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Re: Flying a Flag on Shrouds ?
Typically quarantine & courtesy flags, and often club/event burgees are flown from the Stbd spreaders. Technically a club burgee is supposed to be flown off a 'pig stick' at the masthead but few do this.
Any viable method of mounting a small sheave in the spreader proper is good for the top end, you can get small cleats that are meant to attach to a shroud.. placing directly below the sheave on a lower diagonal seems to work best. Alternate locations would be a cleat on the mast, a convenient handrail, or even perhaps the turnbuckle barrel opening.
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