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Old 01-04-2011, 00:55   #16
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This is clearly an extreme case. As a courtesy, I consulted with Neptune himself who offered two solutions: immediate destruction of the vessel named Purple Turd, or a distant second option of adding an "le", making the name Purple Turdle. Better to be thought spelling-challenged than outrageously lubberly.

i think it was that old bugger that named the boat in the first place
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:02   #17
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It's all in your mind. Do what your soul tells you.
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Old 01-04-2011, 01:35   #18
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Moonface perhap's xxxx please
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Old 01-04-2011, 04:28   #19
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The rituals involves virgins and urine and bilges, since virgins non longer exist, we need a new victim/ err goddess. Metro sexual man, ?

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Old 01-04-2011, 05:31   #20
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It's all in your mind. Do what your soul tells you.
Yes I agree completely! I skipped the name changing ceremony -- no interest in such hooey. Just removed the old letters and put on the new. Launched without issues. 2 weeks later the boat got struck by lightning at her mooring.

No way the two are related!
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:13   #21
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Yes I agree completely! I skipped the name changing ceremony -- no interest in such hooey. Just removed the old letters and put on the new. Launched without issues. 2 weeks later the boat got struck by lightning at her mooring.

No way the two are related!
Having had quite a few boats along the way, I've faced this issue repeatedly and have tried several renaming procedures. The absolutely sure way to protect the vessel is to splash the bow with manatee milk and whisper a few secret words to the gods.

Milking a manatee, however, cean be a challenge. As a public service, I have a small herd of manatees that I harvest milk from. Today only, I am offering manatee milk for $99.95 plus postage and handling. The secret words (normally a $29.95 value) are free today only!

But wait! If you pm me within the next 60 minutes, I'll double this offer That's correct! You get twice the milk, and a bonus copy of the secret words for just $99.95. PM Now!

Hell yes I take Paypal.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:36   #22
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I love this thread.
SailFastTri & Tgzzzz are just to much.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:07   #23
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Pan-Pan, sloop F The Coast Guard holed by whale east of Mt. Desert Rock. Pan-Pan F The Coast Guard . . .
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FWIW,

I had a cavalier attitude about changing boat names, because I don't consider myself superstitious.

This might be a coincidence. Original boat name was a Hawaiian name, and we don't speak Hawaiian so we changed the name.

Prepped the boat in Baltimore for delivery home. Removed original name but did not change the name as yet, though we had picked a new name. We weathered an April nor' easter bringing it down Delaware Bay to Cape May with minor sail damage, and made an uneventful trip from Cape May to home on Long Island. Changed the name and new lettering went on the stern later that Spring.

Did not follow protocol for changing boat name!

First summer we had the boat our son suffered an injury 500 miles away, and we spent the summer with him while he recovered. Boat sat in the marina for the entire time!

Just prior to the second summer he had some complications as a result of the injury and therefore we were hesitant to take off and go cruising, as were the original plans when we bought the boat. Still, we did a lot of day sailing--many times with our son on board.

Just hoping Neptune has extracted enough from us to let us enjoy our boat a little more this summer!

I still think it was a coincidence and probably would not hesitate to change a boat name again, but...

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That's a tough one to read, Marshall.

I wish you the best summer ever, sailing with your son on board, with all those troubles behind you.

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It's all in the name.

If your wife's name is Irene, and you change the name of the boat to "Suzi," you're probably in for a spell of bad luck.

If the boat's name was Invincible, and you change it to "Wet Dream," you're luck is beyond salvation.

If you've purchased a boat named Purple Turd, and you think you can fix things by renaming it "Purple Turdle," you don't actually deserve good luck.

In anything other than the above three situations, or their moral equivalents, I wouldn't worry about it.
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That's a tough one to read, Marshall.

I wish you the best summer ever, sailing with your son on board, with all those troubles behind you.

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Thanks Greg,

It wasn't really meant to be a tough read; IIWII, and at least he is healing quite well, and we are looking forward to this summer. He helped me finish waxing the hulls last week, and we are hoping to launch shortly after it gets warm enough to bottom paint.

Fortunately, he will hopefully start a new job within the next two weeks. So we look forward to the story having a happy ending, and us sailing off into the sunset!

We are extremely lucky parents, our son should have almost as complete a recovery as we could hope, and we have a lot to be thankful for.

Thanks to all for your kind thoughts, and please don't be bummed out by the story--I only posted to the thread because I just don't discount tales of boat name changes like I used to!

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I'm glad it's working out for you. Fate deals some terrible blows, which bring out the best in people. Have a lovely summer.
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Hopefully fiction, all rites dutifully followed though.

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if anyone can gess it il buy you a beer if we ever meet up.
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