Thank you for your reply.
I had today a non-inflatable (danbuoy) in the Shopping
Basket of the online chandlery
. Good sturdy plastic. Should last forever. Added to it all the bits to get it installed and protected...
Then I read an article of someone having this device but no manual to have it correctly installed so when deployed the light starts, the flag unfurls etc. The question was answered by a good number of helpful people. A whole series of replies, some with pictures, answered the question on how to strab this small rope
there and attach that thingy there so this or that would happen or be averted. ---- So I was back to square one.
The regular maintenance an inflatable
jonbuoy needs maybe doesn't weigh up to the advantage of having a small suitcase style, easy throw, device that - once inflated - can be grabbed onto.
There's other floating stuff we can throw overboard to mark a spot when training MOB
maneuvers. Not having a long stick sticking up in the air will maybe be more educational than using a (non-inflatable) danbuoy for training. Obviously the (inflatable) jonbuoy are not suitable for training purpose.
I am going to give this purchase
a few more days.
If I buy a bigger boat
in that time the chance it will be the long plastic sticks instead of the handy briefcase of Thermos flask jonbuoy increases. The chandlery
will get my money
that other day.
Thank you for the input.