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Old 05-01-2011, 18:07   #1
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Our current boat's name is "D&D" for Don & Dana. Easy to say, easy to explain, easy to make up stories if the dunk in the bar wants to have some big story.

But new boat we are thinking something a little more interesting. Still want it easy to say and explain without being a werid word play thing.

How's "rubber ducky" grab you? I even found a duck graphic to go with it. Our way of saying our toy (boat) in the bath tub (ocean).
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Friend has a J-24 named Duck Tape. Graphic is a duck held together with--. Laughing just thinking about it.
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My first ever boat I called "Double B"..... when asked what the B's stood for I'd reply.... "Broke n Brainless"....
Maybe I should have kept the name for all my boats.....
I'm still Broke.... n many think I'm Brainless....

The real reason for the name was I'd shattered my right kneecap and fractured the Tib in a bike accident....
I bought an old abandoned wooden 7m boat for therapy as I was in a fibreglass cast for 18mths... it was something to keep me occupied and a double break...
well I think you've got the idea...
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The main thing is to make it understable and phonetically spellable (which of course Rubber Ducky is) . Ask anyone in marine rescue, the "weird" names can create confusion, delays and mistakes when panicked people are on one end of the VHF trying to spell out some foriegn, arty or creative name.

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Don Lucas,

But renaming involves blessing the boat again. And all that goes with it.
Been there done that, but their is a right way to do it.

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Watch the BAC guys..... the Monitors are on the prowl....
Hope thats Alcohol Free Bubbly.......

Neptune will not be happy...
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Our current boat's name is "D&D" for Don & Dana. Easy to say, easy to explain, easy to make up stories if the dunk in the bar wants to have some big story.

But new boat we are thinking something a little more interesting. Still want it easy to say and explain without being a werid word play thing.

How's "rubber ducky" grab you? I even found a duck graphic to go with it. Our way of saying our toy (boat) in the bath tub (ocean).
could make it a little more personal and call it "D-D's" rubber ducky..
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Well.... seeing as there's a couple of Lucas parts on it...
'Wired UP'
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Well.... seeing as there's a couple of Lucas parts on it...
'Wired UP'
interesting, but probably would have to explain it to too many people (delay in getting to the bar)
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interesting, but probably would have to explain it to too many people (delay in getting to the bar)
Buy the beer n I'll tell ya....

but your right... it was pretty crap
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The main thing is to make it understable and phonetically spellable (which of course Rubber Ducky is) . Ask anyone in marine rescue, the "weird" names can create confusion, delays and mistakes when panicked people are on one end of the VHF trying to spell out some foriegn, arty or creative name.

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I named my second boat "Priority". Back before cell phones when all we had was the marine operator on the VHF... (OK I'm old), we would wait for a break between calls to ge ton the list. Then you'd listen to al the conversations and wait your turn. Once, when it came my turn the operator called "Coyote". I knew she had misheard me, but trying to convince her that I wasn't trying to cut in line, and that Coyote was really Priority made me rethink how I name my boats.

So yes, it can be a big deal how you come acrossed on the radio. The name Minggat has always been clearly heard on the radio so far. But I get to smirk because it is from one of my wifes native languages. It's Javanese. Say it with emphasis and it means.. go to hell.

So on the radio it's "go to hell, go to hell, go to hell, this is the vessel...."
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Save lots of graphics money and name your boat 6X. You'll be very popular when announcing yourself on the VHF.
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