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post #5 of Old 07-07-2010
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My wife and I allowed our dog to name our boat. He's an Australian Cattle Dog also known as a Queensland Heeler. And since sailboats heel over, it has a double meaning. As it is the dog doing naming and boats heel over sharply, it can get a little "ruff".

So the whimsical "Ruff Heeler". At least no one will accuse us of borrowing from someone else!

The sailing dinghy I am restoring is the "Mini Heeler".

Goofy yes but we like it. It was supposed to be the name of our previous O'Day 22 but we never got around to doing a proper renaming ceremony on her so she kept her original name for the entire time we owned her. So we saved the name for our C-27.

I have no idea what we'll name our follow-on boat. Probably not a variation on Heeler since it will likely be a Gemini or Atlantic catamaran. They don't heel (good boat).


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