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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 PM   #241
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Hey Peter - With you into Pink Floyd and being from Brisbane, back in the 80's... ever hang out around FM Enterprises, BGP or similar operations?? - Art

EDIT!!! - - > WOOOOPS - I should have read more fully - You're down under!! I saw Brisbane (also a small town in SF Bay Area) and then Pink Floyd... and I immediatly visualized past years at Bill Grahm Presents (BGP) and an off shoot FME. Well. heck, I just got plum carried away! Those were some fun years! Carry on! And, Best To Ya!! - Art
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:01 AM   #242
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Never Again IV.... Not really, but i saw that once and loved it. Really says it all! Our boat is called STEELHEAD. It's steel, and we live on the river but return to the sea every year. Also the name of our favorite microbrew.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:27 AM   #243
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I hope to see you on the Delta this year. We are moving the boat from San Mateo to Delta Bay Marina tomorrow.
Delta Bay Marina, I'm not familiar with that marina. Is it on the loop? I'm actually at the Boat House in Locke across the street from Al the Wop's. Hope to meet you.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:11 AM   #244
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Big Tuna....named after a very interesting experience I had in Port Garibaldi Oregon when bringing my boat up coast from San Francisco to Vancouver after purchase. Long story short, had an electrical fire in the engine room in rough seas 30nm off shore at 4:30am. Fire was contained, but coast Guard escorted us into port. The mechanical shop there was called Big Tuna and the owner was a very unique individual. The whole experience created a memory for me that I would not forget and as luck would have it, there are no other Big Tuna's in Canada!
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Old 04-20-2012, 09:50 AM   #245
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'Angelina' is named after my wife's grandmother. She was rather short and stout but like all Italian women she had an undeniable sense of style.

My previous sailboat was named "Gemma", after my wife's other grandmother.

See the pattern here?
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Old 04-20-2012, 10:50 AM   #246
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"Morgan" She is named after our lab, who I got the day I met my wife. She died (17 years later) a few weeks before we got the boat. Our tender, which will run 20 knots, is named Go Go. Go Go is what both our boys called Morgan (the dog, not the boat) when they were babies.

Our current lab is named Water, it is going to make a funny boat name.

I HATE all joke and pun names on boats. Please, God, if you ever buy a catamaran don't name anything with the word "cat" in it or a reference to two of something.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:59 PM   #247
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Levada is the name of small watercourses or irrigation ditches on the spectacular island of Madeira. There is a network of hundreds of km of these small canals which bring water from the wet north side of the island to the drier, more populated south side. Great walking and hiking because there are maintenance paths beside most of the levadas. Loved spectacular Madeira and hope to return to spend more time hiking the levadas. So named the current boat (and my first sailboat) Levada -- Watercourse.

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Old 04-23-2012, 05:47 PM   #248
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Delta Bay Marina, I'm not familiar with that marina. Is it on the loop? I'm actually at the Boat House in Locke across the street from Al the Wop's. Hope to meet you.
aka Brannan Island KOA and Marina. Though we just moved to Willow Berm! We hope to see you sometime this year! We will be up for the Delta Loop party 5/5.
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:49 PM   #249
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Never Again IV.... Not really, but i saw that once and loved it. Really says it all! Our boat is called STEELHEAD. It's steel, and we live on the river but return to the sea every year. Also the name of our favorite microbrew.
One of my favorite boat names is "Never Again II". cracks me up.
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:08 AM   #250
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Choosing a name for a boat can be a formidable tas, in as much as there has to be some sort of relation ship to a story which is see many of you have told.
however i can tell you this " Jennifer "that :-

a persons name is"The sweetest sound in any language".

We decided to call our mainship 400 " ANDROMEDA" a name which goes way back in history, so if you would like to hear our story please point your computer in the right direction.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #251
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Melanie & I have directed our IPad your way to hear "the rest of your story" about ANDROMEDA.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #252
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"ANCORA" with the accent on the second syllable, means "again" in Italian. As this is our fourth boat, I thought it was appropriate.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:59 AM   #253
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Melanie & I have directed our IPad your way to hear "the rest of your story" about ANDROMEDA.

