bad kharma? (name change on sailboat)

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  1. 73sunfish

    73sunfish New Member

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    i've heard that changing the name of a sailboat is bad luck..

    any stories out there of buying a new boat, changing her name and then having a bad fortune?:confused:
     
  2. Zeppo

    Zeppo Member

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    I've had 5 keel boats and changed the name on all of them, no evil ensued at least not yet. The problem is you never know whether that toothache or the premature balding was the result of name changing, or just normal bad luck.
     
  3. MasterMike

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    Yes, I believe changing the name involves a lot of alcohol - pouring it down your throat, pouring it on the boat, pouring it over the side. Chants, incantations, offerings to Neptune....you've gotta do it right or there will be trouble!
     
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  5. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I lit a Tiki candle. Also, you are not supposed to take the old name off until ready to put the new one on. Keeps the evil spirits out of the hull, I guess. Boat is fine so far.
     
  6. 73sunfish

    73sunfish New Member

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  7. EN2

    EN2 New Member

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    Do you really want to chance it? I did a name change ceromony on my big boat and It's not even done being overhauled or even gotten wet snce I've owned it.
     
  8. leonchi

    leonchi New Member

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    i think it depends why your changing the name:cool:
     
  9. leonchi

    leonchi New Member

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    one of the boats i sail was named maartje,after we paint it we didn't write the name on it so now everyone is calling it no name and the boat is doing even better it doesn't be the name that gives you luck it's the way you handle your boat:D
     
  10. KYLaser

    KYLaser Tyler

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    My dad changed the name of his beneteau first 310.

    Needless to say it was struck by lightning 2 weeks after it was put into the water after spending the winter putting new barrier coat and paint on it.

    Blew out all the electronics and busted some of the gelcoat on the bottom.

    The boat apparently had "a lightning ground" on one shroud, but it went down the other side.
     
  11. leonchi

    leonchi New Member

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    :)**** happens,maybe it's so i don't know but for the record just don't chance the name. its easy if u blieve in those things just don't do it. do believe but it's not the same with all name changes i don't know it can be the new name is ugly or so just thing good about it before changing
     

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