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By mikey (spoondog) on Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:01 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Anyone make their own. I'm tired of buying a new one every week. Drunk friends make terrible flag holders.

Just curious where the best place is to buy the materials. I was just going to use small plastic piping from home depot for the rod but couldn't think of a good place to find flag material.

 
By dhcomp (dhcomp) on Monday, June 30, 2008 - 10:44 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
For 5 or 6 $, or free at teh right places, i hardly think it would be worth the time. Make your drunk friends buy them, or make a float for teh next one
 
By mikey (spoondog) on Monday, June 30, 2008 - 11:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
its not so much the money as it is being caught without a flag and having to use a towel or vest. I just wanna make like 10 of them and keep a few in the boat.
 
By Erik (nwwakerider) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 12:01 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I have spent so much money on flags. I just stopped using them. My lake is never busy so I just saw screw it. My friends would drop them out of the boat or sit on them and break the wood.
 
By Nate (mammoth) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 6:25 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
We seem to have an endless supply of free flags and you can't open something on our boat without finding one. Board shops, fuel islands, coast guard dock-walkers, etc are always handing them out.
 
By tj (tj_in_kc) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 6:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
mikey i made my own at the beginning of the season because our lake has special rules about flags. (must be red not orange, can't have any designs or markings, and can't be the suction cup kind, and must be fixed to something...can't be held by a person.)

You need:

1 36 or 48 inch wood rod from ACE ($2.00)
2 16 x 16 inch red cloth from Walmart ($0.88)
3 Staple gun and staples ($12)

if you have a flag holder already you are set. otherwise you can make one. there are a thousand ways to make one depending on what works best for your boat.

on my Malibu there is a cushion in the front bow nose that lifts up. I have a PVC pipe with a hole cut in that the wooden flag rod fits into. PVC pipe is filled with sand (in ziplock bags) so it doesn't move around. flag fits under the port side cushion in front. cushions go back on and you don't even know its there. as long as you put it up when you are done, you won't lose this one. its not like the little light suction cup ones that blow away.

 
By Sam Ingram (wakeboardsam) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 7:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
ok, I'll be the guy who says it, can you say Construction Site?? You can also buy them for $3.49 per dozen from American traffic and barricade!!
 
By M-Dizzle (liquidmx) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 8:45 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
If your having trouble with drunk friends loosing them, strap a lanyard on the end and make them wrap it around their wrist.
 
By ColoradoWakeAlliance (epic1) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 9:39 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
we had an old tent that ripped. So we used the carbon fiber tent pole sections as sticks. Mom made like five orange flags. Set the last one on fire last time at powell(long story). She also made one of the old hippie flags that is the American flag with the Peace sign in the stars patch. Not my thing, but cool and turned out well.
 
By mikey (spoondog) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 3:48 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thanks for the input. I'll try Tj's idea. Theres a walmart near the house.

Thanks Tj. I already have a flag holder mounted on the tower. Thats actually part of the problem, it always gets left up there when we take off.

Nate, I have never seen any free flags being given away. I guess I'll keep an eye out for them.

 
By Rod (rvh3) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 4:33 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
My WakeWorld flag is way too nice to lose or destroy.
 
By Nate (mammoth) on Tuesday, July 01, 2008 - 7:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
The handle on our WW flag didn't last long.

Who made those up, was it wakejunky.com?

 

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