Found this interesting AD........I edited it down. I might actually order one. Seems they thought it through......
Our New Generation Two MOB
We believe that eSHIPSTORE's new Generation Two MOB Pole provides far greater likelihood of a successful rescue
in man overboard
(MOB) situations. It can save more lives! It is, in our estimation, the Ultimate Man Overboard
Our Generation Two MOB Pole offers the standard Red/Yellow "Overboard" flag at the top, for daylight visual sighting in normal weather
Then we begin to differ by using an anodized aluminum
pole, which provides radar-reflectivity up to 1000 feet from any direction, depending on sea conditions. Should you lose sight of the pole, radar
reflection can help find it again. It can also be a crucial tool for your boat and others in a night rescue
effort. We cover the entire upper three feet of the pole with the most modern and efficient light-reflecting technology, Reflexite Microprisms. This provides a significant area of light-reflective surfaces from any angle of view, independent of flag angle and direction. At night, a flashlight or searchlight enables you to see the pole at far greater distances than the distance to see the flag alone. Saving the best for last, we put a strobe light at the top of the pole and designed it to automatically activate when the pole is thrown into the water! It's intense strobe light is visible for up to a mile or more and it operates for up to 8 hours continuously. Of course it's waterproof, and uses a single
"AA" lithium battery
, quickly and easily replacable. While many items on your boat are in some way related to safety
, your MOB pole is a deadly serious item and deadly serious concern is needed in it's consideration for purchase
. No other piece of equipment
, nothing else, can substitute for the job that the MOB pole does, marking the overboard spot in a faceless sea.
Sorry Swagman - no black. In fact no colors on any web site other than orange or yellow. I guess if you are optically challenged, you will probably need to Paint
The Pole, and I support you in that decision. Important reminder - check to make sure the rest of the crew has this same eye problem, in case you are the one to go over.
Time for me to take my tongue out of my cheek.