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post #31 of 92 Old 12-18-2011
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I saw one named "Filthy Oar"...
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...... I bought an 8" sailing dinghy.....
That's one small dinghy.


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Came across an old wooden power boat named "Morning Wood"

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One of those "coke smuggler" type ocean racers named "Innocent Fishing Boat".

A drag boat with a supercharged Chevy engine named "Blown Budget".

An extreme sail racer from Puget Sound named "Aliens Ate My Buick".

An old IOR racer named "Pusillanimous" - people usually had to look it up.

A Yankee 38 named "Damned Yankee"

When I first saw the movie back in the day I thought "Blade Runner" would be a great name for a race boat but too many other people thought so too it seems.

When I was building my first boat - a VERY beamy quarter tonner, I was going to call it "Reubenesque" but sold it before launch.

Two of the best names ever IMHO are "Windward Passage" and "Running Tide". I don't know how much that is affected by their extraordinary histories.

For bad names, there were three sailboats in or right near my marina, all named "LadyHawke".

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Almost forgot one of the best play on words names ever. Back in the IOR days there were a lot of Peterson One Ton level raters built in Vancouver. One of the local hotshots had one built but shortly after launch he got mowed down at night and sunk by a railroad ferry.

He promptly had another built and named it "Level Crossing".
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Rebuilt a laser two once for the purposes of learning how to use a spinnaker. It was the only boat on the Army post that had one. My friend and I were nervous about trying to fly the spinnaker. We named her "Running Scared".
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Several years ago a Pearson 30 got stuck under a bridge (went under heeling and when the wind got blocked by the bridge structure it stood up. Would not come out!) After a new mast and standing rigging, the owner renamed the boat "Un-abridged".
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I dunno- always partial to " Minnow Paws " a Walt Kelly swamp scow name.

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