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Old 07-12-2019, 10:31 PM   #121
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Visually, I think the last one is easiest to read (without the pronunciation marks). You might also play with all caps - I experimented and bold Tempus Sans font in caps has a similar look. Maybe a little darker but the font size and weight will effect readability. Nice name! Good luck!
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:09 AM   #122
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Wow! so many opinions and advice. I would keep the same name. If it is a registered vessel, you have to pay to change the name with the Coast Guard. More importantly, I think it is bad "ju ju" to change a boat's name. The gods may not like it. :-)
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Old 07-13-2019, 05:52 AM   #123
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I can't imagine anyone doing that! (Not to mention coasters, coffee cups, plates & jackets!) This is the best boat we've ever had and want everyone to know her name!
That's a great example of separating the graphic logo from the printed name such that the name remain easily legible by other boats trying to reach you or identify you. Nicely done.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:20 AM   #124
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More importantly, I think it is bad "ju ju" to change a boat's name. The gods may not like it. :-)
I thought I was the only one who still subscribed to this old superstition. It seems most change their new boat's name--particularly if it has some innuendo, which is understandable. I kept mine cause it had a neat story and also wouldn't cause confusion on the VHF.
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Old 07-13-2019, 07:52 AM   #125
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The ju ju in Spanish would be hu hu
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Old 07-13-2019, 08:00 AM   #126
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I like the name. It is hard to come up with a unique name for a boat. I think the second choice looks best. I like the color but if it is hard to see you could have it outline with a darker shade.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:18 AM   #127
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Boat name

Just remember that if you want to document the boat the Coast Guard has very specific rules about typeface and sizes.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:21 AM   #128
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Yes they do, and if you ever get boarded for CG inspection they WILL tell you about it.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:40 AM   #129
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Thumbs up Boat Name

Part of the uniqueness of the name is that it has meaning to you, which this does.
Since you are spelling it phonetically, Iíd leave off the marks over the letters. But if you do use the marks óóas far as the bridge logs go, I donít think itís necessary trying to explain what an umlaut is and where it goes.

Considering all the boat names in the local marinas, I havenít seen that name before so you came up with one that isnít common or complicated.
Without seeing the transom itís hard to choose a font, Iím still trying to figure out where to put mine as the swim step ladder, hatch, and propane box donít leave much clear space.
Being that I'm working on the bonding and live in freshwater, I havenít done the naming ceremony yet, but look forward to that maritime tradition when the time comes. Commercial boat names change all the time; some older commercial vessels have a build name before the buyer changes it. My documented vessel has changed with each owner.
Good luck on your new boat!

PS Fishermen can be superstitious - hence biting the head off a pollock to ensure a good season is an accepted practice on one factory processor here.
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Old 07-13-2019, 10:55 AM   #130
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Haven't read this whole thread but I could argue STRONGLY to give the boat a simple, easy to read and easy to pronounce name.

There's nothing worst that trying to read some odd ball foreign name written in reverse old handed English cursive with a background of the same color.
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:13 AM   #131
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Best name I ever saw was ďSail Bad the SinnerĒ!
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:14 AM   #132
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If you actually believe what some here have posted about the Coast Guard and what they accept or not... I suggest that you go to your local Coast Guard station and ask a fairly SENIOR person with a picture of your boat name or what you want and see what they say. Do NOT ask the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


My research and 23 years in the USCG says they're probably going to smile and say put on whatever you want because that's what the regs say as long as they are Arabic and of the right size and of a contrasting color. They may say what exactly many of said here. simple and legible will be less trouble ......but they really can't do much about it.


I will refer you to Post 113 which contains the Coast Guard requirements from a boating site that isn't often wrong



PS :Arabic does not mean block
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Wow all the nay sayers!!! Personally as a Vietnam Vet, I like it - we used the term Boku all the time. (As in "Dat GI boku dinky dau"). But, I like it very easy to spell phonetically. A few letters so it can be visible - and the name means something. I say "just do it" (with apologies to Nike). And........I like the first graphic as well.

PS: with over 120 vigorously expressed opinions - ya gotta let us know what you decide!!
Best to you, yours and Boku!
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:24 PM   #134
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Or more comically: BooKoo!
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I like your logic. It means something to you and it's your boat. I like the third graphic best. Enjoy YOUR boat!
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If you actually believe what some here have posted about the Coast Guard and what they accept or not... I suggest that you go to your local Coast Guard station and ask a fairly SENIOR person with a picture of your boat name or what you want and see what they say. Do NOT ask the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


My research and 23 years in the USCG says they're probably going to smile and say put on whatever you want because that's what the regs say as long as they are Arabic and of the right size and of a contrasting color. They may say what exactly many of said here. simple and legible will be less trouble ......but they really can't do much about it.


I will refer you to Post 113 which contains the Coast Guard requirements from a boating site that isn't often wrong



PS :Arabic does not mean block
Thank you. I've recently researched recreational boat naming requirements and found:

State of TX - 3" contrasting block letters/numbers with no boarder, nor decorative additions (palm trees), placed on both sides of the front half of the boat.

USCG - 4" contrasting letters/numbers, Arabic script (Roman numerals, etc.), any font, any boarder or decorative additions allowed (palm trees), placed anywhere visible on the boat. The 4" height includes hailing port.

I'm just about to order my boat name decals (It was harder than I thought to design). Good luck OP.

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I like it. Out of the designs I like the middle one but it needs to be darker and contrast the hull colour.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:39 AM   #138
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This is the version we are going with, minus the stumps under the words.
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It is YOUR boat so you have finally made the decision!!!
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:27 PM   #140
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Thank you. I've recently researched recreational boat naming requirements and found:

State of TX - 3" contrasting block letters/numbers with no boarder, nor decorative additions (palm trees), placed on both sides of the front half of the boat.

USCG - 4" contrasting letters/numbers, Arabic script (Roman numerals, etc.), any font, any boarder or decorative additions allowed (palm trees), placed anywhere visible on the boat. The 4" height includes hailing port.

I'm just about to order my boat name decals (It was harder than I thought to design). Good luck OP.

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Can you cite references? It honestly sounds like you might be confusing the requirements for registration numbers, not the boat name.

3"/4" boat name is going to be very difficult to read in anything but a marina.
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