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Old 15-10-2007, 02:04   #91
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We have a 42ft Solaris Catamaran. But seeing as we would be making a whole new interior, and re-doing the outside, we decided to call it Kiekkokala, apparently the name is Finnish for a type of brightly colored fish. The odd bit is:

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Old 15-10-2007, 02:53   #92
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Graphics matter. There is a boat near here called "Jester". They have decorated the letter "J" with a jester's hat. Unfortunately, from about 50 metres away, the "J" looks like an "F".
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Kiekkokala is Finnish for the Red Discus (symphysodon discus) distributed throughout the Amazon River basin in Brazil, near the mouth of the Negro River, in the lower Abacaxis River, and in the lower Trombetas River.

More info’: Symphysodon discus - Species Summary
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Old 15-10-2007, 18:20   #94
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Graphics matter. There is a boat near here called "Jester". They have decorated the letter "J" with a jester's hat. Unfortunately, from about 50 metres away, the "J" looks like an "F".
Having a Fester certainly would solve on-board electricity issues.
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Am about to get my fourth boat. The first two remained unnamed. The last was an F27 trimaran named "Three Play", which was sold after a great 20 years. There is now one other listed with the USCG.
The next is a Leopard 40 catamaran, already named "Changing Spots". None are listed by USCG or in Canada. The dinghy may be Little Spot or Wet Spot.
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I've always liked boat names that reveal something of the story of their owners. Since I worked for eleven years in Arabia, I can pick out Arabian expatriate names a mile away.

Sofaniyah - an oil field in eastern Arabia where the sailor worked.
Ma fi Mushkila - means "no problem"
Inshaallah - means "God willing"
Jeddah - an airline pilot working in Jeddah had that name on his boat.
Exit Only - named after an Exit Only visa from Arabia.
Bedouin - Arabian expats put that name on their yacht.
Qatar - a sailor who worked for the Quatari royal family.
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There was a boat called "Bedouin" stuck aground on the Western beach of Fraser Island for a few weeks. It's dinghy was called "Camel Dung" - it was painted a sort of brownish yellow IIRC.
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We also saw a cat named Bedouin behind Fraser Island. We were all anchored at the south end of Fraser for the night so that we could cross the bar at first light several years ago. We had a parade of more than twenty yachts crossing the bar, and Exit Only and Bedouin were there. Sorry to hear about their grounding.
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I haven't got my boat yet, but I'm going to name her Kallisti in honor of the goddess Eris.
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We also saw a cat named Bedouin behind Fraser Island. We were all anchored at the south end of Fraser for the night so that we could cross the bar at first light several years ago. We had a parade of more than twenty yachts crossing the bar, and Exit Only and Bedouin were there. Sorry to hear about their grounding.

The "Bedouin" we saw was a mono. About 45 feet in ferrocrete. Navy blue hull. It was driven well up onto the beach by weeks of strong North-Westerlies, and was there for a few weeks. AFAIK it suffered very little damage from the grounding, but unfortunately I believe they had some gear stolen from the boat
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How about Atonia for a catamaran? Or maybe Astrophe.

And with a boat called Bedouin, I would be tempted to rent out a cabin for paying guests, serving them a light meal in the morning. It would be a Bedouin Breakfast.

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The is a catamaran anchored next to us named The Great Catsby.
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More ill-considered use of graphics. There is a boat called "Therapist" near here, but they have extended the "e" with a sort of wavy water effect, which unfortunately makes "Therapist" look more like "The_rapist"
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If the congressman who got caught in a recent bathroom sex sting had a multihull, he could call it "Wide Stance".
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We're thinking about "Motu" for our new boat. Means "island" in tahitian. Figured we could call the dink "Motu Iti," or "little island."

There's an Island Packet in our marina named "Scarlet," with a dinghy named "Rhett."
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