so let me get this straight, you have a pole, flag attached to one end, line to mast head
attached to the mid point of the pole, line to deck
attached to the other end of the pole. pull the pole to the top of the mast, tie it off, pull the other line down to hold the pole up right, and tie it off? or attach the pole to your main halyard
and hoist it up with the sail?
what i was thinking was extend the vhf antenna
on an alu. pole about 4' above the mast head. then install a flag halyard
on the pole just under the vhf, that way the flag should be out of the way of the insturments, and the vhf be a little higher.
since i have the mast off at present i was just curious if that would work?