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Post: "Flying Flag From The Backstay"

12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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George and Rayna Shaunfield

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.

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