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Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:03 pm

Going to ask my wife's aunt to make me a decent Saltire.
What size would be ideal for a 30ft? boat and what material should I advice her to buy for it? she is in London so will let her get the material.
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Re: Saltire

Postby damo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:51 am

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Going to ask my wife's aunt to make me a decent Saltire.
What size would be ideal for a 30ft? boat and what material should I advice her to buy for it? she is in London so will let her get the material.
TIA, C_W


At the risk of some Old Salt ire, I would suggest no bigger than a regular small courtesy flag, since obviously you wouldn't be flying it from anwhere other than the spreaders would you?

[rant]And at the risk of further opprobrium being sent in my direction, I find it very irritating when Welsh boats visit this side of the BC, flying enormous Welsh discourtesy flags. Especially as I would get abuse if I sailed into Cardiff flying an English flag in the same position [/rant]
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Re: Saltire

Postby marisca » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:45 am

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:Going to ask my wife's aunt to make me a decent Saltire.
What size would be ideal for a 30ft? boat and what material should I advice her to buy for it? she is in London so will let her get the material.
TIA, C_W


Depends where you intend to wear it. Wrapped round your shoulders as our gallant boys suffer yet another fitba defeat should have a fly of ~1.5m; flying from an ensign staff at the stern, about 1"/foot of boat; from the backstay while sailing up the Bristol Channel, I'd go for the biggest you can get, the natives seem quite susceptible to being wound up. Just make sure your aunt-in-law uses the right colour of blue!

Me, I prefer the rather classy :
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Re: Saltire

Postby Daveanmucker » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:03 pm

Be careful chaps, I played the devils advocate some time ago on the subject of flag etiquette and ended up with a bollocking all round even from t' management.

Think it was a class thing. :lol:
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Re: Saltire

Postby damo » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:24 pm


Depends where you intend to wear it. Wrapped round your shoulders as our gallant boys suffer yet another fitba defeat should have a fly of ~1.5m; flying from an ensign staff at the stern, about 1"/foot of boat; from the backstay while sailing up the Bristol Channel, I'd go for the biggest you can get, the natives seem quite susceptible to being wound up. Just make sure your aunt-in-law uses the right colour of blue!



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Re: Saltire

Postby sahona » Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:54 pm

Have a look to see what it's going to thrash itself to shreds on then make it just a hair smaller.
If it trails in the water in a kind of elegant old-fashioned way, that's OK.
Marisca's right about the colour, you don't want to be 'stopped in the water' do you.
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Re: Saltire

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:21 pm

What a great source of inspiration you are guys :)
It will be flown from just under the sb spreader as is my current one which I bought when in Campbeltown last year as I felt out of place without one, it just seems a bit on the small side, at a guess aprox 20" x 14".
Incidently should it be Royal blue or mid blue?
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Re: Saltire

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Re: Saltire

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:10 pm

Would it be safe enough to summerise it as been Sky Blue then?
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Re: Saltire

Postby Nick » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:19 pm

(Opinion Polls show that the English overwhelmingly support Scottish independence)

Oft quoted Hardy, but can you give us a link to a RECENT poll that actually shows this?
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Re: hardie, my sassenach friend ,

Postby little boy blue » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:39 pm

hardy wrote:....... (Opinion Polls show that the English overwhelmingly support Scottish independence).


if you are serious about it why don`t a couple of million of you move up here ( temporarily of course ) in time for the referendum ?
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the bm pipe band playing " will ye no come back again ".

( seems to be impossible to get these annoying people to line up properly - must be pissed - as usual ( the band - not me - yet :D ) :)

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Re: hardie, my sassenach friend ,

Postby ash » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:20 pm

little boy blue wrote:
( seems to be impossible to get these annoying people to line up properly - must be pissed - as usual ( the band - not me - yet :D ) :)



...... :bangingon ... :bangingon ... :bangingon
....... :pipes .... :pipes ..... :pipes
....... :pipes .... :pipes ..... :pipes
................... :saltire

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Re: hardie, my sassenach friend ,

Postby little boy blue » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:46 am

ash wrote:...... :bangingon ... :bangingon ... :bangingon
....... :pipes .... :pipes ..... :pipes
....... :pipes .... :pipes ..... :pipes
................... :saltire


pure genius :tiphat:

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Re: Saltire

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:55 pm

hardy wrote:(Opinion Polls show that the English overwhelmingly support Scottish independence).


Yes, but only once the English Oil and Gas that is (inconveniently) positioned off Scotland runs out. :lol:

Incidently, since James I hasn't England always been ruled by a Scots king and his decendants? Surely England is therefore a province of Scotland???

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Re: Saltire

Postby DaveS » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:43 pm

That poll is 2.5 years old.

The 68% figure quoted actually refers to the proportion of English people polled who would like to see the establishment of an English parliament. If true and representative (and without any details of numbers polled etc. it's hard to tell) then that is surely encouraging. I've thought for a number of years now that one of the underlying reasons for English resentment of and racist bile about the Scots is that, now uniquely in the UK, England has no parliament in which to democratically debate its domestic affairs.

There is also quoted the prediction, current at the time, that the return of an SNP Scottish Government would immediately cause a constitutional crisis. Well, we've had one for a couple of years now, and we still await the constitutional crisis...
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