coming!

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 16:20

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 16:20
Gee that s Big!! I hope it doesn't wander into flight corridors!!!
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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 17:56

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 17:56
what did u make it out of?
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:22

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 18:22
Mine used to be that big when I was 17!!!! ;-)))))) hahahahaha
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:31

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:31
It's a telescopic fishing pole, collapses down into itself from 7 meters to about one (great for tucking it away when not in use). Thought that it might be a problem here and there but seemed to stay "erect" (who the hell needs viagra). Thought the whippy end might have snapped off while I was swinging it in the breeze but it all hung in there delivering satisfaction.

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Follow Up By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:38

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:38
I definitely have sand flag envy...where can I get one? and how much?
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:49

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 08:49
G'day David,

Apparently these are relatively common in tackle shops in the southern states where they call them "wog poles" but I ended up tracking down the supplier in Sydney (can't find it now) and ordered one via my local tackle store. From memory it was $80 and it came in 2 sizes, I took the smaller one.

Hope that helps

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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 13:56

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 13:56
Yu really are "Big" on puns..... so your got that big "rod" of your from a "tackle" store hey.. well what can I say..
Nice rod, Nice tackle, my my what a big rod you have... must be "satifying" to know that people can see you "coming".. geez the list goes on..
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 14:03

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 14:03
What can I say - "I didn't start it!" - pathetic I know but I was having fun. Some of those puns were unintentional but thanks for pointing them out. Will watch myself (oh struth almost doing it again).

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Follow Up By: Member - Coyote (SA) - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 14:35

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 14:35
This post is going downhill real fast..

( I could have said this post was heading 'South' real fast but that may be just egging things on even further.. )
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Follow Up By: Ando79 - Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:31

Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10:31
The sand flags arrived today (with my mate in Sydney so I haven't actually seen them yet) and will fit into an ARB mount. The only issue is the strength of the wingnut supplied with them which is substandard. Apart from that, the pole and flag shoud do a great job. Will let you all know if we collide with anyone.

... and I didn't pun once.
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