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Old 26-10-2013, 10:21   #196
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We just purchased a Corbin39 named Cormorant. A beautiful boat which has circumnavigated twice by previous owners. We plan to keep the name as we all know " cormorant's always come back up ". Our first sail as the new owners was out on Narragansett Bay under a beautiful deep blue sky where we were joined by a Cormorant that landed for a rest. She looked us over as if to say "Welcome aboard, shall we go exploring mate?"
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Old 26-10-2013, 10:29   #197
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After a discussion with with pizza and beers, the name decided upon for my 13 ft whaler was "D'Orca".

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Old 26-10-2013, 19:39   #198
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Fuujin is the Japanese Shinto god of wind. It also happens to be the name of the fighter squadron I was in, the 4th TFS. The squadron adopted the name shortly after WW II when many of their aircraft were destroyed by a typhoon on Okinawa. In order to placate the local spirits they changed their designation to the Fighting Fuujins. You can't take any chances with Mother Nature.
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Old 26-10-2013, 20:22   #199
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

Mine is Jaybird, the same as my true love's nickname.

Have you ever heard a gnarly-mouth Cajun trying to pronounce Tahitian or Chinese on a staticy VHF? I have, and I have heard rescues bog for lack of communication.

I wanted something easy to say that was a common word, and of course, relating to my dear companion. I wanted clear quick communication.
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Old 26-10-2013, 20:30   #200
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" Nice Pair" My Crowther Super Shockwave catamaran
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Old 26-10-2013, 21:07   #201
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"Golden Handcuffs", here. It gets a few chuckles.
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Old 28-10-2013, 17:40   #202
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solas na blath which means light of the bloom or full moon fever
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Old 28-10-2013, 18:35   #203
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Symbiosis: a mutually beneficial relationship between two organisms -- man and boat.
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Old 28-10-2013, 18:43   #204
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I'm hoping to name my next boat Lottery!
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Old 28-10-2013, 19:40   #205
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My Slocum's name is "Chotto". It's Japanese and is a shortened version of "chotto matte kudasai" which basically mean wait a minute or give me a moment.

The previous owner, who had her built for him named her "Chotto" as he wanted his family to give him a minute or a moment to go cruising.

I think it applies to me to and I like the name. But I want a bit more than a minute. .
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I'm still building my first boat, a trimaran. Looking at the aerial Plan View one day I was struck by how like a Water Strider it appears - long 'legs' out to the side and wide flat 'feet'....and multis are fast and 'flit' across the water, like a Strider.

Initially, being a Tolkien fan, I was tempted by Aragorn (aka Strider), or even Telcontar, his Numenorean family name, but after the movies I figured people might expect the skipper to be a handsome warrior.....Doh.

So I looked up water striders and discovered there are terrestrial and also pelagic species (marine) and their genus is Halobates....which didn't work for me...but one of the species, which inhabits the coastal waters of Australia and the South Pacific where I'll be sailing was Halobates Sericeus.

Sericeus comes from the Latin and means 'silky or satiny surface, soft and shiny, covered with glossy down' and refers to the fluffy hairs on its feet which spread its body mass and enable it to scuttle about on the meniscus, or skin, on the surface of the water.

If you look hard at the pic, you can (maybe) see the trimaran I can see.
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I'm still building my first boat, a trimaran. Looking at the aerial Plan View one day I was struck by how like a Water Strider it appears - long 'legs' out to the side and wide flat 'feet'....and multis are fast and 'flit' across the water, like a Strider.

Initially, being a Tolkien fan, I was tempted by Aragorn (aka Strider), or even Telcontar, his Numenorean family name, but after the movies I figured people might expect the skipper to be a handsome warrior.....Doh.

So I looked up water striders and discovered there are terrestrial and also pelagic species (marine) and their genus is Halobates....which didn't work for me...but one of the species, which inhabits the coastal waters of Australia and the South Pacific where I'll be sailing was Halobates Sericeus.

Sericeus comes from the Latin and means 'silky or satiny surface, soft and shiny, covered with glossy down' and refers to the fluffy hairs on its feet which spread its body mass and enable it to scuttle about on the meniscus, or skin, on the surface of the water.

If you look hard at the pic, you can (maybe) see the trimaran I can see.
Anything like these two?
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LOL.....nah.....those are way weird
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Old 08-11-2013, 00:25   #209
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Gaelic for Good Son tribute to an old sailing buddys Son who passed away on the day I purchased the vessel , 8 yrs later and im still living aboard
The dinghys name is Glas Speir which means Green sky
I am an Irish citizen btw Born and raised in Cork
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Here's one locally.
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