2nd childhood in progress
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Hey Brad. Long winded posting here, but you asked for it...
Jonny Quest was the all time favorite show for me growing up. Not sure how the name came to me as a sailboat, but when it did, it just fit really well. Along with being the child explorer of my (our) youth, Jonny Quest is also a play on words-- as in a quest in a Jonny, or Jon boat. ( I was originally going to go with the name "The Jonny Quest" which I felt would emphasize the Jon boat play on words a bit more.)
So now that its time to relive my childhood (--in competition with my own kids, I'm afraid!). I have realized my life-long dream to have a sailboat named The Jonny Quest. (My wife suggested that I drop the "The" in the title, and I acquiesced). And I found a graphic artist who did a pretty descent job on matching the cartoon scripting on the transom, as you can see in the stern photo.
I missed your "Radji" reference because Jonny's friend from Calcutta, India spells his name "Hadji." (but that's splitting hairs and reveals me as a fanatic, not just a fan!) I'm glad to see you're a fan too.
We are starting our sailing explorations with a smaller boat while the kids are young-- we aren't up for the cruizing life at this point like CruisingDad, but I certainly do love reading about their adventures!
So Jonny Quest lives on, inspiring me to explore and to not completely let go of childlike excitement in life.
Cheers to you, Brad!
27' O'Day 1975
MS Gulf Coast