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post #2 of Old 03-22-2012
The Witchdoctor
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Re: What’s in a name?

The name of the boat must have significance. For many sailors like myself,the boat is an extention of themselves. Some of my friends have called me the Witchdoctor becuase I volunteer medical skills in the jungles of South America. My boat is also called the Witchdoctor. When I am on the radio or someone is calling me, I hear the name and I know it is me that is being called. The boat and I are one and the same.

With you and your wife, there must be a synergistic combination of the two that makes you a great couple. Your name should reflect that. Forget the names that others have made famous unless it has meaning to you. If the name of your boat is to be known throughout the world, it will be due to your seamanship (or lack there of) and the stories that are associated with your journeys.

Ask yourselves, who are we? What is our journey? What is it that allows us to hear the call of the sea? When you can answer those questions, you will have the name of your boat.

Rene "The Witchdoctor" Steinhauer
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