Lake St. Clair Fishing Forum banner
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
I wanted to get a rail mounted flag pole for the bow and to my surprise, the prices are absolutely ridiculous


I have a pole without the mount that I acquired last winter. Thinking I could just buy a mount for the 1" bow rail. Cheapest one I could find was at Mike's Marine.... $35 bucks!!!


This complete set (pole and mount) at West Marine is $45 bucks. What are these things made of? Gold core? Flying a flag is not worth the price they are asking...


Computer monitor accessory Sword Metal Light fixture Parallel


Get this, I even went into Earl's on South River and he had a really nice looking rail mount for the flag pole I have. It was the only one they had and it wasn't even in the packaging. They wanted $50 for that. They will NEVER sell that!! Oh well. They lost a sale. I would have bought it for $20.
 

Attachments

· Registered
Joined
·
11,501 Posts
No kidding, I bought a plastic antenna extension for my GPS antenna - about a foot long. $35!!!

Its a plastic tube!! About .50 worth of material!!!
 

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 27 2009, 08:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>No kidding, I bought a plastic antenna extension for my GPS antenna - about a foot long. $35!!!

Its a plastic tube!! About .50 worth of material!!!


That is the joke! We all know it takes NOTHING to manufacture this stuff. The rail mounts are forged/polished pot metal.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
11,267 Posts
No chit Convincer

You wonder why I don't fly all my flags

There is no way I would spend that much for so little

and don't by the cheaper ones with the aluminum rail mounts. They break in a matter of weeks
have lost a couple of flags to the lake
 

· Registered
Joined
·
11,267 Posts
This is the one I'm talking about, can't make out the mount on the one you posted

Office supplies Metal Everyday carry Titanium Nickel
 

Attachments

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
Yeah, that one is $15 at West Marine. I wouldn't trust my LSCN flag to that cheap thing. I have lost 2 LSCN flags already and don't want to lose anymore. However if I lose one more I will be forced to order more flags and that would make Capt Ken happy
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 27 2009, 08:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I wanted to get a rail mounted flag pole for the bow and to my surprise, the prices are absolutely ridiculous


I have a pole without the mount that I acquired last winter. Thinking I could just buy a mount for the 1" bow rail. Cheapest one I could find was at Mike's Marine.... $35 bucks!!!


This complete set (pole and mount) at West Marine is $45 bucks. What are these things made of? Gold core? Flying a flag is not worth the price they are asking...


View attachment 65975

Get this, I even went into Earl's on South River and he had a really nice looking rail mount for the flag pole I have. It was the only one they had and it wasn't even in the packaging. They wanted $50 for that. They will NEVER sell that!! Oh well. They lost a sale. I would have bought it for $20.

I had this one on our old boat. It was pretty nice, although I never ran with the flag unfurled so I can't attest to durability if you want to run with your flag flying.

I had the same issue as you, I started looking and couldnt believe how expensive they were. I think I ended up getting this at West Marine but I dont remember it being $45. Expensive, but not $45.

I should have taken it with me, now I have to buy another one for the new boat.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
11,501 Posts
QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 27 2009, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Pornodave @ Aug 27 2009, 08:51 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>No kidding, I bought a plastic antenna extension for my GPS antenna - about a foot long. $35!!!

Its a plastic tube!! About .50 worth of material!!!


That is the joke! We all know it takes NOTHING to manufacture this stuff. The rail mounts are forged/polished pot metal.


I should have waited - it's ONLY $29.99 now!! Such a deal..

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/store...dkey=SiteSearch
 

· Registered
Joined
·
9,918 Posts
Be careful because I bought the one partnership posted. It was the first time ever I bought a flagpole for the boat. Well it lasted a whole weekend before it broke off and almost impaled Brian flying back. Lost my LSCN burgee too.

Spent the $40 online (my source is secret!) and it was a very well made, sturdy, hardcore flagpole. A hurricane wouldnt budge it!


If I find the site that I bought it from, I will PM it to you but you must swear to secrecy. Their prices are very cheap (comparatively), and when its gone- its gone. So Im trying to preserve the stuff for when I buy my next boat and need tons of supplies
 

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
QUOTE(Suck My Wake @ Aug 27 2009, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had the same issue as you, I started looking and couldnt believe how expensive they were. I think I ended up getting this at West Marine but I dont remember it being $45. Expensive, but not $45.

Check it out: WEST RAIL MOUNT

Actually $42.95. Basically $45 after taxes.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,045 Posts
QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 27 2009, 09:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Suck My Wake @ Aug 27 2009, 09:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had the same issue as you, I started looking and couldnt believe how expensive they were. I think I ended up getting this at West Marine but I dont remember it being $45. Expensive, but not $45.

Check it out: WEST RAIL MOUNT

Actually $42.95. Basically $45 after taxes.


Ouch.

I am also out shopping for a Kenwood iPod adaptor. Thats $38. Just to hook an ipod to the radio.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
15,051 Posts
I paid $50 for a stainless pole and base that flush mounted at Boater's Wolrd. It's on the Bayliner still.

I miss Boater's World.
 

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
Discussion Starter · #15 ·
QUOTE(Stodge @ Aug 27 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I paid $50 for a stainless pole and base that flush mounted at Boater's Wolrd. It's on the Bayliner still.

I miss Boater's World.



Me too. At least it was some competition to West. I hope another boaters store goes into that BW building!?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
15,051 Posts
QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 27 2009, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Stodge @ Aug 27 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I paid $50 for a stainless pole and base that flush mounted at Boater's Wolrd. It's on the Bayliner still.

I miss Boater's World.



Me too. At least it was some competition to West. I hope another boaters store goes into that BW building!?


It would be a nice store front for a boating supply/custom clothing/embroidery store.


Call it Convincor's Corner.
 

· Vendor
Joined
·
12,768 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·
QUOTE(Stodge @ Aug 27 2009, 11:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Convincor @ Aug 27 2009, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Stodge @ Aug 27 2009, 10:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I paid $50 for a stainless pole and base that flush mounted at Boater's Wolrd. It's on the Bayliner still.

I miss Boater's World.



Me too. At least it was some competition to West. I hope another boaters store goes into that BW building!?


It would be a nice store front for a boating supply/custom clothing/embroidery store.


Call it Convincor's Corner.


Yeah. No kidding. Would be awesome. Too bad it would cost a ton to invest into that!
 

· Registered
Joined
·
17,192 Posts
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top