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Old 08-12-2007, 07:21   #1
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Neptune Be Damned - Boat Renamed!!

Took a few weeks for the good old Dept of Homeland Security to process the paperwork, but we've renamed her again (de-named I guess is appropriate). She now sports her originally christened name "TREKKER" once again.

Wifey didn't much take to the boat anyway..... but I figure the boat will be around longer

Just kidding dear... of course...

Now where was the text of that re-naming ceremony that appeases the gods and prevents misfortune? I think changing the name in the first place was the source of our troubles. Yeah that's it - the GODS did those dumb things and not the previous owner...
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Boy did the title of this thread scare me! ha ha
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:42   #4
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Maintaining the tradition...

My problem with maintaining the traditions relating to Neptune is that they have no basis in tradition, just what a few over imaginative individuals thought up a hundred or so years ago.

There is no literature to indicate that the Greek god Poseidon or his Roman equivalent Neptune had any thoughts on boat names whatsoever.

Challenging a God - now there is some interesting literature on that.
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I guess some pray for the same reason...just in case it is true.
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Not sure if I would have phrased it quite like that!

But I reckon that reverting to her original name is NOT "renaming" her and in any case in accordance with my copy of Ye Olde Worlde Gods manual - Clause 87, Section D (iv) you actually get bonus points for doing so.


Me? I would never re-name a boat just in case .........BUT I have never really liked the name of my current boat (not hated it, just not liked it - "Perro" = dog in Spanish).........and I am presently tempted to re-name her after my late wife - "Wayluya". But I am not sure if this would sound quite right when responding to enquiries about what I am up to at the weekend with "I am going down on Wayluya / the wife"
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My problem with maintaining the traditions relating to Neptune is that they have no basis in tradition, just what a few over imaginative individuals thought up a hundred or so years ago.

There is no literature to indicate that the Greek god Poseidon or his Roman equivalent Neptune had any thoughts on boat names whatsoever.

Challenging a God - now there is some interesting literature on that.

Oh, come on now...... sounds like a good reason for another drink!!!
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Aloha Mark,

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Good luck with the ceremony. This one talks about spilling virgin's blood or at least urine on the boat. Good thing my boat partner has a 4 year old...

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