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Old 29-08-2006, 15:04   #1
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Did You Name Your Dinghy?

Just wondering, I don't want to name it something that ties it to Island Girl as it makes it too easy for someone to tell when you aren't at your boat and which boat you aren't at.

Just wondering if you guys named yours or said screw it?
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Old 29-08-2006, 15:25   #2
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Makai and tender Mauka

We named our dinghy a different name than the boat Makai. A couple of reasons. 1) Crooks wouldn't know when we are off the boat. 2) less confusion on the radio. Instead of Makai to Makai mobile it is easier to call Makai to Mauka 3) When one of use off the boat we use mauka as the call as it is less confusing to others we are calling and who ever is sitting of the boat thinking the call is for them. 4) It is cool
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Old 29-08-2006, 16:06   #3
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Yes, we did name our dinghy, and yes it is releated to the "mother ship's" name, but only in a very obscure way.

Out mainvessel is SV Fetchin' Ketch. Besides being a good looking boat, the third in command is our Portugese Water Dog, Jibe. Portugese Water Dogs are sometime refered to as PWD's or simply as "porties" So the tender to Fetchin' Ketch is the dinghy Porty.

Just to carry things along a bit the dinghy Porty is a Portland Pudgy design.

Way more information that anyone needed to know....
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The Consulting Engineer who originally bought “Southbound” named his dinghy “South Specific”.
We didn’t carry on the tradition. The dink was “Southbound 2", when mobile to base (vhf).
We've seen some great dink names:
"Knotso" - T/T "Crazy Lady"
"Reprisal" - T/T "Sweet Revenge"
"PM Delight" - T/T "Dawn Flight"
et al ...
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Old 29-08-2006, 18:24   #5
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I agree with Capt. Scott. Why make it any easier than necessary for crooks to get your dinghy and outboard? We not only didn't name our dinghy, but I am trying to make the outboard as unattractive as possible to dissuade would-be robbers. Considering the outboard is 14 years old, that should be easy.
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Old 29-08-2006, 18:29   #6
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LOL, yea my outboard couldn't look more unappealing to a would-be theif, it's an old yami 2hp, the stylin kind that flips aroundwhen you want to go in reverse, however the price was right... free.
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Our dinghy's name doesn't relate to Sunspot Baby. Well it did on a previous dinghy - named "Amex" (She took off with my American Express).

However, on the other side of the coin - a couple of years ago in the Exumas, a cruising family had a go-fast dinghy. The son was not supposed to take it out at night, and not supposed to drink, but guess what. Apparently he had a lot to drink, was going very fast, and hit someone's anchor chain in the dark. Another boat found him unconscious in the bottom of the dinghy. In short order they had identified his family, because the dinghy had the mother ship's name on it.

After emergency medical treatment and trips to Nassau and Florida for additional medical and dental work, the family was on their way again.

Just something else to consider.

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A little Lyte Humour...

We named our boat HyLyte in honor of our daughter, whom we have called "Hy" since she was a little girl (and has always been the "highlight" of our family). When we got a new dinghy with a very large outboard--the girls would take it saying they'd be "back in a flash". Accordingly, the dinghy shortly became known as "FlashLyte". Later, a new SUV, to be used on the street, shortly became known as Street... Well, you get the idea. At this point we've got more Lyte's around here than I know what to do with!

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Old 30-08-2006, 13:24   #9
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For the first time in my life I've justv bought a brand new tender & outboard!!!

We scored a yellow 11 ft Caribe Light & 15 hp Yamaha Enduro.

I believe a Go Fast dinghy opens-up a whole new angle of exploring the lagoons & bays we anchor in.

Anyway ... Caribe will add lazer-cut letters to name any new dink you order from them - and we've christened ours... drum roll please....

"LOVE ME TENDER"

Now - does anyone know if Elvis was a sailor?

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Here are some -- can you figure out the relationship?

Boat: Greyhawk; Dinghy: Brancher
Boat: Diapensia; Dinghy: Sandwort

and finally:

Boat: Galaxy; Dinghy: Star Gal
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Name the dink "Insulla Puella". That way you will only be robbed in court.
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We have just aquired a Dinghy. Since our boat is named "Fancy Free" the dinghy is to be "Footloose"
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We recently got a new dinghy, it's a porta-bote so we named it Origami.
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Our neighbours dingy is Blimp. His boat is Zeplyn.
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I did name a dinghy with the boat's name once. Then sold the boat and kept the dinghy.........eventually painted the name over. Never named any since.

It does however seem a "family tradition" to paint white stripes over inflatables as some sort of Anti-Theft device / to help tell them apart from others.......
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