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Old 21 July 2016, 15:46   #11
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It's a goofy little "Frenchie" throwback accessory that nobody seems to use anymore.

They still come standard on the Classic and Futura though!

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Old 21 July 2016, 16:09   #12
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Originally Posted by jyasaki View Post
A lot of people around here used to change the Zodiac flag for a dive flag. Wasn't ideal, as it's too small and too low. Better than nothing, I suppose.

I use quite a long pole, in the fishing rod holder, with a flag 'alpha' on, must be about 6 foot tall, and the flag is quite a large one. I would class it as being very visible.

On monday when I went scuba diving, anchored up, flag up, missus on boat and down I go, to about 10 metres depth. After about 15 minutes, I could hear the drone of an engine, and actually thought to myself, that sounds quite large and very close. When I resurfaced, my missus was furious, as one of the local pleasure ferrys/ sight seeing boats had come past, within about 6 metres of our boat............!
And these are meant to have professional skippers...!

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