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Old 01 March 2002, 11:21   #1
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Flying Ensigns

Just a quick query - where do you all fly your Ensigns from?

(I kow thy fly at the blunt end !!!!! - but where do you / how do you mount them on a RIB with an A Frame.

Would prefer not to have a separate flag pole effect like they seem to have on cruisers.
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Old 01 March 2002, 11:29   #2
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You can fly a Red Ensign anywhere on a boat but best from the "blunt end".
It is more of a national thing than a rule so as long as when you are under way it looks tidy then that is OK.
One point. It is unlucky to remove a worn Ensign until the flag has disappeard (the union Jack) Hense the term "It is good to see the tatered Ensign". It came about from the old days when boats used to go to sea for years a time.
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Old 03 March 2002, 02:00   #3
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Use plastic cable ties to attach your ensign to the A-frame.
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Old 03 March 2002, 03:13   #4
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For RB4 we pop rivetted small s/s lacing eyes about a foot apart on both sides of the A frame. The ensign stayed put for the whole trip - we just rolled it into itself at night and on the trailer. We were also able to put club burgees on the other side. I later fitted alacing eye to the top of the transom and started using just one of the A frame lacing eyes to carry a folding radar reflector.
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Old 03 March 2002, 11:57   #5
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Drill a small hole in the top of the a frame and something similar on the transom. Connect the two with a bungee rope, which can have the flag permanently attached and hey presto.... (as Prime Rib!) Bungee and flag can be unclipped and stored.

This is only cos you can wear a ‘blue’ one!
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