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Old 06-04-2010, 04:46 PM   #41
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RE: What's in a name?

The white part holding up well , bottom too. The rest is bare Al.
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Old 06-04-2010, 05:18 PM   #42
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RE: What's in a name?

Our first boat we had shares in was a sailing cat made from 2 45 ft. dugout canoes, named "Amat Berani" which is "Very Brave" in Indonesian. This was followed by "Kawan Berani (Brave Friend), a Dufour Sortilege ketch that took us across the Pacific, then a neat little Grampian 26 named "Physalia" ( Portugese Man of War), then an old Douglas 32 which went from "Moonraker" to ..."Kawan". We had just come back from visiting the Isle of Skye so the next , and present, boat was already registered as ..."Isle of Skye".
I agree with the earlier comments that boat names should be respectful and appropriate to the boat. My personal horror story is a boat which visits the North channel of Lake Huron each summer named ....Vagina Joe!!!!!
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 PM   #43
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Is that the ultimate achievement for a cross dresser????
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:34 AM   #44
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So the boat named "Nip and Tuck" was really about that?
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:14 AM   #45
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Original name was "ALONE" when I bought her back in 91. Kept that name as
legend has it it is bad luck to change a boat's name. Was rathar depressing name
and new first mate wanted to change it. She thought putting a "B" in front of the name would help, then we came up with the idea of reversing the letters and adding a "B" at the end. That way not really changing the name, all the same letters just in reverse order. Hence, the "ENOLA B". Dinghy is the"B" Tender......clever but not to cutsy.

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Old 06-06-2010, 04:55 PM   #46
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We named our last three boats "Dreamers Holiday" after hearing Willie Nelson sing it in 1984. Just listen to the words. its the perfect song for how we feel when boating.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:28 AM   #47
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Here's a good one!
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:22 PM   #48
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My father was as French as they come. So I'm half-French. I grew up in Hawaii, and so was familiar with the name "La Pérouse" but didn't know the background behind it

Not until moving to the PNW and learning more about La Pérouse did the name start to mean something to me.

Jean-Francois de La Pérouse was an officer in the French Navy in the later 1700s, rising through the ranks to eventually become a commander. During the American Revolutionary War he commanded a French ship that fought the British on our behalf.

He later became the first French explorer/naval commander to visit the Pacific Northwest on his "voyage of discovery" in 1785-1788. He sailed up the western South and North American coasts to SE Alaska and was the first non-native to visit what was first named "La Pérouse Bay" but what today is called "Lituya Bay." There is also a glacier in SE Alaska named for La Pérouse.

He visited the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and discovered several of the tiny islands and atolls that are part of the present State of Hawaii between the island of Kauai and Midway Island.

He then became the first European to visit the waters around northern Japan, Kamchatka, and Korea. He then sailed south to Australia. Had he arrived a few days earlier, they all might be speaking French down there today instead of English. As it was, a British expedition got there just ahead of him.

He set out to explore the western Pacific with the intention of getting back to France in 1789 but was caught in a storm and his two ships were wrecked on the shores of Vanikoro Island. The crews survived for the most part and they built a small boat from part of the wreck of one of the ships. La Pérouse and a small crew set off to try to reach New Zealand to get help and were never heard from again.

The location of the wrecks of his ships have since been found and a few artifacts have been recovered and are in the naval museum in Paris and in the little La Pérouse museum in his home town of Albi in south-central France (we have visited both places).

Fortunately, when Le Pérouse was in Asia, he sent his journals of the voyage thus far back to France overland with one of the ship's scientists so there is an excellent record of all but the end of his trip. A few years ago I was able to obtain a two-volume English translation of these journals.

So between my French heritage, where I grew up, where I now live, and where we ultimately hope to take our boat (SE Alaska), "La Pérouse" seemed the perfect name for our GB. I have only seen one other boat with this name in this area, and that was a salmon troller at Ucluelet on the west coast of Vancouver Island. However, I suspect that boat was named for the La Pérouse Bank which is a very productive fishing area off the west coast of the island.

For people who boat in this area the name "La Pérouse" should be a familiar one as the weather and sea conditions from the "La Pérouse Buoy"--- one of the chain of ocean weather buoys along the coast--- are included in every NOAA marine weather broadcast for the lower BC/northern Washington waters.

So as long as we stay the hell out of the southwestern Pacific we should be fine with our boat.
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:59 PM   #49
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Nice one Marin.
La Perouse is well know enough down here as there are places bearing his name around Botany Bay (Sydney) where he landed.
Nothing like a bit of history is there.
These guys in their little boats surely had the cruising bug.

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Old 07-23-2010, 11:44 AM   #50
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Is your avitar name the same as you boat name?

This was kind of fun.
*Everybody has a story of how they named there boat.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:45 PM   #51
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Thought I would bring this up again for some of the new folk.

