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Boat name superstitions

Are there any superstitions about naming a boat after a fictional pirate ship that sunk??

And for the matter, what are some of the other do's and dont's when it comes to naming a boat??

I've heard that you shouldn't pick a name that ends with the letter A.

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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I think naming any boat after a boat that sunk is bad luck, fictional or not. One mustn't taunt Poseidon...
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Do a search on here and the Googs. You should find a ton of "info" on boat naming. As Chris said though, do not tempt fate.....

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There is a fun book by John Vigor - "How to rename your boat" with info on how to rename your boat, as well as a lot of other amusing tangents - like an excellent curse for a motor boat (stinkpot) which has disturbed your quiet mooring.

Say - does this mean your boat is ready to go?!
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Say - does this mean your boat is ready to go?!
I wish...haha. It's still far from ready. Of all the work, finding a good name seems most difficult.

My complete refit is taking completely too long!
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You must run aground three times before changing the name of a boat. After you run aground the required number of times you can presumably name it after the devil himself if you want to. Though I wouldn't recommend it.
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Poseidon keeps scrolls with all vessels names, and it pisses him off when you screw with his paperwork without filling out the required forms and required rituals.

Naming a vessel that YOU have never had in the water is a bit easier, you still need to google the ritual procedure (do the long version), and make sure BEFORE you paint the name on the hull and launch her, EVERYTHING relating to her old name is off the boat.

Everyhting has to be off the boat. Very important...
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so Andrea dory and Edmond Fitzgerald are bad as well as Indianapolis i suppose

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sailingweb guy, just curious but do you have a list of possibles?

before rechristening mine was LARGO
yuch. lol

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Probably not too many people going with 'Titanic' these days.

Which pirate ship are you considering?


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