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Old 03-05-2013, 12:00 PM   #21
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Perform this or you will have very bad Ju Ju

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Old 03-05-2013, 12:23 PM   #22
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Old 03-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #23
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Perform this or you will have very bad Ju Ju

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Lucky for us our Tolly had a clean, waxed transom when we purchased! No bad Ju Ju here... Of course, we did ask Tolly's permission before painting on its name! Permission was granted.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:07 PM   #25
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Boats should be named after women or virtues.
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:33 PM   #26
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Boats should be named after women or virtues.
I tend to agree with you Al. The great thing about boating is we all get the chance to be individual in our approach.

Must admit though that I love the name on the sailboat that Jeffnick posted. Made me laugh.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #27
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #28
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That routine never gets old.
True but we get to have fun right!

One thing I do know about boating is that we are a friendly group that is not afraid of helping others......
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:53 PM   #29
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I was wondering when the women's name thing would surface as I'm in violation of that. But your'e right it's personal preference but if one names a boat w a joke it does reflect on the owner .. positively or negatively. It's hard to be critical of a joke name that outrageously funny, original, and in good taste. But to name a boat "________-________" or one of the other common joke names kinda says the owner hasn't got much imagination or perhaps has an undeveloped sense of humor. But because of that (and this is funny) the person that puts a name like that on their boat is going to be completely oblivious to what a fool he is making of himself. He'll be referred to as "that jerk up the river" ect. But because of his bad taste and dull intellect he won't even realize he's made a fool of himself. The safest is to name your boat after your wife. And I'm in violation of that too.

Anyway Tom I'm just say'in there's no right and wrong here what I post on this thread is pure opinion and the real purpose of a name is to identify the boat. A name should be unique enough to do that .. I think.

I do think the home port should be where the boat most often goes to sea from. As in ships but there's the Panama thing that screws that all up. I think it is however a maritime tradition that the home port on the stern is where the boat operates from. Does anybody know a CG person that could say what the best home port is? If your'e listening S of F what's your mind on this?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:15 PM   #30
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Never been much of a fan of cutsie or play-on-words boat names. Like a loud color on a car, I think they would get tiresome after awhile.

We picked the name of our boat long before we ever got a boat to fit it. I became familiar with La Pérouse while living in Hawaii and doing the sound track for a documentary about the "other" Hawaiian Islands, the ones stretching from Kauai northwest to Midway (all these little islands and atolls are part of the state of Hawaii). La Pérouse discovered two of them.

There are places in Alaska and BC named for him as well as places in the western and southwestern Pacific. So for many years I thought having a boat named after him would be cool, to say nothing of the fact I'm half French.

When we got our first boat, the 17' Arima, the name La Pérouse was too "big" of a name for it so we called it Malolo, which means flying fish in Hawaiian and was also the first boat I fished on over there.

When we decided to get the GB, La Pérouse fit perfectly.

Many of the fishing schooners of New England and the Canadian maritimes were named after women--- wives and daughters I assume. Names like Gertrude L. Thebaud, Elsie, and Elizabeth Howard became famous as result of the International Fishermen's Races. Had we not had the name La Pérouse waiting in the wings we probably would have gone with one of the famous schooner names for our GB.

I'm also not a fan of the tendency to try to incorporate the words "grand" or "banks" into names of GBs. The boat we chartered before buying our own was R Banks. Our boat was named Grand Destiny when we bought it. Then there is Baby Grand which seems to be on countless GB32s. Grand Adventure is another popular GB name.

But I agree, a boat's name should reflect the whims of the owner, not some naming convention. And although it's not a big deal to me, I do agree with Eric in that I think a boat's hailing port should be where the boat itself lives.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:33 PM   #31
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In the world of "real" boats/ships as opposed to "toy" boats, the home port is often for convenience/lowest cost, not necessarily where the vessels operate from or where the company is headquartered.

If a boat moves from one location for another, it can get expensive repainting the home port, and there can be documentation fees.

My boat is named using "Coot", the builder's model name, and "Carquinez" for the local waters I most frequently sail. Sometimes wonder if people think the name refers to me rather than the boat.

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Old 03-05-2013, 06:50 PM   #32
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I saw one that I thought was funny, but very difficult to say 3 times:
"Cirrhosis of the River"

Generally I would pick the name of a favorite song that has deep meaning to you or a time of your life. Our is "Dreamers Holiday". Also, since a favorite old movie of ours is High Society and Bing Crosby owned the "True Love" I would go with that.

Good Friends of ours will always put off until tomorrow what can be done today named their boat "Procrastinator" and the last several letters are just outlined, not painted in.

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Greetings,
Mr. Mark. "refers to me rather than the boat." Ummm...naw, too easy. Mr. alormaria. Interesting statement re: female monikers. I know of many vessels both recreational and commercial with a female name but for the life of me I can't think of any military vessel named for a female. Googled several different websites-no female names. I wonder if there's a protocol for naming warships? Now Angelina? your MIL or your daughter? I can't remember...
Mr. 55. How about Aye-aye (Small mammal found in Madagascar that eats termites)? Well, you DO have a wooden boat don't you? Aye-aye could be a talisman, of sorts, for protection AND don't discount the nautical meaning....Kinda euphoric when you let the mind wander isn't it?
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Mr. M. Try saying Yachta 9X for a mayday call...
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:58 PM   #36
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One thing I do know about boating is that we are a friendly group that is not afraid of helping others......
Sea-Duction I totally agree. I think that is so because the majority of us realize how blessed we really are, which gives us compunction and compassion toward assisting our fellow mariners... when need be.

One for all and all for one... so to say!
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My boat is named using "Coot", Sometimes wonder if people think the name refers to me rather than the boat.

OMG Mark - It isn't referring to you... and all this time I've been thinking....









Only joshing - - > You're still to young to be an "_ _ d Coot!! Sail on!!
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Also I think the hailing port/home port should be just that ... where the boat lives ..... not where the owner lives.
Eric, What hailing port is currently gracing your transom?
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Geeee, Marin - Only half... who'd a thunk??

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Oh oh I,ve been caught again. Of course I'm dumb enough to show pics on another post displaying my stern w/o a name while posting criticism about others names when they actually have a name and my stern is naked. Well much painting of Willy will take place this spring and early summer and Willy's name and home port will be proudly on the stern (if not elsewhere). We need to paint the stern first though. And I promise you her berthing port will be there. LaConner ... unless something very unforeseen happens.
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