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Old 07-27-2015, 08:54 PM   #21
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Our next boat will be MERIDIAN, the same as our last six.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #22
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On our part of the upper Missouri we're lucky if the VHF radio crackles to life once or twice a month, but in May we spent a couple weeks on Long Island Sound. I've always thought goofy or double entendre boat names were just kind of juvenile or silly but pretty much roll-my-eyes harmless. The trip in May gave me a whole new perspective. You just don't sound like a serious or competent boater on the radio if your boat has a silly or sexual name.
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:14 PM   #23
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You just don't sound like a serious or competent boater on the radio if your boat has a silly or sexual name.
Says the guy whose boat is named after an Olivia Newton-John movie!

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Old 07-27-2015, 11:00 PM   #24
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A boat's name should be easily understood on a VHF radio in an emergency.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:17 PM   #25
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Just depends on how superstitious you are personally I would never use the same name on a new boat and when I changed the boats name I had professional ceremony and took all precautions. I would also never own another green boat or take banana's on board
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:17 PM   #26
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Says the guy whose boat is named after an Olivia Newton-John movie!

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HA! No no no no, for pete's sake, it's the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem, you know, "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan, a stately pleasure-dome decree, where Alph the sacred river ran...Five miles meandering with a mazy motion,through wood and dale the sacred river ran... Missouri River, get it, river...and I grew up on the Connecticut River, then majored in English literature, hence the poem (although the previous owner chose it). Oh never mind, fine, fine, I'll go fire up my ELO albums and put on my roller skates and my wife can put on her ankle warmers and we'll just dance around the salon to the Xanadu theme. My wife will need shoulder pads and bigger hair though. And I'll have to get bigger glasses and thin ties. But I'm not going back to the open cockpit Blue Jay sailboat I had in the 80's, I have to draw the line somewhere. Although I could install salon LED's that cycle through colors for the disco effect...hmmm.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:27 PM   #27
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Our next boat will be MERIDIAN, the same as our last six.
Well, you should definitely be able to remember it then.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:33 PM   #28
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From Xanadu: Magic

You have to believe we are magic
Nothin' can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Your destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams alive
For you


Xanadu

A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu

And now, open your eyes and see
What we have made is real
We are in Xanadu

A million lights are dancing
And there you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me
Eternally

Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu
Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu

Xanadu your neon lights will shine
For you Xanadu

The love, the echoes of long ago
You needed the world to know, they are in Xanadu

The dream that came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears
It came to Xanadu

A million lights are dancing and there you are
A shooting star, an everlasting world and you're
Here with me eternally

Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu

Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu


Ok, not from Xanadu but still ONJ.

Let's get physical, physical
I wanna get physical
Let's get into physical
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk
Let me hear your body talk


Now you have me singing. If it wasn't so late the keyboard and background tracks would come out and hubby and I would have a song fest.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:35 PM   #29
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I think carefully of boat names, all the misinterpretations, all the other connotations. A bit like parents who come up with what they think are cute kids names without thinking how much harassment the kid will endure over the years.
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Old 07-28-2015, 12:04 AM   #30
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Wifey B:

From Xanadu: Magic

You have to believe we are magic
Nothin' can stand in our way
You have to believe we are magic
Don't let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Your destiny will arrive
I'll bring all your dreams alive
For you


Xanadu

A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu

And now, open your eyes and see
What we have made is real
We are in Xanadu

A million lights are dancing
And there you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me
Eternally

Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu
Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu

Xanadu your neon lights will shine
For you Xanadu

The love, the echoes of long ago
You needed the world to know, they are in Xanadu

The dream that came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears
It came to Xanadu

A million lights are dancing and there you are
A shooting star, an everlasting world and you're
Here with me eternally

Xanadu - Xanadu (now we are here)
In Xanadu

Now that I'm here, now that you're near in Xanadu


Ok, not from Xanadu but still ONJ.

Let's get physical, physical
I wanna get physical
Let's get into physical
Let me hear your body talk, your body talk
Let me hear your body talk


Now you have me singing. If it wasn't so late the keyboard and background tracks would come out and hubby and I would have a song fest.
STOP

I just took the granddaughters to a greece revival play

was tough on Popi
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Old 07-28-2015, 01:23 AM   #31
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I just took the granddaughters to a greece revival play

was tough on Popi
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:00 AM   #32
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Main thing I'd say is to remember how many times you're going to have to say the name you choose over public airwaves...
Or phonetically.

I see boats sometimes, I hope they are never in distress because by the time they stumble through it they'd be under.

My next one will be 3 letters and I can't find the name anywhere...
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:09 AM   #33
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Some moron named his boat "Payday." "Payday payday payday this is Sampan, Sampan, Sampan." Confusing or what?
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:00 AM   #34
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A sense of humor is a wonderful thing and everyone should theirs as often as inappropiate.

Wasn`t O N J English or Yank or something. lol

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Old 07-28-2015, 08:22 AM   #35
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Aw heck...if a name af a vessel is not repeatable for any reason.....the USCG just calls the " boat on fire/sinking/with medical emergency, etc"

Not preferred but easy peezy....

Some people treat the hobby of boating with reverence, most don't as it is just a pastime in their busy schedules....so picking a name is not necessarily given too much thought.

Why fight it?
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Wifey B,
I guess we picked a great boat name!
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Old 07-28-2015, 09:49 AM   #37
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No no no no, for pete's sake, it's the Samuel Taylor Coleridge poem
Nope... SORRY... But I will give you the benefit of the doubt and say it's an epic Rush song of the 'A Farewell To Kings' album!

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I like Xanadu as a name as it represents an idyllic state. To me it was always the update on Camelot.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:30 AM   #39
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Wifey B: What could be better for describing a boat than Camelot....

In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
In Camelot.

The thoughts of a Camelot or a Xanadu so freeking cool. I think of our lives together like that. It's not a physical place but it's a state of mind you create.
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Old 07-28-2015, 11:45 AM   #40
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Wifey B: What could be better for describing a boat than Camelot....
Sounds more like a used humpback dealer in the Middle East.

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