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Old 13-07-2007, 10:02   #1
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Question WHAT are the chances?

On our most recent voyage, we happened in to a marina in Fort Walton FL, and were allowed to use the berth as guests of a slip customer who was away from his paid slip. The next boat to ours had the SAME NAME! Of all the world, we believe that our two boats at present are the ONLY two named "Off The Grid" and we were docked 30' apart. The other boat owners apparently had theirs named first, and found ours when they did the name search on documenting their vessel. Small world... (but as Stephen Wright says, "I wouldn't want to paint it!")

This made me wonder... (point of this post really) is there some sort of name registry, online searchable database, of boat names and owners? If not, would people register if there was? I have tons of space on our website, or would this forum be able to do it?

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Old 13-07-2007, 10:58   #2
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US documented and Canadian registered vessels' names are available on data bases with USCG and DoT or whoever is presently charged with this responsibility in Canada.
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Transport Canada is resp for Cdn registered vessels.

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Registry for Boat names

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Thank you. The Canadian system is quite nice, and at least there is no "Off The Grid" in Canada yet. I don't think there is a searchable database comparable for the U.S. for all boats. Not for those that are State Registered but not USCG Documented at least.

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This works for the USA
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This works for the USA
Thanks ssullivan

Too bad we can't look up non-doc vessels too...

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Would the MARS database help?

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This is interesting. I have been wondering if there were a database with this information also. Doing a search on these links, I find that there are no vessels with the name that we are naming our sailboat.
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