Re: s/v S/V question ?
I'd use S/V if the boat's name requires some clarification that it is a boat's name. If the there is little ambiguity, just italicize the name of the yacht. If the boat is named Mr. Bill or something like that, S/V might help eliminate doubt.
[/B]S/V Wind Orchid
Catalina 350 (hull# 273)
LET'S GET SERIOUS ABOUT REMOVING POLITCAL TAG LINES -- NOW!