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Old 23-07-2015, 10:14   #16
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I will get flamed for this one but a local owner of several strip clubs calls his boat "Swim or Swallow"
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Old 23-07-2015, 10:16   #17
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My favorite is "LAST MISTAKE"

Wish I'd thought of that!
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Old 23-07-2015, 10:24   #18
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And why do you thing that is a good name?

Just curious because the most common boat names seem to have something to do with sex, like "Water Bed" or "Wet Dreams." So, why not just name the boat "Intercourse" because that's what you are referring to?

Again, it's not criticism. I just want to know.

Boatpoker has a pretty tricky name with Sir Osis of the River.
At Las Palmas, Grand Canaria I saw a 50' cat named Pussy Cat .... all girl crew of course.
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Old 23-07-2015, 10:39   #19
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Many years ago there was a young lady with a Amie McDonald type accent sailing around the Solent and every few minutes you could hear her on the VHF making announcements from her boat, this is Seacocks, Seacocks over!
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:00   #20
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We haven't re-named our boat yet, the old one was a bit to new-age and we didn't want to risk alien abduction and all the probing and such.
How about Dementia or Melanoma. My doctor likes the second one.
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:02   #21
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hello; my first sail boat was a 7m. luger which i named BLOW ME. it was always great fun to dead pan to the politically correct that the reference was simply a request to mother nature for fair winds and nothing more......incidently i had a dock mate who named his sail boat THE PASSING WIND. we had a lot of fun hailing each other on the vhf
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:10   #22
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Saaw one in the River Hamble called MY HALF. You guessed it - divorced guy, he got the boat she got everything else
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:13   #23
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A guy in my marina named his boat "ShipFaced".


Personally, I don't like 'sentences', like "Me and My two Buoys". My rule of thumb is "You gotta call that name on the radio". I don't want a name that makes me look like a @#$#%$. I certainly don't want one that nobody can repeat back, or understand.


If you get a lot of "This is the 'xyz' to 'the vessel that just hailed me", that's a hint the name was poorly chosen.
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:19   #24
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Not related to the spouses at all... but I think the best one I've ever heard of is:

"Unsinkable II"

Now that's just funny. I've got a friend that flies airplanes for a living. We always joke about how owning a boat is silly, you should just rent it instead. So he named his boat "Pilot Error"
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:28   #25
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One of my favorite sailboat names: "Blow Me". Doesn't work when responding to officials though. Like the bridge tender: "What was the name of your boat"?

A Bankers favorite: "First Draw", as in the first draw of a bank loan.
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Like most of us, my wife named ours. Guess she figured it would keep me out of trouble when she's not on board.
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:55   #27
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I think my favourite is 'Red Hot Granny' seen in the Solent quite often
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Old 23-07-2015, 11:59   #28
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For those of us (most) who sail with the buoyage the right way round, are there any rules on boat names at all?
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My last boat was named LEEs WAY purchased over objection. My current boat, an Island Packet 36 was mutual and much loved by all

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I am concerned that naming a boat "Blow Me" would assure someday you are caught up in a hurricane. Been thru enough high-wind situations not to want to temp the Gods.

Another local guy with a trimaran and tramps on both sides named his boat "Wet Spot", apparently reflecting the amount of spray and waves the boat took on while sailing. I am sure the ladies were impressed - NOT!
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