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SimonV 10-04-2007 06:14 AM

Fag Protocol
What size is the correct size flag to fly from the staff at the sturn of a 36-38 foot sailboat, in regards to a courtesy flag flown from the stay.

Sorry forgot the L in FLAG

Tartan34C 10-04-2007 06:28 AM

Club Signal, Private Signal, Courtesy flag or Officer's boat flag
up to 30' 10x15" flag
31' to 36' 12x18" flag
37' to 48' 16x24" flag
49' to 60' 20x30" flag
61' to 72' 24x36" flag

US Ensign
up to 18' 12x18" flag
19' to 24' 16x24" flag
25' to 30' 20x30" flag
31' to 36' 24x36" flag
37' to 48' 30x48" flag
49' to 60' 3x5 ft flag
61' to 72' 4x6 ft flag

I always go larger then this table, overboard (how's that for a word choice) so to say.
All the best,
Robert Gainer

TrueBlue 10-04-2007 07:33 AM

Although I don't recall seeing it listed that way, Robert's chart seems spot-on. I do recall reading in Chapman's several boats ago, that the proper size of a national, stern displayed flag, is deternined by matching the flag's base measurement in inches to the boat's LOA in feet - rounding off to the size highest.

A 24" x 36" flag is borderline for a 37'- 38' boat, therefore the 30" x 48" flag would be the best choice. Our 33' boat (36' LOA), has a 24" x 36" flag.

CapnHand 10-04-2007 07:36 AM

Don't ask, don't tell.
Don't drop the soap.

Wannafish 10-04-2007 07:50 AM

Hmmm. Not at all what I thought this thread was pertaining too. :D

TrueBlue 10-04-2007 07:58 AM

Same disillusionment - expected to have a little fun (fagstaff?) . But considering it's not in Off-Topic, I accepted Simon's apology.

SimonV 10-04-2007 08:21 AM

Ok please stop the PMs: :D :D

CBinRI 10-04-2007 08:25 AM

Can you edit a title? I thought you could. Otherwise, you may continue to get some unwanted attention.

SimonV 10-04-2007 08:36 AM

No you cant edit that for some reason.

Jotun 10-04-2007 08:39 AM

This thread is dying for some abuse. Where is Sailhog when you need him?

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