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Old 12-09-2009, 11:26   #16
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What the s/v stands for in front of so many boat names.

I think we may have landed on it... but the whole s/v tsunami puzzles me and googling it didn't turn up an explanation. I haven't noticed it on transoms so I am guessing it may only go on paperwork?
S/V is simply shorthand for Sailing Vessel. M/V is shorthand for motor vessel. You'll find it on paperwork for easy identification of boat type. You don't see it on transoms, well - because it's pretty self explanatory! lol You already know the type of vessel you're looking at!
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:34   #17
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well DOH!

ok, that makes perfect sense, I knew someone would be able to tell me in a nanosecond!

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Old 12-09-2009, 13:48   #18
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My wife and I had all kinds of cute names thought up (Thymes with Rock). But in the end decided it made much better sense to have something easy to say etc. We decided it was better to be "boring" than to get confusion and trouble getting the name clear to others. So "D&D" was born and at the bar people can spend as much time as they like guessing to what it stands for. But we do like to read all the cute names on boats (saw a Shipfaced the other day, bet that gets messed up on the radio).
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(Thymes with Rock). .
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Old 22-09-2009, 22:52   #21
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ok, I get s/v for sailing and m/v for motor. what is f/v for?

seen here
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f/v .... perhaps "Floating Vessel", like a barge? Just a guess, so I'm probably wrong!

Edit: Yep, wrong. fv=fishing vessel as, talus pointed out.
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f/v = fishing vessel (usually commercial fishing v/l)
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s/v

I'm really new to sailing but I read somewhere it stands for sailing vessel.
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heh... just so long as it doesn't stand for *sinking vessel*
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Also... watch out for inferences

.....I named my 30 footer "Looking Glass".... I often had people wanting to know how long I worked in the Strategic Air Command.... (at least I found out who the other spooks were in the anchorage!)
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Not only will they call you by your boat name, there is a good chance that is all they will know you by. Worth keeping in mind before you pick a silly name.
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now that's pretty funny... I didn't know that was a custom, but it makes sense.. dog people refer to owners by the dogs name and horse folks do the same ; -)

It won't be the first time I get called *tsunami*, not by a long shot... that's one of the reasons Himself decided on that as her name. Be pretty funny hearing him called that though!
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A Couple of our previous boats we have called Circe

Circe was a Greek enchantress who occaisionally turned men into swine.

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