Naming the boat

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  1. sblanck

    sblanck Member

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    How many of you name your boat?
    I have had my boat about 2 years now and I still haven't named it.
     
  2. fhhuber

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    Picked a name...for a 35 yr old boat that has never had one

    Just gotta arrange the letters and put them on.
     
  3. tag

    tag my2fish

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    I'm thinking about naming mine Sunny McSunnyface.
     
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  4. sblanck

    sblanck Member

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    Too funny.

    My boat has a red hull and a white deck so I think I am going to put this decal on the rear deck.
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  5. andyatos

    andyatos Active Member

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    After discovering significant amounts of rat poop in the hull, a mashed bow hidden under the rub rail, leaks from cracks along the daggerboard case and all manner of other defects on my Sunfish purchase a little over a year ago, I had to face the fact that I had bought a lemon. But at least I had had a boat for my brother to sail on our Jenner to the Duncan's Mills bridge and back trip when he came to visit last year. The fact was, she was all beat up... but she had gotten the job done.

    Then out of the blue one day the perfect name for my Sunfish hit me. "The Betty". The Betty was the name of the old, piece of junk space ship that smugglers had used in the 3rd Alien movie to transport human cargo. The ship was all beat up... but held together and got the job done, surviving a crazy re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

    Here's a picture of The Betty.

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    - Andy
     
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  6. andyatos

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    Might I suggest "Snoopy McSnoopface".

    - Andy :cool:
     
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  7. sblanck

    sblanck Member

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    Actually "The Flying Beagle" would work, a play on the Flying Dutchman
     
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  8. JohnCT

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    Boat name is "Survivor"
     
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  9. Light and Variable Winds

    Light and Variable Winds Well-Known Member

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    When the State of New Hampshire Legislature decided that sailboats were bending NH's winds too much, they set a maximum length for "no tax" at less than Sunfish length. :mad: In order to (now) be legal, and get a green decal, you have to fork over $45 each season. :( Picking a name was easy for me! :rolleyes:

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  10. signal charlie

    signal charlie Active Member Staff Member

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    We name them all
     
  11. greenskeeper

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    oldpaint Active Member

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    Named with teenage logic back in 1969, SECAUCUS. The company that manufactured the letters is still selling them at local hardware stores in the same store displays. Price has gone up. I think it was 7ยข a letter back then. Its nice to be able to replace them as they come loose.
     
  13. sblanck

    sblanck Member

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    Anything without a motor under 14 feet doesn't have to be registered in Texas.

     
  14. fhhuber

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    Naming my Vagabond 14 "Turnin Turtle" (with the name inverted on the transom)

    In TX... just meets the no registration length rule but I stuck a 2.5 hp on the back
     
  15. feralcomprehension

    feralcomprehension New Member

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    Just got done with some extensive, expensive, and largely amateurish repairs on my "cheap" sunfish; it's now called Epoxia.
     
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  16. Jon Young

    Jon Young New Member

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    Like feralcomprehension, my fish needed so much glass, marine tex and red glazing compound, "James Bondo" comes to mind.
     
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  17. CW Spook

    CW Spook New Member

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    Last summer, when I discovered the 1969 Sunfish I'd learned to sail with, abandoned and left to die, I swore not to let that happen. After restoring her, I christened her "Promises Kept".
     
  18. sblanck

    sblanck Member

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    Went sailing yesterday

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  19. tag

    tag my2fish

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    awesome! decal looks great!
     
  20. Charles Howard

    Charles Howard Member

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    That bridle is really long. It will make sailing in heavier winds hard as you will not be able to sheet the sail in far enough.
     

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