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JaySul posted 07-24-2003 01:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for JaySul   Send Email to JaySul  
I want to mount a flag staff on my '78 V-20 but before I begin making holes in my teak gunwale caps I want to make sure the placement and type of socket is correct. I have been flying the flag from my stern light but since it is on my port side it does not seem right. I would rather it be on the starboard quarter as Chapman's suggests.

I would appreciate any advice on installing a flag pole socket and precisely where it should go. Also, any suggestions on the type of socket to use flush or top mount, angled or verticle are also welcome.

It is a 24" teak staff with a 1" base diameter. I am not wild about putting holes in my wood but feel this is a worthy endeavor.

peetmin posted 07-24-2003 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Jay- I think Perko makes a chromed or brass piece that recieves the end of the teak flag staff. If I am thinking of the same piece of teak, I think it has a hole drilled through it. That is where a through pin goes to keep the flag from bouncing out of the base. The brass (base)piece screws to the gunwale useing about three oval head screws. Available at Boater's World, West Marine ect. Good Luck, pb
JaySul posted 07-25-2003 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JaySul  Send Email to JaySul     
PB, Good advice, I got a flush mount socket at West Marine and installed it this morning. However, it is a solid piece with no hole for a pin to hold the flag in the base. Is this a problem? I'm not sure my arms are long enough to steer and hold the flag at the same time.

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