Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Anyone, (except Falkirk Dan ), got some tips for tieing on the BM burgee?
I spent much of this weekend studying the problem. I offer this suggestion and hope the explanation is understandable.
1. Take a free end of the burgee halyard and measure a fair bit more than 2 burgee hoist lengths from the free end.
2. Tie 2 loops (e.g. using figure of 8 on the bight) a bit less than 1 burgee hoist length apart.
3. Push each loop through a burgee cringle.
4. Feed the free end through the lower loop on the side of the burgee opposite the halyard.
5. Tie a loop in the free end through the other loop that's coming through the upper cringle in the burgee, perhaps using a bowline.
6. Tie the other end of the burgee halyard (the end that's unused up to now) to the bottom of the loop hanging below the burgee (a sheetbend is one choice).
7. That's about it. Pull on the right bit of string and the burgee will rise.
Once it's set up, you only need to undo the bowline to remove the treasured burgee for safekeeping. It's also a handy knotting exercise if you have a crew member in need of training.