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Old 04-07-2009
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Well. We just closed on our forst sailboat.

I am just superstitious enough to want to perform proper ritual but not so superstitious as to keep the vessel's current name

We're thinking of "Bad in Plaid" ....since it is a Tartan and all.


Anyhow...here is my particular question.

We are going to have the old name burnished off before launch. ((the champagne soaked rabbit's foot toss over and catch in a bucket and run to the lake technique seems workable))

But....and it's a big but .......But....

then the boat likely has to be sailed down the lake before the person here locally can affix the new name.


SO.....

Can I simply finish the naming ceremony and formally give the boat her new moniker without having the actual lettering available? How about some duct tape lettered by a sharpie for a temporary nameplate?


Thanks.
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