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Changing the name of the boat

What is involved in a name change?

My sail boat is sitting in the yard ready to re-launch within a couple of days.
I sanded and painted the hull and it would be the perfect time to paint on a new name.
The boat has been re-named a few times before. I found that out as I was sanding through layers of paint (and names).
I am not superstitious, BUT, if a little ceremony is required to keep the gods happy, I go for it.
Is the breaking of a cheap bottle of sparkly wine on the bow still correct?

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Oh, you do not want to tempt the or annoy Poseidon.

There are many versions of the ceremony. One is here.

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With all my boats, I had the previous name engraved on a small brass plate, then permanently attached it somewhere inside the boat. Did this work? So far, so good.
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The most important part of the change (my opinion) is to be sure to purge all records of the previous name from the boat.

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