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Old 10-03-2008, 02:58   #1
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Is it lucky or unlucky??

To all the old sea salts or those who believe they may be, with knowledge of
myths and lore of the sea, I ask the following.

Is it lucky or unlucky to rename a boat (sailing vessel or otherwise) and should that vessel be unfortunate enough to sink at its moorings and be refloated.

I suppose a (rebirthed), would it be considered unlucky to rename the vessel?


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Old 10-03-2008, 04:33   #2
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Actually we have a lot of boat name threads already. You might want to search out and find a few. Personally, I renamed two boats. Both because I couldn't stand the names. I regret not renaming the boat back to it;s original name as I liked it better than the one I picked. The second boat had a name based on the name of the company the owner sold to buy the boat. To him it make sense but not to me.

It may not be lucky but when you spend that kind of money you can overcome it. Plenty of decent renaming ceremonies out there. Great excuse to get drunk at the dock with friends and family after you get a new boat.

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Boat names are changed every day. There is no good or bad luck that goes with the change.
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This is a poll I started a week ago. It seems renaming the boat is a common practice.....
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Old 10-03-2008, 11:40   #5
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I would have no problems changing a boats name. Luck is what you bring upon yourself. It does not happen on its own.

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