Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 30-11-2007, 11:34   #16
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 217
Hmmm, I think I've seen your boat Janny and no, I'm over on the St. Johns at Green Cove Springs at the moment. If your hubby is thinking of pulling her out of the water to work on her, you might consider where I am. VERY unusual diy allowing yard.

Ok, so you like Tock names...well, you could play with the alternatives...

"Loose Tock"
"Heart to Heart Tock"
"Tock Back"
"Tock Away"
"Tock Down 2"
"Tock Over"
"Big Tock"
"Tall Tock"
"Soft Tock"
"Pillow Tock"
"Sweet Tock"
"Tock Sense"
dinghy.. "Baby Tock"
"Peace Tock"
"Money Tocks" heheheh
"Dirty Tock"
"Sexy Tock"
"Tocked Out"
"Y Tock"

Personally I like "Sweet Tock" or "Pillow Tock" and "Baby Tock" for the boat/dinghy combo. Never seen or heard of those

i'm sure you can come up with some more
seer
__________________

__________________
Seeratlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 12:04   #17
Moderator Emeritus
 
Pblais's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Hayes, VA
Boat: Gozzard 36
Posts: 8,700
Images: 15
Send a message via Skype™ to Pblais
Quote:
Any votes or ideas?? Did y'all have this problem?
First boat was a killer and took forever to come up with the name we both would agree to. Second boat was named before we made the offer. It goes that way some times. Some boats take to names easy. Others go kicking and bleeding money the whole time.

Boat name rules:

1. You have to say it three times on the VHF before you can consider it.

2. If people can't spell it you'll be doing it as long as you own your boat. Start with friends and then try a few strangers to be sure.

3. Silly names usually get old quickly. After a few years they fail the VHF radio test. The same goes for names that are too cute.

4. Find out how much it will cost to change the old name off the boat as well as add the new one. Last two boats we purchased had the old name done in two part paint and took a very long time to remove at great expense. Maybe the old name really isn't that bad? You don't actually need to live in the hailing port. On a US documented boat you never "have to" change the name. We did both boats though so I can see why you might too.

My wife never liked the one name I liked, maybe you will: Bob
__________________

__________________
Paul Blais
s/v Bright Eyes Gozzard 36
37 15.7 N 76 28.9 W
Pblais is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 15:17   #18
Senior Cruiser

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,453
Paul ... if she liked the name BOB, you would probably be married to someone else. }:>
__________________
S/V Elusive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 16:27   #19
Registered User
 
umihotaru's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Tanabe-City, Kansai, Japan
Boat: Very old 25ft sailingboat YAMAHA25-1 named 'umihotaru' meening 'sea firefly'
Posts: 5
In Japan, we usually name our children by the term of our wish, such as, Yoshiko(beauty), Makoto(faith), Aiko(lovely), Isamu(courage).
In the case of the boat, we usually wish it never sink, in any devastating accident.
If you also wish so, then you can name your boat "Styrofoam"...
__________________
umihotaru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 18:27   #20
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,413
Wet Dreams
__________________
Sandero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 18:57   #21
Senior Cruiser
 
Randyonr3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Beneteau FIRST 42
Posts: 1,836
You have to think of what people might do with the name.. Saw a boat once with the name of "NIGHT WIND". Everyone around called it "THE FART IN THE DARK"
__________________
Randyonr3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 20:14   #22
Moderator Emeritus
 
David M's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: San Francisco Bay
Boat: research vessel
Posts: 10,150
Bear Necessities, Big Bear, Boo-Boo Bear, Bearish
__________________
David

Life begins where land ends.
David M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 20:30   #23
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: St Charles MO
Boat: Easterly 36 Aft Cabin
Posts: 180
It's bad luck to rename a boat. It'll sink. You have to find a used boat with a name you like.
__________________
7.25 years until the Carib
easterly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-11-2007, 20:31   #24
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Renaming the boat is one of the fun times to be had in boat ownership.

