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Old 01-08-2013, 15:03   #166
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

Well, I was going to give mine a stately, dignified name. I was thinking 'Wayfarer.' But so far, my experience with her has been largely frustrating and expensive. I'm leaning more toward 'Bitch.'

My mom doesn't care for that one.
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Old 01-08-2013, 15:03   #167
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

I'm hoping that not too many of us had a divorce to blame for our desire to go sailing but here's another story that begins in family court.

Back in 1978, I was in the middle of a bitter, protracted divorce which was initiated by my ex-wife. I had realized the marriage was a mistake almost from the beginning but, because she got pregnant early on, I decided that I would stick it out for the sake of my child. Well, ten years and three children later, conditions had only gotten worse but the decision to leave my children was now out of my hands. I was at the lowest point of my life.

I was at a business seminar when I met Mary Fran and knew at once that she was the perfect woman for me. She was beautiful in every way, smart, funny and possessed of great depth of soul and spirit. She was also doing work that meshed with some of my most pressing business needs and we ended up having a working relationship that evolved into a close, if for the moment, platonic, friendship.

Often, when I thought about her, I saw myself wandering lost through a barren field and suddenly coming upon a single little daisy growing in the middle of the nothingness. The image of that lone daisy came to represent hope for a brighter future.

When all the misery was finally behind me, Mary Fran and I decided to marry and, simultaneously, fulfill a long held dream of mine to leave the mundane world behind and, for our honeymoon, literally sail off into the sunset.

After much research, I ended up selecting a Shannon 28 as the ideal boat for our needs. Deciding what to call her was easy. There could only be one name for her - she who had given me hope in my darkest hour -my little Mary Flower.
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Old 01-08-2013, 18:35   #168
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:35   #169
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

I have a Plan B. What's your's?
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:58   #170
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Its a personal thing huh! iv'e renamed every boat i have ever owned. Each name reflected what was happeniong at the time and the type of vessel she was. currently it is Dreamcatcher previously Halo malano (hate to spend next 20years explaining what it meant)!
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:08   #171
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When I (finally) buy my boat and head off into the wide blue yonder it will be called 'Return on Investment'. I just hope I get to the return before I run out of the investment.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:49   #172
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

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Well, I was going to give mine a stately, dignified name. I was thinking 'Wayfarer.' But so far, my experience with her has been largely frustrating and expensive. I'm leaning more toward 'Bitch.'

My mom doesn't care for that one.

Too funny... I like it.
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:58   #173
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

The name of our "future boat" will be LIUNAtic, as it is the pension from the 30 years my husband has done with the Laborers International Union of North America that will fund that dream.

The name that came with our "learning boat" is Rock 'n' Roll, which I hope is an homage to the musical genre, and not an omen of how our learning experience will end
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Old 26-08-2013, 09:19   #174
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Well if the name of a boat says anything about the owner, then the previous owner of my old 21' daysailer must have been a pirate, the boat was named "yo-ho".
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Old 26-08-2013, 10:08   #175
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Old 26-08-2013, 12:39   #176
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

Chapa'ai

It is from the Science Fiction Book/TV series Stargate. It is one of the alien races word for the Stargate. The dinghy is D.H.D. or Dinghy Home Device (another Stargate reference).

Why? Well my wife has not read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series so she did not get any of the references I came up with from that... AND she got me into Stargate. Plus we look at the boat as our own little gateway to our little blue sphere.
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TraSea. Named for my wife Tracy of 33 years. I am one lucky guy. She loves sailing as much as I do.
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Old 26-08-2013, 17:49   #178
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We actually just gave her a new name this past weekend. She was named after the PO's daughter, so it wasn't meaningful to us in the slightest. This is our first boat together and we are using it to learn all we can before moving to a coast and living aboard when that becomes a feasible option. My wife landed on Aurora, who was the goddess of the dawn, so we felt it was fitting.
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My boat's name is Gemütlichkeit.
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

My Chris was the first boat I owned that I restored myself.. All of the mohogany and the powerplant.. Once she was done it was once again a true classic beauty.

To me.. Being an old Cavalry trooper.. The name came easily.. " Deeds not Words " What can I say.. It's a military thing.
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