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04-24-2012 02:37 PM
casey1999
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

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Originally Posted by Irunbird View Post
ooo- that's some serious ju-ju, there...
Yea, I did not realize until reading the ceremony instructions that was a bad thing. In fact the 2nd owner renamed the boat and is the one that accidently left these names on her. I have been in contact with that owner who told me it was his wife whom wanted to rename the boat (he was against it due to potential of bad luck). This coulple ended up in divorce as well as had some other "bad luck". Maybe it was due to leaving the original name in many areas of the boat.

I am thinking it may be best to go back to the boat's first owners boat name.
04-24-2012 02:26 PM
Irunbird
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

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Originally Posted by casey1999 View Post
While working on the boat I have found many references to this original name (under sole boards, under cusions, under galley access hatches) so this name was never totally gone from the boat.
ooo- that's some serious ju-ju, there... I'm doing both ceremonies with our boat almost entirely to have fun, but my wife was the first to say, "Wrinkles" has got to go. We're not as "wrinkley" as the previous owners, but quickly getting there!
04-24-2012 01:59 PM
casey1999
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

Thanks for the good suggestions. I will not paint multiple names on the hull. I am actually thinking about renaming the boat back to its original name. While working on the boat I have found many references to this original name (under sole boards, under cusions, under galley access hatches) so this name was never totally gone from the boat.

I am not generally superstitous, but sometimes when boarding a boat, entering a building, or walking in an area, you get a feeling of past history. You do not want to disturb that history. Maybe it will not bring you bad luck if you do, but you may have better luck if you do not as you have not disturbed the energy of the area or object (I believe boats can store a lot of energy, that is why people are so drawn to boats, and particularly sailing vessels, as large engine can disturb the flow of energy) If I do rename, I will use the proper ceremony.

Regards
04-24-2012 01:07 PM
xymotic
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

I too believe in keeping the original name. I can do that now because my new boat has a cool name that I like (Oceana) and it has always had the same name since 1938 AND it's welded onto the transom in big block letters. I'm pretty sure it's written in ink in Poseidon's ledger.

But...

My last boat had a stupid name. And it had already been changed before I got it. So in that case, I pretty much HAD to change it because you never know if it was done correctly, and.... well it was stupid so duh!
04-24-2012 09:17 AM
H and E
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

Re-name her- get lots of champaign and friends and enjoy the ceremony. I did ours on the trailer at home and had the party oops ceremony at the dock when we put her in the water.
04-24-2012 09:08 AM
Cruiser2B
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

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Originally Posted by Shemlock View Post
Scrape it all off and put the new name on. Screw the jinx it's all in your head!!! If you sail stupid and sink is that a jinx or if you sail with total awareness and find your port is that luck?
While I usually tend to agree with your type of thinking and was going to take that route. I could not do it. We followed the de-naming procedures of John Vigor as well. It was actually a good time. Have fun with it, Isnt that what the boat is for?!
04-24-2012 08:06 AM
Shemlock
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

Scrape it all off and put the new name on. Screw the jinx it's all in your head!!! If you sail stupid and sink is that a jinx or if you sail with total awareness and find your port is that luck?
04-24-2012 07:12 AM
DavidB.UK
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

I think on this thread one can only express their personal beliefs on the subject.

For my 2peneth I think the honour and privilege of naming a baot belongs to those who commission the build.

I have only been able to buy 2nd hand boats so far, but I do look forward to the day when one day I can name my first Oyster!
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However, I believe that a case could be made that the changing of name has nothing to do with the gods but the subsequent 'bad luck' is nothing more than law of attraction manifesting mis-fortune because you have the idea of 'bad luck' festering in the back of you mind...

And so because (on some level) you are thinking about mis-fortune, so shall you come to experience it...
04-23-2012 11:23 PM
jrd22
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

When you're dealing with Gods, make sure you don't skimp on the quality and quantity of champagne (see above referenced Vigor's ceremony). All references to past names must be removed from the boat and they should never again be spoken while aboard. To do so is at your peril. Many have chosen to ignore these well known truths, but they've all suffered terrible fates.
04-23-2012 11:06 PM
xymotic
Re: Re-Naming A Boat

Nooooooooo! That will upset him for sure and will absolutely positively bring 100% certain doom!

ALL references to old names have got to go.

Here, look it's even on the Internet so you know it's true: Renaming Your Boat - BoatSafe.com
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