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Re: Naming a boat

I am doing the full ceremony this year..Heck, it looks like fun and a good excuse for a party
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Re: Naming a boat

Ya, me too. Got my lettering from Boat US. Have to clean up the transom a bit first.

She'll be called the inSanity.
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Re: Naming a boat

I decided to keep the name Miss Marisol for our Watkins 27. We wrestled with a name change. The deciding factor for keeping the name as-is, was laziness. Miss Marisol was a USCG Documented Vessel and I didn't feel like wading through the forms and signatures required to change the name.
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Re: Naming a boat

My boat was named BOLERO. Umm. no.

Dianthus was on the short list w/ a few other names. Had meaning b/c I gave the Admiral a potted Dianthus for her house she bought right after we started dating. Broke up a year later. Got back together. Plant kept coming back. 3rd year it did that I said "I thought they were an ANNUAL". She said, "yeah, I was supposed to be an annual too". Great sense of humor she has.

So, when I was trying to decide I checked to see if there was ever a Navy boat named Dianthus. Turns out there was. During WWI the Navy took over a private Motorboat and used it as a section patrol boat (SP639) It was a Herreshoff design/built boat from Bristol RI ..... which is where I bought my boat.
After that it was pretty easy to name her DIANTHUS

And yes, we "de-named" her and "renamed" her.

Long answer to your ? is: do what you want.
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Re: Naming a boat

I am battling with this now myself. Boat is currently named Endurance. Not bad, perhaps a bit pretentious..... This is way tougher than naming kids that's for sure....Wait, I think I have it: "For Sure"!

On second thought- no.....reminds me too much of foreclosure...

Hmmmm.....
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Re: Naming a boat

For a year we went back and forth on the issue of renaming our boat before we finally changed it. For me, it never really seemed like it was 100% "our" boat with the old name. There was always this small part of me that still felt like I was sailing the previous owners boat.
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Re: Naming a boat

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I decided to keep the name Miss Marisol for our Watkins 27. We wrestled with a name change. The deciding factor for keeping the name as-is, was laziness. Miss Marisol was a USCG Documented Vessel and I didn't feel like wading through the forms and signatures required to change the name.
There is nothing wrong with being lazy...it is not a bad name. Unfortunately my boat's name is a play on the previous owners last name and it is the 4th at that so he already has his new boat lettered with a "5". I have no choice but to rename as a courtesy.
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Boat names should make sense in English, be easy to pronounce and not confuse the Coast Guard or make them laugh!
I agree. We named our boat Ilya after a manatee we adopted through the Save the Manatee Club (our daughter is nuts about manatees). I worry a bit about the coast guard thing because it's not a common name, but at least I can spell it to them in only four letters!
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Re: Naming a boat

I didn't rename my boat because I didn't want to cough up the $80+ bucks to re-file the documentation. The name of the boat Philyria is an absolute PITA to convey over radio. I'll eventually change to something like BOB so that at least I can be understood via radio contact. Advice: make it easily legible over airwaves.
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Re: Naming a boat

We just went through this whole rigamarole

We have a boat in charter...so we wanted to mess with them

There was a place in Santorini we sailed to and stayed overnight...Iliovasilema. Still cannot pronounce the F'in word

Then there was "BOB", my name is Robert , and thats what boats do!

My wife wanted "Cheese-Burger" (in paradise). We chartered a boat a while back that was called "FRUITCAKES" some SOB removed the "S". Phuque.

Settled on naming out Vision 46...Hallucinations. previous name was too disney, Doubloon.

We are NOT Disney people
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