I renamed my catamaran
without a christening ceremony or splash of champagne on the bows and went off cruising.
Things broke at an alarming rate, the previous owner told me that in 6 weeks of cruising I'd have more things break than he had in 5 years!
When my daughter came on board after these 6 weeks she was given the task of christening the boat and to pour some champagne over the bows (but to leave enough in the bottle for us!) which she did with aplomb
. And I told Murphy
he'd had his time on board, done enough damage and told him to please leave my boat.
Well, the breakages stopped.
Don't know if it was my daughter's words, my words or the champagne which did the trick - who cares!