Boat Names

#21
When I told my wife that I had just spent $2,500 on a boat, she was (to put it nicely) a little miffed. Of course, I was one step ahead. When she saw the boat with the name Suzie Lou (her name Suzanne Loiuse) the state of being miffed was somewhat reduced.

Moral, you can buy a boat and still not be in the doghouse as no woman can resist having a boat named after her.
 
#26
144679 said:
my lasers called " Bouy Racer"

OK, I'll be the dumb guy who says "I don't get it." - some sort of wordplay on "buoy racer" I assume... maybe it's one of those Brit/USA things that gets lost in translation?
 

Merrily

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#27
Chris123 said:
OK, I'll be the dumb guy who says "I don't get it." - some sort of wordplay on "buoy racer" I assume... maybe it's one of those Brit/USA things that gets lost in translation?
Not really. From what I recall, Jon is a teenager. So he is a "boy racer."
 
#28
Mines Beowulf, because i'd just finished reading it
Its one of the green boats, with a gold decal on either side
My friends boats Lucifers Hammer
Just come up with a name you think is cool
Use popular liturature or make a joke
Thats my 2 cence
 
#29
Mine is Skulduggery!
skull·dug·ger·y or skul·dug·ger·y ( P ) Pronunciation Key (skl-dg-r)
n. pl. skull·dug·ger·ies
Crafty deception or trickery or an instance of it.
Regards,
Fishingmickey
150087/181157
 

Merrily

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#31
Some of our old club Lasers are named after former commodores, so we have Rob, Newt, and Herb. And unrelated to that, there's also an ugly grungy yellow one named Plaque.
 
#32
^^^lol @ plaque! We haven't named all our uni sailing club boats yet - only one of the lasers has a name so far, and because it is green and a heap of junk it is generally known as 'Snotty'. When racing it people are usually kinder and put the name 'Cactus' on the forms though.
 

Merrily

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#33
laser2_9804 said:
^^^lol @ plaque! We haven't named all our uni sailing club boats yet - only one of the lasers has a name so far, and because it is green and a heap of junk it is generally known as 'Snotty'. When racing it people are usually kinder and put the name 'Cactus' on the forms though.
How about Kermit, as in, it's not easy being green?
 
#35
Here's a bunch I've been associated with over the years.

Our pre-teen children called 16950 Sprout because she was green, and 19913 which was red they called Moonraker. As the red boat aged friends called her the old tomato.

My two favorite Mobjacks were Gopher Baroque, grey and Chicken Ship, yellow both owned by good friends.

The Flying Scot two generous friends let me use has Turtle on the transom with the letters inverted.

On a related theme I read some two years ago that when the Cunard Company were building a new liner in the early '30's their Board Chairman told King George V that they planned to name her after Englands best known Queen, and KGV replied Mary will be pleased. That meant the Queen Elizabeth was the second of the family, followed by QEII and later by Queen Mary II.

David 128170
 
#37
my boat at the moment is called "Salome Nevara" after the biblical temptress who had her lover cut of john the batists head and serve it to her on a silver platter and the "nevara" bit is laser in elvish, my last boat was "Serkel Nevara" with Serkel being both elvish for blood star (the boat was red) and an elvish swearword (unintentional)

my friends sail "the mean green machene" "hydra" "haka" and "jetstream"
 
#38
"OK, I'll be the dumb guy who says "I don't get it." - some sort of wordplay on "buoy racer" I assume... maybe it's one of those Brit/USA things that gets lost in translation?"

The brits pronounce it correctly as "boy racer", and the pun makes sense. However the yanks pronouce it boo-ee, so it doesn't work so well. As a Brit living in Michigan, it's not the only thing they can't pronouce...:)

And what's a vang anyway (Kicking Strap back home).
 
#39
in reference to the laser most people over here that i speak to seem to use "vang" now because thats what the new control lines are called in the price lists
 
#40
I don't have a name on my laser but my IOR one tonner is named "Obsessive Behavior". Which could be fitting for many of us "blow boaters" as one of my stink pot friends calls us.
 
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