'Eventide Owner's Group'
colours are Golden Yellow on Black. Due to the limitations of
computer colours it is shown here as a sort of dull yellow but the
real burgee is Black and Golden Yellow.
You could see it as the
black of yesterday and the golden of the future, with the bright
star of Eventide in the hoist! We just thought it was bright and
You can either collect from John
personally at Danbury or at one of our meets, or by post.
9inch by 18inch burgee or
Roped and toggled ready to
fly from spreader, £6.50
Sleeved, to thread onto a
wire and fly at masthead from a proper burgee stick, as per M.G.
those not sure how this is done, see bottom of page for pics.)
Post and Packing UK
Overseas, please make a suitable
donation for post, depending on where you are....
Cheques payable to EOG please.
John Williams, EOG
Our thanks go to all those who
troubled to send in ideas, to Esmée, Ann and John, Jo, Steve and
John P., thanks to those who spoke re ideas too. All were taken
into consideration at Danbury last month.
cost of the flags has been bourn by an anonymous donor. The cost
has been rounded up by about £0.75 to allow a small donation to
keeping the website going. ( Feel free to donate more if you
wish!) The price quoted for Post and Packing will also donate a
few pence to the funds. We hope you feel it is worth it.
To fit 'Sleeved Burgee' to pole
see pics. (forgive me for trying to teach you to suck eggs,
but there may be some who might not know how.)
First take an approx 3ft length of
1/2 inch hardwood, (Ramin), dowel and varnish it.
Drill a hole in the top end to take
a screw and find a suitable few washers and a thin length of
either S/S or brass rod.
Bend the wire so that it will be able to
pass through the sleeve on the hoist of burgee and fit round the
pole at bottom of flag, gently bend a tighter loop at the top, to
take the screw. Washers are fitted above and below top loop to
enable it to pivot, don't do up too tightly.
A picture paints a thousand words!
Make sure flag will fit!
Thread rod up sleeve.
Fit screw and washers to top, drilling
prevents dowelling splitting.
Ensure bottom loop a slack fit on pole!
might have to put a couple of stitches into the flag to close the
sleeve off and stop it drooping. Can be added later if it does
pole is hoisted on a light burgee halyard, mine is an endless loop
so I don't lose the end! Bottom end passing through the back of
the cleat if you like. The pole is very swiftly and simply
hitched on with two clove hitches made about 9 inches apart on the
bottom of the pole. ( you know the method, make a pair of loops
and cross them then slide pole through, repeat for lower hitch.)
flag is hoisted on the opposite side of the mast to the VHF
antenna, which is on a stand off bracket. The burgee does not
foul it. With practice it becomes easy to hoist the pole, keeping
just enough tension on the other part of the halyard to ensure the
pole hoists in the upright position and maybe gently flicking it
to pass the clutter of wires at the mast head. You do have to
watch it as it goes up!
It is really well visible from a distance,
easily seen from deck!
Lowering is a cinch and can be made to look really smart if the
burgee stays erect during descent and the clove hitches are
'wiped' off the pole in a single movement at the last moment.
Much more in keeping for me than a windex!. J.W.