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Old 10-09-2014, 17:59   #76
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Why does everyone want a boat name with pun? Always something to do with wind or water. I could stand never seeing another Serenity, Second Wind, or Seas the Day, Summer Wind, or Aquaholic. Or anything like it. Just pick something that means something to you that you want to be known by.
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Old 15-09-2014, 08:17   #77
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I sure as heck didn't name mine after anything having to do with work.


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Old 09-10-2014, 13:52   #78
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Old 11-10-2014, 07:03   #80
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So . . . has the boat been named yet?

OP please let us know.
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Old 17-10-2014, 07:11   #81
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Well, we've decided on a new name and begun the documentation process with the Coast Guard but have not yet actually changed he name on the transom. It's looking like it may be a while since the boat is currently sitting in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Bahamas and we're back in Texas.

Unfortunately the name appears to actually be painted on while the hailing port is the typical vinyl, so physically changing the name may be a little more involved than I was hoping. Suggestions for the simplest way to remove the old painted name and replace would be appreciated. I know a bit of heat and a plastic scraper will probably take care of the vinyl.

I was planning to share the name here but I've since heard that to use the new name before renaming ceremony, confuses and angers Neptune since a vessel should have only one name. Since we still have to get her around Florida and across the Gulf to Texas this Jan...I'm hesitant to offend him in any way.
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Old 17-10-2014, 08:30   #82
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Heat gun for the vinyl, it will peel off, don't scrape it.
I've heard oven cleaner for the paint, but haven't tried that myself. I'd be leery of real paint stripper though.
Might be darker Gel coat under the letters, don't have a clue what if anything can be done about that. I'm stripping mine when she is out this winter for a bottom job

Wonder what On and Off would do to paint?
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Old 17-10-2014, 09:05   #83
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On my very first boat, since it was purchased as one's first learning vehicle, I did the simplest solution for a name change. As the old name and the prior old name were painted on and I did not have the faintest idea of how to take them off w/o damaging the gelcoat I, under the advice of a boatbuilder friend of mine, bought couple of cans of plastic lawn furniture paint in Walmart in same (or close enough) light beige color as was my stern, mask taped all the hardware and beyond corners and just blasted that stern with it. Seven years and 2 name changes later my stern paint job was still holding up well. I am still amazed that it worked so well being a cheap $4-$5 a can paint. And I didn't even prep the stern other than wiping it a few times with 91% alcohol prior to painting.
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Old 17-10-2014, 22:07   #84
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Ping would be topical.
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Old 20-10-2014, 13:44   #85
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Wonder what On and Off would do to paint?
I've used "On & Off" on my name-painted transom for many years where I'm gunkholing in southern swamp waters that stain with tannic acid. I haven't seen any damage to my paint.
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Unfortunately the name appears to actually be painted on while the hailing port is the typical vinyl, so physically changing the name may be a little more involved than I was hoping. Suggestions for the simplest way to remove the old painted name and replace would be appreciated. I know a bit of heat and a plastic scraper will probably take care of the vinyl.

I was planning to share the name here but I've since heard that to use the new name before renaming ceremony, confuses and angers Neptune since a vessel should have only one name. Since we still have to get her around Florida and across the Gulf to Texas this Jan...I'm hesitant to offend him in any way.
There was a young lady here a couple years back that shared her adventure removing a name from the transom. I am sure the thread will be hard to find but bottom line was - methodical, labor intensive, painstaiking, detailed, mechancial removal of the name and repainting the whole trasnom. She did a great job.

If you "are" superstitious about Neptune, talking about the new name is not a problem. Marking the new name on the boat while the old name is also on the boat, paperwork is what confuses him and his rolls of the vessesls of the sea.

It is also reported that just painting over the old name doesn't do it for Neptune - you have to remove it. He may have paint penetrating goggles or something like that - LOL...
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We named our boat using the first two letters of each of our grandkid's first names. In reverse order of age it is Sedoza Sakona.

One other point to factor in. Is the name intelligible over the radio?

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Anymore then three of four syllables, you are asking for trouble.
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Yes, I have to agree^^^^^

Best boat names: Bob, Aka, well you get the idea. Before you could phonetically spell Sedoza Sakona (sorry if I didn't remember it right), you might be sinking--and Insatiable II is just as bad.

IMHO, boat names should be very easy to render phonetically in a short period of time by a frightened person over the radio, or 'phone.

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