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Re: What is this?
The light line probably used to be attached to a plastic tube that protected the MOB flag from UV damage. We had a similar setup on our last boat.. It had a small drogue attached and it was also attached to our life ring with a 50 ft floating line. The ring was thrown out and it and the drogue deployed the pole from its launch tube. Left the pole and the life ring 50 feet apart for the MOB to swim to.. Pretty big, visible target (in theory, anyhow)
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