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Re: Open water safety-mylar balloon?
In Response To: Re: Open water safety ()

: I dont think there is a 'radar signal generator', or at least Ive never heard
: of one. The best option Ive heard of is a mylar flag on a short pole, like
: a bike flag.

A mylar/helium balloon on a cord would present a cross section from all sides while a flag is pretty thin in line with the wind. A balloon on a cord may interfere less with a roll than a pole, altho is could be a real pain on a windy day.

I like the "keep well out of the way" plan best.