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Old 17-09-2015, 05:30   #1
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Renaming a boat

I've been thinking of renaming my recently purchased sailboat but I'm, being a bit superstitious, worried about bad luck if I do

So far nearly everything on the boat has worked properly and I'd hate to have some bad mojo ruin that so I'm wondering if it's a bad idea to rename it.
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Old 17-09-2015, 05:45   #2
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Re: Renaming a boat

Just google it chad...

Proper procedure must be followed to the letter!

If so... no problemo!
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Re: Renaming a boat

I was feeling the same worried superstitious feelings but couldnt live with the old name so had a bit of a gathering and a few toasts and asked king Neptune to strike of the old name from his books. A few more toasts and drinks given to King Neptune. Then unvailed the new name king Neptune was very happy with our offerings the seas calmed and you wouldnt beleive it the tide came in, many drinks by all and a few for king Neptune and all is great our yacht "Live Louder" is still afloat yeehaa and happy boating

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Re: Renaming a boat

option 1: live with a crappy name you don't like or want.

option 2: go through the "ceremony", get your boat named something you want and like, and drink lots of alcohol in celebration.....hmmmmm this is a hard decision
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option 1: live with a crappy name you don't like or want.

option 2: go through the "ceremony", get your boat named something you want and like, and drink lots of alcohol in celebration.....hmmmmm this is a hard decision
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option 1: live with a crappy name you don't like or want.

option 2: go through the "ceremony", get your boat named something you want and like, and drink lots of alcohol in celebration.....hmmmmm this is a hard decision
I am definitely going to go with option number 2
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What T-Cat says. Failure to do so will mean bad bad juju...........
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Do you people really believe in this stuff?
Do most of you that go through with the ceremony also have a list of superstitious things you do or don't do? Like not walking under ladders in the boatyard?
I find it interestnig what makes people tick, why they key on one superstition and not others, I mean if one is valid aren't they all?
And sailing has a long list of superstitions!
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I used the ceremony as a way to celebrate the relaunching of my sailboat. Refitted, renamed, drank Champagne, had a great time. Superstition or tradition? That's up to you to decide.


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I used the ceremony as a way to celebrate the relaunching of my sailboat. Refitted, renamed, drank Champagne, had a great time. Superstition or tradition? That's up to you to decide.


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Do you people really believe in this stuff?
Do most of you that go through with the ceremony also have a list of superstitious things you do or don't do? Like not walking under ladders in the boatyard?
I find it interestnig what makes people tick, why they key on one superstition and not others, I mean if one is valid aren't they all?
And sailing has a long list of superstitions!
Most superstitions come from some real danger. A paint bucket dropped by someone up a ladder might make walking under said ladder bad luck. Three on a match; snipers. Black cats (full sized ones) will sneak up behind you, etc. Renaming a boat ceremony is just another reason to get friends together for a drink..... in the name of safety of course.

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Re: Renaming a boat

It's a party for your boat ..... How could you turn that down ?
Yeah, you got to say some words and such ..... but it's all in good fun really.
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Re: Renaming a boat

We did a formal renaming ceremony at our club at the start of the season for our boat. I'm not superstitious at all, but it was definitely a great way to meet lots of members (we were new to the club) and a lot of fun.
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The name on my boat was painted on, I used oven cleaner to remove the paint, and then slapped the new vinyl decals on. End of story
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