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nats posted 06-13-2012 09:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for nats   Send Email to nats  
I have a 170 Montauk, and want to show the Stars & Stripes from my whaler. I am wondering if any one had any good ideas or pictures. {I realy dont wnat to drill into the boat.
L H G posted 06-13-2012 09:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for L H G    
I have a classic Montauk, and I decided I did not like the usual flag detail of being clipped on to the stern light pole. In addition, I believe a flag has to be flown from a varnished teak flag pole!

My solution works very well, and looks classy. It will also work on a newer 170, or any larger Montauk with side rails.

The flag and pole, to be properly sized according to marine flag etiquette for a 17- Montauk, should utilize a 16" x 24" US flag (the sewn ones are much better than the printed ones), and a 36" teak pole. the pole can be oiled or varnished.

It should be flown on the opposte side from your stern light. Purchase a rail mount rod holder (I use a top of the line chrome on brass Perko - but there are less expnsive SS ones you can buy) which is installed low on the rear vertical stantion of the side rail. Angle the rod holder back "one tooth". Drop the flag pole in it, and you have a no-drill solution that looks first class.

Dave Sutton posted 06-13-2012 09:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
LHG has it right. And there is only one "proper" place for the national ensign to be displayed when afloat: Flown from a staff on or near to the transom. This is one place where the old standard "flown from the highest spot" does not apply.



hc803 posted 06-19-2012 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for hc803  Send Email to hc803     
i've got a small flag (12"x18") clipped on the top of my 8' antenna on my montauk. looks good to me. not sure what your setup is, though.
jimh posted 06-21-2012 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Please remove that flag from your radio antenna.
jimh posted 06-21-2012 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Some good flag placements: 5_JWH_0571_EarlyMorningFog.jpg 19-flagMercury711x503.jpeg coolMorningHayBay0198.jpg

gusgus posted 06-22-2012 03:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for gusgus  Send Email to gusgus     
Flag etiquette is an art, or maybe good manners, but maybe it is all lost on me. Because flying her even badly beats not flying her at all.

I love my stars and stripes and fly them on my home 40' flagpole, on my vehicle windows and on each motorcycle I own, along side the POW/MIA flag on my bikes. My Outrage will have a sweet flag at the Bow rail. I don't want it in my fishing zone, but want it proudly displayed.

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