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Old 08-25-2009, 10:02 AM
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Anybody know standard procedure for boat flag flying?

Port/ Starboard in general...?

Outriggers- which one?

VHF antennas?

thanks patriots!
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Anybody know standard procedure for boat flag flying?

Port/ Starboard in general...?

Outriggers- which one?

VHF antennas?

thanks patriots!

as far as i know outriggers are for panties,bras, or pirate and confederate flags nothing gets flown on the vhf
american flags get flown on a flagstaff on the stern
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I think it shows pride and honor to your country to fly the flag on your boat no matter where it hangs from as long as its not upside down.

I fly two identical flags from the identical VHF antennas. Nice and high where everyone can see them. But I only fly them on national holidays.
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Anywhere you want...... That's why we live in the greatest country on this rock.
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Let it fly as high as you can and wherever you dam well please.
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u.s. power squadron has some flag etiquette for recreational boats :http://www.usps.org/f_stuff/etiquett.html

on u.s. navy ships, the national flag is flown at the stern when the ship is moored, and from the gaff (mast) when the ship is underway. when the ship moors, it must "shift colors" when the first mooring line hits the pier...conversely, when getting underway, the colors shift from stern to mast when the last line in heaved away from the pier.
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Starboard side of the sterm, flag should be one inch per foot of LOA and at the apporpriate angle.

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Starboard side of the sterm, flag should be one inch per foot of LOA and at the apporpriate angle.

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Did you mean port side or is your's wrong in the pic? Or am I just looking at the pic wrong? Might be a different boat in the background. I dunno.
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Skinny Dip,

Mine is wrong in the pic, I knew someone was going to bag me on this. I use my stern rod holder for the flag. In my signature picture I moved it to the port side while beaching that day so as to keep my lunch hook anchor line off of it. Current and wind dictates which rear cleat I use when backing in to the beach.

Good eyes Skinny Dip,

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Good question, as many boaters do not know proper flag etiquette. Stern or starboard midship as happyjack mentioned is the correct location. VHF antennas for example are fine for the midship location, if that is logically the best place to mount one. 24 Coastal's location good as it appears that the starboard stern rod holder is the logical location for the American flag on that type and style boat.

Otherwise, most of the above replies are correct except for the dumb ones such as "anywhere you want" or "wherever you dam well please," as those posters obviously have no clue to the answer.
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Great posts guys - I learned alot... thank you.
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Respectfully the flag should be flown highest, during the day only.
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chazz,

Although your statement makes perfectly respectful sense, proper and historically accurate flag placement on boats is the stern.

Not fighting, just stating,

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