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Old 09-07-2010, 23:04   #46
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Great Topic!

Some very interesting stories behind the names out there, making a great read! The original name of mine was "Plain Jane", couldn't live with that so after thinking how both the boat and I are receiving a revitalization at the same time, and we are both (hopefully) in our middle years, "Second Wind" seemed very appropriate, if not very original. Cheers from Lake Superior!
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:56   #47
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My first boat, a Montego 19, was unnamed so I chose "Grace", because she was graceful. Also I would say:

A. Named after Grace darling, lighthouse keeper's daughter who became a hero saving people from a shipwreck by rowing out in her dinghy through the storm

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B. Grace O'Malley, the famous Irish pirate.

The new boat came to me already named "Quiet Passage" and that was pretty enough to keep.
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Old 10-07-2010, 04:16   #48
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When we got Roaring Girl she was called Queen of the East after a Bahamian brothel. Not us! Her first name was Hausbot, after the (German) owner's wife. So we thought long and hard.

Roaring Girl has several significances. For anyone who has read the book Moll Cutpurse,. it is the re-tellng of the story of the Roaring Girl in the eponymous Jacobean play. Both Pip and I had read and loved the book, and our tender, Bridgit, is named after Moll's lover in the book.

Some of you will know that in the British Navy of the 17th and 18th centuries there were women aboard, some of whom were there pasing as men and carrying out the full duties of sailors. One of teh most famous historians of those women has called them Roaring Girls.

So - that's what we chose. After a series of small incidents we had the full naming ceremony - and since then our only problems have been big ones!
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