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Old 10-18-2011
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WILLIWAH........Eskimo for hurricane, Typhoon or Cyclone
Sail in circles a lot, do you??

Given that "hurricane", "typhoon" or "cyclone" could also refer to "a slow-moving depression".. you've got to watch out for names like that!
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The Admiral and I watch The Daily Show with Jon Stewart every night that it is on. They always end the show with a segment called 'Your Moment of Zen' which is usually a video of some public figure saying something stupid (there's never a shortage of those) or a monkey washing a cat... you get the idea.

The Admiral suggested the name and I loved it for 3 reasons:
1. It was her idea.
2. It is a cool name.
3. It contains a reference to a sailing term, righting moment.

I have yet to see another boat with the same name.
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Re Metau

We got it from the book The Last Navigator by Steve Thomas (guy from This Old House). It is about Pacific island people and how they were able to navigate for thousands of miles without instruments.

Re Metau is the name of the group of islands in the Islands of Yap. The people there are called the Re Metau which means People of the Sea.
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I always thought a good, un-PC name for a sailboat would be "Amish Speedboat." Obviously it would have to be motorless.
I have seen, with my own two eyes with the Admiral as a witness a truck full of Amish folks launch a cuddy cabin boat at our lake. We could not believe our eyes.

My neighbors have had a few boats. There first was a very small sailboat they took to a local lake with an overlooking restaurant. One day, after a difficult day of sailing, they we stuck had to be towed across the lake by another boat.

At dinner in the restaurant, the waitress asked, "Did you see those two fools in that sailboat?" There boats are Two Fools, Two Fools II, and Two Fools III.

My father was a plank holder on the USS Chicago CG-11. They nicknamed her Big Windy, for the Windy City. My boat is Lil' Windy. An ode to the father I lost a few years ago.
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Our Person 28 - "Aeolus" which means Leisure in Scotch Gaelic...................................
I've seen several sailboats named "Aeolus". It may mean Leisure in Scottish Gaelic, but it is also a name for the god of winds in Greek mythology.
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Do you know how kids lose 15 or 20% of their education over the summer?

A few years ago I wrote a book: Summer Boost, Fun and Interesting Ways to Prevent the Summer Academic Setback. I never tried to get a publisher as there were other projects to work on. It was a natural name for the boat. It was my wife's idea, since it always bothers me a bit that I didn't get it published. (It's so needed!)

When I called my wife to ask her what she wanted for a hailing port, she replied "A town with the word 'beach' in it."

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Once the main is up it should explain itself.....IMAGINE.........i2f
I met John Lennon on the beach in Montauk. He stayed there for the month of August 1976 or 1977. He was walking with his wife and son. My older brother and I were out surfing and saw them walking down the beach. I said "Let's run and say hi." (Or something like that.) And my brother said "No, let's wait until they turn around to come back and then get something for them to sign." We surfed for another 40 minutes or so, watching them go and then come back. Then we ran to the house to get paper and a pen. Funny, I remember that day as clear as a bell. The water was clear and velvety smooth to my eyes and welcome against my skin. August water when your only 14 and life is simple.

I'll never forget what John Lennon said. He asked me my name as he signed a piece of paper for an autograph. I answered. Then he said, in that famous accent, "Well Brad, may all your kids be huuuman." I suppose he was grappling with global warming, society's ills or some such, for him to say that.

Fond memories. It was a sad day when he was murdered.

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