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Crew Overboard Pole
|Build your own Crew Overboard Pole (aka MOB pole) for less. As you may know; a crew overboard pole is used to mark the position of crew members that have been thrown from your boat either by accident or by force. In the course of wave action it can become difficult at best to locate a person in the water as they will typically be lower than the tops of waves. This pole once deployed, gives you or persons on your boat a easily seen reference point of where the now boatless crew member should be floating with a life jacket. The function of this pole is to stand taller than the tops of those waves enabelling you to return to their exact location.|
Parts List for Crew overboard marking pole:
All materials were purchased from The Home Depot except: Reflective tape was purchased from Academy sporting goods bicycle section. Shrimp net floats were purchased from Hillman's Marine.
Last Updated (Sunday, 26 July 2009 13:49)