Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-02-2016, 07:37   #16
Long Range Cruiser
 
MarkJ's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Australian living on "Sea Life" currently in England.
Boat: Beneteau 393 "Sea Life"
Posts: 12,828
Images: 25
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
Shame mate.. its a comical ad for a soft drink..
The 'Lobsters' referred to are all the red, pink and peeling slabs of western 'white' meat that scatter onto the beaches every time a Cruise Ship disgorges..
Oh, right. I don't have a tv.
__________________

__________________
MarkJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 08:32   #17
Freelance Delivery Skipper..
 
boatman61's Avatar

Community Sponsor
Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: UK/Portugal
Posts: 20,206
Images: 2
Send a message via Skype™ to boatman61
pirate Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkJ View Post
Oh, right. I don't have a tv.
Ahah.. work related aversion huh..!!
I rarely eat in restaurants for the same reason..
__________________


Born To Be Wild
boatman61 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 08:51   #18
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Back in San Diego after 7 years in Mexico
Boat: Cal39 MrkIII, 1982
Posts: 133
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Ah, forum adrift for certain. Four winds gave the answer I believe is historically correct when selecting the US ensign for a boat. For every foot of boat length should represent one-inch of flying length for the boat. For a 39-foot catamaran, you'd be looking at a U.S. flag somewhere close to 39-inches long.
__________________
neophytecruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 10:44   #19
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Summer Europe Winter Florida
Boat: Dufour Nautitech435/FP Venezia42/Baltec Visiona 40/Catalac 10m used as a river cruiser
Posts: 91
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Hi to all
on my 40 foot catamaran I was flying a national ensign 3 b y4 foot.

A courtesy flag, in my opinion should be of an appropriate size to the boat, larger than the often seen (in my opinion not polite) post card size, but 12" by 18" (inches). This size is well available from flag stores. I always use 100% Nylon, Polyester is much cheaper but not reliable and are in miserable state after only a few weeks or even days if wind is blowing at trade winds strength.
A well maintained courtesy flag is a nice memory of your voyage and a nice decoration on your welcome back party.

Fair winds
James
__________________
onavegador is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 11:09   #20
cruiser

Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 285
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

The US Power Squadrons have a nice, comprehensive site about flag etiquette

Flag Etiquette
__________________
AD28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 11:12   #21
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 2,105
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Consult Chapman for the flag regs.The updated Bowditch also has size flag by size boat stuff.
__________________
reed1v is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 12:02   #22
Senior Cruiser
 
Rockyscience's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: IN./TX.
Boat: Custom Roberts 65' Ketch (Sold it)
Posts: 73
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by boatman61 View Post
Shame mate.. its a comical ad for a soft drink..
The 'Lobsters' referred to are all the red, pink and peeling slabs of western 'white' meat that scatter onto the beaches every time a Cruise Ship disgorges..
I noticed the kids leave school ( change to rags) to panhandle us, shame on those donating to that..
__________________
Rockyscience is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 21:05   #23
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 3,466
Images: 83
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q...flag+etiquette


This is a search result for flag etiquette. You might find it entertaining & informative.


Fly only the US flag if you are outside US waters. ( not a Yacht Ensign or Power squadron flag). Length of the flag is recommended to be 1 inch per foot of boat length.


More fun with flags.
Naval traditions about flags


Dipping flags in salute

The U.S. Navy dips the U.S. ensign only in return to the dip rendered by another ship. Navy Regulations, article 1263: "When any vessel, under United States registry or the registry of a nation formally recognized by the Government of the United States, salutes a ship of the Navy by dipping her ensign, it shall be answered dip for dip. If not already being displayed, the national ensign shall be hoisted for the purpose of answering the dip. An ensign being displayed at half-mast shall be hoisted to the truck or peak before a dip is answered.
__________________
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 22:34   #24
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,450
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Dipping the ensign.... ever since reading t he Swallows and Amazons, etc as a youngster, I've wanted to do that to a navy ship. But, when you display the ensign from a staff at the stern (or equivalent) how the hell do you accomplish that act? Anyone know?

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 22:47   #25
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43
Posts: 6,712
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
Dipping the ensign.... ever since reading t he Swallows and Amazons, etc as a youngster, I've wanted to do that to a navy ship. But, when you display the ensign from a staff at the stern (or equivalent) how the hell do you accomplish that act? Anyone know?

Jim
Remove the staff from its socket and hold it horizontally (without trailing the ensign in the water)
__________________
StuM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 23:36   #26
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: the Med
Boat: Nauta 54' by Scott Kaufman/S&S - 1989
Posts: 1,062
Images: 3
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

The ensign should be taken off at sunset and hoisted at dawn

However very few do it
__________________
TheThunderbird is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 23-02-2016, 23:37   #27
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 11,450
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by StuM View Post
Remove the staff from its socket and hold it horizontally (without trailing the ensign in the water)
Dang, Stu, the reason I said "staff or equivalent" is that we use an appropriately angled portion of our solar arch for flag display, and I just can't see unbolting that giant structure and "holding it horizontally"!

I'm doomed to be undipping... but thanks for clearing that up for me.

Jim
__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Port Cygnet, Tasmania once again
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-02-2016, 04:48   #28
Senior Cruiser
 
StuM's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea
Boat: FP Belize Maestro 43
Posts: 6,712
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Cate View Post
Dang, Stu, the reason I said "staff or equivalent" is that we use an appropriately angled portion of our solar arch for flag display, and I just can't see unbolting that giant structure and "holding it horizontally"!

I'm doomed to be undipping... but thanks for clearing that up for me.

Jim
The other alternative if you really need to dip is to reach back and gather the whole ensign against the staff. But it is a far from optimal solution.
__________________
StuM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-02-2016, 18:17   #29
Registered User
 
Nicholson58's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Live aboard
Boat: Camper & Nicholson58 Ketch - ROXY Traverse City, Michigan No.668283
Posts: 3,466
Images: 83
Re: What size USA Flag and International Courtesy Flags

In the olden days, the Navy captain was supposed to muster the crew to the rail to salute. How cool would that be? Gives me goose bumps. I have considered it with our proximity to the CG in Muskegon. I figure We would get the salute and an inspection.
__________________

__________________
Nicholson58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
courtesy flags, flags, size

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
For Sale: Courtesy Flags-Caribbean, S and Central America Renewal Classifieds Archive 6 14-08-2013 09:06
Courtesy Flag Size boat_alexandra Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11 16-03-2011 20:37
Courtesy Flags spooky alice Rules of the Road, Regulations & Red Tape 11 13-02-2010 12:09
Boat Courtesy Flags over40pirate Classifieds Archive 2 02-04-2009 20:17
Courtesy Flags Bev & Bill General Sailing Forum 1 25-03-2006 15:19



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:47.


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.