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We have an adjustable backstay and tie our flag onto the backstay. It's a great wind vane, especially going downwind!
Our split backstay has a turnbuckle that I can reach from our perch seat. I tied a small loop of line thru the turnbuckle with a reef knot. The top of the flag has a short line thru its grommet to which is tied a small hook/clip. I clip that onto the loop of line. The line at the bottom grommet of the flag has its own short line which is tied onto the port lower backstay with an overhand knot and two hitches.
Takes just seconds to place and remove the flag.
Stu Jackson, Catalina 34, 1986, M25 engine, Rocna 10 (22#), Maple Bay, BC, Canada