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Old 10-27-2006, 09:59 AM   #29
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And here I thought that Bajamas was a take-off on the Aussie kid's show, Bananas in Pajamas.
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:06 PM   #30
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The R.N. has come up with some great names in the past. What about Valiant, Vanguard, Dreadnought and Indefatigable?
And lets not forget HMS Victory, And the man that sailed her 201 years ago...
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Old 10-27-2006, 08:04 PM   #31
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Indeed he was not forgotten. The R.N. had a host of great battlewagons named after famous admirals. Not only was there H.M.S. Nelson but the St. Vincent class battleship H.M.S. Collingwood (Nelson's second in command), the Edgar class cruiser H.M.S. Hawke, H.M.S. Drake (first of class) etc.

But some more great names from the R.N. which I believe should be added to our list are:

Vindictive; Intrepid; Retribution; Furious; Undaunted; Conquest; Champion; Courageous; Superb; Conqueror; Valiant; Warspite; Revenge; Resolution; Illustrious; Formidable; Triumph; Indomiatable; Repulse etc.

They olde Lords of the Admiralty certainly knew how to name warships in the past. Now they hardly have a ship to paint a name on. How times change!

Regarding my own vessel, I am the third owner of NAUSIKAA. She given this name by her first owner and I have no intention of changing it. Not only is there an element of a seaman's belief in it being unlucky to change a ship's name but I also like the name. The following text from Homer explains why:

Then Nausikaa, with the gods' loveliness upon her,

stood beside the pillar that supported the roof with its joinery, and gazed upon Odysseus with all her eyes and admired him, and spoke aloud to him and addressed him in winged words, saying:

"Goodbye, stranger, and think of me sometimes when you are

back at home, how I was the first you owed your life to."

Then resourceful Odysseus spoke in turn and answered her:

"Nausikaa, daughter of great-hearted Alkinoös,

even so may Zeus, high-thundering husband of Hera,

grant me to reach my house and see my day of homecoming.

So even when I am there I will pray to you, as to a goddess.

all the days of my life. For, maiden, my life was your gift."


Every time I safely fetch a secure haven I think, "remember I owe my life to my Nausikaa."

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Old 11-07-2006, 09:30 AM   #32
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Ive got two

Sailboat, especailly racer- "Ramming Speed"

Any boat - "After You", Now the pickup line "I named my boat after you" is always an option.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:31 PM   #33
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Nausikaa is a great name - liked the text from homer!

Fujimo - Very nice!

At the office - potential winner!

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Old 11-15-2006, 10:22 PM   #34
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Yachtmaster. As I said, I can take no credit for the name other than for not changing it.

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Old 11-16-2006, 06:34 PM   #35
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Nausikaa,

If I remember correctly you wrote once that you are on a mission to help the Yemenese coast guard, how is this proceeding?
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Old 11-17-2006, 12:48 AM   #36
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Indeed Yachtmaster. Two weeks training left and then winding up. Should be home by Christmas

I have been training the guys in boat handling, navigation, seamanship and boarding techniques. Final judgement? Much improved but still needs more work. The week link is on the maintenance side. The Royal Navy is here giving logistical and technical support but I fear that once they pull out then things will slowly grind to a halt.

Will report in full when the task is completed.

Yours aye,

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:11 AM   #37
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I named my boat Sequitur; she is the logical conclusion to what has preceeded her. The tender is named Non Sequitur, since dinghies are often known for not logically following.
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I had to join so that i could post the story of the naming of my first real boat. Last memorial day ('06), i took the plunge and sold my 22' "stinkpot" and purchased a 1980 Hunter Cutter 37'. She had been re-fit with a new cherry wood interior and all rigging back in '01, and at that time the owner (a Celtic man) named her "Anail Beatha", translated- "Breath of Life".

Well after a nice elderly woman informed me that she couldn't pronounce the name and that they were just going to call it "Anal Bertha"... i felt it was time to change to the more appropriate name. Since she has a completely gloss-black hull, and generally looks like a modern day pirate ship, i felt there was no more appropriate name than Black Pearl. I know i'll catch some flack for stealing it from a Disney movie, but i think its aptly suited!
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Welcome aboard. I'm happy that you "had" to join and tell us the wonderful story.

We look forward to many more contributions from you.

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When the BOC Around Alone was still being sailed, the Ozzie, Don McIntyre, sailed in class 2 aboard his 51 foot “Sponsor Wanted”. Can’t remember if he ever had a name change during the race

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Yeah, well I had to take the plunge sometime. I've been completely engulfed in reading all the posts on here, getting dreams of someday sailing away from the water/winter wonderland that is the great State of Michigan. I'll certainly say that in my limited experience of sailing the last year, there is no doubt in my mind that of all boaters, (sorry to nit pick!) Sailors are by far the friendliest, most helpful, and most well-prepared of all the boaters I've ever met. What an incredible feeling it is to hoist sail and set off on an adventure, nearly every day!
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Name for an Oz registered boat

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