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Old 25-06-2010, 23:22   #1
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Re-Christen ?

Is it wrong to Christen a boat if it has only changed owners and not names? Is there a different ceremony? I am thinking a small bottle of champagne, a few words, etc. Also should we Re-Christen when we get into salt water. Christening in fresh water just seems a little anti climactic.

I think Christen is the wrong word too, maybe anoint would be more fitting seeing that we are heathens.
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Old 26-06-2010, 00:15   #2
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Yes, of course! Its your new boat it needs a special celebration to see off the old and bring in the new!

Do a Smoking Ceremony to cleanse the boat

That could be great fun
Also if your part of the world has local indigenous people they might have a ceremony that could be really cool culturally
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I think Christen is the wrong word too, maybe anoint would be more fitting seeing that we are heathens.
Maybe you are Heathens, but what religion is the boat?

If you feel the need, just make something up that gives you comfort.

Short of ideas? Borrow from those who been down this road before (Google is your freind), and add your own twist(s)

But whatever you come up with and decide is right, remember that you are following in a long line of seafarers and land dwellers appeasing whatever they thought lay hid under the bed / berth at 3am. A million stone age peasants can't be wrong - after all, they also invented the Wheel. and the IPOD

If you come up with something that proves popular to others could be real a money spinner Even if just yet a variation of the same old same old
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appeasing whatever they thought lay hid under the bed / berth at 3am.
Roaches & Dust bunnies?


Go ahead & re-christen/anoint/whatever. If nothing else, it's a good excuse for a party!
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