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PostSubject: Flags   Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:32 am

Hello all i don't if this has been posted before but here goes. It's the way i make my flags which is cheap, and easy, and saves you paying the extortionate prices for cloth flags that unravel.
Browse the internet for the flags you want, download it/them, and resize them. Print them of on Normal paper, cut them out, and use clear varnish on one side, allow to dry then varnish the other side. This gives you a natural furl for the flags when you stick them with wood glue. Now the varnish gives the flag a bit of strength when you attach thread or whatever you want to string them with.
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:31 pm

That is a good idea Tony. I will give it a go on my tug build.............Oh dear I forgot, my printer is a black only laser!!!! Sad Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:11 am

Barry, get them the size you want then put the file on a memory stick and take it to a computer shop or local library if the libraries are like ours in Australia they will print for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:18 pm

Excellent idea Tony BUT when you do copy your flags make sure you put the right flag on your boat as you never

get a union flag on the stern of a boat - only on the bow and then only when tied up alongside or at anchor.

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PS for 10 years I was a signalman in the RN, a very small part of my job was flags!!
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:43 am

Well spotted Geoff and quite right too.
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:38 am

I stand corrected Geoff, but i'm sure i remember reading somewhere that an elongated Union flag goes on the stern of the Boat. I may be wrong. Anyway i will take it off, can you suggest a Flag?.

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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:48 pm

Tony there used to be an elongated union flag but with a white border that was used by visiting foreign merchant ships

to indicate they required a pilot - I don't think is has been used since the Act changed in 1970.

If I had a model of a british pilot boat I would have it flying either a trinity house pilot flag or a red ensign on the stern

and if it was actually carrying a pilot onboard flag hotel (red and white) usually on a small mast on the cabin roof.

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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:21 am

Thank you Geoff cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:07 pm

The devil really is in the detail LOL but then this is where a forum so helps out

Looks like I'm not the only one to learn something today everyday a school day Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:24 am

Phil, You should strive to learn something everyday, if only not to have that least glass of cold red wine on a hot summers day!! Evil or Very Mad Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:45 am

I am surprised no one had thought of that before. I do all my flags this way, i'm glad i could make a contribution to this forum study Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:33 pm

contributions always welcome Tony everyone has something to add and no opion or idea is a silly one thats the whole idea of a forum.

I always try to learn something new every day Footski its how I know I'm still alive lol
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PostSubject: Re: Flags   Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:37 am

Thanks Phil. cheers
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