Whitecap Teak Flag Poles provide that traditional nautical look to your flag, burgee or pennant. Great for homes, sailboats and powerboats. Traditional style with ball cap. Sizes ranging from 18 to 60 inches in length. The base diameter ranges from 3/4" to 1-1/4". Hardware not included.
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Flag Poles, Sockets and Accessories
I require a flagpole of approximately 72" for my Ensign on the back of my yacht and would appreciate any advice as to whether this flagpole is appropriate Also does it include any attachments for my Ensign to clip to or is it a bare pole?Many thanks in advance.
This is a traditional teak pole, attachments are sold separately.
JD Tech Team
Do these poles include clips?
What clips are recommended? Do you carry them?
The poles are just the shaped teak.
No clips. Just the pole, without eyes, or other fastenings. Each owner and flag have their own sizes and ways of doing things.
These poles do not include clips. Jim
No however they are easily added. I bought a pole and love it.Paul
No, these poles don't include clips.
No clips,I believe my husband had to drill holes in it to be held with flag rope.
SHERIDAN VAN WAGENBERG
No, the flagpole doesn't include clips. I purchased clips online. Just google "JABSCO SKIPPERCLIPS" (Model #34560-0000). They are stainless steel and are sold 4 clips to a card. I used them on a bow staff to attach a private signal flag for my daughter's wedding. I am very satisfied with this product.
Is the max diameter 1 1/4"? I have a collar 11" above the socket where the butt end fits. Both the holder for the butt end and the collar have an internal diameter of slightly more than 1 1/4"
My experience was that the pole fits loosely in the holder and I have to tighten a set screw to secure.
I was asked about the diameters of the teak flag staff that I purchased in the spring. The base is 1 1/4 in in diameter, and fits inside of its socket, which is just over 1 1/4". The staff has a small shoulder that would lie above the holder when the staff is mounted. That increases the diameter of the staff for about one foot or more. The staff diameter above the shoulder is 1 3/8".I hope that answers the question.
Thank you Russell. That is exactly what I was looking to confirm. I appreciate your help!
So, the butt end is the same diameter as 12" from the butt end?
Yes, I have 4 of these, and the max diameter at the widest point is exactly 1 1/4".
I want this at 7/8's diameter. How do I get it?
I had a woodworker turn it down at the base so that it would fit into my 7/8 socket.
What hardware do I need to fasten my flag to the 11/4x72" teak flagpole? Is it solid brass or plated?
Since it is wood, any screw in eye in the material of your choice. I used chrome plated brass eyes and small stainless sail shackles to actually fasten the flag.
I want to put the flag in a standard 1 3/4" Fishing Rod holder. The base on these flags are 1 1/4". Are they tapered?
not very tapered as I recall...but its easy to taper with sandpaper...
Thank you. How does the flag mount to the pole?
Good advice. Thank you Peter.
The base it slightly tapered . I would use a bigger flag pole and use a coarse file or wood rasp to make the bottom straight and fit your rod holder.We often shorten the length of the larger diameter pole to keep the flag size in scale as if it were a shorter and smaller diameter pole and we make the down sized end go deeper into your rod holder.
Dan,Yes the bottom is tapered. I also used a fishing rod holder but I cut a piece of thin brass pipe as a inside liner of the holder.Pete
Thank you TORI. Appreciate the Advice.
what size pole and flag for a 46 foot sailboat? I was thinking a 72" with a 3 by 5 flag but worried about the ability of the pole fitting to hold all that weight.
Size is all personal preference the pole I bought was sturdy and I opted to paint it with awl grip snow white to match my boat and avoid future sanding or 2 part teak maintenance. As for your mounting bracket I have no idea what your working with. It's not a super heavy duty fastening system but has worked well for pleasure boating in fair to moderate seas.
3x5 is too big. 2.5 x. Is fine.Is the flag an ensign or American flag?Four to five foot pole should be fine depending how it is mounted.
are these flag poles pre- finished?
