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Old 20-05-2012, 14:56   #16
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Oh man that would be soo awesome if I could get that slip, but I remember reading somewhere that the slip didn't exist anymore. Is that correct or was I reading baloney? The books do suck you in, the only one that i consider a clunker is the turqoise lament. I just reread the last one this past week, and I think I might tackle the freefall in crimson over memorial day.
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:03   #17
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Slip F-18 to be Rededicated - Mike's Page

John D. MacDonald Quote List -- Page 1

Thanks for reminding of some good days and tomorrow I will go find a few to settle down with this summer-with a cool pop!

Cheers mate...let us know when you christen her,with a beer.
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:10   #18
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

I like "Lemon Sky" as a boat name. "Deep Blue" is good too, JDM's titles are so appropriate as boat names. I too enjoyed all his books. Only wish I could write as well. He told a great story. I think most of us sees a little of McGee in ourselves, I know I have a friend that reminds me of Meyer! My favorite novel is Dress Her in Indigo.
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:14   #19
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

MEYER !

Wish we could all have one good friend like that.

We got the boat and the dingy named ....

Guess we will have to call the boat dog/cat ,Meyer.

Geese...now I will travel down to the local bookshop and buy up there supply.

I love this forum.

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Old 20-05-2012, 15:16   #20
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Hey thanks LoveMyWoodie for the links. Its easy to get your hands on a couple of used copies of the series. I actually have all the series on pdf so I can read on my Ipad if I dont feel like hauling a book around. Inkwell you correct, the titles of his books would make awesome boat names. I have another name in mind that came to me after I started the boat name search. No one has taken this one, well at least in the coast guard registry. It comes from another much loved series, albeit one usually associated with TV.
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:27   #21
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Woodie my dog is named meyer I have the whole series in paperback or hardback, a couple of them signed!
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:33   #22
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Well Raven...you got it all already!

Why not buy a houseboat and live on it while your sailing dingy-Electric Blue-sits on its davits ,ready to sail around the harbor with the pooch-Meyer

What kind of dog?

Is he/she your best friend and why did you call her Meyer?

sell me the link to the PDF?

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ps-look forward to meeting up with you...where are ya at?
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Old 20-05-2012, 15:39   #23
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

His name is meyer because my niece said he looked like meyers ice cream, Breyers is what she was trying to say, her fave is the cookies and cream. She was like 3 when i got him, and it sounded like meyer so I kept it. I live in NC, not too far away from most points on the coast. Hmmm I will have to remember how I got the pdf's it may not have been thru, ahem, legitmate business channels. I do know the whole set is only about 21 mbs in size. I will work on that Woodie!
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Old 20-05-2012, 18:24   #24
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Ravenking.Check out Casual.Last time I,checked I was it.Bought the boat on a day when I,was in a Casual Mood Thus the name.
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

I've always wondered if it was pronounced "mayor" or "myer"?
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I dunno for sure. I always say it as m'yer. Hmmmm, i wonder if there is a way to find out for sure.
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Crews get known and named by their boat name. Everyone is different but I wouldn't want to get known as the "Toilet Boat" guy.

How about "Busted Strait" which you hear more playing poker and has a little nautical/navigational twist.

Then you might get known as, "That straight guy." - LOL

I charter a Hunter in SFO called Gute Farht II. It's obviously German but I couldn't imagine picking that name TWICE!

I even felt a little silly making the radio check call...
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Busted Flush? I thought that was Peggie Halls boat.
If you want to get an idea of the power of hurricanes, read JDM's "Condominium"
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

A Flash of Green,one of my Favorites.As far as Myer goes I,am pretty sure there was a reference in one of the TM books as to MYER like the Rum,I,guess its time I,did some re reads.I'll pass on a True Kind of funny story,Years ago,I,was doing some Investigative work,nothing exciting just base info.Anyway in seking info<I,used one of Travis McGees lines,It Worked.Person spilled there Guts.
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Re: Naming a boat Busted Flush after the Travis McGee series

Loved all the JDM books as well. I think Busted Flush would be a good name, but many/most would not get it these days. I thought about it a couple boats ago, but couldn't do it. Too many jokes related to toilets. I did however name my son, Travis!

You may also try the Randy Wayne White series. Surprised no onw mentioned them yet. He definitely channels JDM and his protagonist is very similar to Travis McGee. I read all of them as well.

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