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Lightbulb Boat Name Protocol ?

Is there any protocol for naming a boat? I just bought a "new" 20 ft sailboat and am thinking about giving it a name. I know of two different names it has had with previous owners. There were probably more.

The only reason I am aware of to name a boat is to facility radio communications - using the boat name as a call-sign. I see that boat names are also used in racing. In addition, it appears that the larger a boat is, the more likely it will have a name. (I guess there are USCG requirements at some point.)

So, should I give a name to my 1985 Holder 20?

Thanks, Richard
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