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Old 02-12-2007, 13:38   #31
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How about naming them after the constellations, Ursa Major for the vessel and Ursa Minor for the tender--the Great Bear and Little Bear.

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Old 02-12-2007, 22:19   #32
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Here is a boat name I saw in California. Perhaps you could use this...ha ha ha.
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Old 03-12-2007, 00:33   #33
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Old 03-12-2007, 01:08   #34
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..there is a long standing tradition that Farr owners have "farr" somwhere in their boats name....I have yet to see a brave soul use the most obvious.....
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Originally Posted by mickmul View Post
Tock/Tick has connotations of time. . . what about the old Latin "Tempus Fugit" meaning time flies??
there is a trimeran here on the east coast of Aus that has the name Tempus Fugit, and the crew calls it Tampax fungus
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When I was ten years old I came home from school on Friday afternoon and there was a 16' wood runabout Highhat made in Sanford, Florida... 1st boat for the family, and I know my Dad wanted one all his life since he was an officer in the US Navy.... Saturday afternoon we were on board our 1st cruze at about 20knots with our BIG 35HP Johnson outboard, my mother sitting in the back with a beer and sez "we're in HIGH COTTON now!".......... that's the name of my first (and current) 40' boat.... here's to you, MOM!
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Old 05-12-2007, 22:08   #37
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If you do settle on "Bear" then I think "Boo-Boo" would be a great name for the dink.

Regarding explaining what she is, you could always have the boat type painted on each side of the bow. In fact I wish more people did that. I am terrible at boat types.
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:28   #38
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Nice one Dan! Yogi for the mother ship, BooBoo for the dink!!
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I want to thank everyone for helping with the name of our boat--her new name will be.......... Bear.
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One thing about boat names that I've always liked were the names of tenders to larger boats...not T/T Ostentatious Wealth. One that I saw years ago and never forgot was the motor yacht Summer Love had a tender named Spring Fling.
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Old 08-12-2007, 23:26   #41
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This is a fun thread. A few years ago we saw a boat named Sweet Pea and the dink was Pea Pod. I loved that one.

When we bought Arabella she was named Ku'uipo. It means sweetheart in hawaiian but say it three time and it sounds like creepo. Ugh!

Arabella was my dear mother-in-law's middle name. It was she who told her son to buy a boat to sail the world with the money she left him. God bless him, he did!

I think Bear is a great name and Cub would be cute for the dink.

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