Discussion in 'Announcements & FAQs' started by CSR_Admin, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Everybody has been asking for them so I have started doing some legwork to find them. I ran across a company with a very nice employee that offered to design one for us. Below is what he has coime up with. Anybody have any input on it? It will be an all sewn burgee readable from both sides. So it will not be an el'cheapo version. Feedback please....

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    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Will there be different colors available? :smt017
  3. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    No, a club burgee typically only comes one way. Believe me, I am open to suggestions. Please bring on the input or ideas. You guys and gals will be the ones putting this on your boats so you all should have the say on the design. I don't have time to design on which is why I jumped on this guy's offer to design one. From what I know about burgees they all look kind of goofy :grin: Seems like the goofier ones are more memorable and distinctive. The one pictured above did not jump out at me, but after staring at it for a while it too is distinctive and noticable. Perhaps the burgee guy knows what he is doing :huh:
  4. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    Another thing to consider is a burgee should be noticeable from a distance with just a glance. If there is too much detail it goes unnoticed and looks cluttered. That is why having small details, like the CSR domain on the flag is a burgee no-no :smt018 Anybody who knows what the burgee looks like should be able to notice it easily from a distance.
  5. H2ONUT

    H2ONUT Active Member

    Nov 26, 2006
    Shelton, CT
    2000 215EC
    5.0 EFI Mercruiser Alpha
    CSR in black and the flag in a gold color?
    No border like posted above IMO.
  6. Sea Ray 300

    Sea Ray 300 Senior Sea Ray Enthusiast

    Oct 12, 2006
    Scituate, MA
    2005 300 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0 liter with Bravo III drives.
    This might help in giving people ideas:

    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) - Cite This Source
    bur·gee /ˈbɜrdʒi, bɜrˈdʒi/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[bur-jee, bur-jee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
    –noun a triangular flag or one having a shallow, angular indentation in the fly, forming two tails, used as an identification flag, esp. by yachts.


    [Origin: 1840–50; perh. shortening of *burgee's flag, by reanalysis of *burgess flag, burgess translating F bourgeois in sense “owner†(of a ship)]
    Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
    Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
    American Heritage Dictionary - Cite This Source bur·gee (bər-jē', bûr'jē) Pronunciation Key
    n. A small distinguishing flag displayed by a yacht.

    [Perhaps from French dialectal bourgeais, shipowner, from Old French burgeis, citizen, from bourg, bourg; see bourg.]
  7. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    I think the above flag design is fine. We should decide on colors and then go for it.

    Maybe if we could see three color combos, and then vote.....done by the end of the week....

    Personnaly, I would prefer "Nautical" colors....
  8. BruZerII

    BruZerII New Member

    Oct 17, 2006
    Elyria, Ohio
    1986 300 WE
    Twin 260 Mercruisers
    Whoever designed that burgee must be a flippin steelers fan :smt013 :smt013 :smt014
  9. haha steelers fan......... Gold and Black!! But I guess I'm bias because it would match my boat! :grin:
  10. CJ Martin

    CJ Martin Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    Great Mills, MD
    2002 320DA
    350MAG Horizons / V-drives
    I'm partial to Navy Blue and Gold, but that's just cause I'm a (former) squid. :grin:

    Seriously, whatever the group decides is fine with me. Any chance we would have these by July?

  11. osd9

    osd9 New Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    2003 410DA
    Caterpillar 3126-TA w/ ZF 80-IV
    Navy and Gold gets my vote....very nautical... :thumbsup:
  12. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Anchors aweigh my boys, anchor's aweigh....Blue and gold for this ex-anchor-clanker as well....although it may clash with the black canvas! :cool:
  13. AndersonAcres

    AndersonAcres Member

    Oct 30, 2006
    I like the blue/gold idea, also blue/white would get my vote.

    Maybe the CSR part could be in reflective cloth.
  14. gredmer

    gredmer New Member

    Feb 13, 2007
    Perry Hall, MD
    Ravens fan, purple and black. :smt001
  15. chuck1

    chuck1 Super Moderator TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    North GA Mountains
    Looking For Next One
    Looking For Next One
    Navy and Gold or Navy and White works for me.
  16. 'Bright Ayes'

    'Bright Ayes' New Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Bay Shore, New York
    I'm partial to Black background, white reflective threaded letters and gold trim but a Navy and gold trim sounds fine to me too. Still would like the white reflective threading for the lettering.
    Just my $.02

  17. xravenx

    xravenx Member

    Oct 5, 2006
    Baltimore, Md.
    370 Sundancer 1995
    8.1s (2013) w/ V drives
    Now your talkin'...... :smt038
  18. Half Off

    Half Off Member

    Jan 25, 2007
    Dubuque, IA
    280 Sundancer 2004
    4.3 Apha 1's
    I'm voting for the Black and Gold.
  19. jrirvine1

    jrirvine1 Member

    Dec 3, 2006
    Chester, MD
    2005 420 da
    Cummins 480 CE's (Rocket Sled)
    Black and gold sounds very handsome.

    Also, I guess we need a one size fits all to keep this as simple as possible. Yacht club general rules, from Chapman’s, state that the power boat burgee should be five-eights of an inch on the fly for every foot of overall boat length. I can only guess they came up with this so it looks proportionally correct. Considering all the different size boats we have, I wonder how big this should be. :smt017

    STIHLBOLTS New Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Panama City Beach Fl/ South Ga
    2004 - 220 Sundeck
    5.0L w/Bravo 3 Drive
    Maybe there should be two basic sizes.

    A moderate size for Sport Boat guys.

    A Large size for Big Boat guys.


    (_______) :smt043

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