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Aaron Norlund


I'm not familiar with flags with luff ropes. Is that to say that, rather than having grommets, you have two bits of line coming off the top and bottom of the flag's luff?

If so, depending on how much line you have sticking off, I'd probably splice an eye into each end, or just tie a bowline, so you have a "loop" to clip your halyard's snaps to. This way, you can still use snaps on your flag halyard that are compatible with all of your grommet flags. If ALL of your flags have rope luffs, then leave the flag halyard ends free and tie sheet bends to both ends of the flag's luff line. I prefer little snaps to tying knots onto flags though, mainly because I find it annoying to tie and untie small line.

Perhaps take a photo of one of your luff-line flags?

Aaron N.

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