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Old 14-06-2013, 02:33   #136
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Compromise. She wanted a beach house. I wanted a boat. So we compromised and bought a boat.
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Old 14-06-2013, 03:05   #137
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Pukka Sahib ......somewhat imperialistic in sound, but literally a "good fellow".
Must be good as we have rebuilt from the keel up. Hopefully a best mate! (2nd)
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Old 14-06-2013, 23:30   #138
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Blondie-Dog, named after my blonde labrador poochie dog who in turn was named after Blondie in the Dagwood comic strip... (blonde & ditzsy). woof!
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Old 21-06-2013, 18:45   #140
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Old 21-06-2013, 20:16   #141
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I didn't change my name when I got married for the second time. I won't rename my boat lightly, and will have a party afterwards -- great reason for a party -- but I won't try to appease or flatter a nonexistent, ancient Greek/Roman god. I think some sailors cherish these things, as if it makes them special, but it's just weird to me. Just sailing makes you special. Most people never do it. Most people don't get how special it is for it to be just you and your skills making that puppy fly across the water.

I can't figure out what part of a woman's body the boat is like, though.
Ok. Fools rush in...

If she's sharp... tongue

If you can't do a thing with her... hair

If you pour money into her... face 'n figure

If she gives you great pleasure...
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Old 23-06-2013, 08:28   #142
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Roughnecks Revenge, old oil driller fleeing a menopausal baby boomer wife.
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Old 24-06-2013, 01:04   #143
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This has been an interesting thread, but I was hoping to hear more solid, evidence-based testimony on the name changing bit--narrow escapes, scrapes with Poseidon, etc.

I am just now buying a boat, and I'll have to register her in another country anyway, so changing names doesn't seem like an extra effort. Her name is Senorita, which she's had for her very long life, and I respect that she's a survivor. On the other hand, I hate the name. It reminds me of a cheesy romance novel that I read (and re-read about a dozen times) when I was a moody tweener. The one with roguish Irishman, Captain Dominic Challenger, and his feisty lady love, Marisa della Something las Dios Whatever, the Countess of Alba and secret lover to Napoleon. You know the one...

I liked the discussions about changing a pet's name or spouse's name. I have a used pet, and I've never named her. I no longer recall the name that she had when was given to me, but I suppose I thought it was stupid, or maybe I just forgot. I call her "kitty" and she knows who I'm talking to, since she's the only other person in the house.


Anyway, I had planned to re-name her Salty Fox, which probably says more about me than it does about her (my last name is Fox). *But as usual, CF has crushed me in an avalanche of conflicting opinions that just make me uncertain of myself.

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Old 24-06-2013, 01:28   #144
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Old 24-06-2013, 04:57   #145
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Anyway, I had planned to re-name her Salty Fox, which probably says more about me than it does about her (my last name is Fox). *But as usual, CF has crushed me in an avalanche of conflicting opinions that just make me uncertain of myself.

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Hmmmm, 'Jupiter' wouldn't have worried too much about following convention, so there is your answer .

Salty Fox sounds like a perfect name and despite all the protestation here, the name you select says as much about you as it does about your boat. Go for it
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Old 24-06-2013, 08:22   #146
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And Ang is very seaworthy...
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And Ang is very seaworthy...

Still keeping untouched bottles of single malt and rum for when we catch up with you and Viv, so that just proves it
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Old 24-06-2013, 08:48   #148
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This has been an interesting thread, but I was hoping to hear more solid, evidence-based testimony on the name changing bit--narrow escapes, scrapes with Poseidon, etc.

I am just now buying a boat, and I'll have to register her in another country anyway, so changing names doesn't seem like an extra effort. Her name is Senorita, which she's had for her very long life, and I respect that she's a survivor. On the other hand, I hate the name. It reminds me of a cheesy romance novel that I read (and re-read about a dozen times) when I was a moody tweener. The one with roguish Irishman, Captain Dominic Challenger, and his feisty lady love, Marisa della Something las Dios Whatever, the Countess of Alba and secret lover to Napoleon. You know the one...

I liked the discussions about changing a pet's name or spouse's name. I have a used pet, and I've never named her. I no longer recall the name that she had when was given to me, but I suppose I thought it was stupid, or maybe I just forgot. I call her "kitty" and she knows who I'm talking to, since she's the only other person in the house.


Anyway, I had planned to re-name her Salty Fox, which probably says more about me than it does about her (my last name is Fox). *But as usual, CF has crushed me in an avalanche of conflicting opinions that just make me uncertain of myself.

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Since you call your cat 'Kitty' surely it follows that your boat should be called 'Boaty'............... or just 'Boat' i suppose............. failing that, 'Salty Fox' sounds like it will work excellently!
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Still keeping untouched bottles of single malt and rum for when we catch up with you and Viv, so that just proves it
'DOMINOS' just keep standing them up!!!!

LMAO Thats a time to be enjoyed for sure, Our son Nick arrives from NYC tonight, his lady hopefully tomorrow night.

Some cruising around here to do in Company of another 440 from Australia.

Can't wait to get over to your side soon!
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goggle facts about ducks for possible things my boat name says
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