Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East Stroudsburg, PA
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In the vein of this thread... I will share my father's boats.
Dad's nickname (his pet name) of my mother was "Reenie" short from Maureen.
His first boat "Reenie Won"
His second boat "Reenie Too"
His third boat "Reenie III"
The last boat was a brandy new US yacht, 27 (as a 12 year old I was there the day he bought it). Purchased in 1981. Sadly the boat was lost in a financial mess my father got into back in the mid 80s with a change of jobs.
Some of my fondest memories as a kid sailing that boat, and he kept the boat at LNSC on Lake Norman in North Carolina.
Years later. And I hope you are still reading to comment on this... My brother, also a sailor, traded in his first boat (an O'Day 15) for a US 25 15 years after my father had his 27. The boat CAME with the contract for a slip on Lake Normal at LNSC!
My brother never stamped the boat with the letters, but he named it "Deja Vu."
I sailed with him as a 30 year old, some 15 years after my teenage years on the lake. I truly was an eery experience for me to spend on that lake, at that club, in a boat so scary familiar to me.