Boat Names

#61
my opti was named big penguin :) [yes, there is a story behind that one]

Merrily said:
Hey, we just bought an old trailerable cruiser, a Starwind 223. We are thinking of calling her "Evening Star." Does anybody have any other cool ideas with "star" names?
well, my friend had a bluejay named whitestar, and is getting a j24 and namin it whitestar II
 
#65
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"
 
#67
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.
 
#68
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.
 

kimpt

New Member
#72
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
 
#73
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:
 

Merrily

Administrator
#74
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:
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."
 
#75
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!


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."
 
#76
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!
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.
 
#77
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"
 
#78
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
 
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