SailNet Community - View Single Post - Boat Name
Thread: Boat Name
View Single Post
post #6 of Old 12-28-2006
CBinRI
Senior Member
 
CBinRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 919
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 12
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SailorMitch
The real problem with most of the original rituals is the requirement to pour the urine of a virgin over the bow. Given that virgins are in short supply these days, most people resort to using champagne -- but nothing too cheap of course.

But I am also with Faster. I changed the name of my Pearson 33-2 when I bought her 3 years ago and never followed through with one of the various ceremonies. I did, however, remove all remnants of her original name from the boat. Plus, her new name is so much more dignified than her old one. And every time I have brought a bottle of bubbly aboard I end up drinking it rather than pouring it over the side to pay homage to Neptune. I figure Neptune understands.
I, too, have changed the name of every boat that I've owned and am in the process of trying to come up with a new name for my new boat right now. So far, without incident (knock wood). In each case I considered a ceremony but never got around to it. Maybe on the new one, though.
CBinRI is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome