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Someday you will be saying this name over an open radio net to a lock tender, bridge tender, marina owner, or Coast Guard. Pick one that (a) doesn't make you sound stupid, and (b) is reasonably easy for the person on the other end to spell.
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There are no "rules or restrictions" governed by tradition or superstition, but it might be informative to look at Office of Science and Technology
to see how many others have used the name you choose for their US documented vessel. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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Someday you will be saying this name over an open radio net to a lock tender, bridge tender, marina owner, or Coast Guard. Pick one that (a) doesn't make you sound stupid, and (b) is reasonably easy for the person on the other end to spell.
This makes sense, junkrig.

Additionally, cbropes, you could think about choosing a name which is able to make the mentioned communication partners smile. This will probably raise their cooperation efforts - as long as the smile doesn´t change to a lough because the name sounds ridiculous.

As I´ve given up hope to have my own boat one day I may tell you what my favourite name would be: "Garlic Star"

But maybe you shouldn´t rename it at all? Sailors in the old times said that renaming a boat will bring bad luck to it, and to the people on board.


Tell us about your decision!
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Enola Gay? C'mon! As Mr. Winkler mentioned, old superstition says keep the name. I did for two reasons- superstition (even though I'm not superstitious), and simplicity. It's easier to rationalize than trying to come up with something. So, for me, Sandpiper 2 is the name of my first boat. NOW it's meaningful.
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scal·a·wag (skl-wg) also scal·ly·wag (skl-)
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1. Informal A reprobate; a rascal.
2. A white Southerner working for or supporting the federal government during Reconstruction.

Scalawag is not a bad name for a boat. They can be a bit rascally from time to time.

Scalawag is a heck of a lot better then 'Titan Uranus' as one commercial vessel based in Hong Kong is named. Titan being a moon of Saturn and Uranus being, well, you know.
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