Naming the boat

andyatos

Active Member
#5
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.



- Andy
 
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L&VW

Well-Known Member
#9
How many of you name your boat?
I have had my boat about 2 years now and I still haven't named it.
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:

 

oldpaint

Active Member
#12
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 7¢ a letter back then. Its nice to be able to replace them as they come loose.
 
Thread starter #13
Anything without a motor under 14 feet doesn't have to be registered in Texas.

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:

 
#14
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
 
#17
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".
 
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