Boat Names

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    Dec 29, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    My boat came with a given name that didn't particularly thrill me - Arcturus. Not particularly clever and no special meaning for me. Besides, there is at least one other bigger, newer, faster boat in the area with that name. But I haven't come up with anything better, and you have to call yourself something on the radio.

    I was toying with the idea of "KREECHUR," (it's old and patched up) until I found out that's used in Harry Potter icon_rolleyes.gif Also, three or four times during the summer, I looked up through the main hatch to see... Arcturus framed perfectly. And it turns out that Arcturus appears to hang in the (summer) sky over my slip, on approach to the marina. Hmm... Now a news flash just came up that the other Arcturus is missing and presumed lost on a passage to Hawaii. So we could be unique after all. Or is that an omen?

    Anyway, I need to get busy about hauling it out and repainting, so the time to decide is nearing. I'm not sure if you can do the denaming/renaming ceremony on the cradle, or if it has to be floating icon_confused.gif

    (My hobie cat, on the other hand, doesn't have a name, but if it were a dog, it might think its name were "Oh Shit!" )

    What would your yacht be named?
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    Dec 30, 2011 1:29 AM GMT
    if i were you would change the name...

    me myself I would go for a Caribbean deity like "Yaya" or a Caribbean fish species like "Baracuda" because these things have meaning to me.. it should be personal to you I guess...

    even "north star" would do for me since she guides sailors...
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    Dec 30, 2011 1:30 AM GMT
    My yacht would be named "Bouys in the Hood."
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    Dec 30, 2011 3:43 AM GMT
    I'm a big ship fan and historic ocean liners had much more romantic and meaningful names than the blather they put on cruise ships today. I'd probably pick one of those, such as Leviathan.

    Or else The Brain of Pooh. Anybody who gets that reference deserves a cookie.
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    Dec 30, 2011 4:31 AM GMT
    I named my boat the Poofter. Most had no clue as to what it meant...Then i delighted in explaining!
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    Dec 30, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    Well, how about "Sirius Pride". It plays into the fact that you have two dogs (Sirius is actually a binary star system); the "Pride" alludes to your three cats and it could also be a subtle reference to your pride in restoring your ship and (need I say it) the fact that you're Out.
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    Dec 30, 2011 5:05 AM GMT
    I am told in nautical lore it is terrible luck to rename a ship. Our boat is the Drunken Pelican, even have a flag made up for it, lol. Arcturus isn't a bad name though. I'm not sure what I would call my very own boat if I were first naming it.
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    Dec 30, 2011 5:09 AM GMT
    i knew an old guy who named his pleasure boat..."miassisdraggin"....yet another boat was named..."Misstreated"
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    Dec 30, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    Another stellar name, 'Canopus'.
  • pandamarama

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    Dec 30, 2011 5:17 AM GMT
    "Going Merry" or "Thousand Sunny"icon_cool.gif
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    Dec 30, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    YVRguy saidWell, how about "Sirius Pride". It plays into the fact that you have two dogs (Sirius is actually a binary star system); the "Pride" alludes to your three cats and it could also be a subtle reference to your pride in restoring your ship and (need I say it) the fact that you're Out.


    Interesting idea. Unfortunately, the dogs are not particularly fond of the boat. ("We're only getting on this deathtrap because we luv u...") They don't mind going downwind under sail, but they don't like the motor or going upwind.

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    Dec 30, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    How about 'Nemo' or 'Butt'?
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    I'm gonna touch the butt. . . .
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:22 AM GMT
    You should name it Titanic. I hear it means, "great force, strength, or power."

    With a name like that, what could possibly go wrong?
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    Dec 30, 2011 10:56 AM GMT

    OAR GASM
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    Dec 30, 2011 11:04 AM GMT
    Boating is a great hobby! From May to November I'm on a boat every weekend. What make/model/length did ya get?
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    Dec 30, 2011 6:24 PM GMT
    Zettabyte saidYou should name it Titanic. I hear it means, "great force, strength, or power."

    With a name like that, what could possibly go wrong?


    Apparently everything. New boat by same name, sinks too.
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    Dec 30, 2011 6:28 PM GMT
    SEALUT best boat name ever!
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:10 PM GMT
    ScottCLE What make/model/length did ya get?
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    ericson 29. Had it since summer, but it's time to haul it home and do some work on it. The last couple of outings, there was too much ice on the deck!
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    Also got one of these, but I can never seem to get anyone to go out on it with me:

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    Dec 30, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    Our boat was called Mary Queen. If I get another boat I was toying with the name: Neuf Vies (French for Nine Lives)
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:20 PM GMT
    being part algonquien mine is "waanaki" roughly "going in peace" . laughed about your dogs, mine are labs and i have a terrible time keeping the old girl on board, she's a born retriever
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:24 PM GMT
    Some names I've always liked: Andrea-Doria; Zaca; Sirocco; Santana; Splendour; True Love.

    Not very original, but a lot of memories.
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    7Famark saidHow about 'Nemo' or 'Butt'?
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    I'm gonna touch the butt. . . .


    LOL HAHAHA that is actually pretty original
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    Dec 30, 2011 7:25 PM GMT
    RoughriderTitan11 saidI am told in nautical lore it is terrible luck to rename a ship. t.


    OMG.. dont rename the ship !!! icon_eek.gif