|Submited By: Gayle O. on 04/26/2013
Dive Float- Some Assembly Required!
A basic dive flag float with a weight on one end, a styrofoam float in the middle, and a flag on top. It was far more difficult to put together than I had anticipated. On the pole were two rubber stoppers (presumably to mount the float between). But the stoppers are very tight and wouldn't slide up or down the pole! Running them under hot tap water didn't loosen them up. Finally I tried pouring boiling water over the stoppers, greasing the pole with olive oil, and using a pair of vice grips to slide the top stopper off. That worked and I was able to slide the ball onto the pole between the two stoppers. There was a wire cable strung through the ball and around the outside. I'm not sure if this wire is supposed to have some function, or if it is just a very complicated way of holding the ball during shipping. I left it on, but it seems strange to have it hanging. There was also a single plastic clip- presumably to be used for keeping the flag from sliding down the pole. It works, but since there was only one of the clips, only the bottom of the flag is fixed in place. The top part collapses slightly, and in a heavy wind would probably slide off the top of the pole. There doesn't appear to be any sort of cap for the top of the pole to prevent the flag from coming off. The dive float looks like it will probably do the trick once I've used some zip ties and duct tape on it. But, if I knew how much assembly would be needed, I would have simply built my own rather than purchasing this one.
Please include an instruction sheet with this item (and send me one too- I'd like to know I was supposed to put it together).