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Date:         Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:56:33 -0700
Reply-To:     The Catboat Association Discussion List
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From:         Robert Luckraft <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:      Re: was pig-sticks -> now ensign
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Beau: I never don't remember ever seeing anyone flying their ensign at half mast, or for that matter remember reading anything as to what one does on a vessel in that case. Has anyone got an answer to this? As far as flying Old Glory ONLY on Memorial Day and on July 4th. I must say that it is a long standing tradition for vessels to fly the colors. As a catboat sailor, with a boat, which is considered to be a traditional boat I will proudly follow tradition by flying properly sized flags and pennants in their designated place whenever and as best as I can. Done properly flags adds to her beauty, and none more than the US flag or ensign. -BOB --- Beau Schless <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Okay..if you put the ensign on the leech I suppose > the real problem is > when you need to fly it at half mast...I guess you > could use your tell > tails for reefing lines, (just kidding). To my way > of thinking let's > keep flags out on Memorial Day, July 4th, and then > back to the closet; > that is, unless you intend to sail the likes of > your Marshall 18 (or my > Menger 15) to a foreign country, in which case I > think your troubles are > bigger than where to fly your ensign! > > Beau Schless > President/CEO > NOTEbookS Library Automation Systems > HTTP://WWW.RASCO.COM > PH: (978) 443-2996 > FX: (309) 404-9106 > > > > "Cecil J. North III" <[log in to unmask]> > Sent by: The Catboat Association Discussion List > <[log in to unmask]> > 08/31/2006 12:03 PM > Please respond to > The Catboat Association Discussion List > <[log in to unmask]> > > > To > [log in to unmask] > cc > > Subject > Re: [CATBOATS] was pig-sticks -> now ensign > > > > > > > One of the reasons I've avoided attaching the ensign > to the leech is > my impression that one is supposed to lower the > ensign at sunset (a > possibility if you run a halyard to the peak end of > the gaff). Am I > off base on this one? I often find myself out at > dusk. > > Cecil North > Eramare, M22 #231 (sloop) > > > On Aug 31, 2006, at 9:59 AM, Stephen Luta wrote: > > > Brent > > > > I tried your method, however at times the flag > halyard would > > tangle, never a > > calm day; usually when there was a breeze. I > hated when I would > > have to > > lower the mainsail to untangle a rat's nest of > line. Also, when > > reefing the > > flag halyard has to be shortened up resulting with > a potential > > rat's nest > > somewhere on the boom. Having to deal with the > flag halyard after > > reefing, say > > putting in the second reef I felt was a safety > issue not worth the > > convenience > > of the flag halyard. > > > > I also have affixed the ensign at the peak. > > > > > > Stephen Luta AC24 #117 Gimli SW Florida > Robert Luckraft [log in to unmask] Sue Rau [log in to unmask] __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

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