Paul gave a couple of great hints about the name. Especially the announcing it on the radio part. Another consideration is that the boat crew often gets nameed after the boat, "Hey! Have you seen the Wet Dreams lately?" Also you shouldn't confront the Gods - i.e. "Poseidon's Master" would be pushing the envelope...

Also make sure you conduct the ceremony appropriately. Here's a couple of links to some scripts. We did the pdf one, invited all the folks from the sailing club and it was a great way to get to know people and for them to get to know us.

Boat re-naming ceremony - Nautical Know How

http://www.bluewatersailing.com/docu...ngceremony.pdf

BTW - "Relax Lah!" is a local coloqualism that essentially means "Don't Worry." We were sitting around trying to come up with names and someone said Relax Lah we'll find a good one - bingo...

We get excellent comments eveywhere we go. All the marina guys, customs guys and immigration guys chuckle when the see the name.
__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 07:34   #25
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 55
Images: 3
You guys are just too fun

Bob the Boat--your poor wife...
Wet Dreams--c'mon, I'm a gal, and there's a bunch of them
Night Wind--now that's a funny story!
Baby Tock for the dink, we just love

As you can guess, we still haven't decided. Her current name is Sea Scape, and I have a problem with S's - besides, it just doesn't suit her.

Bad Luck to change it's name? How does one know how many names the old boat has had? The last owner had her 14 years.

When giving out her name, like to a draw bridge, is it written down? Does it need to be spelled correctly?

Dan, that's for those links, I think #2 sounds like more fun--which one did you do?

Hope y'all aren't finished yet...
__________________
Janny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 16:23   #26
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
Boat: Piver Loadstar 12.5 metres
Posts: 372
How about High Yawl
__________________
Mike Banks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 17:01   #27
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,413
Wife of "his Name" as in Wife of Riley
__________________
Sandero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 19:13   #28
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janny View Post

Dan, that's for those links, I think #2 sounds like more fun--which one did you do?

Hope y'all aren't finished yet...
Yes we did number 2. Here's a couple of snaps. Crappy resolution as I think these were cell phone pics.

Note the borrowed ship's bell. We also had great plans to be purtied up and looking nice but late that afternoon Relax Lah! decided to eat an impeller so we worked on the boat right up until 5 minutes before the ceremony. Welcome to boat ownership - LOL.

I also like Bear Away - Several interpretations available and not to difficult to explain.

How about

"Dock Tock"
"Tock 2 Me"
"Tock Me Away" - <groan>
"Tock Away" - <simpler>
"Port Tock"
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	2007May 025.jpg
Views:	110
Size:	79.2 KB
ID:	2140   Click image for larger version

Name:	2007May 020.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	67.5 KB
ID:	2141  

__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 20:08   #29
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 217
"Tockit2me"
tocksalot
tockitup
tockless
squawktock
Fight'ntock
Kid'sTock
CrossTock
GirlTock
Mantock
CrazyTock
StraitTock
BackTock lol
WalktheTock
TravelTock
WalkiTocki (i'm having too much fun now LOL)
Push2Tock
he's an engineer? how about "TechTock"
C Tock
ShopTock
AllTock
SmartTock
CheapTock
FastTock

ok that's all for me as I'm ....
"Tocked Out"

heheh seer
__________________
Seeratlas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:34   #30
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 55
Images: 3
Dan, thanks for the photos, what fun!

Seer, you ARE having fun with this, I think you need to come to our naming ceremony, lol.

Mike, she's a Ketch, but I sure do like the name for a yawl.

Ed is stuck on plain old Bear with dingy Baby Tock or Cub, I'm hoping to compromise on Bear Tock cuz everyone immediately asks what in the heck the big thing is (there were only 30 made) and we can still just call her Bear.

K, now I'm gonna ask for trouble, shouldn't we compromise??
__________________

__________________
Janny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:38.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.