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Old 17-02-2008, 08:17   #16
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dinghy name

Our boat is named Rincewind after a chrcter in a Terry Pratchett Book - dinghy is Twoflower, his best friend.
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Old 17-02-2008, 09:52   #17
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Alan.. or "Land Lady". Since it is her purpose to take you to land.

"Liberty Lady". Since shore leave in the US Navy is called "Liberty"...no idea about New Zealand.
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Old 17-02-2008, 10:09   #18
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Never even thought of naming a dinghy (can't say I have seen one named). Usually just put the mother ships name on - whether or not with T/T.

Perhaps we just lack imagination here?
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Some of ya guys are just too clever.
Too smart and trying to make a statement that is just soooo clever.

What is wrong with just enjoying the waters, the island and the boat ya are on...Including an old-fashioned name on the boat and the tender.

The big yachts named "Passing Wind", "Lucky Sperm" and "Tits" this and that just shows no class and no nautical experience on the owner.
Perhaps the shallow folks in Las Vegas would enjoy that sh!t but I would rather not see it in my anchorage:
Amateurs Go Home......

I bet YOU'RE a lot of fun at a party.
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Old 17-02-2008, 11:05   #20
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There is some law pertaining to naming liberty launches for ships. I don't remember specifically. It probably does not apply to smaller boats such as yachts or is never enforced.
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Old 17-02-2008, 11:34   #21
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I bet YOU'RE a lot of fun at a party.
I thought that as well and noticed he didnt list his dinks name.
Here's one for him
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Old 17-02-2008, 12:37   #22
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I wouldn't name my dinghy - it just tells the thieves that you are off your boat. We just have our registration numbers on ours, but you could also do "T/T + documentation #". Being in the Caribbean makes you extra security conscious, I guess.
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Boat name is FORCE 10, dinghy is FORCE 10...der.
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So cruisers know and thieves don't...

I thought the whole point of creative tender names was to confuse thieves and enlighten cruisers.

Still looking for a good name for Boracay's tender. Would Panay be too obscure? Any suggestions?
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Boat "Tambourine Man" (affectionately known as TM, tender "Desolation Row"....ok so Im a Dylan freak
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Boat "Tambourine Man" (affectionately known as TM, tender "Desolation Row"....ok so Im a Dylan freak
As a Dylan freak, too, I like that one.
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Old 20-02-2008, 05:51   #27
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I had read somewhere the concept of not naming the dinhgy because of thieves so I hadn't put much thought into it. I do think I will at least number it for identification purposes..

Quoting " "Liberty Lady". Since shore leave in the US Navy is called "Liberty"...no idea about New Zealand "

reminds me of a license plate I saw "liberty risk" which is a navy term for someone who tends to get in trouble and has to be assigned "adult supervision"
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Old 20-02-2008, 06:18   #28
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Our boat is Holding Pattern, dink is Perfect Landing

We've seen:

Polar Bear, dink was Bear Behind
Party of Two, dink is Shore Party
Aquaholic had Support Group

Since many States are schizophrenic in accepting T/T (tendering) and requiring registration (since it is a motor vehicle unless rowed) the classic Tendering is useless so we see more people having fun with the name instead of T/T Obnoxious Rich Guy's Yacht.

The number of T/T's we see @ dink docks is much lower than creatively named (or no named) dinks.

Engines on the other hand...now a great deal of creativity goes into making them undesirable. As have many people, we scarred the cowling, scraped off hp & brand stickers, added stickers of our own, and spray painted the beast. Yes, comma comma and. It's ugly as hell and we love it.
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Our boat's name is "BOOTY CALL"...so when we get our tender soon, we'll name it "BOOTY TOO"

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