SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related) > courtesy flags
 Not a Member? 


Thread: courtesy flags Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
01-11-2013 11:29 AM
killarney_sailor
Re: courtesy flags

With the stick flags we run a light line through the sleeve where the stick goes, then we put a few stitches through the flag and line. Not sure that you always could buy a flag conveniently where you check in. I think we bought from United States Flag Store, good selection nut there are still some you cannot get easily like Cook Islands and Montserrat. We bought some extra red and blue British ensigns and cut and pasted (well actually sewed) to make some flags.
01-10-2013 04:56 PM
hannah2
Re: courtesy flags

Thank you all for the info and great ideas. I think we did it with the stick flags and grommets last time we sailed and it worked fine. The Caribbean has so many places to visit and many flags sure could cost a lot in flags. I like the the idea of buying a flag in port too.

Locals really like to see there flag flying on your boat when at anchorage or in port. Last time we were in the Pacific in the Marquesas I was flying the French flag which is OK. In one anchorage a village elder paddled out in his out rigger and gave us a Marquesan flag as a gift. We flew that flag in the Island from then on. The locals really commented on that and really liked it.

Thanks again.
01-10-2013 03:44 PM
MarkofSeaLife
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.




Mark
01-10-2013 02:21 PM
chef2sail
Re: courtesy flags

We put grommets in ours. Otherwise they tear and shred. You can buy a cheap on at ace hardware, homedepotlike this:

General® Grommet Tools Fastening Kit (71262) - Grommets & Grommet Tools - Ace Hardware

or buy this from Sailrite. We have this as we do our own canvas dodger, bimini, cover for the boat and this is easy for multiple uses

Pres-N-Snap Installation Tool

Dave
01-10-2013 02:15 PM
hannah2
Re: courtesy flags

Quote:
Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
Search online for the correct flags. Most 'English' islands - Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, st Vincent and the Greanadines, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis - are independent countries so have their own flags. There are still a few colonies like Anguilla, BVI, and Montserrat. They have a British ensign with their own coat of arms on it. Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St Martin are part of France so you use the tricolore.

Not sure where you are getting your flags. We have had good success using 12 x 18" desk flags, the kind with sticks. They will last for a month easily and only cost a bit more than $2 each - cheaper if you buy more than one for a country. You even get sticks that you can try to find a use for.
Thanks for the info. How did you raise the stick flags? Did you just punch 2 holes in flag and tie them off before raising?
01-10-2013 01:55 PM
killarney_sailor
Re: courtesy flags

Search online for the correct flags. Most 'English' islands - Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica, st Vincent and the Greanadines, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis - are independent countries so have their own flags. There are still a few colonies like Anguilla, BVI, and Montserrat. They have a British ensign with their own coat of arms on it. Martinique, Guadeloupe, and St Martin are part of France so you use the tricolore.

Not sure where you are getting your flags. We have had good success using 12 x 18" desk flags, the kind with sticks. They will last for a month easily and only cost a bit more than $2 each - cheaper if you buy more than one for a country. You even get sticks that you can try to find a use for.
01-10-2013 01:40 PM
hannah2
courtesy flags

I'm getting ready to order courtesy flags but not sure if I can use an English flag or a French flag on certain Caribbean Islands. Does anyone know the flag rules throughout the Caribbean.

Cheers

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:11 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.