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Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 9:12 AM Reply   
Anyone have any ideas about building a flag holder for the tower?
Old    Jeff Reese (jeffr)      Join Date: May 2002       02-20-2003, 9:17 AM Reply   
Ty,
Check with Trav at Wakeme.com.
Old    swass            02-20-2003, 9:18 AM Reply   
Ask the billet aluminum KING OF THE WORLD. (That would be Pheaton.)
Old    Tony Neal (aneal000)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-20-2003, 9:28 AM Reply   
I was just looking at rod hodlers this morning in the new West Marine catalog. I was thinking about how to mount/convert them to work on towers. Only thumed through it for a minute... anyone want to presue that thought?
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 9:41 AM Reply   
that is the issue I am trying to figure out-the mounting...
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 9:43 AM Reply   
jeff,
trav at www.wakeme.com?

can you help me with that link or how I get to him?

thanks
Old    MB Tom (tcaton)      Join Date: Sep 2002       02-20-2003, 9:47 AM Reply   
His link is www.Wake-Me.com
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-20-2003, 10:02 AM Reply   
Here is what I came up with. I actually did the machine work part in my drill press.
flag

Travis Farber
Wake Me Products
www.Wake-Me.com
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-20-2003, 10:07 AM Reply   
For the new boat since it is all Boss products. I had the dealer order an extra bimini clamp and will weld the flag tube to that.

Travis Farber
Wake Me Products
www.Wake-Me.com
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 10:33 AM Reply   
nice work.
I was thinking about using a stainless muffler clamp but fastening it to that? will most likely have to be welded. what did you use for a tube?
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-20-2003, 10:35 AM Reply   
I purchased the tubing from a hardware store. Then all you need to do is weld the bottom up.

Travis Farber
Wake Me Products
www.Wake-Me.com
Old    David Williams (wakeworld)      Join Date: Jan 1997       02-20-2003, 1:14 PM Reply   
Here is a pretty simple one that we gave away in our Everything But The Boat contest: http://www.mako-ind.com/products/accessories.html.

However, I just got a flag that's got a thicker pole with foam padding around the end you hold. If I could get something like the above holder with a larger diameter tube, I think I'd be in business. The foam around the pole will allow you to get the pole in the holder snugly and eliminate rattling and such.
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 1:22 PM Reply   
That looks great. thanks dave
Old    leggester            02-20-2003, 1:42 PM Reply   
One warning, check the rules with your local lake cops.

I did with the State rangers. In CO, you're technically supposed to have a person "working" the flag to comply with the laws. As an aside, they said it was OK for us to do since they were local skiers/boarder anyway.
Old    TY-one-on (typhoon)      Join Date: Jul 2001       02-20-2003, 1:47 PM Reply   
wow. the mako flag holder was 70.00. for that i will zip tie a beer can on the ski pylon and put the flag in it...
Old    leggester            02-20-2003, 1:50 PM Reply   
Duct Tape. Used every trip to Powell ;)
Old    KStateAlumni (bbeach)      Join Date: Jul 2002       02-20-2003, 1:51 PM Reply   
I agree Ty-one-on, I can buy a lot of Beer and gas for $70!
Old    Chris Quam (noquams)      Join Date: Apr 2002       02-20-2003, 3:37 PM Reply   
I purchased a bracket from Bimini Isle for 40 and am going to attach a stainless tube to hold the flag or I may just drill a hole the size of the flag like the Mako product. My issue with the mako product is I may want to move the bracket and have a different angle for the flag. The Bimini isle bracket is what they now use to hold the bimini. It even has a bolt hole. If there is interest I can take a picture of the final product.
Old    Matt O'Dea (mattman5000)      Join Date: Mar 2002       02-20-2003, 3:48 PM Reply   
Did anyone watch the "four chicks and a dude" video posted today in the general discussion? They had some kind of automatic flag holder popper upper thing. We don't need flags here in Texas but I thought the automatic pop-up was pretty cool.
Old    Susie (susieq)      Join Date: May 2002       02-20-2003, 4:02 PM Reply   
That flag holder in the video is on Rod's malibu. It's pretty slick...there are a couple buttons on the dash that make it spin up or down. It's definitely not cheap though.
Old    jumbojoe            02-20-2003, 4:07 PM Reply   
susie,
i saw that a couple years ago at boardstock. do you know who manufacutures it?
thanks
Old    Phaeton (phaeton)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-20-2003, 4:42 PM Reply   
Here is a link to the auto one. It's like $700.00 buck or something radiculous like that.
http://hotbuddyproducts.com/powerflag.htm

Travis Farber
Wake Me Products
www.Wake-Me.com
Old    keithf            02-20-2003, 7:38 PM Reply   
Chris, the Mako flag holder "hole" does rotate independent of the mounting bracket position. You adjust it to the angle you want, then synch it down with 2 set screws. I use mine as a permanent US flagholder - have it angled back.

If in doubt give Brian at Mako a call - great guy, great operation. I did a tour of their place during a recent San Diego business trip. They have excellent stuff. No I don't work for them - I'm just a satisfied customer.

Hope this helps! Keith.
Old    Phil (phil_deez)      Join Date: Jan 2003       02-21-2003, 6:06 AM Reply   
Boss Accessories also has one of those power flags as well. Very similar to the hotbuddy's one. The power flags are expensive though.
Old    Tony Neal (aneal000)      Join Date: Feb 2002       02-21-2003, 7:25 AM Reply   
I heard of a guy putting a cheap automotive power antenna in his front cup holder (near where the front tower mount is) and hooking up an orange flag to the mast. I don't know any details, but that might be another way to go auto... just some more food for thought!
Old    leggester            02-21-2003, 7:52 AM Reply   
How about a simple one for $15.00?


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