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Old 09-12-2019, 04:14 PM   #1
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You gotta be kidding me!

Seen at Seattle Boats Afloat this week.
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"This is US Coast Guard. Are you in need of assistance, please say your vessel name?"
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:26 PM   #3
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Yeah that's a headscratcher? I saw that boat up in Roche and found out it's the promotional boat for the Fukhov Vodka company.


Can't imagine hailing a port for dock space with that name. Ha!
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Wifey B: Is it documented? My guess is not.
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I have a photo of that from either the FLL or Miami show recently. I too was pretty shocked.
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Wifey B: Is it documented? My guess is not.
It's documented. If you ever wonder, the database is searchable online:
https://cgmix.uscg.mil/PSIX/PSIXSearch.aspx

But for some reason you can't easily make links to found records.
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I also saw that boat at Roche Harbor last week...made me cringe! It appeared to be for sale at that time; if I were the broker I would get that name off of the stern immediately!
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A friends' daughter in law used to be a sales rep for Effen Vodka. Their premise was "Give me an Effen martini". Not my favored style of advertising. This is the same type of stuff that however good it might be, I would never pay for it, or have it on the boat.
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Wifey B: I love the F word, not as teacher me but as wild and crazy me and fun me, but....

I'm shocked the CG let that go through. That's like people who sneak things through on license plates but when the state wakes up and realizes, they're told to turn the plate in.

It's doubly bad because you have kids everywhere reading it and you have people forced to say it who may be quite uncomfortable doing so. I'm betting some lockmasters and bridge tenders and dockmasters refuse to use it.

I just think respectful people consider their audience. In the privacy of my home or boat, I can be as raunchy as I want, but in other environments I must adapt to appropriate behavior. As a school teacher, I had to wear far more clothing than I like to and never use bad words. When we were in TN, we all got in the van and went to Dollywood and one day to the waterpark there. We wore very different bikinis than we do in South Florida.

As to the Vodka, well all I have to say to them is FUKHOV.

Oh the boat is for sale for $4,395,000.
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I'm shocked the CG let that go through. That's like people who sneak things through on license plates but when the state wakes up and realizes, they're told to turn the plate in.

Yeah, my guess is the USCG is too short staffed to go through the time and trouble to deny a name that violates the regulations.

I am a bit of an anomaly. I don’t use profanity and discourage its use around me. I certainly would avoid being seen on, or socializing with, a boat with that name.
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There are others in the database. George Carlin would be proud as all seven are in there one way or another. I doubt the USCG cares or even has restrictions on it. Though I wouldn't be surprised if there's regs hinting about it. Gov't and speech restrictions (at a Federal level) are a pesky thing.
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I certainly would avoid being seen on, or socializing with, a boat with that name.
Well, yeah, but you're not likely their target demographic either.
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Well, yeah, but you're not likely their target demographic either.


LOL, very true.
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"This is US Coast Guard. Are you in need of assistance, please say your vessel name?"
Every vessel I have named, in my head I went "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday this is vessel XXX......"

Don't use profanity, don't use Gaelic or Sanskrit.... Make it easy to comprehend and make it sound like you are a reasonable and somewhat serious mariner. That way the radio operator will have an easy job writing stuff down, and won't fall off his chair laughing, and MAY just pass it on to someone who's gonna be of needed assistance.

There's a place and a time for shenanigans.... your boat name is not one of them.

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I would not only not be seen on that boat, or say its name if the boat were sinking and I had to make a radio call, I wouldn't have anything to do with whoever owns that thing either. It's a reflection of somebody with zero class or grace or character or consideration for others. It's not funny, it's not amusing, and if that boat were at my marina, my wife and kids would have to walk past it. Nope. Like my mother used to say, money can't buy class.
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... don't use Gaelic...
Wow there buddy! Wind yer neck in on that one!
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Every vessel I have named, in my head I went "Mayday, Mayday, Mayday this is vessel XXX......"
In my opinion, an excellent way to vet a vessel's name.


My guess would be that when that particular vessel makes radio calls, they pronounce it more like foo-cove than like one might otherwise imagine.
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Two boats in my area have names with similar "phonetic" problems:

"Chicken Ship" -owned by a chicken farmer or chicken company

"Dawg Due" -owned by a UGA (Bulldogs) accountant

Always get a kick hearing them on the radio. Pretty sure it is intentional.
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Don't use profanity, don't use Gaelic...
Heh, a slip neighbor's boat was named Saoirse. Good luck getting the radioman to write that down accurately...
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I would not only not be seen on that boat, or say its name if the boat were sinking and I had to make a radio call, I wouldn't have anything to do with whoever owns that thing either. It's a reflection of somebody with zero class or grace or character or consideration for others. It's not funny, it's not amusing, and if that boat were at my marina, my wife and kids would have to walk past it. Nope. Like my mother used to say, money can't buy class.
Oh my. No judgement there, eh?
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