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Flags

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 5:51 pm
by ottarr
Hi,

A tip from my years as a torpedo fisher.

Cut a cd in half and bolt it to your flag with the straight side to the pole.
As the flag flutters the cd picks up the sun and flashes bursts of light like a mirror making you much more visible.

Re: Flags

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 7:49 pm
by dedant
ottarr51@yahoo.co.nz wrote:Hi,

A tip from my years as a torpedo fisher.

Cut a cd in half and bolt it to your flag with the straight side to the pole.
As the flag flutters the cd picks up the sun and flashes bursts of light like a mirror making you much more visible.
Good one, thanks.
If I use some of my wife's worship CDs I could have the big guy watching out for me too! :lol:

Re: Flags

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:01 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
Does the CD not delaminate after a while showering you in silver foil? :lol:

Re: Flags

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:42 pm
by Mac50L
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Does the CD not delaminate after a while showering you in silver foil? :lol:
They degrade. I can give you some that have if you wish. I've carried them as mirrors but they do need replacing regularly.

Re: Flags

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:53 pm
by MikeAqua
Same. I used to carry little CDs (the kind computer drivers used to come on) to use as a signalling mirror.

But I recently got a new EPIRB and it came with a proper heliograph.

Re: Flags

Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:51 pm
by eynon
im gonna give this one a whirl. not as big as id like.
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