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View Poll Results: Boat Name
John Edward 1 14.29%
John E. Allison 1 14.29%
Chief John 5 71.43%
Chief John E. Allison 0 0%
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Re: Boat name advice

I tend to agree witgh those considering which is easiest to understand hen transmitted over the radio. When I'm going over possible names in my head, I try to think of radio traffic--the last thing you want in a critical situation is a name that turn into an unitelligible mouthful.
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Re: Boat name advice

Great story. Thanks for sharing.
I'm sure whatever name you chose will properly honor your uncle. But if it was me, I would name the boat to reflect how I addressed him, for example Uncle John. But J. E. Allison has a nice ring to it as well.
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Re: Boat name advice

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I second J. E. Allison.

There is a long tradition naming boats after men, especially using initials.

I named our dinghy after my dad. I call it Li'l Mike.
My dad was named Richard and went by the common nickname .. although amusing for an hour or two I dont think this naming method would work well in the long run for me.
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Re: Boat name advice

Thanks for all of your input. Right now I am leaning towards:
Chief
Cheif Allison
J E Allison
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Re: Boat name advice

Sorry to hear of your loss.

I'm liking "Chief E"
Chief J rolls off the tongue also.
Uncle J ?
Chief Uncle ?
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Re: Boat name advice

I'd go with "Uncle John".

It rolls of the tongue very smoothly:

"Harbor Bridge; this is S/V Uncle John; approaching from ocean side; requesting a lift of 35 feet at your next opening; over."
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Re: Boat name advice

J.E. Allison
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Re: Boat name advice

There's a question of magnitude as JM mentioned. I don't think you've enough boat for the formal name but plenty for Chief.
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Boat name advice

I like John E but then I named mine Glenn E so I'm partial to it.
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Re: Boat name advice

Again, sorry for your loss.

I like Chief, but I think its translation into a different language would add a nice twist, and bring your Uncle into the conversation when asked about the unique boat name and its origin. Perhaps into a language from your families heritage.

Capo (Italian)
Jefe (Spanish)
Priomh (Irish)
Chīfu (Japanese)
ShǒuxŪ (Chinese)
etc.

Just another thought/suggestion.
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