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Old 22-03-2018, 07:52   #1
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Dinghy, to name or not to name?

Greetings,

So I hear two trains of thought on the naming of my new dinghy.
1. Put a name on it so it is easier to identify if it goes missing and maybe be less attractive to theft because it has a name painted on?
or......
2. If you put your boats name on the dinghy people will know if your at the dinghy dock that you are not on your boat making the mother ship susceptible to break in?

Thoughts.....?
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Old 22-03-2018, 07:55   #2
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

Our dinghy doesn’t have a name placed on it, but we call it Patience. Our boat name is Persistence. Give it a different name and put it on the transom.
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Old 22-03-2018, 08:14   #3
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Perfect solution, I like it. Thanks
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Old 22-03-2018, 08:17   #4
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Never have a problem identifying our dink so don't need a name. Who knows, another few years I might have to add one.
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

I think it's better to put your name on your dinghy, as the vast majority of people are honest, and, should you lose your dinghy, someone will return it (if it has an identification). I suppose it does announce that you're ashore, but if you lock the boat when you leave (in dodgy places, anyway), that should solve the problem.
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

Identifying your dinghy TT to your boat name was a requirement from our insurer to provide coverage. Beside I agree that people are mostly honest at least in the Med where we sail.
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Old 22-03-2018, 08:54   #7
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mine is named, "ROW VS WADE."
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

Our dinghy hangs on the stern of our boat and blocks the boat's transom name. We added it to the side of the dinghy plus a "Too", as in:
"Free At Last - Too" so boat could be identified from the rear.
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

Putting your boat's name on your dinghy is not necessarily the same as naming it. My boat is named "Mana", but her tender is " Mintberry Crunch". I don't really need to tag my belongings to recognize them.
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Re: Dinghy, to name or not to name?

There was a time when painting TT or "tender to" followed by mothership name on your skiff essentially exempted your shore boat from local regulations regarding registering your dinghy and outboard with the local government in many countries.
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mine is named, "ROW VS WADE."
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Ours was 'Short Bus' not very PC but worth a chuckle or two.
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We have Haven and the dinghy is Lil' Haven.
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Greetings,

So I hear two trains of thought on the naming of my new dinghy.
1. Put a name on it so it is easier to identify if it goes missing and maybe be less attractive to theft because it has a name painted on?
or......
2. If you put your boats name on the dinghy people will know if your at the dinghy dock that you are not on your boat making the mother ship susceptible to break in?

Thoughts.....?
Thanks
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So my sailboat is named FUNGIRL. Dingy is FUNGI of course.
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We have a Portabote and a nesting dinghy:
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