Sand Flag?

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 14:57
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Wheres the best place to find a sand flag in Nt East Vic?

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Mike
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:02

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:02
make one out of one of those reflective vests

or one of those shops that sell safety gear, they have 'flags' there...
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:30

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:30
Op shop: red bra; can't be missed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jason S (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 20:13

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 20:13
With Jeff,

Mine is a reflective flag from any worksite saftey shop ( cost $5 ). I connected it to a plastic pipe I picked up at the local hardware ( cost $2.95 ). I then covered it in orange refective tape ( cost $4 ).

I run it off the top of my UHF aerial with the help of some insulation tape.

I wasn't going to pay $100.
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Reply By: cuffs - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:31

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:31
Bikcycle shop, kids have them on the back of bike and thier grandparents on the back of thier Gofers.
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Reply By: MickO13 - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:31

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:31
Had a fair degree of difficulty in finding one myself. Best solution that was shown to me was to go to one of the places that sells the three & four wheel granny-mobiles. They have an array of flags there that are normally two peice arrangements. Just ask for a third rod as well and it gives you a fairly decent lengthed flag that can be broken down when the need arises.
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Reply By: RobAck - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:43

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:43
Sand flags can be made from almost anything and I have seen some good ones made up from an old fishing pole actually. Flexible and collapsable which are the two key bits to a good sand flag pole. You can also buy them ready made from any 4WD accessory shop but go for one that can be collapsed and the joiners are nice and strong. The poles that slot together will fall apart or get pulled apart, it depends on what terrain you are driving in. One of the best one's I have seen is made up from an old Army radio antenna. The one I use is a single section design, sadly they didn't have joinable ones when I purchased mine several years back. It has done umpteen Simpson's, heaps of sand tracks in South Australia's South East coast and more sand training than I can think of. Still it keeps going.

It wasn't exactly cheap but it has survived when I have seen others replace theirs every trip so it has certainly paid for itself

I hope that helps

RobA
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:55

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 15:55
Fishing pole works well like this,



Kind regards
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Reply By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 16:13

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 16:13
check with 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. He can point you to the shop near you which sells one...


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Reply By: Member - Mike_L (SA) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 17:34

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 17:34
I was in ARB Adelaide yesterday and they have them for $79. Three piece unit.
Expensive but ARB stuff usually high quality.
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Follow Up By: SA_Patrol - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 21:56

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 21:56
Mount Barker 4x4 Centre Shop 10, 4 Dutton Road Mount Barker, SA. 5251
Phone: (08) 8391 4391 makes them
or if south of Adelaide try Southern Vales 4WD 88 Main South Road, Reynella Phone: (08) 8381 8300 He has heaps in stock.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 18:51

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 18:51
On the front of a 4WD.
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 19:47

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 19:47
My first trip in the Simpson I used a tent pole and a red tshirt until I found a fiberglass pole and flag on the French Line. I rigged that up to the ute. The last time I went from Birdsville to Poepel and found a flag on the track. My Payment for these items was the loss off a shovel that bounced off the back of the ute.
What I am trying to say is I am sure if u make something makeshift u are bound to find something on the track :) Ha Ha HA
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Reply By: Member - Crazy Dog (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 19:50

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 19:50
try old tent fibreglass poles held together with elastic. Superglue together and hey presto..

Grrr!!!
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 20:35

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 20:35
I made mine using a 7 foot Ugly Stik blank and the actual flags are available on E Bay.
I did not want it too tall because I new I would forget about it and smash it to pieces while looking for shade at lunchtime .
Willie
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Reply By: Member - Jeff H (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 23:39

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 at 23:39
I just love you mob: your replies were priceless, as in.
"The front of a 4wd".
But seriously though, a red/orange/fluoro bra on a bamboo pole would surely be noticed?
And isn't that the points of the exercise?
If it (the bra) embarrasses your prepubescent children, don't sweat. You'll soon pick up a commercial unit by the wayside.
Happy shopping. Jeff.H.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 07:30

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 07:30
Nick R was using a 5 metre wog pole last week along the beaches and dunes of Beachport and Robe. Cost $15 I think, plus the home made bracket off his winch switch. Two hose clamps too.

I am using the old UHF base antenna with a fibreglass fence post in the end or it. Totals 3.5 metres off the grround. Home made 1 minute bracket.......

The thing about the wog poles is they are so tall you have to be way back for photos to get the flag in

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Reply By: Member - Niss42 - Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 09:46

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 09:46
I have an old beach umbrella pole lower section, with the latch fitting, fixed to the bullbar. I then used 3m length of 20mm PVC pipe with 2 sections of a 20mm socket glued to one end to fit in the beach umbrella fitting. If I need more height I have a 1.5m length of 15mm PVC pipe that I can fit in the 20mm. The flag is an old red tshirt seamed to fit over the 15 mm pvc, this is attached using cable ties, which are also used to hold the 15mm pvc inside the 20mm, so some holes have to be drilled through both 15 &20 pvc to suit.

ps: My piece of 15mm with flag attached may be found on the road opposite Alice Springs airport.
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Reply By: Member - MrBitchi (QLD) - Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 10:33

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007 at 10:33
20' Wog pole. About $50 from a tackle shop.
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Reply By: Diver1 - Saturday, Jan 27, 2007 at 22:35

Saturday, Jan 27, 2007 at 22:35
Sand Flags...

Used Nathans old bright yellow bundy shirt....cut it so that the bundy label was still on.....used an old 10 foot extendable fishing rod....packed up easy...when it was needed on the trip out came the "100 mile-an-hour-tape" and taped all the joins and strapped it t the bullbar......no chance of it vibrating off......did the job....

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