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Old 25-09-2014, 14:56   #46
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It's a Kurt Hughes 43, designed weight about 8000 lbs. displacement about 17,500.
smj, what does that mean? Sounds like someone has stuck 10,000 lbs of stuff into a 43 foot cat... surely not???

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Old 25-09-2014, 14:58   #47
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smj, what does that mean? Sounds like someone has stuck 10,000 lbs of stuff into a 43 foot cat... surely not???

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http://www.multihulldesigns.com/desi...ock/43cat.html

Or maybe someone has the ability to load 10,000 lbs of gear etc. I would guess the 8,000 lb weight would be a bare bones boat.
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Old 25-09-2014, 15:43   #48
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Thinking of naming my next boat "Bob" for it's strength and simplicity.

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We have renamed every boat we have ever owned, about a dozen of them. Some of the previous names were way too ridiculous to keep. The rest just had no meaning for us.

We toyed with keeping the name on our current boat because she has had the same name for all of her 32 years, but in the end we had good reason not to so we changed it. We are not trying to change her past, but we are giving her a new future, our future.

We have never conducted a renaming ceremony. We have also never had any sort of serious negative consequence. So....does this mean all the superstitious rigamaroll can be ignored, or does it just mean our luck is about to run out? I wonder.....
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Old 25-09-2014, 16:24   #50
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We need to know your exact location at all times. Please set up one of those tracker programs ASAP. We have a right to be able to avoid being anywhere within a 50 mile circle of you. You have built up an enormous amount of BAD KARMA. That you have reaped what you have sown doesn't mean you won't be hit. The static charge must be up to gigavolts by now.


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Old 25-09-2014, 16:27   #51
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We have renamed every boat we have ever owned, about a dozen of them. Some of the previous names were way too ridiculous to keep. The rest just had no meaning for us.

We toyed with keeping the name on our current boat because she has had the same name for all of her 32 years, but in the end we had good reason not to so we changed it. We are not trying to change her past, but we are giving her a new future, our future.

We have never conducted a renaming ceremony. We have also never had any sort of serious negative consequence. So....does this mean all the superstitious rigamaroll can be ignored, or does it just mean our luck is about to run out? I wonder.....

I agree, renamed all of our boats without a ceremony and never a negative consequence.......I think:-)


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Old 25-09-2014, 16:43   #52
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So how about sailboats called "Wind" this and "Wind that"? Or boats in general called "Sea-whatever" or "Ocean- something"?

Trite as well, in your view?
Jim, the only one that makes absolutely NO sense to me is: Breaking Wind, and I see too many of those.

I make sure I never get downwind of them.
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Researching back I came across this thread which may be dead but reminded me of my boat I named Tosalapai when working in PNG. It was after a headland near Suau Is south of Milne Bay with a hole through it which the locals claimed had been blown by a fart.

Raising the game a little though, and probably directed more to oldragbaggers, is there any possible administrative downside to changing a yacht name
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That's a brilliant comic strip.

As to the silly boat renaming ceremony, it's really an unnecessary bit of superstitious nonsense and a complete waste of time as long as you remember to place a dime under the mast step and don't ever allow women aboard.

My 2 cents.
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Hey, CarquinezCoot, oops! sorry, markpierce,

We have a Canadian friend who named his boat "Bob". It's sure faster to spell "Bob" phonetically than "Insatiable II!"

Another name I liked was "Aka", Hawaiian for "reflection."

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