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Old 09-20-2006, 10:14 PM   #1
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I was wondering if it is considered bad luck to change the name of a vessel when you purchase it. I know that worldwide Navies did so during times of war.. Ok they captured them not purchased, but the idea is basically the same. I have been looking at a number of 'pre-owned' vessels and frankly dont think ANY of the names fit me.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:55 PM   #2
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They say it is unlucky but I've usually changed mine - and none have sunk as a result!

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So long as she's not a wooden boat...

I, personally, see nothing wrong with re-naming your boat - especially if it's a name you're uncomfortable with or poorly named to begin with.

I believe a "good" name is one you can proudly shout out loud, no matter who is standing on the dock.

And - you can never go wrong by naming your boat after someone you love.

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Old 09-24-2006, 11:31 PM   #4
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Here's all the info you need....

http://www.boatus.com/goodoldboat/naming.htm
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Here's all the info you need....

http://www.boatus.com/goodoldboat/naming.htm
That is cool! Thanks. I also found it to be a bit humorous.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:38 AM   #6
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I agree, great link, thanks!
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So long as she's not a wooden boat...

I, personally, see nothing wrong with re-naming your boat - especially if it's a name you're uncomfortable with or poorly named to begin with.
Well, renaming RM Horst Wessel to USCG Eagle [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...USCG_Eagle.jpg[/img] seemed to be a very prudent dicision... The only name I could think of as worse would be The A. H. [xx(]!

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I found this, http://www.48north.com/mr_offline/denaming.htm as quoted below...

Vigor's Denaming Ceremony

"In the name of all who have sailed aboard this ship in the past, and in the name of all who may sail aboard her in the future, we invoke the ancient gods of the wind and the sea to favor us with their blessing today.

"Mighty Neptune, king of all that moves in or on the waves; and mighty Aeolus (pronounced EE-oh-lus), guardian of the winds and all that blows before them:

"We offer you our thanks for the protection you have afforded this vessel in the past. We voice our gratitude that she has always found shelter from tempest and storm and enjoyed safe passage to port.

"Now, wherefore, we submit this supplication, that the name whereby this vessel has hitherto been known (_____), be struck and removed from your records.

"Further, we ask that when she is again presented for blessing with another name, she shall be recognized and shall be accorded once again the selfsame privileges she previously enjoyed.

"In return for which, we rededicate this vessel to your domain in full knowledge that she shall be subject as always to the immutable laws of the gods of the wind and the sea.

"In consequence whereof, and in good faith, we seal this pact with a libation offered according to the hallowed ritual of the sea."
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Aye, Kaptain von Klepper...

but the USCG Cutter EAGLE is of steel construction.

Cheers!

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