Andromeda has two stories to tell the second is there is the Andromeda Galaxy being the nearest Galaxy to our Milky Way gGlaxy, by a bunch of light years away,this is where the word big comes into question, so how big is big ? we all know how small , small is

you can find out all about Andromeda on wikipedia

The first also you can find out about Princess Andromeda on Wikipedia also don't want to spoil that for you, just go have a look see.


Got this other mainship we call "Phenomenon" it is not Greek !
so what's in a name the government want to give us all numbers 49 !

Hope that this finds you well.

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:06 AM   #254
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Levada is the name of small watercourses or irrigation ditches on the spectacular island of Madeira. There is a network of hundreds of km of these small canals which bring water from the wet north side of the island to the drier, more populated south side. Great walking and hiking because there are maintenance paths beside most of the levadas. Loved spectacular Madeira and hope to return to spend more time hiking the levadas. So named the current boat (and my first sailboat) Levada -- Watercourse.

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Cool Name.
I also learned something new.
Thanks

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:18 AM   #255
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Where do you locate the ships / trawlers name back; front or side ?
that is so very personal it is your boat for sure !

Personally i prefer to locate the name on both sides of the boat up high where it can be seen by the water patrol, "Men in blue".

The main reason for this is that i am not to happy when other boat people come up on my stern looking for the ships name .

While i am at it, a boat name should be easily understood be the guy who opens the bridge. Don't really want to name a boat "Get Lost "
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:00 PM   #256
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We live on Lake Michigan and boat on the Great Lakes. I am an LA Laker's basketball fan, and my daughter's high school mascot was a Laker. When we do the Great Loop I wanted others to know where we were from. Need I say more?
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #257
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Where do you locate the ships / trawlers name back; front or side ?
Don't have much choice on a GB since the nameboards incorporate the running lights. We made our own after acquiring the boat since the original boards had been cut down so they only held the lights. We made ours longer than the stock size.

We also made new name and hailing port boards for the transom. But since our dinghy obscures the transom we had the vinyl shop make us up a name and hailing port in black in the same style letters as the boards and we put them on the bottom of the Livingston.

We don't like the look of lettering on the bow of a GB. Fortunately since our boat is documented we don't have to display the state registration numbers on our boat.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #258
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Mine is on the stern, but see advantage of having it on the sides, especially when carrying a dinghy on the stern.

Mine, hull #6:



Someone else's Coot, Harvest Eagle, hull number? (somewhere among 1 through 4):

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Old 04-28-2012, 06:59 AM   #259
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Where do you locate the ships / trawlers name back; front or side ?
that is so very personal it is your boat for sure !

Personally i prefer to locate the name on both sides of the boat up high where it can be seen by the water patrol, "Men in blue".

The main reason for this is that i am not to happy when other boat people come up on my stern looking for the ships name .

While i am at it, a boat name should be easily understood be the guy who opens the bridge. Don't really want to name a boat "Get Lost "
Here in the States, if our boat is documented by the USCG there are fairly strict rules about how and where we place the name.

Fortunately there are options depending on the design of the boat and the USCG is NOT very picky with how we rec guys do our names...many are NOT within the regs...
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Fortunately there are options depending on the design of the boat and the USCG is NOT very picky with how we rec guys do our names...many are NOT within the regs...
Per the USCG documentation center: "The name and hailing port of a recreational vessel must be marked together on some clearly visible exterior part of the hull. The vessel name of a commercial vessel must also be marked on the port and starboard bow and the vessel name and the hailing port must also be marked on the stern. All markings may be made by any means and materials that result in durable markings and must be at least four inches in height, made in clearly legible letters of the Latin alphabet or Arabic or Roman numerals. The "hailing port" must include both a place and a State, Territory, or possession of in the United States. The state may be abbreviated." (emphasis added)

Thus, rules for locating name and hailing port of a recreational vessel are very flexible.
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