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Old 02-07-2013, 17:49   #16
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The whole "Plan B" thing is a shame b/c it's really a good name other than that! The only thing you'll need to do is the documentation change because there is no such thing as bad luck.
Thanks, KNoel. Maybe if the furor dies down, I'll have second thoughts.
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I'm superstitious...so why fight it? We found a thorough renaming ceremony script online (so it must be true) and followed it to the letter. We had a GREAT time (as best I can remember) with some friends and the renaming ceremony....there were a lot of toasts and a lot of wine was poured. Since then, I've got a couple thousand miles under the keel with the new name...(touches wood) :-)
At the very least, a renaming ceremony is a great excuse to have a party! Your boat name is definitely one way that your boat shouldn't cause you stress...it'll do that in plenty of other ways...
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Your boat name is definitely one way that your boat shouldn't cause you stress...it'll do that in plenty of other ways...
Well said!
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Round these parts you either get a vicar to bless the boat or bring a tabby cat aboard, I believe.

The day I change the boat name, I'm getting absolutely hammered on some quality micro brew.

Do it Dennis, you know it makes sense.
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I'm doing the same thing Dennis and have spoken to many about the 'old wives tales' who say its all hogwash.

One renamed his boat three times before it sunk in a freak squall.
Sounds to me "freak squall" like he should have had the ceremony.
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I'm thinking of changing the name of my boat. It came with the name "Plan B" when I bought it. I kind of liked the name at the time, especially since for me Plan A was an airplane.

But the recent publicity about the morning-after birth control pill has increased the number of people who take it upon themselves to poke fun at the name of my boat, which thoroughly pisses me off. I actually got in some guy's face about it 2 weeks ago.

So...before I get my skinny ass kicked, I was wondering how much bad luck I'd really be bringing down on myself by simply changing the name. The boat is federally registered.

Thoughts?

Superstitions are rubbish. (So is poking fun at your boat's name. I talk about having a "Plan B" all the tie and have never heard any comments.)

If you want to change the name, change the name. But are you a Greek/Roman pagan? Do you REALLY believe there is a Neptune out there waiting to give you trouble? Your boat is so important to this nonexistent pagan god?

Personally, I doubt it.
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A virgin? In New York? Get real.
You can find a virgin in New York. Just go to the annual Parade of the Virgins, assuming it isn't cancelled again. Last year's parade was called off because one virgin was sick and the other refused to march alone.
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I'm superstitious...so why fight it? We found a thorough renaming ceremony script online (so it must be true) and followed it to the letter. We had a GREAT time (as best I can remember) with some friends and the renaming ceremony....there were a lot of toasts and a lot of wine was poured. Since then, I've got a couple thousand miles under the keel with the new name...(touches wood) :-)
At the very least, a renaming ceremony is a great excuse to have a party! Your boat name is definitely one way that your boat shouldn't cause you stress...it'll do that in plenty of other ways...

Completely agree with the party part. Deep six the superstitions, do what you want and have fun! I went to a "renaming" party -- with a script -- and I thought the script was pretentious and silly.

I am thinking about this as I want to rename my boat, and I think I'll do it more like a wedding ceremoney, with people making toasts to my boat. No Neptune.
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If you believe that changing your boats name involves a ceremony and all the other crap... you believe in a god...
Your beyond help... do what makes you happy...
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If you believe that changing your boats name involves a ceremony and all the other crap... you believe in a god...
Your beyond help... do what makes you happy...

That's what is so crazy about it. i looked around and saw people who are deeply Christian, deeply Jewish, agnostics, athiests, and humanists all praying to ... Neptune.

I just thought it was really bizarre.

Love a good party and ESPECIALLY a good party with champagne. But pretending to believe in Neptune is only one of many good (better IMO) ways to have a party.
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Don't you listen to that boatman....he is the ferryman... He sleeps on Rocnas that are drenched in something from goats! If you re name that boat you will reap a sorry bunch of fuss. Plan B...is it.

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Don't you listen to that boatman....he is the ferryman... He sleeps on Rocnas that are drenched in something from goats! If you re name that boat you will reap a sorry bunch of fuss. Plan B...is it.

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Re: Boat Name Change?

This thread has spiraled completely out of control. I love it!!!

Would I be tempting fate if I renamed my boat NEPTUNE SUCKS?
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That's what is so crazy about it. i looked around and saw people who are deeply Christian, deeply Jewish, agnostics, athiests, and humanists all praying to ... Neptune.

I just thought it was really bizarre.

Love a good party and ESPECIALLY a good party with champagne. But pretending to believe in Neptune is only one of many good (better IMO) ways to have a party.
Ah yes, perhaps Neptune doesn't exist. But can you afford to take the chance?

And I suspect denaming/renaming done properly drops a few points in your seamanship black box. Credit to be used someday when you really need it.

If nothing else, the ceremony is good fun. What's the harm?
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The whole Neptune renaming thing may be fun for some people, but I've always thought it was just silly. Little kids do that "pinkie swear" thing with that gesture where they link pinkie fingers. A harmless little ritual, but would you still do that as an adult? Makes me laugh - I work at court, can you imagine a witness in a courtroom doing a pinkie swear with the bailiff? This Neptune stuff is in the same category to me.
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