Two Questions

Fenders: How do Scot folks hang fenders on their boats? How many is most useful for people who frequently sail from a boat ramp? Where do you position them, and how do you attach them? (suction cups, etc.) Burgees: For those of you who are members of a club and fly a burgee, how do you fly them without a separate burgee halyard? Advice gratefully appreciated! Richard Larson (5573)

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Most of the time we don't use fenders since the dock has some pr

Most of the time we don't use fenders since the dock has some protective rubber material on it. The few times that we used one I just tied the front fender around the base of the mast and the rear fender on the seat using the hole for boom crutch. BTW, when does one use the boom crutch in one of those positions? I always use it in the center position.
Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

The boom crutch is used in the "off center" position when you ha

The boom crutch is used in the "off center" position when you have to support the boom and still be able to steer with the tiller. Greg Flying Scot #1087

quote:[i]Originally posted by rlarson[/i] [br]Burgees: For thos

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[i]Originally posted by rlarson[/i] [br]Burgees: For those of you who are members of a club and fly a burgee, how do you fly them without a separate burgee halyard?
You can get plastic clips which will snap onto the shrouds. They are sized to fit different diameter stays. (You will need the 5/32" size. They have a loop which is secured by a bolt/nut. These should be available from you local boating store. Fasten the loop on each clip through the burgee's grommets. Taping the shrouds may be needed to keep the clips from being slid together by the wind force. The burgee will easily snap on and off the shroud, as you wish. You can only raise the burgee as high as you can reach, but hopefully that meets your needs. FSSA Forum editor

quote:[i]Originally posted by glbennett[/i] [br]The boom crutch

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[i]Originally posted by glbennett[/i] [br]The boom crutch is used in the "off center" position when you have to support the boom and still be able to steer with the tiller. Greg Flying Scot #1087
Besides motoring when would such a situation arise?
Claus FS5074 Ames, IA

It would be anytime the boom is on the mast but the mainsail isn

It would be anytime the boom is on the mast but the mainsail isn't up. Motoring could be one situation. Another could be if the main has been lowered because of high winds and you are sailing with just the jib. Maybe other times... Greg Flying Scot #1087

I frequently use my fenders so I installed small bronze cleats o

I frequently use my fenders so I installed small bronze cleats on each side of the boat on a line just about even with the aft end of the cockpit and a few inches in from the gunnel. These cleats really help for mooring to a dock, too. The forward fender I hang from the base of the mast. This arangement seems to keep the curve of the hull from scraping against the dock.