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Old 11-28-2010
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Naming the boat

I'm not sure if my new to me boats have ever been named. They belonged to my late father who willed them to me. One he bought brand new and has never mentioned the boat by name. There's nothing on the boat indicating a name.
The other boat he bought used. Again, no named mentioned and there isn't any evidence of a name either.

I'm superstitious enough that I feel I could be pushing my luck. If I christian them with new names without the denaming ceremony, it's unlucky.
However, the denaming ceremony requires the previous name.

What would be proper? Extra good champagne?
They're both good boats, one of which provided shelter for him from his crazy ex wife.
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I'm not an overly superstitious kind of guy...but I think that certain observations...well, they can't hurt. Better safe than sorry?

That being said, I'd go with the de-naming ceremony, but in the place where you would normally mention the boat's name, just say something like "whose name is known only to you."

For the ingot (if you do that part, and I would) I would use a piece of the actual boat if I could think of any small part that could be easily replaced. Ideally something of metal, but I suppose untreated wood would suffice. Just something corruptible.

If that makes me sound crazy, so be it; it sure ain't the first time.

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I don't believe it that changing the name taboo stuff. We changed the name of our boat without a ceremony, and nothing ever bad happened to us.
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I don't believe it that changing the name taboo stuff. We changed the name of our boat without a ceremony, and nothing ever bad happened to us.
YET !!!!!!

I changed the name of my boat, and followed the ceremony no problems yet.
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I don't believe it that changing the name taboo stuff. We changed the name of our boat without a ceremony, and nothing ever bad happened to us.
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YOU ARE A BRAVE MAN!!
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I think this is an omen suggesting big problems in the future! Anyone who thinks that there is a cause and effect relationship between future successes and the naming of a boat may have trouble understanding the real natural phenomena, such as winds, currents and tides, that will have a true effect on your success. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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We are awaiting the arrival of our boat next month. We have this same quandry as to the ethereal boundaries of boat names. We would like to rename ours as well. but the gf is too afraid of the consequences. Her name currently is Dame Eclair, in english, Lady Lightning. Would at least like to use the english translation. however she is a french made boat.

Way I see it is you have a relationship w/ your boat that you build in your own way regardless of who owned her before and what name they used.

I say do the denaming ceremony w/ Sixpoints suggested verbage change and rechristen her the _____________. Spill some good libations upon her and the waters she rests in and have a great time on your boat!!!
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YET !!!!!!

I changed the name of my boat, and followed the ceremony no problems yet.
That's cause you followed the ceremony...
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Our third boat - we named number one and number three and kept boat two's name cause we liked it and because the names all spoke to us both.

! - Pasa Tiempo - "Killing time" or "A great way to kill time" - named after a golf course I played in Santa Cruz.

2 - Gypsy Rover II - kept the name - loved it and it fit with us.

3 - Mystery - decided on the name, sought it out, got it from the person who had then name out west and now "own" the name.

Lots of reasons for Mystery - my wife writes mysterys, the Mystery of God, the Mystery of sailing . . . and so on.

Fancy ceremonies, nada, but we really enjoyed the first two boats, we love this one and all three have been really good for us and to us.

But - please, name her something nice and something you will not be embarrassed to use when calling a friend, the Coast Guard, a marina or the like.

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JiffyLube,

YOU ARE A BRAVE MAN!!
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