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Old 01-10-2013
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Re: courtesy flags

Hi I find it very important to buy the courtesy flag in the country I am going to.
It's always one of the first things I do... Clear in and go find a news agent with flags for sale. They are more than impressed when I go in and explain why I want their flag and get them to tell me why it looks as it does.

I always buy the cheap school kids flag on a stick... Never the marine grade flag. The Bahamas was a classic example the flag on a stick was $2 and right next to it was the marine grade courtesy flag for $22!!!!

I have never been hassled by customs for not having the flag up when I arrive, but on one occasion mentioned it to the officials, saying I could have bought it overseas and made someone else richer, or wait till I get to your country and buy your flag form one of your own people.

To attach them to the flag halyard I just use a couple of slim cable ties.

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Last edited by MarkofSeaLife; 01-10-2013 at 02:47 PM.
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