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Old 24-02-2008, 22:48   #16
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My boat's name is Vixen, that was it's name when I bought her and I don't intend changing it as it is also her registration "number".

I was buying a new ute a few years ago - a Ford Falcon XR8; when the salesman wanted to know what colour I was interested in, I said a red. He showed me a colour chart that had a red colour and the name of the colour was Vixen. I straight away told him that was the colour, and he couldn't believe I picked it so quickly and decisively.

I tried to explain the link to my boat, but I could tell he was lost somewhere along the way.

Fair winds

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PS My name is the name that my parents gave me
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Old 24-02-2008, 23:09   #17
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My screen name is from where I attended college - The University of Virginia - also know as the 'Hoos' short for "Wahoos".

My future vessel will be called "Mojo", just because I like it...and it's easy to say and have understood over VHF and SSB.

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Old 24-02-2008, 23:29   #18
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My Vessel name is "Faiaoahe"...Try pronouncing that one...Hint:- It is from the Herman Melville Novet, "TYPEE".
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Old 25-02-2008, 09:17   #19
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Both my boat and screen name is Santana. This was the name of Bogart's personal boat and the name he used for boats in some of his movies. The name comes from the Santa Ana wind that blows on the west coast of the USA.
I wrote to Lauren Bacall back when I was building my boat and asked if it would be okay with her if I named my boat after Mr. Bogarts boat. She replied and said that she would enjoy it. I have the letter framed next to my document locker.
Mr Bogart was an avid sailor and enjoyed going out every chance he got. If I remember right, he only lost one race in the time he had the boat. all races were informal. Just get out there and challenge another yacht to a race.
My boats designed for cruising not racing, so at least I won't tarnish the originals record...
In case you were wondering. Santana is tied up at the St. Francis Yacht Club here on the San Francisco Bay. The owner is a really nice guy. It went through an extensive restoration and is kept in immaculate condition.

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Old 25-02-2008, 09:59   #20
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First, Fay -o-way
Now, my boat/user name. A few years back I owned a 28' wood boat that was built in 1928 by Hugh Angleman. Her name was Kai Nui (Big Water). She lived up to that name well. The bigger the seas, the better she was balanced. Loved that boat, and really hated to part with her.
The name fit my sailing attitude well. When the flags go up, I get the bug to go out. Flat days make me queasy. 15' seas make me feel good. I just sort of adopted the name for myself. If there are big seas out there, you can count on me being in or around them.
It just seemed appropriate that my next boat be named Kai Nui. Since she is not the original, I was going to name her Kai Nui II, but since she is a tri, Kai Nui III just seemed to fit.
Recently, Kai Nui met her final destination. All of the owners that had her after me neglected her. She finally ended up on death row, and was chopped up a few weeks ago. I am rethinking the name, and will likely just stay with Kai Nui for the tri. No "III". I will refrain from going into a rant about people who should not own boats. I did consider rescuing her from the crusher, but just couldn't bring myself to take on another project of that magnitude.
So, the name lives on.
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Old 25-02-2008, 10:19   #21
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How did you come to name your vessel, or yourself as in your screen name?
My username and boat name are the same.

Amfivena is the english spelling of 'Amphisbaena', a mythical snake with a head on both ends. As our boat is double ended (Westsail 32) it seemed appropriate.

Also...
-Amphisbaena are noted for going out in the cold. Which fits us as we have no interest in heading South.
-Amphisbaena are said to like to eat ants. Our boat had hundreds on board when we bought it.
-Amphisbaena are said to be a sign of fertility and we were trying to get pregnant when we named the boat.

Plus, at the time I could find no record of the name in use for a boat and the .com domain was available.
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Yeah! MOJO BABY!!

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Old 25-02-2008, 12:14   #23
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For liveaboard, a "mutually benefitial relationship between two unlike species" (i.e., boat and man), put Symbiosis on my short-list. I had several others, but most turned out to be more common than I first thought.

When I checked the USCG documentation database, there was only one other Symbiosis, and it looked likely to have expired.

I have a thing about originality, or at least getting as close to it as possible ...

so, as Paul Harvey says (said), that's the rest of the story.
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Old 25-02-2008, 12:16   #24
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Mariner 35 all wood Garden Ketch, "Dawn's Heart." Looking into the heart of the dawn brings you good luck.

