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Dan Buoy Flag Protection

Like many offshore boats, we have a Dan Buoy which is mounted outboards and attached to our rescue horseshoe. Having had to replace the flag a few times, despite having had a series of canvass covers, which wore through in the course of longer offshore passages, we needed a more permanent resolution to the shredding flag syndrome.The result was quite simple (another K.I.S.S. idea). We softened and folded closed one end of a length of PVC drainpipe. We drilled a hole in this and attached a lanyard. The latter we attached to a suitable shroud with a bowline, slid the pipe over the flag and pushed it up the shroud with the Dan Buoy stick. Gravity has held it in place for countless days at sea already. If we were to have to deploy the Dan Buoy, the pipe would easily slip off and stay behind. No more shredded flags and no more worries.


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