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Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

I'm looking into buying an American flag for my 25 ft. Macgregor, but I am dubious of just buying any "marine" or "nautical" flag because I don't want to be replacing it in a few months. So to restate the question, has anyone had any good experiences with a particular company? Or found a really durable flag? Also I am looking for one around "20x30 and up, but less than $40
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Re: Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

Rule of thumb is one inch per foot of boat.
WestMarine has ensigns @ $25 for 18x24".
I got a quality one at my local flag specialty shop for led; but ya might do better elsewhere?

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Bought mine at West Marine and its holding up very well. If by marine, you mean the ensign (anchor and stars), I'm not a fan. Okay for others, but I prefer the actual flag. Otherwise, I don't think there is material that is actually better in a marine environment. You should just take them down at night and in the rain.
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Bought mine at the local ACE store, it lasted about 5 seasons and was easily half the cost of a West Marine flag. Problem is they don't have the variety of sizes WM does. I was lucky that they had a few within an acceptable size for our boat.

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Re: Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

Yup, didn't mean to suggest you needed to use WM. I bought mine at the small WM in Vineyard Haven, while I was out cruising. Our old flag ripped in the wind on that cruise, so I went for it. Hardware store is fine, if they have your size.
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Re: Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

One of the few remaining flag makers left in our country is Annin in Ohio. They make their own flags on the premises in Ohio. They offer lower cost printed flags for decorative type usage and they do have premium cloth embroidered flags that will last a long time with proper care. I personally dislike having to buy "Old Glory" manufactured in China or the like.
Here's a link to their website: Annin Flagmakers - Oldest and Largest Flag Manufacturer in the United States - Since 1847.
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Here's where I get my flags: First US Navy Jack Flags.
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Here's where I get my flags: First US Navy Jack Flags.
Great Site! A good many of their flags are made by the Annin Company.
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Re: Anyone know a good place to buy a marine flag?

Home Depot or Lowe's.

I just saw USCG, American, and State flags all really big and all $20-$25

Probably for the holiday, but they may be even cheaper over the weekend.
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