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Old 02-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #21
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Sailboats definitely have the most interesting and sometimes unintelligible names.* We passed one once called "Oti*OA OA" .* I asked him*how to pronounce it as we arranged an easy pass.* "O-tee-O-Ahh-O-Ahh" is how you say it.* Now how the Hell am I supposed to hail you on the VHF with a name like that?* And the ones you could pronounce either didn't write the name on the transom where you could see it or it was so small that you couldn't see it with binoculars.**

Since we are always being passed I made our name simple and easy to understand via VHF.* I hate being hailed as "the white trawler moving south near red marker 98..."

I don't care what your boat name is or what the story behind it is, I only want to be able to contact you directly via VHF with no confusion.

I keep my boat names simple....* A woman's name and nothing cute.* "Polly P." is our trawler.* "Sara Sea" (OK, maybe that is cute!) for our Grady White.* Our next boat, if we ever buy one, will be "Barbara D."
*I guess I'm old fashioned also. My dad's first boat was "Lisa". When I asked him why he named it "Lisa", his reply was that all boats are supposed to be named after women. "Boomarang" was our boat. But I didn't rename it because I was too lazy to change it.

I dislike hard to pronounce names in some crazy script or other font. Also, 3 inch tall letters are hard to read from behind when you're trying to hail a sailboater to find out what the hell they are doing. (With the transom size of a 27 foot Hunter I guess you don't have much choice.)

One of the stupidest names I think I ever saw on a sailboat here on Clear Lake was "Emerging Sea". Brilliant.


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Old 02-10-2012, 09:31 AM   #22
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Love the thread - got me to thinking of my vessels and their names.

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1) 48' OffShore ...."Nido del Mar"* (Sea Nest)

2) 42' Ocean Alex Sedan"..."Mariposa"* (butterfly)

3) 54' Sport Fisher..."Bank Shot" (9 & 12 mile banks for fishing)

4) 38' Sport Fisher..."Baby Bank Shot" (Smaller Sport Fisher)

5) 30' Mainship Pilot Sedan (Hard top) ..."Southern Striker"

6) 29' Chapparell ..."Just N Nuff" ( Twin gas cruiser)

7) 35' Tiara Open Express..."Diadema" (Spanish for crown)

8) 32' Halvorsen..SeaHorse II (Too lazy to change it)

Notice: I've finally settled on a 32 footer. "The smaller the boat...the more time on the water." This was true for the first 4 years but in year # 6 that hasn't been the case. :hmm:




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Old 02-10-2012, 12:42 PM   #23
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We've only owned two named boats, and we still have them.* La Pérouse is named for the French naval captain and explorer Jean-Francois de La Pérouse who was the first French explorer to visit the Pacific Northwest.* He was a ship captain of a French frigate in the fleet that fought the British navy on our behalf in the Revolutionary War during which he defeated some British shps up in Hudson's Bay.

Our other boat is a 17' Arima fishing boat named Malolo, which is Hawaiian for "flying fish."

Other boats I have been associated with over the years with names I liked are:

Sceptre, the 12-meter sloop that was the the first British contender in the revived America's Cup race after WWII in 1958.

Daedalus, Boeing's first corporate yacht that was used for hosting airline executives as well as being a site for high-level meetings with customers and suppliers.* The boat was originally built in Germany for Augie Busch of Anheuser Busch and named the A and Eagle.* A and Eagle is the registered name of the Anheuser Busch logo.* When Boeing acquired the boat the then-CEO's secretary suggested the name Daedalus, who was Icarus' father and who flew to freedom successfully, unlike his son.

Lucky Lady, a small San Francisco bay herring boat based in Sausalito.* It was the first boat I came to recognize by name when I was just a toddler and my mom would take me for walks on the docks.* It was painted green and yellow and is probably responsible for this basic configuration being my favorite boat design even today.

The "original" Malolo, a 28' Uniflite sportfisherman owned by a friend with whom I did a great deal of blue-water game fishing off the north shore of Oahu in Hawaii.

Mud Puppy, a surplus LCM landing craft until recently owned by a friend in the San Juan Islands.* The local name for a shallow-water fish common to the San Juans, Mud Puppy was named by our friend's daughters.

Other boat names I like because of the boats I associate them with:* Endeavour (12-metre), Elsie (Gloucester fishing schooner), Kingfisher (UK narrowboat), Ferret (UK narrowboat).

If or when we acquire another boat to replace the GB, if we don't retain the name La Pérouse we will probably name it Kingfisher both for the local bird of that name and for the unbelievably irridescent and jewel-like kingfishers that haunt the British canals.
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #24
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RE: Top Ten Boat Names 2011

So far I've owned three sailboats. Didn't change the first two names, but changed the name on our current boat (with an official denaming ceremony).

1. '84 Newport 28 MkII - Sakana (Japanese for "fish")
2. '76 Gulf 40 - Rukh (Rukh was a giant seabird that saved Sinbad on his second voyage. Couldn't change that one! Named the dink "Sinbad")
3. '78 North Sea 33 - was named "Aventura", but renamed the boat "Venus" after my wife (who is my goddess of love and beauty...)

The trawler we want to get is "Silver Lady". A William Garden designed 51 footer built by Willard, she was launched with that name 50 years ago. I think we'd keep the name on that one...

However, if I ever owned a racing sailboat, I'd want to name it "Bow Movement"...
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:07 PM   #25
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When we bought our GB it was named Grand Destiny. I'm not a fan of the whole "grand" naming schemes used by a lot of GB owners. Grand Adventure, Baby Grand, Grand Slam, Grand Marnier, R Banks, and so on. We had long before determined that if we ever got a bigger boat we would name it La Pérouse so we had no compunction about having the yard sand off the beautifully painted name on the transom of the boat.

The boat's name prior to Grand Destiny was Christopher Robin, which we still would have changed but at least it was appealingly unique in our opinons.


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Sail Bad the Sinner

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*We have a "Sailbad THe Sinner" in our neck of the ICW....

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If I ever own a big , loud, multi engine go fast with bikini's on the back (probably won't, married with an 18 month old daugher) ...than name will be :

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"Sin 'er Swim" ...Sin or Swim....something like that.
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If I ever get a go fast boat it will be a Donzi and I will name it "JOHNZI"!!!...:-)

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We also had *Prairie 29 whose name was Prairie Dog. *All of my sailboats were named after my mother....Miss Helena


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All found on sail boats

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le poulet de la mar

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*We have a "Sailbad THe Sinner" in our neck of the ICW....

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*Yep, probably the same one. *I saw him waiting for the bridge to open at Wrightsville Beach just North of you.
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Named my Dad's 28.5-foot sloop "Seeadler" ('Sea Eagle' after the German WWI square-sailed sea raider), my 24-foot pocket cutter "Windsong," and my present trawler.
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All found on sail boats

Sail Bad the Sinner

le poulet de la mar

Baby Doc towing Little Tender Behind
*We have a "Sailbad THe Sinner" in our neck of the ICW....

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*Yep, probably the same one. *I saw him waiting for the bridge to open at Wrightsville Beach just North of you.

*Here all this time I thought he meant it was a sin as*in how bad he sailed his boat.* Who knew?
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Our little sailboat is named Capricious. Seems to fit.
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Hi : Well the name of my 38 commander is* "Otawanda" which was the name she has had for her whole life.She was documented under that name and I couldn't think of a new one so she is still "Otawanda" what that means is a question for me .I am sure the original owner is probably long gone and I have tried to locate him in Virginia but had no luck.The boat is a 1967 Chris Craft Commander Sedan model which I restored over a 3 year period.
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