Cascade 42 Cutter, "Casual." Suits my personality and was always named "Casual" from the first owner.

Herreshof 12 foot Sailing Dinghy, "Orinoco." After the song by Abba and the River in South America.

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The name of my boat is True Blue. Her hull is blue .
When I purchased her last year the boat was named True Blue. I thought I would sail her one season and a good name would pop into my mind, but it never happened. So I think I will call her True Blue as long as I own her.
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My screen name is derived from letters of my 3 names. I've ben using it since hanging out on bullitin boards in the VIC-20 days.

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Woodpile - a 1966 36' Pacemaker, wood hull. Surely I don't have to explain this one...

Woodstock - my current boat. The name came from:
  • Woodstock, GA - I live there
  • Woodstock concert (wasn't there: I was 12 at the time, but I had the records when they first came out)
  • Woodstock the bird - had a nickname as Snoopy as a kid
  • Also a homage to Woodpile - the boat.
You can see from my avitar that I used the guitar and hand from the Woodstock poster, but replaced the original dove with Woodstock the bird. That logo is on the back of my boat, and smaller versions on the sides of the flybridge. See the original poster and the making of the logo here along with photos of the logo on the boat: Woodstock - 1982 Sea Ray SRV 360
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My screen name is derived from letters of my 3 names. I've ben using it since hanging out on bullitin boards in the VIC-20 days.

Boat names:

Woodpile - a 1966 36' Pacemaker, wood hull. Surely I don't have to explain this one...

Woodstock - my current boat. The name came from:
  • Woodstock, GA - I live there
  • Woodstock concert (wasn't there: I was 12 at the time, but I had the records when they first came out)
  • Woodstock the bird - had a nickname as Snoopy as a kid
  • Also a homage to Woodpile - the boat.
You can see from my avitar that I used the guitar and hand from the Woodstock poster, but replaced the original dove with Woodstock the bird. That logo is on the back of my boat, and smaller versions on the sides of the flybridge. See the original poster and the making of the logo here along with photos of the logo on the boat: Woodstock - 1982 Sea Ray SRV 360
I enjoyed reading your post, dacust, and I like your creative conflation of the Woodstock guitar and the little bird from Peanuts. Of course, neither one is my property, nor, I'm pleased to report, does Disney own the Peanuts characters.

I say that because Disney is absolutely ruthless about anyone infringing upon their intellectual properties - yes, even going after the most nondescript user/s of their properties without written permission.

In the case of Woodstock, from the Peanuts comic strip, I don't know if the Charles Schultz estate or United Feature Syndicate own the rights, nor how aggressive they are when it comes to asserting their rights, but your use without permission is ill-advised. Especially now that you've published the fact.

The holder/s of the rights to the Woodstock concert poster may be lost in the mists of time and/or a drug-induced stupor, and that image may even be in the public domain by this point, so you're unlikely to have that one come back to haunt you.

I don't mean this to be a buzz-kill, dacust. I just wanted to make you aware of the jeopardy that can accompany copyright infringement.

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Old 03-03-2008, 23:15   #29
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My Vessel name is "Faiaoahe"...Try pronouncing that one...Hint:- It is from the Herman Melville Novet, "TYPEE".
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First, Fay -o-way . . . <snip>
I have to disagree, Kai Nui.

In the Polynesian languages, as I recall, all vowels are pronounced. Thus, Hawai'i is correctly pronounced (Hah vah EE ee or Hah wah EE ee, both are acceptable). And the island of Kaho'olawe, which most haoles (whites, or all foreigners) foolishly mispronounce kuh HOO luh wee, is correctly pronounced Kah ho oh LAH ve or Kah ho oh LAH we, with the concluding sound the same as wet, or vet, with the "t" omitted.

So I would pronounce Faiaoahe: Fah ee ah oh AH he, with the vowel sound in the concluding "he" sounding more like the e in "bet" or "help." The concluding sound is not, in my understanding, the same as "hay," as in hay fever.

I would be curious to know how Celestialsailor pronounces it.

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I could be wrong, but I don't think so. This is not the first boat of this name I have come accross. BUT, if I am, I will take the correction
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