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:08 PM   #52
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Cool thread!! When we bought our Monk late this summer her name was "Poco A Poco" which is spanish for "Little by Little." Initially we planned on keeping the name as we thought we'd fix her up "little by little." After a few weeks though we decided to change the name because A) The painted name on the transom looked tired and needed to be redone anyway. B) We decided we weren't going to fix her up little by little but would try and knock it all out at ounce ASAP. C) The seller had tried to work on her "little by little" and it became clear that that meant not finishing any project in probably at least 5 years but starting dozens at a time (again, never finishing them!!). So- we wanted to start her on a new path as we give her a new life. So we had the name taken off when we did our fiberglass deck repair. Her new name, which we have not yet installed (waiting for painting topsides as we may also paint the transom), is going to be "Living Light." We like the double meaning....we want to live with a lightness of heart, a happiness, laid back, etc., as well as trying to live out the light of God in our hearts through practical expressions of love. Our previous boats were always named "Sunshine DayDream." I liked that name and would have named our trawler that but my wife wanted to go a different route so we talked about it over dinner with the kids one night, took suggestions from everone, and we all agreed we liked Living Light.
Not my best photoshop job whatsoever but here is what the name should look like once we get it done:



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Old 12-01-2010, 10:13 PM   #53
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Cool thread!! When we bought our Monk late this summer her name was "Poco A Poco" which is spanish for "Little by Little." Initially we planned on keeping the name as we thought we'd fix her up "little by little." After a few weeks though we decided to change the name because A) The painted name on the transom looked tired and needed to be redone anyway. B) We decided we weren't going to fix her up little by little but would try and knock it all out at ounce ASAP. C) The seller has tried to work on her "little by little" and it became clear that that meant not finishing any project in probably at least 5 years but starting dozens at a time (again, never finishing them!!). So- we wanted to start her on a new path as we give her a new life. So we had the name taken off when we did our fiberglass deck repair. Her new name, which we have not yet installed (waiting for painting topsides as we may also paint the transom), is going to be "Living Light." We like the double meaning....we want to live with a lightness of heart, a happiness, laid back, etc., as well as trying to live out the light of God in our hearts through practical expressions of love. Our previous boats were always named "Sunshine DayDream." I liked that name and would have named our trawler that but my wife wanted to go a different route so we talked about it over dinner with the kids one night, took suggestions from everone, and we all agreed we liked Living Light.
Not my best photoshop job whatsoever but here is what the name should look like once we get it done:


I'm in. Great choice. Livin light in the wallet after the boat purchase), as well as responsibility and baggage? That's my take anyway. Very apropos.

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Old 12-01-2010, 10:32 PM   #54
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Come on Skipperdude, let me go to bed.* OK, one more.* We had a 21' Grady White named the Miss Annie.* That was because we had four women in the family with that name.* We had a sport fisherman in 1973 that seemed to just dance over the Atlantic waves, so we named her Sundancer.* That was long before Sea Ray came out with their popular Sundancer line.* I should have trade marked that name.

When we ordered a Tiawanese trawler in 1981*to be built, we named her China Doll for a couple of reasons.* She came from Nationalist China, and her white fiberglass gleamed like a china doll in the sun.

We bought a Blackfin in '89 and named her Moonstruck.* That name has stuck through a 34' Mainship Pilot Sedan*to our present Sabre.* Our 17' Boston Whaler we call Moondog, and our dinghy we call Moonbeam.

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Old 12-02-2010, 12:16 AM   #55
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"TONIC" came with the boat and the duality simply fit better than anything else we could come up with.* It also felt good to be able to tell the POs that we weren't going to change it.* They were a really nice, younger couple, who had taken excellent care of the boat, but had fallen on hard times due to job loss.

One day though, I hope to have "Itchychoo Park" painted on the stern of our ultimate, larger, live-aboard, pilothouse trawler. It's one of those songs from my youth that still brings waves of nostalgia.

What will I do there? Well, I don't get high anymore...but that's where I'll be. It's all too beautiful!

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Old 12-02-2010, 02:44 AM   #56
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RE: What's in a name?

The previous owner named mine boat " NEVIA" the name is a genus of sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Cancellariidae, the nutmeg snails

Now the science lesson is over

Most of my boats over the years apart from one were named after sea creatures

Some people think of the face cream when they see the name however it is spelt Nivea
Not sure if it smells like snails or not

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Old 12-02-2010, 06:46 AM   #57
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My Trawler is GUMBO as I mentioned on page 1, I think I'll name my brand new white dinghy RICE. I had thought about FILE' but feel Rice goes on white. Not many folks know what File' is anyway. (a seasoning of ground up sassafrass leaves sprinkled on gumbo in Cajunland)
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #58
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Bright Side
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:21 AM   #59
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Why Nimbus?

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Old 12-02-2010, 11:10 AM   #60
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Our boat is "SYREN" which derives from mythology - Siren's song.* I didn't like the American spelling "Siren", so went with the UK version "Syren".* There has been a long line of British warships by that name too.* Also considered using the french spelling "Syrene".* Guess I should have used that, because after we named the boat, I*googled it, and the first*10 items that came up were about a porn star named "Syren"...* Mama wasn't happy.

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