They are not. I'm not aware of any on the market that are.
The teak flag pole I received was unfinished. I was glad that it was. It gave me the chance to place a brass grommet at the base to allow easy removal as I desired. It has worked out fine. Six coats of good varnish and it still looks brand new.
HOWARD E JOHANNSSEN
No, they are not.
I'm assuming that your question is whether the teak flag pole has a protective coating on the teak?Id so, the answer is yes.I've used the teak flag pole for three boating seasons and it has weathered well.
The poles are oiled but not varnished.I put 5-6 coats of varnish on ours and it lasted the entire summer.Only needs 2 coats for this season.
The flagpole is ready for finishing. But you have to varnish it yourself.
They are unfinished.
I believe so, though I bought one 3 years ago. Can't believe someone at Jamestown doesn't know their inventory well enough to answer your question directly, though.
These poles are a high quality, smooth sanded natural surface . They do not come pre-finished. I applied 4 coats of varnish and it looks fantastic ! Very satisfied
They are sanded to a very smooth finish. Being teak we have let them weather naturally. If they tarnish, you can use the usual teak cleaning and prep kits that are used for teak furniture and benches.Most flags remain attached to the pole, but the pole is pulled and stored inside when not in use..
I have a Grand banks 36 Classic. The forward small flagpole (burgee) has a metal sleeve at the bottom. it is1 inch outside measurement wide by 2 1/4 inches long.The inside measurement of the sleeve is 7/8 inch. Should I buy a 3/4 inch wide flagpole and add tape to get to the 7/8 inch width or buy the 1 inch wide pole and forget sbout the sleeve? Will the either pole sit far enough in the holder to allow a through screw? Screw hole is 1 1/2 inches from the bottom. Thank you. Ken
I would use the larger pole and work the base down to size with a wood rasp. I've never had much luck trying to shim out smaller stock - just doesn't last. T
I would buy the 1". If necessary, you can grind the part that fits into the mounting bracket down on a bench grinder, or use a wood file to remove a small bit to make it fit. You want the flag pole to sit on the bottom of the mounting bracket (sleeve), or it will not be stable. Then, the set screw will further stabilize it and keep it from coming out of the mounting bracket. I believe I would avoid the use of tape; it will be a pain in the butt. Remember, it's going to get very wet, and probably stay wet for long periods of time.Hope that helpsNick ByrneStreetman, Texas
Jim, Thanks for your quick and professional advice. I really appeciate it. Ken
Buy 1" an use a wood rasp or rough file to shave the base down. Very easy to do.
what size teak flag staff is recommended for a 40 foot sail boat?
Check that. You need 36".
You need the longest one they have. I forget what that is.
I am not sure about a sail boat but it looked good, well portioned, on a 41' cruiser.
A flag should be about 1 inch per foot of boat length so choose your pole to accept that size flag.
I owned a 39' Allied Mistress and flew a 36" or 48" (depending on the conditions) Yacht Ensign on the leech of the mizzen sail when underway. The same sizes would be appropriate on the staff - about inch per boat ft of length.
rule of thumb is 1" flag for each foot of boat a 2 x 3 would be ok , My choice would be 2.5 x4 eather would look good on a 36" teak poleI have 42ft aft cabin proudley fly 3 x5 on a 48" pole
Whitecap Teak 60" Flag Pole
The diameter does not compliment the size of the pole. It is like a toothpick compared to the length.
Gig Harbor, WA
product and service met all expectations
Nice manufacturing, exactly what I was looking for.
Used to display our burgee along side of a slightly longer one that displays the American flag on our powerboat. Teak flag pole requires no maintenance unless you want to varnish it. Have had the longer one for more than 10 years. Great traditional look at a good price.
ancient chickadee sailor
Classy teak works!
I varnished mine- outstanding look. Gives a real nautical look to the boat.