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Hi folks; The boat we bought has an existing name that we don't mind. It would be nice to understand what it means, the previous owners are gone so they can't help.
The name is "Manuwai" any ideas please?

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Manuwai

means water fowl
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Manuwai

means water fowl
Wow, that was quick! Really appreciate that...thank you so much.

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Man-ooh-why? I've heard that before in answer to a few lewd questions.
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Re: Translate Names?

We have seen this name on a few boats when we have visited Hawaii- Manuwai

Many Hawaiian names have real life english meanings. Our boat Haleakula mean "House of the sun". Its the name of the pricipal volcano which makes up the island of Maui/

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Re: Translate Names?

Glad to know the name is something nice and you havent been sailing around in something that translates into Hitlers submarine or something like that...hahahaha
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oddly enough there probably is a boat named "hitler's submarine" .... funny one though
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Re: Translate Names?

"Our boat Haleakula mean "House of the sun". "
As opposed to the title of the old Animals' song, House of the Rising Sun? (VBG)

Sounds like plenty of room for a Monty Python skit there about confused launch drivers and customer, eh?
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"Our boat Haleakula mean "House of the sun". "
As opposed to the title of the old Animals' song, House of the Rising Sun? (VBG)-Hellosailor
Actually we have adapted that song from the Animals as our theme song. Along with Born to RTun- Springstein ( I am a Jersey boy after all)

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Sounds like plenty of room for a Monty Python skit there about confused launch drivers and customer, eh-Hellosailor
To funny and so true about MOnty Python. Our name has been butchered by so so many on the VHF. The habormaster in Bedford , Mass with his thick Boston accent call us Holy...Holly...Holly WHAT The F........ is that an American name....we speak english here in Massacheucettes when on the VHF as we hailed him. Imagine

Or the tug captain on the East River asking our intention...Holly....whatever you name is on that damned sailboat to our starboard....what is your course....and you better spell you name on you boat with phonetic symbols...he said this in his New York Long Island inflections.

Had us falling down laughing
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