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Square rail flag poles

#1 Post by Buccaneer » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:47 am

I love the look of our red, white, and blue flying in the breeze when I'm cruising down the lake. I have a great flag and pole setup for my bowrider, but I'm having a tough time finding a mount for a pontoons 1.5" square rails. The only one I can find is at Overtons and its 80 bucks, which seems really expensive for what it is.

Any suggestions ?
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#2 Post by smltooner » Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:14 pm

I have 2 of these.
The base screws to the top of your rails.
You can change to different flags.

http://www.overtons.com/modperl/product ... rchID=4006
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#3 Post by GXPWeasel » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:43 am

What I do is put a vertical flag pole in one of the fishing chairs / table mounting holes that aren't getting used. This way, I have a 8' pole, that sticks up higher than the top of the bimini, and everyone on the lake can see it. I made mine from a clothes hanger wooden dowell, with pvc pipe around it. No pictures, but it works great, and cost me about $25.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#4 Post by GregF » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:13 am

See the fishing rod holder thread for ideas. My rod holders are PVC pipes screwed to the rail and they do a good job with flag poles but that may be too redneck for y'all.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#5 Post by Neicho » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:00 pm

I wonder if these are any good for the top rails on the Bimini
http://www.m-j-enterprises.com/flags.htm
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#6 Post by Buccaneer » Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:41 am

Thanks guys !! And a special thanks to SMLtooner. I've got one of those Overtons # 87161's on order. If you happen to see a toon cruising down SML with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers flag ... thats probably me !!
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#7 Post by Splittoe » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:07 am

I just used a standard wall mount flag pole holder with 2"x4" backing. But you may not want to be screwing that to back of your toon if it's new.

I have American flag and a Crown Royal flag. No pics of the actual holder though.


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Re: Square rail flag poles

#8 Post by smltooner » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:50 pm

Buccaneer wrote:Thanks guys !! And a special thanks to SMLtooner. I've got one of those Overtons # 87161's on order. If you happen to see a toon cruising down SML with a Tampa Bay Buccaneers flag ... thats probably me !!
I'll keep an eye out for you, Phil.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#9 Post by thebiminibuddy » Wed May 04, 2011 11:25 am

This is how I attach my flag to the railing.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#10 Post by robster » Wed May 04, 2011 12:53 pm

thebiminibuddy wrote:This is how I attach my flag to the railing.
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I like that one,please post a link where to buy it.

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Re: Square rail flag poles

#11 Post by thebiminibuddy » Thu May 05, 2011 6:33 am

Thanks Robert,

It is from my website http://www.thebiminibuddy.com. I’m not trying to promote my products here, but since you asked, let me know what you think of the other products. I can always use input from other pontooners.
The Flag Buddy is a prototype that I developed and is not for sale to the general public as yet because I’m trying to find a finial for the top. But, if you don’t care about that, email me and I will get one to you.

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Re: Square rail flag poles

#12 Post by robster » Thu May 05, 2011 3:49 pm

Thanks..what's the price?

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Re: Square rail flag poles

#13 Post by thebiminibuddy » Mon May 16, 2011 6:27 am

Robster,

The "Flag Buddy" is now for sale on my website. It has a 30" staff that comes complete with a 16" X 24" US flag and clips. The cost is $49.95 with shipping included.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#14 Post by The_Hellbilly » Mon May 16, 2011 7:42 am

I don't get it, why would you want a "square" flag pole? How in the world do you expect the drunk girls to dance on a square flag pole??? I'm not big on women's lib., but a square flag pole is just mean, and probably a little dangerous.
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Re: Square rail flag poles

#15 Post by The_Hellbilly » Mon May 16, 2011 7:53 am

Here's a visual
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