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There's lots of lore out there for changing names on boats. One thing is to remove all items from the boat that have the old name on them. Then there's the ceremony to retire the old name and to obtain Neptune's blessing on the new name. Primary problem with the original ceremony was the need to pour the urine of a virgin on the bow. Given the lack of virgins these days, most folks use champagne.
I changed the name of my P-33 when I bought her in 2003 and never really had an official ceremony. Things have been fine so far! But I did take off all the old stuff with the old name, which was Hot Number. That name didn't work for me -- the new name is Inner Voice. Much better for a sailboat I think.
SailorMitchSailing winged keels since 1989.
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