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Swagman 12-09-2008 12:12 PM

I'm not sure of the etiquette of flag shapes for burgees - but can recall at one club we had triangular burgee for regular club members, swallow tailed flag (burgee or pennant??) for flag officers, and truly long pennants flown for special events..........

Personally I'm easy with any shape but suggest we stick with regular shape used for code flag one - with the added colour sewn or coloured on top. This makes it simple for everyone who wants one to amend a code flag and get em flown!

:-)

JOHN

Lighthouse 12-09-2008 01:43 PM

Quote:

we stick with regular shape used for code flag one
Please positively confirm -

1) Is the regular Nr. 1 a pennant?

2) Is it a pennant or triangle (Nr. 1) that most yachts will have aboard (as Nr. 1)?

FYI

A number ONE flag costs about $7 (most have this aboard anyway)

A Burgee costs upwards of $40 (Plus the advance design/setup/layout costs). I don't mind paying the setup costs but will anyone buy the burgees at $40? Pay online and wait for delivery from the US?

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JeanneP 12-09-2008 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lighthouse (Post 28450)
A Burgee costs upwards of $40 (Plus the advance design/setup/layout costs). I don't mind paying the setup costs but will anyone buy the burgees at $40?

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Nope. Did you ever follow a cruiser's thread where they are trying to find ways not to buy and/or pay for the various courtesy flags they should have? $15.00 is too much for some of them.

Don't like the lo-o-o-ong blue bar. To me, it looks like a lollipop.

Lighthouse 12-09-2008 03:28 PM

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Why do I keep going back to the boat decals? At just $3 each? See HERE

(While you're about it you could order a Cruiser Log T-shirt as well)

Attachment 724

Another suggestion - on a "Substitute 2" flag. I could get a quote which should be reasonable ( with simple lettering on a stock flag).

Attachment 725

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Nausikaa 12-09-2008 09:36 PM

Now that one I like very much! Blue and white are our colours too. Far better than the No. 1 pennant

I am not sure that we need the YC on the fly but with or without it this version gets my unreserved vote.

Aye // Stephen

MMNETSEA 12-09-2008 09:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nausikaa (Post 28458)
Now that one I like very much! Blue and white are our colours too. Far better than the No. 1 pennant

I am not sure that we need the YC on the fly but with or without it this version gets my unreserved vote.

Aye // Stephen

DITTO!

JeanneP 12-09-2008 10:20 PM

Yup. Blue and White, like that. Vote #3 for.

Istioploos 12-10-2008 02:06 AM

I like it too. Make vote #4.

Swagman 12-10-2008 08:00 AM

I'll be five if someone is organising the printing. JOHN

Lighthouse 12-10-2008 10:54 AM

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This would work better on the reverse of a double-sided burgee.

[Edit] Should maybe have V Y C (Virtual Yacht Club) instead of just Y C (Yacht Club).

Attachment 727

I was thinking to get these made by an Ebay Store:

Sample: Attachment 728

My burgees are hand made by applique method from 200 denier Solarmax flag nylon. This means I hand cut the lettering with a thermal cutter which completely seals the nylon and prevents freying, then sew the lettering to the burgee with embroidery stitching all around the edges of the letters.

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Nausikaa 12-10-2008 02:26 PM

Are you taking orders yet? Count me in for 5 too.

Aye // Stephen

Lighthouse 12-10-2008 07:27 PM

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Final?

C ruiser L og

V irtual Y acht C lub

Attachment 731

Shall I get a quote?

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Nausikaa 12-10-2008 07:38 PM

I like this design best but I am not sure that the word "Virtual" is appropriate. We may not have a club house, a committee or club rules but even if the club is lacking in legal foundation we are none the less an affiliation in reality and not virtual.

IMHO. go for this design without the "V".

In true democratic tradition I will acquiesces for the majority decission and be proud to fly the burgee with or without the "V".

Aye // Stephen

Swagman 12-11-2008 07:46 AM

If we've started again, then I'm not 100% on the design for reasons previously stated.

IMHO flags with letter on them remind me of commercial advertising. My idea of a flag or burgee is a design that can be recognised at a distance. I'd use words of letter to advertise a company - but not a yacht club.

But clearly several think this style with letter or words is best - and someone soon will say 'OK - so do we have to get these sewn up and stocked by someone and then we all send money to xxland and await delivery etc etc'.

Please just reconsider.

My suggestion (of just basing our flag on an already commonly used code flag with a simple modification) would have been cheaper - something a lot of sailors would appreciate.

Easier to implement - meaning more flags would be flown.

Easier to recognise at a distance - my eyes would struggle with letters on a burgee beyond 100 metres.

No financial investment or risk by Cruiser Log or a supplier as no one would need to stock them.

No distribution issues - a moving crsuier is hard to deliver even a burgee to - especially when overseas.

Faster to implement we could all fly one by tomorrow morning as opposed to sometime next year.

And the bonus (for me and perhaps other traditionalists) it would leave us with a real symbolised flag and not something that looks like it is advertising something........

I repeat this one last time in the hope it helps get what I prefer, but frankly whatever the end result I'd be prepared to fly the burgee 'Cruiser Log' decides is ours.

Cheers

JOHN


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