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Old 20-03-2012, 18:23   #61
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USPS: " Even though traditionalists may think they are incorrect, these flag display techniques are appropriate today." See post #2.
Thats me! Burgee from the masthead, not from the spreader!!! Pig sticks are cheap and easy to use - just take the time to learn. Keep the traditions alive.
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Old 20-03-2012, 18:33   #62
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Thats me! Burgee from the masthead, not from the spreader!!! Pig sticks are cheap and easy to use - just take the time to learn. Keep the traditions alive.
Pigstick on a Little Harbor 38. Perfect.
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Old 20-03-2012, 18:33   #63
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Thats me! Burgee from the masthead, not from the spreader!!! Pig sticks are cheap and easy to use - just take the time to learn. Keep the traditions alive.
It's too crowded up there already with anchor light, vhf antenna, and lightning rod!

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Old 21-03-2012, 12:38   #64
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Re: Flags - What Do You Fly ?

Not knowing what a 'pig stick' is, I did some searching and found this article:

Flying the Flag - SailNet Community
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Re: Flags - What Do You Fly ?

A burgee on a pigstick at the truck, and a properly sized national ensign at the stern rail. If circumstance or occasion require more they are added, if racing, all flags are removed.
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Mmmmmmmm, Pig Stick
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Old 24-03-2012, 17:57   #67
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It's too crowded up there already with anchor light, vhf antenna, and lightning rod!
I have all that stuff too! Just make sure the pigstick is long enough so the burgee flys above it all.

The great thing about flying a burgee from the top of the mast is that it's visible from both sides, not hidden by sails. It also suggests that you know what you are doing and are not a "newbie". It's also pretty!!!!!!
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It also suggests that you know what you are doing and are not a "newbie". QUOTE]

but rather a fuddy duddy.
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Just to be clear...
Is a pig stick like a slim jim but made of pig parts??? Or a stick pigfarmers whack unruly boars with???
Os it poor etiquette to fly a pirate flag that says " Surrender the booty" ??
What about a pink pirate flag that says pirate girl (wifes idea)
And lastly are we more likely to be boarded if we fly a cocktail, martini or happy hour flag?
If said boarding were performed by tanned bikini clad lasses I think im currently flying the wrong flags.
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Re: Flags - What Do You Fly ?

Club burgees are tertiary. They don't have prominance over ensigns and some other flags. They merely identify association with a social club.

Earlier this month I observed several sailboats from the Vallejo Yacht Club in the Martinez marina (a sail in). The all flew their club burgees from the starboard spreader arm.

Minor flags, such as club burgees, can serve a useful function showing the wind direction. On a boat with an open cockpit, especially a sailboat, such a flag on top of the mast is useful. For most motorboats, that is best served at the bow. If I was a club member, I'd show the club burgee there rather than the builder's.

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Pelagic..who fined you the marina?? Does anyone have that ability really? If so I know of a few car dealerships with those enormis ones that need to be fined. Js
I was not at a marina.


We had arrived at Star Terminals San Francisco in storm conditions on a 180 ft. charter yacht.

Canít remember if fine came from Port Authority, Immigration or Customs, but was advised by Agent following a comment made by one of the boarding party.

Had more important issues on at the time because of weather delays, but thought that was just a lovely welcome!
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Club burgees are tertiary. They don't have prominance over ensigns and some other flags. They merely identify association with a social club.

Earlier this month I observed several sailboats from the Vallejo Yacht Club in the Martinez marina (a sail in). The all flew their club burgees from the starboard spreader arm.

Minor flags, such as club burgees, can serve a useful function showing the wind direction. On a boat with an open cockpit, especially a sailboat, such a flag on top of the mast is useful. For most motorboats, that is best served at the bow. If I was a club member, I'd show the club burgee there rather than the builder's.

Club Burgees may be Tertiary but if you are entitled to, and do, fly a "privileged Ensign" - you Must fly the Apprpriate burgee with it (ie White ensign with RYC Burgee, Blue Ensign with entitling club or association burgee). Tony
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Re: Flags - What Do You Fly ?

I just fly my poop flag from the starboard spreader to let the pump out boat know that my holding tank is full.
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Flying a Honduran courtesy flag today -- just pulled into Utila, Honduras yesterday.
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