Boat Names

Discussion in 'Laser Talk' started by crazysailor, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. imevrythingevil

    imevrythingevil New Member

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    my opti was named big penguin :) [yes, there is a story behind that one]

    well, my friend had a bluejay named whitestar, and is getting a j24 and namin it whitestar II
     
  2. sk8ingsailor

    sk8ingsailor Member

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    Our penguin is named Penguini. i was eating lenguini at the:p time. lol
     
  3. luispgs

    luispgs New Member

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    star..sky and hutch
     
  4. maljam

    maljam New Member

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    {Apologies for bumping an old thread}
    I've named mine after what my late dad named all his boats since the late 1940's, "Wyreema". (Source of the name can be found here).
    However, it's nickname given by our locals is "Team Gherkin" cause of its lime green colour! heh heh
    [​IMG]
     
  5. bel120343

    bel120343 New Member

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    My first boat i named "The geen legend", it had a darkgreen waterline, and was unique in belgium. My latest is plain white, and i got it just as a friend of mine died, his name was jef, so de boat's name is "J-force"
     
  6. MasterMike

    MasterMike D22

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    No Clew ..??
     
  7. Tangster

    Tangster New Member

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    I named my boat Tang for several reasons:

    1. It is from the 70's when the powdered drink was prevelant
    2. The hull is a horrible color of orange that defies any other description
    3. There is a fish called the Tang (weak, I know)
    4. You can make alot of double entredre jokes out of it.

    If you don't get #4, let me know and give you a example.
     
  8. luispgs

    luispgs New Member

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    thanks a lot anyway.
    I called (it? her?) the boat PEJINO, it is the spanish name for people born in a spanish town called Laredo (where my parents own a flat and I it is a plae that I love). I am mexican and live in mexico.
    thanks, i learned abour a Scots boat, with a maori name and a brazilian story. It was nice.
     
  9. cbyc_radial_sailor

    cbyc_radial_sailor New Member

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    that is awesome..... just awesome
     
  10. crazyuncle

    crazyuncle New Member

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    Thanks.
    Actually after a Sunday sailing in 25kts+ it should be 'scuse me while I smack the water' :D
     
  11. cbyc_radial_sailor

    cbyc_radial_sailor New Member

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  12. kimpt

    kimpt New Member

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    here are a couple that got mentioned in the special features of Finding Nemo :p:p lol:
    sea monkey
    knottie buoy
    pier pressure
    skiff-a-dee-do-dah
    the surly mermaid
     
  13. xkeller

    xkeller New Member

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    Is it REALLY bad luck to rename a boat? Just got another Laser hull to do up it is called GIDDENBEHIND or am I just being homophobic?
    The one I sail isnt even named! :eek:
     
  14. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    You've asked two questions here. Are you being homophobic, and is it bad luck to rename a boat? First, I doubt the boat was given that name as a homosexual reference, so maybe you are being homophobic. On the other hand, a reference to falling behind sounds like bad psychology to me, and it isn't such a great name. (One could say that it is a bum name, but then one might have to endure all kinds of bad jokes and maybe even flames.)

    Lasers need happy, flashy, or fast names. I am a little bit superstitious, and so when I renamed a boat, I took precautions. Someone told me to not let the transom be empty, so I had the new decal ready to install and did so as soon as I got the old name off. Our Starwind 223 went from being Currency to Evening Star, due to our intent to not race her but to have some relaxed cruising. If you want a nameless boat, I say light a candle and say a little prayer to keep the evil spirits away, because that is what the sailing lore is about. The bad luck comes from evil spirits inhabiting the boat. So if you don't believe in evil spirits, then forget about it. I'm not so sure I believe in evil spirits, my actions were "just in case."
     
  15. sorosz

    sorosz Member

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    The thing is, you don't want to tempt fate and annoy the gods (even if you don't really believe in them). It's better to be safe than sorry when dealing with potential bad juju. So having a de-naming and naming ceremony is an important safety precaution, just like never, ever, under any circumstances having bananas on a boat.

    Here's a link to a description in Latitude 38 that can get you started:
    http://www.latitude38.com/features/dename.htm

    Good Luck!

    -Steve

    PS Yes, sounds like you are being homophobic with the boat name. It's certainly a slow sounding name but unless it's accompanied by some obscene graphics it sounds like you're reading way more into the name than you should!


     
  16. xkeller

    xkeller New Member

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    I may have 2 take your advice on this one. My Father and his Father told me to never never never rename a boat-bit like bananas on board.
     
  17. bosco

    bosco New Member

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    Well, l named one of my many laser "The swinging sex machine"
    Most people liked this name, but some race commitee old grunting woman refused to accept this name at some registration. So l changed the name to
    "THE SWINGING 6 MACHINE"
     
  18. bosco

    bosco New Member

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    Well, l named one of my many laser "The swinging sex machine"
    Most people liked this name, but some race commitee old grunting woman refused to accept this name at some registration. So l changed the name to
    "THE SWINGING 6 MACHINE" (and got
     
  19. wendellb67

    wendellb67 New Member

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    I always wanted to call a sailboat "Don't Luff It's Paid For"
     
  20. Lawrence Fortunato

    Lawrence Fortunato New Member

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