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Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Hey guys and gals,

I'm new to sailing. Is it considered lame to fly a pirate flag up on my shrouds or stays? Just a small one?

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You'd get more of a consensus asking about US politics or MAC vs PC.

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Haha

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It's crazy reading what people write here "If I saw a pirate flag I'd fire on them!" .... Are you guys nuts? Good thing I (will be) sail on lakes!
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lame?

Lame? No, it is a statement of your state of mind at the time. Just be ready to share the rum to any and all boarders.


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Hey guys and gals,

I'm new to sailing. Is it considered lame to fly a pirate flag up on my shrouds or stays? Just a small one?

Thanks
RG
It is your boat, do whatever you want. .

But as for me, I wouldn't unless I have compelling story to tell the world. Likewise, I wouldn't put bumper stickers on my car either.


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...Is it considered lame to fly a pirate flag up on my shrouds or stays?
Oh Yeah! Or worse.

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Real pirates don't fly the Jolly Roger, so you ought to be ok.

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Other than the fact that pirates rape, pillage, and have lousy hygiene (except in the movies), no, there's nothing wrong with showing your support
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Flying the Jolly Roger is OK only if you have a large crew of scantily clad busty wenches.

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