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Why put that on you're own boat, let alone a sailboat??
Don't have a clue; I wouldn't have done it. FWIW, I never met or knew the owner, but the people that did said it was a good fit...
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Don't have a clue; I wouldn't have done it. FWIW, I never met or knew the owner, but the people that did said it was a good fit...
Something redeeming about self awareness, I guess.
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There is a Fishing Boat

That I see often that has the following name down the whole length of his power boat "Master Baiter".

The names that I think are not very creative are along the lines of Wind Song, Wind Passage, Gone with The Wind, Fair Winds, Wind Dancer, etc. Basically anything with "Wind" or a easy reference to it.

I wanted to name our boat something "funny", so I proposed to the admiral:
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  • KNOT FAST
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She like some of them, but wanted to see what the name on the boat that we ultimately would buy was.

When we actually bought our bought it came with "MOONDANCE", which we liked, so it stuck.

My cousin's boat has what I think is a clever name "Running on MT", a Sabre 402.
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my boat's name is Rubber Ducky

easy to say and understand on the radio, and people remember it
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The names that I think are not very creative are along the lines of Wind Song, Wind Passage, Gone with The Wind, Fair Winds, Wind Dancer, etc. Basically anything with "Wind" or a easy reference to it.
Generally agree on that but a friend had a good "wind" name on his boat. We were both from orchard country and he called it "Windfall" which is a term for apples blown off the trees. It also had the double entendre aspect of being purchased with winnings of some sort.

An uncle of mine named his "Moonshine" which also had the double meaning - very apropos in his case!
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I just remembered one I liked years ago. It was on an old wooden cutter that looked almost like it had been converted from one of those skinny wooden fishboats from way back - the 20's or thereabouts. It had an extremely robust and determined "Bulldog" look to it and was named "Interline Forwarder".

For those who don't know, that is a person or organization that looks after the logistics of moving freight between modes of transportation - from ships to trucks and so forth.

The background of the name meant nothing I could see in terms of a sailboat but it somehow reflected the personality of the boat very well.

Another name, on THE ugliest boat I ever saw - the closest description I can give is that it looked like a single catamaran hull, upside down. It was a humpbacked, hogged sheer, bright yellow freak named "Zog".
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If I were inticed to change the Rapture's name, It would be "Mine" In a single word that says it all. But then so does "Rapture."
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At a marina on the Rhode River off the Chesapeake: "Rhode Keel". Nuff said.
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At a marina on the Rhode River off the Chesapeake: "Rhode Keel". Nuff said.
That was my friend's old Hunter 25' named "Rhode Keel". I spent a few overnights on that ole boat.
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