Sand Flags

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 17, 2001 at 00:00
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Hi there.
Can anyone provide some advice as to what type of pole/lengths, etc are used for mounting sand flags? And where would one be able to obtain such a pole? Ta.
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Reply By: Mike - Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00
Rob, usually any antenna wil do, as long as possible. Try to get the flag as high as possible to give as much warning as you can. Second hand or non operating will do if you don't have a front mounted one. Generally we found that a flag about 1.5m or longer off the bull bar or 1m off the roof rack gave sufficient warning. Use as bright a colour as you can find, but not blue, as these are hard to see against the sky in the background, orange or red seem to be easiest to see. Happy trails, Mike.
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Follow Up By: Rob G - Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00
Thanks Mike.
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Reply By: Tony- Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00
Why not tie a fishing rod (without reel) to your bull bar and place an orange flag (available from bicycle shops) on the top. Cheaper than buying a dedicated pole and a handy place to carry your rod and maybe catch a yellow belly in some of the rivers outback.
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Reply By: Steve - Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00
use a piece/ part of a section of an old golf umbrella and sew it to the top of a 2 metre pole/rod /aeriel from top of bull bar !! Not too big as wind will drag on 'pole'
steve
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Reply By: BC - Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00

Thursday, Oct 18, 2001 at 00:00
I have devised a better solution.
Get ya Missus to run about 100m ahead of the car while waving her nickers in her hand - I havent had a head-on for years..works for me..try it.
BC
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Follow Up By: Rob G - Saturday, Oct 20, 2001 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 20, 2001 at 00:00
thanks BC, I'll see if she's up to it.
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Follow Up By: Joe - Friday, Oct 26, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 26, 2001 at 00:00
Was that a "Head on" or a "Head job"????
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Reply By: Jim Searle - Friday, Oct 19, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 19, 2001 at 00:00
KMart bike section. Buy a flag pole and use a bit of duck tape. That's what we used for the Simpson. Used from a roof rack, it gave us about an extra 1.5m.
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Follow Up By: Rob G - Saturday, Oct 20, 2001 at 00:00

Saturday, Oct 20, 2001 at 00:00
thanks jim - might be the go.
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Follow Up By: Phil Owen - Monday, Oct 22, 2001 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 22, 2001 at 00:00
I agree with the bike flag option , we searched around everywhere & this is all I was able to locate. We were able to bolt on the side of our roofrack & it worked well.

Should cost around $15

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Reply By: Fred - Friday, Oct 26, 2001 at 00:00

Friday, Oct 26, 2001 at 00:00
I have a suggestion that you should consider. I won a replica pole vault pole that I'm trying to get rid of. This is a genuine replica pole vault that was used by Tattaina !!. Wack this on the front of your vehicle and you will be visible forever. Just a thought :-)
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