Is there a flag pole that is designed specifically for this float? My state requires a 36" pole.
Also, when complete, do you find it difficult to tow this float through the surf?
There may be a flag pole that is designated for it but I just used my own homemade flag. It is hard to drag through the water. Definitely not something you want to drag around with you while your diving. Though I do like it. It is very well made and sturdy. I would recommend it to someone else.
I am not required to fly a flag, but there is a riveted hold in the top to mount something.
Towing in swells is not a problem, but wind waves do pose some difficulty. Once in place with a screw type anchor, it will support 4 divers with ease.
there is a flag pole that you can get, I use mine for rescue classes to hold gear as student strips it off, I have no trouble towing it empty or with extra weights in it, I cut a UHMW/ plastic circle to place in the bottom so as not to tear the mesh. Find a rope that sinks.
I had an old pole I had purchased at a local dive shop long time back that fit but you should get the pole with the adapter that mounts on the tube. The cover, we find it awesome, good zipper, very well made. It seems to be fine towing but define easy in a surf!
No. But it does require a seperate intube.
I dont think so or at least there is no flag pole attachment for it. Pros: big size and easy to grab onto. Cons: Overall pretty low quality float. The D-ring underneath is made out thin plastic and useless for attaching anything with a little weight. Hence pretty useless for freediving line diving.
The pole measures 45 inches. I think it's the one I purchased separately from LP.
This float is only good for shallow dives where you might need or want to store items while you are working below. It's difficult to drag on deep dives and I rarely use it anymore. And the canvas was poorly sewn as it ripped out at the handles. One day I'll take it and have it repaired at a canvas repair shop.
Now I use a traditional flag and float that provides less resistance in the water when pulled.