SECURING YOUR FLAG HALYARD


DEFINE YOUR FLAG HALYARD LENGTH

Use 3 mm (1/8”) braided polyester

* At the (aft) lower diagonal schroud,
 set the positioning hitch to center your
 halyard between the mast and
the cap shroud. 

This way you prevent the flag from hitting
 the shroud or mast and wearing it out,
 plus making an annoying sound
 when you are below.


 

ASSEMBLING THE BUTTON CLEAT

* Set the button shroud cleat not higher than
20 cm. (8") below the hitch.


* Finally adjust your halyard length (without flag) to
 make it fit around the Button cleat.

No matter how many flags you fly.
The adjustable button shroud cleat
follows the varying length of
your halyard. And keeps it always
tidily belayed.


Use 3 mm (1/8”) braided polyester halyard rope.


TIPS
* Practice assembling
the button cleat at a table.

* Place a towel on deck while mounting it
to the shroud. Thus reducing the risk
of parts accidentally bouncing overboard.


Take your time, you only have to do it once.

Maintenance: Rinse with fresh water.

Button shroud cleat, the neat way to tie off your flag halyard.

* The neat way to tie off
your spreader flag halyard.

* No chafing damage to sails.

* No messy fluttering spreader flag halyards.
* Low on windage. * No sharp projections.


* Small and sleek  compared to
conventional shroud cleats.

* Easy installation.  * Amazingly simple.


* Home made detachable hoisting and lowering assistant.

Courtesy  François Barbier FRA