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Old 26-11-2007, 17:40   #106
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The strangest name I've seen is the sailboat "Zubenelgenubi" in Mobile AL the New Orleans Bridge and Lock tenders would have a hell of a time with that one! it would probably add a couple of hours to the transit just trying to get it across to them! By the way, Zubenelgenubi is the Arabic name of a star in Libra.
My present boat is "Spirit" by the P.O. there are lots of boats around with that name.
In my next boat I plan to cruise the Caribbean so I think I'll pick something easy to get across in English and Spanish maybe IDEA or IMAGINE mean the same and spelled the same in both languages and similar in French. I also thought of NOVA but that can mean "doesn't go" in Spanish, might bring me bad luck!

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Old 26-11-2007, 18:10   #107
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When we find our boat (am looking now...) I am considering these:

Surprise. After Jack Aubreys frigate. But.. there are a number of other boats out there with that name.

Ringle. Jack Aubreys swift sailing schooner tender. We are unlikely to end up with a Schooner but a ketch is close enough I reckon.

It would be fun to name the boat the Surprise and the dinghy the Ringle. Yes... I am a huge Aubrey/Maturin fan!

Maramu. Strong wind from the south in Tahitian. We are from Georgia in the deep south so its sort of catchy.


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There is an old wooden CC Connie on the lake here. I can't remember it's name for the life of me. But the dingy is named "Splinter"

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