Thanks for your question James. This is Steve Caldero from Sirius Signal. It seems like your question would be best answered by us — rather than the Commodore.

How you would display the C-1003 depends a lot on your situation.
Displaying the light at the highest possible point on your boat increases the distance that it could be seen, it can be run up a mast on a sailboat or displayed from a fly bridge. The handle fits in most rod holders and will continue to flash unaided. If you need to abandon your vessel it floats upright and continues to flash SOS.

Best, Steve