Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 13-02-2016, 12:22   #76
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,105
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

Quote:
Originally Posted by Robin3 View Post
That is when 'Swigging' comes into it's own, I learned on a 35 ton (displacement) 1890 something build Bristol Channel Pilot gaff cutter, no winches, usual crew of one man, one boy, but later, when in private hands, had a full crew of 14, including me. Loads of old bollocks, and big tackles ( on some of the fit young crew) mind
You might try sailing an old Thames sailing barge sometime.
__________________

__________________
reed1v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-02-2016, 12:29   #77
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43
Posts: 6,713
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

When swigging always keep the cork in your other hand in case you have to put the bottle down in a hurry.

Oh, you meant the other swigging.
__________________

__________________
StuM is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-02-2016, 12:46   #78
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlantic ICW 29N/81W
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 36CC, now sold
Posts: 817
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

Quote:
Originally Posted by reed1v View Post
You might try sailing an old Thames sailing barge sometime.
Sail one over here and I'll happily give it a go, Probably suit the skinny waters here very well. However someone might need to explain the finer points of leeboards use and brailing and I would not want to break my nails when stowing away heavy old cotton sails again. Do they have in-mast sails these days?
__________________
Robin3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-02-2016, 13:00   #79
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 1,172
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

Hm... Give a thot to the poor sods who took ships like Pommern and Moshulu around the Horn. 8 men and three boys to a watch! They knew what "swigging" is :-)!

TrentePieds
__________________
TrentePieds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-02-2016, 15:47   #80
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Atlantic ICW 29N/81W
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 36CC, now sold
Posts: 817
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

Quote:
Originally Posted by TrentePieds View Post
Hm... Give a thot to the poor sods who took ships like Pommern and Moshulu around the Horn. 8 men and three boys to a watch! They knew what "swigging" is :-)!

TrentePieds
Done properly swigging is surprisingly effective too. A very close friend of my wife's who is 94 now and lives in England, the friend that is, not the wife, her lifelong hubbie, sadly long dead now sailed on some of the last of the clipper ships round the horn, but she still has some of the old pictures. Personally, I prefer the ones that say Quantas with a Roo on the tail for that route.
__________________
Robin3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-02-2016, 15:49   #81
Moderator
 
Hudson Force's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Lived aboard & cruised for 45 years,- now on a chair in my walk-in closet.
Boat: Morgan OI 413 1973 - Aythya
Posts: 7,894
Images: 1
Re: How to hoist a courtesy flag

This sailor on the Nile gave me the short "no sheet winch" lesson. You simply wrap a loop of the sheet around itself and keep it in your hand.



This works well, but causes trouble with the sandwich and the beer!
__________________

__________________
Take care and joy, Aythya crew
Hudson Force is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Right Courtesy Flag for UK Bill Balme Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 16 27-01-2016 06:32
UK courtesy flag Benz Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 19 07-03-2013 01:10
Courtesy Flag for San Blas ? gbanker Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 10 21-12-2011 14:19
Courtesy Flag - Caribbean Tafika2 Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 20 21-04-2011 07:26
Courtesy Flag Size boat_alexandra Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11 16-03-2011 20:37



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.