What the s/v stands for in front of so many boat names.
I confess to having been reading the boat name threads a bit compulsively because our little hole in the water
is a Cal 28
and has been called the Cal 'o Mine.
Which, while somewhat cute and somewhat clever, makes me ITCH... I can't get past Calamine lotion... and Himself wants to put his own personal stamp on her so we will be rechristening her... She came to us in such neglected shape as the Cal 'o Mine
we think she deserves to have a fresh name to go with her fresh circumstances.
Initially Himself wanted '4 play
', then we considered 'Papa's Pet
'. A lot of others shifted briefly into mind and passed thru so fast I can't remember them.. although we did have a few discussion about how many wenches/winches any one man could handle... Our youngest was proposing Sea Wench
was deemed too suggestive. Papa's Pet
was too long and obscure when spoken. Sea Wench
was too common.
Finally we seem to have landed on tsunami
, which has some back story for us and seems to fit our little hole in the water... she has been raced hard and sailed a lot and somehow seems like a force of nature in and of herself when under sail... when we finally got her out and going she just leapt under hand as the wind
came to her. Himself was astounded at how alive she felt. While there are some who might be wary of the rough weather
connection, that doesn't bother us. 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?