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05-30-2012 11:00 AM
Re: New Live Aboard Member!

Are you sure you want to re-name the boat ??? I'd think long & hard about re-naming a boat & then I'd choose not to do it . By the way....what is the current name ??? I'd caution you against re-naming it . Oh crap....I just saw the name of your boat . Not only would I be re-naming that.....I think the God's will understand . Might want to re-think a relationship with the guy who would give a boat some stupid French name . I have strong feeling about this . I was raised by 2 French women who sold me to french gypsy shepherds , who abandoned me to a pack of wolves . I still miss those wolves . I presently live aboard 2 boats , a 40' cutter named the Skipjack built in 1932 , & a 1978 Columbia 9.6 meter named Osprey . Sometimes my eyes go all teary when I think of those wolves .
08-09-2011 07:00 AM
veprjack Putting Maui, HI as a home port, when he's never been anywhere is a WHOPPER, and begs the question - is he a congressman??? bwahahahaah

I'll think about it - hey, at least MY boat was IN Salem!!! - for 8 years!
08-09-2011 05:53 AM
MikeinLA I'd keep Salem as the home port no matter where you move to. It's a great conversation starter and would give you the look of a traveler. I know a guy here in L.A. who put Maui, HI as his home port on his boat. It's the first thing people notice, and he's never been ANYWHERE.

08-08-2011 08:34 PM
veprjack Mike, the spinnaker idea IS awesome! Any name with the word "WITCH" in it would be very cool, when the home town name under it is SALEM! Therein lies my only concern about the name - because I don't know if I'll keep her in Salem. WitchCraft or whatever still works as a great name, but with SALEM under it, it really would POP!

Thanks! Jack
08-08-2011 06:08 PM
Originally Posted by veprjack View Post
so I may name the boat "Witch Way" with a witch flying a broom?
That's a great looking boat with a real comfy looking interior. Congratulations. Since boats are referred to as sailing "craft", how about "Witchcraft" for a name? I'm seeing a silhouette of a witch on a broom in the middle of a full moon as your logo (which would also look AWESOME on a spinnaker).

Have fun, Mike
08-08-2011 10:24 AM
ppiccolo1 i am so jealous.
08-05-2011 08:34 PM
veprjack Thanks TQA! I was very fortunate being a newbie with a low budget, to get a solid boat that looks good too. And, with a 10'11' beam, it's a great starter live aboard!
08-05-2011 07:52 PM
TQA Congratulations on getting afloat. She is a good looking boatand looks a good deal.
08-05-2011 07:35 PM
veprjack You guys are the best, and part of the reason I'm so excited to be a "member". I will probably drive you crazy with newbie questions - especially during a snowstorm when I'm huddled under the blankets with the laptop - until the power goes out and it gets REALLY cold! hahaha

DR - wow - I WILL have a proper renaming ceremony. AND, because the boat will be within walking distance of "The House of the Seven Gables" and "The Salem Witch Museum", I'd better do some incantations and have a "good" witch sprinkle some potion on the bow! I'm only 1/2 kidding!

Aside from the TOURISTY atmosphere there, it's a REALLY nice place with a large part of downtown off limits to vehicles, etc. It's quaint, has a YMCA, laundromat, great restaurants - but perhaps the most important thing is - (drum roll) - there's a GREAT bar across the street! THAT will make those icy walks down the gangway all the more interesting! Hic! Hmmm - maybe I'll stick to tea or cocoa???

Thanks again,
08-05-2011 07:22 PM
CaptainForce I fully understand the previous owner's desire to keep touch with the care of his former vessel. I've let two former liveaboard boats go to new owners and I have a need to see to their current state of care. They have cruised off beyond my awareness now, but I still have hopes that they are sound. Take cae and joy, Aythya crew
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