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Post: "Flying Flag From The Backstay"

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George and Rayna Shaunfield

Frank,
My now preferred placement of the block has to do with the fact that raising and lower the flag halyard is more convenient from the boat-side of the backstay. Placing the block on the forward edge of the backstay would simply give it a little better alignment when raising or lowering. Actually, it is a very minor point - not a real issue. If I take the mast down in a few years maybe I will move the block.

I cannot see how a leader would have any benefit. I am quite satisfied with the way the flag flies so far. Of course, it is a little hard to have a good view from underneath it. Pictures of the flag flying from W32 Galena's backstay is what spurred me to mount mine this way.
George

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