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Old 02-07-2011, 04:25 AM   #141
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RE: What's in a name?

I had a 30' river cruiser that I built in the mid 90's. I named it "Add Libb" after my wifes nick name. The boat was sold during my divorce. My almost ex-wife asked me what my next boat would be named. After pondering for a few moments, I said "subtract Libb". She burst out in tears!
Does that make me a bad person?
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Old 02-07-2011, 04:38 AM   #142
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Heck no! One of my favorite boat names around here is "She Wanted It".
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:47 AM   #143
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nomadwilly wrote:*If one moves around too much just leave off the home port if you're too lazy to change it and make it correct.
You can not leave the hailing port off.

*It is a requirement to be on a Documented boat in "4" (minimum)*Arabic*letters ".
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Old 02-07-2011, 08:53 AM   #144
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There*can be*very good legal and financial reasons to have the home port at times different than where you keep*the boat. Especially if it is*USCG documented vessel normally berthed or cruising out of the US.
Could you explain.*

I'm thinking that the home part would be where it will return to sooner or later.* Not where it is presently or for the next six months or years for that matter.

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:01 AM   #145
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RE: What's in a name?

Arabic letters?
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:19 AM   #146
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Sorry gents I was thinking Arabic Numerals.

I was busy reading the Good Book and got mixed up.

It is always nice to know that there are some folks that just have to be DH's.*
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:30 AM   #147
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It is always nice to know that there are some folks that just have to be DH's.*
Yes*the Designated Hitter. *

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:41 AM   #148
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JD wrote:It is always nice to know that there are some folks that just have to be DH's.*
Yes*the Designated Hitter. *


Not what I had in mind but I guess that will work.

It gets old when someone is trying to help and they have to snipe.* You can expect that in ODE but not here.* I guess they can't help them selves.* But then they*condem personal attacks.* Except when they make them.
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:03 AM   #149
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RE: What's in a name?

I like next ex! Lobster boat outside of Boston "Bottom Scratcher". Yacht "Kinky C-Men"
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Old 02-07-2011, 10:56 AM   #150
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There*can be*very good legal and financial reasons to have the home port at times different than where you keep*the boat.
Could you explain.*

I'm not sure there are any tax advantages unless one wants to claim the boat is part of one's business, in which case it might make sense to home port the boat where the business is.

But in Washington, at any rate, any boat that "lives" here for six months or more a year is subject to the annual registration tax regardless of what home port is painted on it.* If it's here, it's taxed.

I suspect that a lot of people who put their place of residence as the home port as opposed to where the boat is do so simply to be unique.* A number of larger boats near us in our marina are home-ported in towns in Montana, which I presume is where the owners live. The USCG doesn't care what you put on as the boat's home port as long as it's in the US if you are documenting the boat.* There are boats around us with home ports all over the state including Yakima and Spokane in eastern Washington.

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Old 02-07-2011, 11:01 AM   #151
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I named my first boat "O'Frigate".*

One that sticks in my mind we saw in the Chesapeake Bay several years ago..

"You're Dead a Long Time".
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:14 AM   #152
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Call me crazy but personally, I don't care where someone's home port is labelled as. I actually found in the past where you see a home port to a town I have ties to it's been fun to go talk to them about our common location.
For me, when it comes to boat names or hailing ports, I subscribe to live and let live- not my boat, not mine to name and it is fun to see what others name their boats and the story behind them.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:26 AM   #153
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JD* Please check your private message board
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:43 AM   #154
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Well there's serious boaters and there's silly boaters.

"What's in a name?"

Often it's the owner.

Consider the source.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:03 PM   #155
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not my boat, not mine to name and it is fun to see what others name their boats and the story behind them.
Yeah.* Me too. That is why I started this thread.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:11 PM   #156
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Got it thanks.

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Old 02-07-2011, 01:29 PM   #157
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The purpose of the home-port designation is to better identify the boat since there are very few unique names.* ("Carquinez Coot," however, is unique as far as USCG-documented boats/ships go, although there are many "Coots.")* One isn't required to have the actual home port shown as in having to change it if you move to a different port.* One's home town, even thousands of miles away from the boat's actual home port, is fine with me and the USCG.
We put the town where the boat lives as that is where we FEEL like we are from, even though we*live several miles south.* *

A lot of folks around here put "San Francisco, CA" as their hailing port even though the boat is not docked there and they do not live there, just because it is more recognizable than the small towns we live in or keep our boats in if they cruise outside this area.* I personally think it is cool to see hailing ports that reflect where the owner REALLY lives.* In the BVIs we have chartered boats "from" Dallas, TX and Denver, CO.*

A fellow in our marina has*"Beaufort, NC" on his Bertram.* That is where he bought it and it is fairly unique to have an NC "home port" on your boat in CA so he left it.* I kind of feel like he should change it to reflect where he and the boat are now since HE never owned it there, but on the other hand it is a good conversation starter.***
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Old 02-07-2011, 06:38 PM   #158
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All my boats (I have 4 now, technically) all have the same name - as did every boat my family owned, growing up... "Southern Star".
My father emigrated to Brazil as a refugee from Ukraine after WW II, and my mother was born in Brazil (her parents were French) - so my family and I consider ourselves Brazilian, and my father named all our boats "Southern Star" in reference to the southern pole star, given that we are from Brazil, the southern hemisphere, etc.
We had a Silverton 32, a 34, and then a Bertram 31 growing up.. all our boats had the same name, and I can't imagine having a boat by any other name... it would be like changing my own name half way through my life...
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Old 02-07-2011, 09:58 PM   #159
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KJ wrote:

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hollywood8118 wrote

When I was growing up I had a aunt who always reffered to little boy's "unit's"* as a "Willy".... so I guess how we look at a boat's name has something to do with how we each define* a word...
Man, you're really gonna stir the pot with that one.
Aww, gonna have to be a small pot. It doesn't appear from his avatar that his Willy is that big. The fun is back.

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Are you saying, that*the size of a man can be judged by the size of his boat?

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I have always said the opposite....boat size is inversely proportional.....lol.

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Old 02-08-2011, 07:31 AM   #160
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I have always said the opposite....boat size is inversely proportional.....lol.
Exactly, just like HP in a car.

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