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Old 08-07-2010, 12:56   #31
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"La Belle Aurore" for classic movie buffs.

"Breathless", thought the bridge tenders couldn't screw this up. They still do though.

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Old 08-07-2010, 13:56   #32
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Aaza Dana is a Hindi phrase for complete freedom, spiritual and physical - and sounds a lot nicer than it's English translation, but sums up our dreams!! In Arabic (and of course, most Arabs think it;s arabic!) it means honourable pearl....


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Old 08-07-2010, 16:02   #33
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My girl is The Brass Monkey. She was previously named the Parrot, but I was heading out sailing on Christmas Eve last year (Vancouver), when the wife emphatically declined to join me, exclaiming "are you kidding? it's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey out there!" It just stuck. Besides, it's a great conversation starter and there are lots of nautical tales as to the origins of the phrase (all false) that wile away the hours while rum evaporates from the bottle.
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Old 08-07-2010, 16:16   #34
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Our boat, Special Delivery gets us there in comfort and style. Before retirement, I was a physician specializing in taking care of women with complicated and high-risk pregnancies - hence - special delivery.
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:29   #35
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First we see you on our forward horizon, later we see you on our aft horizon --- "Double Horizon".
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:33   #36
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First we see you on our forward horizon, later we see you on our aft horizon --- "Double Horizon".
Apparently you are going the wrong way. Or perhaps still beating up the first leg of the course?

Boat name? "X" Because it's short. And has at least 42 interesting meanings.
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:36   #37
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Being new to sailing and my C22 being charged with my education, I came up with La Maestra (the teacher in Spanish). I have always had an attraction to Latin America therefore the Spanish. Plus after 29 years she deserved a name!
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:46   #38
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first boat ( cal 21 ) was named impuslive, was bought without thinking logically, the new boat ( santana 2023 ) had no name so we slapped impulsive II on it because for the second time we werent thinking logically.
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Old 08-07-2010, 20:53   #39
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"Minggat" is from one of my wifes native languages. The language on the island of Java.

It means "Go Away- Don't Come back". Spoken with emphasis (anger) it means "Go to Hell".

So when you call me on the radio, just remember, it's "Go to hell, go to hell, go to hell, this is the vessel.........."
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Old 08-07-2010, 22:41   #40
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Our soon to arrive Krogen 58 will be named Xiao Xiu, after our adopted Chinese daughter. Her name means "little elegant or little beautiful". With a name like that, it was a no-brainer to name after her-she and the boat are elegant and beautiful!
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Old 09-07-2010, 00:06   #41
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‘Times Like These’ – to reflect the good times that only a boat can bring you.

Ironically, it also covers those bad days as well! J
I've sent in my application to the Real World. So I'm hoping to hear back from that....
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Old 09-07-2010, 20:13   #42
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Boat Names

Boat names are tricky, yet fun. I polled my wife and kids. She wanted "Between the Sheets" which I really liked (you've got to love her attitude!!!) but it had been done before. Kids wanted "Seas the Day" and "Red Letter Day" (a day of great significance), all of which were great. But in the end, we settled on "Bula Bro" we have traveled to Fiji many times in the last ten years and Bula is a friendly Fijian greeting. Just seemed to fit our way of life and it was unique.
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Old 09-07-2010, 20:22   #43
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My Father named the boat when put on the spot while filling out the loan info in 1984. They needed a name and she became High Flight. He was Air Force in Viet Nam and High Flight is a poem that became a bit of a mantra for pilots through the years. Growing up the 'rents did a much lamer job naming boats. Dulcinea and Songbird preceded High Flight.

High Flight
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.

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No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941
... and all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by...
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Old 09-07-2010, 20:36   #44
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GWmort- and you could name the dinghy "Paradox"
or isotope...

ain't what ya do, it's the way that ya do it...
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or isotope...
I figure I'll need something to use as a plank so I can name it Maxwell.

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