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Old 06-26-2017, 01:21 PM   #1
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Changing the Name of a Vessel

Is there any reason why I should or should not attempt to change the name of a boat I am under contract to purchase at the time of closing and documentation transfer?

Can't I just ask the closing agent to add it to the list of tasks they will perform?

Anybody done this?

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Old 06-26-2017, 01:40 PM   #2
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Is there any reason why I should or should not attempt to change the name of a boat I am under contract to purchase at the time of closing and documentation transfer?

Can't I just ask the closing agent to add it to the list of tasks they will perform?

Anybody done this?

Thanks
You can do so. I haven't done so, but it's done on the Form CG-1258.

As to where you should or shouldn't, depends on how you feel about the old name and may also depend a bit on the reputation of the boat. I'd always change, because you never know what the old owner might have done to give that boat a bad reputation.
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I definitely want to change the name. I'm just wondering whether there is any reason why I can/ can't or should/ shouldn't do so at the time of closing.
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:45 PM   #4
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I did last year when I bought mine. The new name and hailing port went onto the documentation even though it was a month or so before the name got put on the boat.
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I definitely want to change the name. I'm just wondering whether there is any reason why I can/ can't or should/ shouldn't do so at the time of closing.
That's the time you should as it's very easy then.
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We also did the name change at closing. In our case it was a condition of sale (we would have changed it anyway) as it was named after a family member who had passed. Our document company took care of it.
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I also changed the name in the documentation paperwork at closing. It was a simple step. It was 3-5 months before I was able to change the name on the boat.
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Once you have submitted the paperwork, the documentation company should give you some paperwork showing the change is in the works. You can go ahead and put the new name and hailing port on at that time.
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And then, some will claim it is bad luck to change the name of a boat.
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:54 PM   #10
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And then, some will claim it is bad luck to change the name of a boat.
Superstitions may be irrational, but always a source of fun. Next time someone tells you changing the name is bad luck--and someone surely will, ask him how many times he has started a voyage after work on Friday.
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As long as you pay Neptune his due, all will be well
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And then, some will claim it is bad luck to change the name of a boat.

Our "green"another story 30' timber ex Navel Launch DAHLIA broke her morning in a storm traveled from Northbridge to Balmain in Sydney (for the ozzies here ) Then 3 days later broke her mooring again at Balmain Police compound traveled towards Sydney Heads overnight then sunk off Middle Head .
All this happened because we removed her name a week before . This could have been avoid if we have taken advice and removed her name from the Ledger of the Deep, and from Poseidon's memory
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As long as you pay Neptune his due, all will be well
Wifey B: Don't overlook paying Salacia her due. She's more important than Neptune.
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Wifey B: Don't overlook paying Salacia her due. She's more important than Neptune.


A few Gin And tonic should keep her happy
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A few Gin And tonic should keep her happy
Wifey B: No, as the Goddess of the Sea she requires love not booze.

I refer you to this post for her expectations.

Changing the name of a boat?
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Wifey B: No, as the Goddess of the Sea she requires love not booze.

I must have it wrong but doesn't the booze always come just before the loving
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Many times more booze afterwards.
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I must have it wrong but doesn't the booze always come just before the loving
Depends what she looks like.
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