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Old 06-03-2010, 09:02 AM   #21
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RE: What's in a name?

Old School: she looks like an old fishboat or workboat, I just turned 60 and have no plans to change my ways, so I guess the name fits us both.
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Old 06-03-2010, 10:44 AM   #22
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RE: What's in a name?

One of my favorites that I saw in the ICW was " Nograsstimeax"...obviously a cajun and celebrating his liveaboard lifestyle by not having to mow the grass!!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:21 PM   #23
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RE: What's in a name?

Could you legally name a boat "Mayday" (or May Day)?
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:32 PM   #24
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There was a USCG documented boat on my dock named "Emerge-n-Sea"...I **** you not. So I don't think May Day would be such a stretch.
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Old 06-03-2010, 12:34 PM   #25
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What's in a name?

If you ever want to know if there are boat names out there that you are thinking of.....you can search the USCG books at this website

http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st1/Coas...selByName.html

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:31 PM   #26
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RE: What's in a name?

Yep, there is a "Mayday" in the USCG registry...unbelievable!!
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Old 06-03-2010, 04:34 PM   #27
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RE: What's in a name?

At least here in Canada, "Mayday" or "MaiTai", or anything else that could sound like a distress call are not allowed for federally registered boats. That does not prevent any idiot from naming their boat such, and calling/being called that unofficially.

My dog is called "PanPan" for obvious reasons.
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Old 06-03-2010, 09:32 PM   #28
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RE: What's in a name?

Mike/Comanche,I really really like your boat. Any chance of seeing some nice pictures??


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Old 06-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #29
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RE: What's in a name?

One of my previous boats was a Predator 35' which was 50kts flat out. Being long, slim, and low in the water, we used a play on the French word for water - eau, and named named the boat L'eau Profile.

Then when we moved to the Fleming, we wanted to keep the wprd 'eau' in the name.

The whole family (6 of us) tried thinking. Now there's a plasticine modelling material children use called Play Doh.

The youngest suddenly said, 'Hey. it's Dad's new toy - it must be called Play d'eau.
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Old 06-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #30
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What's in a name?

There's a yacht in Diver marina called "sing in the wind". On closer examination there's the maths symbol for pi in front of the sing, making the name 'pising in the wind'. Really clever and you've guessed it - the owned is a maths lecturer at the local uni.



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Old 06-04-2010, 07:17 AM   #31
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RE: What's in a name?

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There's a yacht in Diver marina called "sing in the wind". On closer examination there's the maths symbol for pi in front of the sing, making the name 'pising in the wind'. Really clever and you've guessed it - the owned is a maths lecturer at the local uni.



-- Edited by Piers on Thursday 3rd of June 2010 11:38:43 PM
That's good - very good, I can see it now...pity there's no proper pi symbol in the editor....?

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Old 06-04-2010, 07:18 AM   #32
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There's a good one here called "C:/Escape"
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:40 AM   #33
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RE: What's in a name?

Eric:
I will try to post some pics.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:24 AM   #34
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Here goes, pics attached, hope it works.
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:46 AM   #35
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RE: What's in a name?

Fine looking boat there, Cap'n!

Aluminum?
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Old 06-04-2010, 10:48 AM   #36
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Thanks. Aluminum top to bottom.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:45 AM   #37
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RE: What's in a name?

Memistra???
The old name?

Did you change the name?**What did you use to paint the hull with?

Are those poles Paravanes?

To many questions?

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:59 PM   #38
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RE: What's in a name?

"Penta" came to be as a result of the original owner not being able to think of a name until he saw the engine instrument panel installed which proclaimed "Penta" and that's what he named her.
When we bought her there were 5 members in our family so we kept the name as penta is the Greek / Italian word for 5.
Unfortunately we are now only 4 but we still keep the original name as she there are several historical references to her work in the fishing industry and later use as a private vessel.
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Old 06-04-2010, 02:11 PM   #39
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RE: What's in a name?

SD:
Yes, paravanes; you can see the fish in their rack at the stern of the dinghy. Yes, changed the name to Old School. That pic was taken in Annapolis when I went to look at the boat before purchase. Cant remember exactly, have to look at the invoice on the boat, but as I recall, 2 or 3 coats of orange colored Interlux (copper?) followed by 2 coats of blue colored Interlux. Before painting, the bottom was blasted to bare metal. No, not too many questions; who doesn't like to talk about their boat?.
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Old 06-04-2010, 04:24 PM   #40
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cool. I love my paravanes.

Just wondering how the painted aluminum was holding up. Most aluminum boats that I see up here are allowed to oxide. to me it looks ugly. But they say it is the best protection.

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