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#1 Tina

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:44 PM

In relation to a recent thread on the flag etiquette I've now learned how important flags on the Irish Inland Waterways are. Here is a summary of the main rules.


Rule No. 1
You need only one flag to make new friends, e.g. when you cannot get a place at a crowded port or jetty. Hoist up the Gin Pennant and you will soon get waves and shouts from moored boats to come alongside.

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Exception: If you are member of the RNVR Yacht Club you can use the following flag instead.

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Rule No. 2
If you you don't want to make new friends while you are blocking the last free mooring spaces before and behind your vessel awaiting your later arriving pals you need the second important flag. Hoist up the "L" Flag (quarantine) and the space is reserved.

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Rule No. 3
When a vessel pass you with to much speed you need the White Cross Flag for waving

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or alternatively the Chequered Flag

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Rule No. 4
There are no real other rules but keep your stern tidy! It is a good manner not to fly a flag of a foreign state, heritage, rugby team, pirate, gag, or otherwise except for the vesselís national flag from the stern of your vessel.

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#2 BGW

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:25 PM

:funnypost :rolf :rolf :rolf

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#3 OceanFroggie

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:29 PM

:rolf very good Tina :)

#4 TREMLETT 15

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:48 PM

Tina," keep the flag flying "

good one :clap

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:20 PM

.and if you are at a hen party in Carrik on Shannon you can fly the one here
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#6 kindredspirit

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 05:29 PM

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Very good, Tina.

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