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Old 12-06-2013, 15:31   #121
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

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I can't figure out what part of a woman's body the boat is like, though.
This would make a good new thread!

Olny the brave would post though.
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Old 12-06-2013, 16:14   #122
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Mines a 43 year old gypsy....that lets a fair bit of water through her cockpit at the moment ill leave the rest to you guys....
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Old 12-06-2013, 16:48   #123
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Re: What Does the Name of Your Boat Say About You?

I wonder what the owners of this ship are like...
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Old 12-06-2013, 16:56   #124
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A lot of the boat names I've seen seem to say about the owner...

"I have embarrassingly small and useless reproductive organs, and I'm trying to compensate by naming my boat something that sounds imposing to me (though I'm oblivious to the fact that my over-compensation is all-too apparent to everyone else)."
bugger - i was going to use the above name - but i couldnt fit it on my transom
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Old 12-06-2013, 18:00   #125
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Says it all


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Old 12-06-2013, 18:04   #126
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In the celestial heavens, there is a constellation which depicts a sailing ship (Argo)
"Argo," the constellation pictured as a ship. Its name means "company of travelers." The brightest, or, alpha star is "Canopus, Some other star-names are: "Markab," (returning from afar) "Sephina," (the multitude or abundance). We named our Yacht Sephina as a combination of the star and also a combination of Jen and my middle names joSEPHsabrINA, so it works for us I actually tried a couple of other names first but they were rejected by AMSA or already registered (little wing, dreamtime) We are happy with Sephina, it suits her and us fine.
So you have to have an original name in Australia to register with a national registry? Bet there's a lot of ab-original names
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Old 12-06-2013, 18:45   #127
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The name came with the boat.
She is a Great Dane 28, so we for a brief moment thought about rechristening her to Grand Danois...
I'd have called the boat Hamlet. He was a Great Dane.
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Old 12-06-2013, 18:46   #128
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Thinking about renaming newly our purchased 1998 40' Mainship Sedan Bridge "Can of Worms", do you think it's too cynical?
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Old 12-06-2013, 19:54   #129
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I wonder what the owners of this ship are like...
I saw this boat in the Johor anchorage, this year if memory doesn't fail. My thought was, 'they are taking the p1ss'. Now that I think of it, I was right!
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Thinking about renaming newly our purchased 1998 40' Mainship Sedan Bridge "Can of Worms", do you think it's too cynical?
Thought provoking - not rude - short - catchy - witty - got personality. All good criteria for an appropriate name. If it does not contradict anything you would like to stand for - go for it. The Pardeys introduced the notion that a neat ship is a good calling card for the skipper. Similarly with the boats name if you ask me.

No, I don't think there is any element of scorn in acknowledging that a boat has a big potential to put you in many unimaginable situations.
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Old 12-06-2013, 22:35   #131
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Thinking about renaming newly our purchased 1998 40' Mainship Sedan Bridge "Can of Worms", do you think it's too cynical?
Not until you try to sell it.

A better name might be, "Don't buy this boat."
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Not until you try to sell it.

A better name might be, "Don't buy this boat."
I'm glad I threw it out there, good thought. It will have to be our unofficial nickname for her from those of us that know and love her. We'll try to come up with a name that she can aspire to. Right now we are trying to recover her from years of neglect (prior owner is ill and didn't care for her). Our surveys only skimmed the surface of how bad off actually she was. Also thought of Pandora's Box. If nothing else, we are getting to know all of her operational systems well before we actually venture far from home.
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Old 13-06-2013, 07:41   #134
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My last name is "Word" and, as such, we named ours: Word Play as a bit of a pun on that and on the American proclivity towards witticism in boat names.
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My boat is called "Caballito de Mar" (Sea horse)
I love to ride waves, he,he,he
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