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rechristening ritual

this obviously is not quite complete... but rather than face posidens wrath or something, what is the protocal for rechristening?


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48° Vigor's Interdenominational Boat Denaming Ceremony

Renaming Your Boat -

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I have both the ones that we wrote. Not sure where they are but I'll probably come across them in the near future. My mother delivered the de-naming prayer. My sister delivered the naming prayer. My wife smashed the bottle on the anchor roller (wrapped in several bags to catch all the glass).

The denaming and naming have to be done at two separate parties, which were immediately right after each other.

The longest part was getting the old name off, and then the new name on as it got darker and darker. I think it might be on a bit slanted, but that's what you get when the little ones help you. In other words, it's perfect.


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Don't change her name. Don't do it.
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alcohol required for name change

1. The former name and all written record needs to be removed from the boat. the former name needs to be written on a piece of silver ( quarter silver dollar ect) and tossed into the sea along with a plea to poseidon to remove the name from the book of records. Give a drink of good booze to poseidon and a healthy swig to all involved in the ceremony.
2. Pour a drink to poseidon from east to west into the water and then drink some more yourself. Then pour some out for your guests.
3. Tell Poseidon the new name of your boat and ask that it be recorded in the big book. Give Poseidon another drink and have some more yourself.

This is no joke. The renaming ceremony must be done or your boat will end up in an unladylike way.
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Ship’s Renaming Ceremony
by Elliot MacDonald

Today we honor seafarers’ counsel,
Their ancient, and wise erudition
We toast to Aeolus, Lord of the Breeze
And to Neptune, King of the Seas,
And to established sailors’ tradition.

To rename a vessel that sails the oceans
Will ensure for her great tribulation
Unless we pay tribute to powers much vaster
Whose whim may cause or prevent our disaster
We offer sincere supplication

The ships that sailed all proud and tall
Whose Captains had forgot ‘em
Or scoffed with disdain at long held tradition
And disclaimed these customs as mere superstition
Lie rotting on the bottom

All I ask is a tall ship
and a Garmin to steer her by

S/V Scheherazade
I had a dream, I was sailing, I was happy, I was even smiling. Then I looked down and saw that I was on a multi-hull and woke up suddenly in a cold sweat.
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