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Hanging burgees

I saw, some where, a gizmo that allowed you to hang burgess from your shrouds. Anyone ever heard of this? I wonder also if this is even advisable with the extra drag the burgee would create....
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Well don't you want people to know which yacht club you belong too??
Or what is happening on board?? like sleeping, cocktails, and what not?
Or that you are a pseudo pirate?
What ever it is to be used for communications. Now I did not say that the communications was serious or even made sense.
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Don't know about the shrouds, most just run a small flag halyard to the underside of the spreaders. If it attached to the shrouds, it would be permanently up. You will want to be able to lower and remove them for different reasons ; UV proterction, Heavy wind, etc., and like Boasun said: communicate your intentions; is it cocktail hour or are we going fishing?
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It doesn't create that much drag unless your burgee is 3 x 5 feet. I've used those little wire burgee clips that attach to the shrouds or the backstay and I've lost a couple of burgees using them. Just use a couple of nylon zip ties. When the burgee gets ratty, replace it.
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I was looking for another option than the halyards under the spreaders. I have heard of the burgee clips, but have never seen them.
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Of course, using a halyard means you can raise and lower the burgee as desired and can change out what burgee you have hoisted easily. The clips don't really allow that.
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Understood, but I have only one. SO, does anyone know where these clips can be purchased?
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I did a quick search on google and found 2 pages of web sites selling them; all of them from England. Not sure why that would be.
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Very strange, but it does appear that almost all of the retail sites selling burgee clips are located in the UK. Also, most of the listings look like they're for sailing dinghies... Lasers, etc..

Overtons.com was listed as one of the "paid" listings, but unless you have 1/2" shrouds, they have nothing that would work from what I can see.

You could always use some light line to lash the burgee to the shroud.
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