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I've read this thread and I did not see one post that said it should be.
Everybody said it should be on the Transom on a staff, the Gaff, or the leach of the main.
As jjablonowski said - Old Glory (or any national flag) goes on a stern flag mast or on the aft side of the mainsail, like from a back stay or a topping lift.
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For stern flag what size would you recommend for for the pole also flag dimension for my size boat?

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I was told 1" for each foot of LOA, rounded up to the nearest size available. For my 32', I use a 36" flag. We have the backstay flag halyard arrangement, but prefer it on a staff. I used a piece of PVC pipe attached to the backstay and pulpit tubing as a holder. It looks very nautical, in our opinion.
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Just don't make it too big okay guys?


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I have a 27' and use a 12X18

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what size stern flag pole do you use?

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Craig...
Is that what they refer to as dipping the flag?
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what size stern flag pole do you use?
It clamps onto the stern rail and is about 2ft long.
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what size stern flag pole do you use?
It's not the size that counts, or so I'm told!

I believe ours is about 3', maybe 42".
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Is that what they refer to as dipping the flag?
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Right. It's a 100' yacht and I think they went with the 100" per foot rule-of-thumb...

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