Burgee arrived

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Burgee arrived

Postby Daveanmucker » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:38 am

Ayup, the burgee has arrived and a cracker it is , looks very good quality like it will last forever.

Soon be spring.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby spuddy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 3:41 pm

And my two. Lost track of oncosts....what's the extra, Nick ? Dunno if the wind blows strong enough to get one flying down here.

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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby ash » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:57 pm

Yup, mine arrived this morning too. It looks to be an excellent piece of kit, seems a shame to hide it up at the spreader.

My difficulty now is - when do I fly it?

At the moment I only have the Vega burgee, and I fly it 24/7 - in fact it's flying ( I hope ) now. I think that I would normally have taken it down for the winter, but it certainly stays up all season. IIRC the first one lasted two years, and I'm currently on my second. A much simpler construction and only £12 inc all the extras.

I think that I will want to look after this one better so will prob only fly it when we're aboard but I'll need to make the hoist system a bit slicker.

I have a hoist for a masthead burgee, but don't have a stick and anyway I think I prefer it under the port spreader.

What do others do with their burgees, and what do they intend doing with this one.

Ash

PS - Nick - Remember to let us know what the final damage is per burgee - I'm sure that we'll all stump up the extra ( even though it's likely to make our eyes water!)
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Booby Trapper » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:18 pm

Mine too, well done nick colours are great. :D

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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby aquaplane » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:27 pm

Hey I'm dead impressed, it's heavy duty stuff and should last ages. It's quite big and stiff too, I bet Erica will like it when she gets hold of it.

When you get chance to work out what the final damage is let us know.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby sahona » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:21 pm

Also arrived here, so firm it won't need any wind. Will have to make sure it can't clatter against anything...
It'll join Troon Cruising Club and Alicante Marina ('cos they give them away!) on the port spreader.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby FullCircle » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:30 pm

Mine too. Very well packed I must say, with the Bluemoment calling card fluttering out on ripping it open.

Super quality, very good.

Now, stupid question, but should this be superior to my TOP one? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted:

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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:38 pm

Mines too, well done Nick you definatly know quality when you see it.
Was it Aquaplane who asked about where to fly it? took the words out of my index finger, but I see the instructions on its label says where to fly it, "Fly the best above the rest". :lol: :lol:
Honestly though where should it be flown considering I fly a Saltire under the sb spreaser? is that the correct position for the Saltire.
Let me know the balance Nick.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Rowana » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:29 pm

I was waiting for the final damage before sending off my cheque.

Nick, send me a PM with your snail-mail address and I'll get said cheque off in't post.

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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby DaveS » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:18 pm

Got mine this afternoon. :) Let's know what else is owed, Nick.

Hmm, where to fly it? Lots of scope for arguments there...
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby jim.r » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:20 am

Mine too .. Nick where do I pay ra extra?

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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Nick » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:34 am

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Total looks like being around £15, but although Prestige say our card was debited at the end of last week it is still not showing on our statement, so I don't have an exact figure as I don't know what exchange rate will be applied.

Once I do have I will post here and put a PayPal donation button on the site somewhere. (Cheques cost 60p each now and take a week to clear!)
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Macwester28 » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:12 am

We now need a competition of the furtherest flung flying of the Blue Moment Burgee.

Mine will be flown within 2 weeks in Brittany, and if i remember to take the camera a picture posted :)

Very good quality flag, many thanks.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Gordonmc » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:34 pm

Yup. Mine arrived this morning and it is now flying proudly... on my office wall.
I should get a pic of it on the spreader guy next weekend once the icy blast foerecast for tomorrow blows itself out.
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Re: Burgee arrived

Postby Ghillie » Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:34 pm

Mine too, PDB or Gallus as they once used to say.
Thanks very much for your efforts Nick.


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