Today, we are going to go deep into one simple detail. And you will get to wander into the depth of it all. I love the way you can look at something in an overall way, and then dive deep into it. Like at a flea market, you can go into one booth and dive deep to find that one original screw.
Okay, today, is brought to us all from the deep dive brain of Brian Robinson, with a mix of my “feelings” Note, my feelings may be a little too deep. But hey. I am 100% feelings. So thats what you get.
Okay okay, back to the Burgee pole. Here we go, deep… you are getting sleepy.. Go deeper.. Deeper.
“The pole itself must have been stained at some point because they were blonde originally. But the brass screw eyes holding on the pennant are original, they are the same still sold at hardware stores today, you have to open and close them over the flag grommets with needle-nose pliers. It makes for a good, secure connection keeping the flag tight to the pole the way the factory wanted it. It caught my eye because most boats at boat shows today have a ‘middle man’ between the flag and screw eyes like split rings or, even worse… Skipper Clips”
Thanks Brian, Now this is my Feeling part. I warned you, I am going deeper.
We all have issues with this stuff, and before Eye hooks and Skipper clips. These hooks were it. So. If they are installed in opposite, as the crimp side is different. It locks in the flag. And as small as a detail is, it kinda makes sense. And old trick to close the loop in securing the flag on these little hooks. BTW, no other holes etc. My guess is the flag was not used after a bit. And that saved it. And we shall end with Brian Robison’s final quote on the subject. “Yeah I don’t know if that is intentional or not”