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Old 14-06-2010, 14:33   #31
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I've changed the name of every boats that I have ever owned. That would be seven boats over 20 years, and never had any trouble that I hadn't got into all by myself. Never noticed any more bad luck than normal.
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Don't know if we start voyages on a Friday - have never considered it.

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The answer to that is emblazoned all over the media - someone who left Cape Town on Friday May 21....
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:29   #32
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I am not superstitious and I was going to name my boat JOBI but her name is really appealing and I will keep it.
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Old 12-07-2010, 11:02   #33
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We used the John Vigor ceremony when we renamed one of our boats. I am not superstitious but shortly after changing the name we had the top plastic bushing break on the head sail roller furler, and the furler tube chewed into the forestay. Had to haul the boat and replace the stay and section of the furling tube. Almost couldnt get the head sail down off the tube. I don't remember any other "back luck" incidents like that. Probably just a coincidence.
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Old 24-09-2016, 19:23   #34
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Re: Bad Luck to Rename a Boat ?

Seriously? Buy new vests, then after the renaming party, have more fun putting the new name on new vests.
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Re: Bad Luck to Rename a Boat ?

Is it bad luck if the PO passed away on the boat?
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Old 24-09-2016, 23:04   #36
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Is it bad luck if the PO passed away on the boat?
Kinda bad luck for the PO!

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Kinda bad luck for the PO!

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Lol....should not laugh, I meant is there some folklore superstition with that happening...
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Nah, Got to channel slocum and his Ghost Pilot who looked after him when he was at his wits end...
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Hey!...read Slocums books years ago...great read... Btw I'm not superstitious
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Hope the long winter is treating you well. When are you coming back, flight or ship?

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Hi Ben, flying out on either the first flight on the 30th Oct or on the 2nd Nov, haven't decided yet. Will get to hervey bay where my boat is sometime around the middle to late Nov,.. I'm yet to work out how I'm going to get it back home to Cairns.
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