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Old 10-05-2013, 15:32   #76
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Re: Your boat's name

There is a bit of a tradition of men namng their boat after a significant female in their lives. In my case, my wife. When we bought the boat it had the prvious owner's wife's name on it and that was unacceptible to the wife. In any case, I decided to do it a a roundabout sort of way. I applied a math rule I learned in 7th grade (probably taught in 3rd rage now). If A=B and B=C then A=C. My wife is a marine biologist and has a marine worm named after her. The Genus name of the worm is Spiraserpula and the species name is our last name. As painted on the boat there is a logo surrounding Spiraserpula that is specific to the worm named after her. So I figured that if the boat is named after the worm and the worm is named after the wife, then the boat is named after the wife. As of yet we have not seen another boat with the name. Every time I pass through a bridge I wish I had named the boat "A".
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Old 10-05-2013, 15:38   #77
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That explains your battery problems.
I changed the batteries afterward.

But I don't don't have any battery problems anymore because in the end all they wanted was to be able to keep the beer cold.
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Every time I pass through a bridge I wish I had named the boat "A".
Ha! Just wait until you have to spell it out on the VHF radio when entering a Spanish-speaking port down in the Caribbean, like I have had to do.
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But I don't don't have any battery problems anymore because in the end all they wanted was to be able to keep the beer cold.
So you didn't go for the British fix--leave the beer warm and call it the "proper temperature," and then you don't have to worry about the fridge not working.
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Old 10-05-2013, 16:10   #80
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nice, like that one! My sailboat was "Attitude Adjustment"
There is a ketch in Queensland called Lattitude Adjustment. I like the name and the boat.
Boat I have been staying on recently was the Claire M
If I was to name one it would possibly be after my daughter, Jessica Rose.
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Old 10-05-2013, 17:33   #81
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So you didn't go for the British fix--leave the beer warm and call it the "proper temperature," and then you don't have to worry about the fridge not working.
No, because we don't use Lucas over here! Sorry previous motorcycles and cars have created a special spot in my heart for the dear ol Prince of Darkness.
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Re: Your boat's name

Our first boat's name was Esprit de Mer (so named by the original owner) but when we would say the name one the VHF, people would always say, "What?". When we bought our current boat, the original owners named her Dutchess of Barbob ('Dutchess' intentionally misspelled and a compilation of her name - Barbara - and his name - Bob). My wife, Ruth, had been called Rutea by her sisters because they thought that 'Ruth' in Spanish would be Rutea. When we got to Mexico, we found out that 'Ruth' in Spanish is Ruth. But, still, it was a short, simple name - only five letters. Now when we say our name on the radio people say "What?"

Some of my favorite names are Luna Pearl and Hot Ruddered Bums.

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Old 10-05-2013, 17:55   #83
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Mine is It'ldo. The lady that owned it got it instead of an engagement ring. When her fiancÚ asked her if it was ok since she wanted a boat and he could not afford both. He picked the boat and did not get her a ring. She just said "it'll do. When I saw the name I had to have it. I needed something cheap, tough and easy to handle. It was perfect. Me and the kids love it. I could never change her name.
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I like simple boat names, specifically named after ladies or attributes.

Our boat name is Bliss. Kinda explains itself.
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Landfall.
She came with that name. It's a good thing I like it because we're the proud owners of the first Vagabond Landfall, hence the name. Can't change it. It would be wrong.
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I loved the name of the boat we bought, so there were no worries of having to change it. Reading through this thread, though, I was getting worried we had one of the "common, cheesy" sailboat names. Looked it up on the link provided, and there are only 4 "Catch the Wind"s out there! I still love her, and her name!
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say, don't get me wrong, I'm not asking fir names to steal, the exact opposite, I wanted to figure out one that's not as common.


Octopus' Garden would probably work too.
Oh youngsailor...surely you jest!
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Starship - My last name is Jefferson. Are you old enough to remember the great band?
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Questuary, (documented) and I don't care if you look up the owner, because it's not me.

Marinela, (registered with the state)...go ahead and try looking up the name of the owner of a registered boat.
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The boat I just bought came with the name Solitude. It can't stay. I thought of Tight A$$ because of her small stern, and my propensity. But I am still searching.
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