We all love marker sticks, however very small swims can be a bit of a nightmare.
Here is a little solution that I came up with some years ago.
You need three marker stick a a 12ft cord
1 – Normal Stick set up (1 x 12ft)
2 – Normal Stick set up, But – 1 x 6ft marker sticks and wrap around twice.
3- 3 x marker stick in a triangle or any shape that give you the 12ft leather you need for each wrap
Litte video to help
Hope this helps