|Forum topic by Dallas||posted 10-03-2014 09:53 PM||3796 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
10-03-2014 09:53 PM
Usually I can see a design in my head before I ever try to build it. This time however, I am having a bit of a problem.
It will have a nautical build, mostly a rounded square with two yards and maybe a gaff.
I saw something like this many years ago at the Aberdeen naval yard in Washington state and found it was made of laminated oak. to raise and lower the flag, a pin was pulled from a double piece that stood about two feet off the ground and then tipped.
My question is, how am I going to design this and make it handle being exposed to the weather, age, sun, high wind, etc.
For a background I would like to make it 25’-30’ tall using a US flag and on the other yard, a Texas flag, (I haven’t decided whether it would be a Texas Revolution a Texas Republic or a Texas State flag.
CAUTION Texas is the only state that is allowed to fly it’s flags at the same level as the US flag. This is because Texas is the only state that joined the Union after being invited and became a state while still an independent republic.
Any and all design help will be appreciated.
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