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Old 29-11-2012, 01:31   #61
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Re: Boat names, and the side which you sit.

Try communicating "First Impressions" over the radio a hundred times...it will give you an appreciation for a simple name.
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Old 29-11-2012, 02:39   #62
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Re: Boat names, and the side which you sit.

I named my first boat “Somnii Australis” which is loosely translated in Latin for “Southern Dream”.

This came about due to the original name I wanted... “Carpe Diem”. Which everybody knows is Latin for “Seize The Day”. But do you know how many boats out there are named that? Well, too many for my liking. So “Somnii Australis” it was.

My second boat (the one I just had) continued the Latin theme. This time it was named “Malleus”. This is Latin for “Hammer”, which is my nickname. This time I named my tender. It was called “Lil’ Malleus” (or Little Hammer).

My next boat will be a cat (my first) nand I’m departing from my Latin theme. I’ve pretty much picked a name already, but like a baby, sometimes, you just got to look at them before finally deciding.

One name that I’ve seen on a boat here in Pittwater (Sydney Australia) that I really, really like but would never name my own boat that is… “Liquid Motion”. I really like the sound of it and it’s reference to water – even with pun intended.
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Old 29-11-2012, 11:51   #63
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First boat was "Reset"; I'd sail every day after work and unwind.
Second boat had a few names i was toying around with. "Reset II", "Reset Again", "Pole Dancer". My sailing buddy named his boat in a traditioanl japanese style. After he explained what it meant, I also named my boat with a traditional Japanese name.
"Tobi Maru". Some non-military japanese vessels had a suffix of "Maru", a defensive barrier or protection. I named mine "Tobi Maru" that rougly translates to "pretected by Ospreys"
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Old 29-11-2012, 12:09   #64
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Mine is Sanctioned Mistress. I love the name, and luckily have a large transom on which to display it. Even with that, the letters are on the smallish side, and I was naive enough to chose a script font. Hard to read an identify from far away. However, in some cases (especially after reading the harassment by certain authorities thread) that could be a good thing... Luckily in Alaska, the USCG is mostly concerned with safety equipment and sometimes fishing.
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My second boat (the one I just had) continued the Latin theme. This time it was named “Malleus”. This is Latin for “Hammer”, which is my nickname. This time I named my tender. It was called “Lil’ Malleus” (or Little Hammer).

My next boat will be a cat (my first) nand I’m departing from my Latin theme.

This will save you some dough, esp on a cat where you put the name really large on both hulls: BFH! with an apropriate graphic of a big malleus.
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Old 06-12-2012, 20:05   #66
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Our first boat was called Allyby; we created that with the first 4 letters of her first name and the first two letters of my first name. This one is called Demani which is a combination of our 3 grandchildren’s names. Luckily we only have one daughter and
they are not planning any more children or we would be in trouble if there was a 4th.
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Old 06-12-2012, 20:32   #67
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We renamed ours ROXY after the Mom-In-Law who helped make it possible. I prefer a short easily understood & remembered name. Easy to say and hear over the radio is important. BTW, you pay by the letter for the graphics.
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We inherited our boat name from the previous owner who had inherited it from the original owner. It's not a name we would have chosen in a million years, but PO made a compelling argument for keeping it. The name has grown on us over the years. If I were to name a boat from scratch, I would name it after my wife.
I've been reading this because we are buying a boat that has had the same name for the two previous owners and just wondering about a rename or keeping it. I gotta say I think that naming a boat "After My Wife" would be a great name!
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Whether or not you agree with the way the Bumfuzzles did things, the ol' boy gets it in regards boat names:

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My boat I got new and named Frimi. (say it slowly)

My caribbean boat I bought used, her name was Badger, apparently sailed from Wisconsin to Antigua.

I don't change boat names, so far.
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I haven't formally named mine yet. I was going to go with Second Chance, but that is one of those over-used names out there. Almost as bad as Second Wind, which is what the PO named her.

Now, I'm thinking of going with something more original, and personal.
I finally found the name that I liked, and it wasn't overused! I was able to buy the URL for it too!

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Pat and Ali did get a great name, and they were able to use it for all their travels and branding. They even got Bumfuzzle tattoos.

Maybe my name, Travelnik, isn't as catchy, but it is still more original than most, and my wife and I can use it in our other trips and adventures as well as for the boat.

Being known as "The Travelniks" wouldn't be that bad!

Good branding, and easy to remember.

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I call my boats all kindsa names....
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I call my boats all kindsa names....
you shouldn't use that language to ladies.
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Our Colvin was Wawona, because we bilt her on the same spot the original Scooner Wawona was bilt ! and she was a scooner! our new to us boat is going to stay the same as she as always been "Thunder". It seems a good name for a sturdy old girl !!
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There's a Bumfuzzle tatoo?
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