Last week my CF Burgee arrived, and it's beautiful... But it's not on my boat yet. In fact it's still in my bedroom. (if you're interested you can read all about its arrival here: Sailing « Saucysailoress's Blog
I want to hang it on the boat, but I have a dilemma. Our flag and burgees are currently attached to the backstay with a mess of duck tape and cable ties:
Not a pretty sight, and I do believe the CF Burgee is worthy of more. And I found a pulley in my car (it's been there as long as I can remember), which lends itself to setting up a string on a stay.... Here is a picture I found on an old thread, which best describes how I am planning to make my 'flagstaff':
has anyone attached a flag line in this manner before? Was it durable and effective?
I plan to attach this pulley as high up the backstay as I can reach (or get HWMO to reach). But then I was wondering, is that where they normally go? I've seen photos of these things at the top of folks' masts - but I take it they don't stay up whilst under weigh? And also, I was wondering if it might be more protected (if less visible) on the baby stay.