Originally Posted by s/v Jedi
Pretty sure we are the only boat that regularly hear others on the VHF
saying "may the force be with you" as we sail by
Lizzy Belle was named Blue Bell when I bought her and according to the paperwork, this name was picked by the first owner some 40 yrs ago.
Blue probably came from the hull
color, which was originally "aqua blue on LSD" which may have been cool in the '70's
Later she was pained in a dark blue, but they did a crappy job. She's currently all shades of blue, which made me consider "Kind of Blue" as a same for a while.
But I've decided to redo the hull
and she'll be off-white with only blue striping.
So - why Lizzy Belle?
Adding the 'e' to Bell was kind of obvious, as her crew is female.
Lizzy was less obvious and the result of too much alcohol and bad jokes ...
Since it still says "Blue Bell" on the stern, and some of the guys were making jokes about me having trouble getting on the boat when under the influence, they were calling her/us "Dizzy Bell".
Anyway, somehow I turned Dizzy Bell into Lizzy Belle and that name stuck - I remembered it the next day and kinda liked the sound of it. So Blue Bell became Lizzy Belle
Since boat people tend to call the crew by the boats name, being called "Lizzy" Or "Belle" etc. works for me
The fact that you tend to get called by your boats name did play a part when trying to think of a new name for her. Just like spelling the name on the VHF has to be doable.