Proper method for naming a boat?

#21
On Saturday, first the rudder kicked up, then the wind picked up, and then my brand new birthday boat and I got washed up against a concrete breakwater, resulting in nasty scratches and two small holes...so I am thinking of Holier than Thou, Holy Mackerel, Swiss Fish......


With that, I'd name it "Audacity". :D

It sounds like a girl's name, but she certainly has the audacity lol!

Edit: Screw that! That's what I'm naming my boat. She had the audacity to pull the deck cleat on her maiden voyage after restoration. Then she let go of an outhaul. Yep, she's "Audacity".
 
#23
My grandfather named his old motor boat after his 3 children. The first 2 letters from each of their names. KaMaLo. I will follow in the naming process as soon as I have a boat big enough to name, CarBenDel-

Just call it "A Hole", in the water to throw money in to
 
#24
My Pearson Sunfish was named "Shifts Happen" My current Sunfish is named "Blind Pig" (as in "If he roots around enough, even a blind pig will find an acorn now and then.") But my favorite racing boat name was in a J-24 named "Pit Bull on Crack."

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 
#25
The Sunfish is guaranteed to be unsinkable. There's only one other boat that came with that guarantee, and it's sitting on the bottom of the North Atlantic, so the name's available. So I named my boat "Titanic".
 
#29
Husband joked about naming our two fish "Banger & Mash" which might be cute as a pair, but do you really want to being seen sailing around on "Banger" or "Mash"? Might make people stay out of your way, I guess ...
 

baseman

On the Water
#30
Funny how this thread keeps popping up. When I picked up my Phantom it had HEATWAVE in three inch stick on your mailbox type letters on the aft deck. (I've played that song live and have grown tired of it). The name was the first thing to be removed when I started the cleanup process. I was going to name it Music of the Night, but that seemed to long. Anyway, now it only says Phantom on the starboard side, the port side letters have been removed because some of them were missing. Since I use a Sunfish sail with no logo, maybe I'll take the rest of the Phantom letters off. Then I'll have a completely anonomous boat. I was also thinking I could put a slogon (upside down of course) on th transom that says If You Can Read This Please Flip Me Over.
 
#31
I just had an idea from the "No Problem" idea:

Paint the hull, daggerboard and rudder black and white so that it looks like a killer whale when it is upside down in the water, then name the boat "ORCA" or "Willy".
 
#32
If we are getting convoluted with names annyway, then maybe it depends on whether you are putting the name on the stern, or further forward on the sides.

If it's on the stern you might go with something like "Clear Ahead". On the sides and further forward, something like "Inside Overlap" might work. Then you just have to get other boats to start hailing you by name (hey, you're....!), or you can at least announce yourself in a crowd.
 
#34
"Spalding, get your foot off the boat!"

"Judge Smails: It's easy to grin / When your ship comes in / And you've got the stock market beat. / But the man worthwhile, / Is the man who can smile, / When his shorts are too tight in the seat.
[chuckles several times]
Judge Smails: Okay, Pookie. Do the honors.

"I christen thee, "The Flying Wasp"

CRACK


 
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