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All i can say is regardless of if you're superstitious or not... do the name changing ceremony! You can make it a fun event for people in your family, the children, and others at the marina! Besides, i changed mine from Anail Beatha to Black Pearl and never did the ceremony. So far this year, i've broken two stanchions, lost an anchoring light, ran aground hard in a clearly marked channel, and had a massive mechanical failure causing me to back into a rock breakwall at about 5 knots.

Superstition aside... do it, its fun anyway! =)
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Ryan just going through this thread GREAT SITE!!! I need a couple of you I'm not lazy I just dont give a @@#$$@ ha ha
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TBP, I take it you're now a believer in renaming a boat properly...

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Superstitions aside, I would never rename a boat, it's just bad luck.
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Ummm...what was your Taswells original name? (G)
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It is a jinx. Make sure to do the name change ceremony.

My father in law (fil) bought his bought in 98 and immediately changed the name. First time in the water all the oil dumped out of the engine. Then the blocked cracked over the winter.

The second name change and while towing it to Maine from Georgia, it killed the tranny in the van.

Do the ceremony.
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I guess I'm lucky, My boat has never been named until I got her and the ceremony may not apply. You think?
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Ummm...what was your Taswells original name? (G)
Haha, very funny. The first and only name for the Taswell was Atrevit', which translated from Catalan to English means Daring or Bold.

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You might like the article on handymariner - Paint, names, striping&graphics - it is a "tongue-in-cheek" variation of the old rules

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The Royal Navy during the Napoleonic Wars renamed captured enemy ships all the time and didn't worry about name changes being unlucky.

If it's good enough for Jack Aubrey, it's good enough for me.

Now I just have to think of a good new name for Free Spirit, which seems kinda cliched.
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