Boat Flag Poles
For many years flag poles for boats have been used to mark the perimeter of a boating area. These sturdy metal poles were originally used to keep ships and shoreline from being damaged by other vessels in an area. Over time they have developed into something much more than that. A boat owner who is looking to install a new one on their boat should look at several different options before choosing one that will work best for their specific needs.
Flagpole for boats and yachts come in many different styles. The most common type is of course the flat tall type that typically is installed on boats in a professional shop. There are also trim types that allow for easier movement around bends and turns in the water. The flagpole for boats that are out at sea typically has a movable design which is quite popular.
When it comes to picking a material for a flag pole, there are a few different possibilities to consider. The first and most popular is of course the traditional metal pole. These are usually made of aluminum or steel and come in a variety of colors. The main consideration with the color is to pick one that blends in well with the boat's color scheme. If the boat has a black and white scheme, then the pole should be of a similar color.
Many yacht clubs have their own flagpoles as well. One of the most popular of these is a nine foot flag pole that is easily attached to the side of a boat. Some are of course taller and can be used as a top banner to signal the arrival of another boat. There are also flagpoles that can be set up as a table on a boat. These are especially useful when traveling in a group or on a vacation.
Yachts can be of many different shapes and sizes. For this reason, it is important to determine which category your yacht belongs to before determining what kind of flagpole you will need. Do not get caught up in trying to fit a 6 foot flag in an enormous trailer. As previously mentioned, the size of the flagpole will depend on the size of the yacht. Larger boats typically require a taller flag to adequately display the message. Smaller yachts, however, do not have enough room for larger flags.
If you are unsure of the size of your boat and need a larger flagpole, then a good choice would be to go with the standard flag pole mounts. These are made in either 12 x 18 inches or even larger. Many times these flags are mounted in pairs as opposed to one at a time. This saves space and is less confusing to navigate.
Another option would be to select a stainless steel flag pole holder that attaches to the bottom of the trailer. These flag pole holders are available in various configurations. Some are designed to be mounted directly onto the trailer, while others can be installed on the rail mount flag pole holder. The stainless steel models are usually designed to withstand greater weight, but they are not as sturdy as the aluminum counterparts.
There are also plastic flag poles available. Many times these plastic models are not as sturdy as the other models, but they do offer some advantages. The first advantage is that they can be used on both trailers and boats. The second advantage is that plastic models are a lot lighter than stainless steel. All in all, plastic flag poles are just a good option if you need some flexibility.