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22 Hours Ago 07:40 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by captain jack View Post
not one bit
I take offense to this comment

1) Daffy Duck (duck amuck) is a loony toon

2) me... though I can't carry a tune, I am a bit of a loon



22 Hours Ago 07:36 PM
titustiger27
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by GeorgeB View Post
From Chapman's, aren't we supposed to fly the US Yachting Ensign domestically, and the stars and stripes when we travel internationally? Isn't a Jolly Roger classified as an association flag (If you belong to the international brotherhood of pirates and are bound by the "Pirate Code") or as an owner's personal flag? Both are appropriately flown off of the spreader. If a Jolly Roger displayed as an association or owner's flag is lame? What about Battle and House Flags?


I searched the image and I like the quote next to the (battle) flag

"Jean launching the battle flag! (Kim's photo) Now we're really getting serious!!! (About yacht racing, that is!)."
1 Day Ago 06:27 PM
RTB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
Huh?

Flying the American flag off the stern is appropriate.

As for the decorative pennants, I don't think your link or Chapman has much to say.
Yes, American flag off the stern. I just didn't know about the other flags (where to fly them). Go for it. Happy 4th. Enjoy the day, and be safe out there.

Ralph
1 Day Ago 05:41 PM
captain jack
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
Wow, this already senseless thread took a turn for the loony!



So for Independence Day I'm going to be flying Old Glory off the stern, obvs. I have some red white & blue bunting that I was thinking of tying along the lifelines. And I have a string of red white & blue pennant flags that I was thinking I'd run up the flag halyard.

Would that be lame?
not one bit
1 Day Ago 05:24 PM
GeorgeB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

From Chapman's, aren't we supposed to fly the US Yachting Ensign domestically, and the stars and stripes when we travel internationally? Isn't a Jolly Roger classified as an association flag (If you belong to the international brotherhood of pirates and are bound by the "Pirate Code") or as an owner's personal flag? Both are appropriately flown off of the spreader. If a Jolly Roger displayed as an association or owner's flag is lame? What about Battle and House Flags?

1 Day Ago 03:22 PM
Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by RTB View Post
If you really care, check out your Chapmans. Or take a look here - Flag and Etiquette Committee

Hey, I'm more traditional, and maybe let some things bug me. Others don't care. So....it depends. Really, while cruising to the Keys and Bahamas, and back up the coast to Georgia, I don't recall much flag flying (other than courtesy and national flags, that are being flown appropriately). Maybe in your area, you see inappropriate flag etiquette, because people don't know any better, or just don't care. Of course, there are plenty of boats out there not following the "rules of the road", for probably the same reason.

Ralph
Huh?

Flying the American flag off the stern is appropriate.

As for the decorative pennants, I don't think your link or Chapman has much to say.
1 Day Ago 02:45 PM
RTB
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Minnesail View Post
Wow, this already senseless thread took a turn for the loony!



So for Independence Day I'm going to be flying Old Glory off the stern, obvs. I have some red white & blue bunting that I was thinking of tying along the lifelines. And I have a string of red white & blue pennant flags that I was thinking I'd run up the flag halyard.

Would that be lame?
If you really care, check out your Chapmans. Or take a look here - Flag and Etiquette Committee

Hey, I'm more traditional, and maybe let some things bug me. Others don't care. So....it depends. Really, while cruising to the Keys and Bahamas, and back up the coast to Georgia, I don't recall much flag flying (other than courtesy and national flags, that are being flown appropriately). Maybe in your area, you see inappropriate flag etiquette, because people don't know any better, or just don't care. Of course, there are plenty of boats out there not following the "rules of the road", for probably the same reason.

Ralph
1 Day Ago 01:31 PM
Don0190
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Dave_E View Post
Can we PLEASE not turn this thread into a political battle about racism and the Confederate flag? Please!? If you are even halfway in the know.. we are bombarded with this PC crap; the miniscule population of gays, athiests and loons telling the country how to live, what to say and how to act. This is one of the few sites I go to escape. Can I get a "harumph"?
Just so funny. A opening peal not to turn the thread into what the rest of the post really was
1 Day Ago 12:59 PM
Minnesail
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

Wow, this already senseless thread took a turn for the loony!



So for Independence Day I'm going to be flying Old Glory off the stern, obvs. I have some red white & blue bunting that I was thinking of tying along the lifelines. And I have a string of red white & blue pennant flags that I was thinking I'd run up the flag halyard.

Would that be lame?
1 Day Ago 12:09 PM
jerryrlitton
Re: Is flying a pirate flag lame?

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Originally Posted by Ritchard View Post
This to Captain Jack:

I have many tens of thousands of miles on motorcycles, so I think I understand bikers.

My point is that for a great many people these symbols are wanna-be imagery. As such, they are in my opinion lame. But I am never going to tell anybody not to fly them. Obviously personal choice is of the utmost importance. Wait, that's not entirely true. One time on a long passage on my boat my buddy pulled out his pirate flag to run up. As I object to pirate motifs I politely asked him not to. He flies it on his own boat all the time. Fair enough.

As for the rebel flag, perhaps it is a symbol of states rights, I don't know. But I know for sure it is a symbol of racism, as the KKK is now fighting for it to remain in its "proper" place. Fly a rebel flag all you want, but as long as it is such a strong symbol of many decades of hate and fear in your country, perhaps flying it at capitol buildings no longer appropriate.

I'm out.
Lol heck, putting the Ten Commandments is a no no in front of federal buildings for some reason. Take a stand and don't bend over. We can call anything racist if we want. Get over it. BTW flying the pirate flag is OK by me.
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