Happily west of the worst


#1

I realize this is a bit of a yachter question to ask. It doesn’t necessarily relate at all to the merchant industry, save lives, nor increase revenues/salaries, etc., but what are your opinions about flag etiquette? Hard to explain why, but I like to run up the colors every morning and strike at sunset (even at my house if I’m there).

Maybe I need a girlfriend, LOL!


#2

Kill two birds with one stone. Get a girlfriend and have her hoist the flag.


#3

Any time we get underway we run the flag. Not usually dockside because it gets tangled in the mast…
I would hope that most if not all mariners do this!

It became second nature to me long ago. I used to work as a contractor on civilian crewed naval support craft and it only took one ass chewing company wide to make sure any and all of the vessels ran a flag underway.


#4

better still…have her wear your flag

but first our OP will need that girlfriend which might be rather difficult for someone like him

ten hut…hand salute!


#5

Her flag offends me… she should remove it… slowly. :wink:


#6

Yes, she’s admittedly attractive. And I’ll confess, she dumped me. Fun though.