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Old 23-07-2015, 15:48   #46
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I rather liked the boat "Future Reef II"
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One of the most appropriate names I have come across was "Fleeting Funds"
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Old 23-07-2015, 16:15   #48
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My Uncle Tim keeps his boat, sv Indecent in Norfolk. So you can name your boat something Indecent and have it coast guard documented. Check the database.
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Old 23-07-2015, 16:30   #49
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I gave my wife the task of naming our boat.
What came our was the acronym AFEICA.
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Old 23-07-2015, 17:10   #50
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A few years ago in one of the "boat name" threads someone asked about Chicken Sloop, I posted a picture of Chicken Sloop in my pics.

One that left me confused was Cu Na Mara. To me Copper Sodium Seas. When I asked the owner if he was an engineer or scientist, he asked me why because he was neither. He then told me it was something about an Irish tale.

My sailboat is named for Finnish mythical qualities and my fishing boat is named after the vessel my great-uncle was on in WWI which was sunk by a German submarine. He died and his body never recovered. My dink is named Sisu Kaksi.
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Old 23-07-2015, 18:29   #51
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Being a Star Trek fan, i named my converted 1944 Navy lifeboat "Kl'Sarza". A Klingon D-16 Desroyer class battleship. Translated to english means "swift wind".

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Old 23-07-2015, 18:35   #52
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Many of you will know that Canadian Pacific Steamships, a daughter company of the Canadian Pacific Railway, in a time long ago and in a universe which now seems far away, ran a fleet of rather grand, totally nifty liners: "Empress of Japan", "Empress of China", "Empress of India" and so on on the Vancouver to Yokohama and Hong Kong run and "Empress of Britain", "Empress of Canada", "Empress of Ireland", and many others on the "Atlantic Ferry" run.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for many years, including the ones when "separatism" in La belle province threatened to split this 'ere colony asunder, ran day-time "talk" programs hosted by the inimitable Peter Gzowski. Peter was the scion of a minor Polish nobleman who, for the usual reasons, had fled Poland for Canada in the 1930s.

Peter was in many ways the glue that held this colony together by means of his consensus-building "This Country in the Morning" programme which was heard from coast to coast each and every week day, for many years. That was one of the reasons I was fond of him.

Another was that he named his Optimist dink "Empress of Poland" :-)

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Old 23-07-2015, 18:40   #53
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Actually I think the best boat names have 3 to 7 letters, and should be readily pronounceable by a village idiot. "Bob", "Aka", and so on. Ours takes too long to spell phonetically on the VHF or SSB.

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Another historical note:

During WWII Canada built 86 "Corvettes" to serve as escort ships and u-boat hunters on the Atlantic convoy routes. The ships were named after the little communities, many of them three thousand miles from the briney, whose Women's Institutes "adopted" the ships and sent chocs and socks and smokes and mittens to the ships' companies.

Among these ships were HMCS "Agassiz", known to the RCN, of course, as HMCS "Agony" and, best of all, HMCS "Wetaskiwin" known universally as HMCS "Wet-assed-queen"

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Old 23-07-2015, 19:14   #55
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Saw a big powerboat named "Yes Dear". Thinking about hailing that vessel.

A sail boat named "Kumquat May" had a tender named "Kumquat Mite"
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I thought Charlie Sheen should name his boat W4C. Whiskey four Charlie. Of course if he doesn't mind getting searched all the time he could go with K4C.


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Hi all, deciding on a new name for our 50' Hartley ferro motorsailer was a problem. Previously named "Eclipse" we wanted something more unique/personal. We toyed with "Dreamcatcher" but found there were so many similar names - Dreamweaver; Dreamseeker;Wet Dreams, ad infinitum so back to the drawing board. One Sunday morning over coffee my wife, Mo, said to me, "We're a couple of Poms (English people are called Poms in Australia for those of you who hadn't heard the expression) and our boat is concrete. What about 'PommyGranite'?" So that is what we called her. It invariable gets a chuckle even from those strait-laced official types.
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Old 23-07-2015, 22:25   #58
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My boat's name is Dilligaf, used in Submarines during WWII but carried through the Navy
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On a sailboat, of course, here in Morro Bay:
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I thught of naming my boat "Boney Fingers". There was a country song that went: "Work your fingers to the bones and what do you get? Boney Fingers"
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