How do you put a flag on your backstay. I read that is a proper place to put the national flag vs putting it on a spreader halyard. Please advise, thanks!
From personal experience I found that the 78351 flag clip is hard to attach and keep attached on the back stay of a 22' boat. I would think that on a larger boat it would be impossible to use.
One of the places that sells these is Boater's World, maybe you can find a set for cheap. As you can see, they come in two varietes; I think the lower one is for attachment to stays. Google "flag clips" and look for the hits from marine stores.
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.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.