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Old 04-14-2009
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"proper procedure" (short version)

From what I unserstand the procedure for removing the old name requires that every occurrence of the name be removed from the boat, the name be written on a piece of paper with a line drawn through it, placed in a box, burnt and the ashes dumped over board on an out going tide (high tide on the full of a moon if you are on a lake)....then the christening procedure can begin...but I also have been told that a boat is christened only once, regardless of the name changes

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