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Old 10-03-2006, 04:47 PM   #21
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I accept that this may go over some heads but my yacht is called 'Bedouin' and the yacht tender is called 'Camel Dung'. A bedouin is a nomadic person who wander looking for fresh feed and water for his herd of camels, when he's moved on what remains is the camel dung!! Bedouin is certainly nomadic and I though it a humorous naming.

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Old 10-03-2006, 05:12 PM   #22
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In a similar vein I saw a yacht named Richard The Lionheart and the tender called Little Dick

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Old 10-03-2006, 08:55 PM   #23
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Good name, Bedouin!

We named our boat GALLIVANTER... as in - one who Gallivants

Websters Dictionary defines Gallivant as "To wander about, seeking pleasure or diversion."

And we named our dinghy after an old Elvis song - "Love Me Tender".

That's us.

Love to Live - Live to Love,

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Old 10-04-2006, 09:16 PM   #24
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Entertaining topic re boat names. One that I can remember from a trailer yacht meeting when a friend had problems getting on for the start of the race due to no boatname displayed. He drove to the local hardware and searched for a sticker to put a name on his boat, he returned with a sign that read "Slippery When Wet", and finished very well

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Old 10-24-2006, 09:59 PM   #25
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I have an 18 foot likkle day sailer and she is called " Micro Ship"

Very cute and I love her, best likkle boat going

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This was just sent to me...and apparently it is for real. Titan Shipping Company, Ship's name is "Titan Uranus"

http://www.boreme.com/boreme/funny-2...-uranus-p1.php
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:50 PM   #27
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My wife wanted to name our boat "Handbasket" but I didn't want to temp the fickle finger. I wanted something Simple like "Bob" (makes the absolute best sense to me). The kids thought both were dumb. Guess they didn't get it! We settled on Bajamas (like sitting in the Bahamas in our Pajamas).
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:07 PM   #28
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I once saw a sailing dinghy with the Norwegian word HJELP! (means HELP) written upside down. Nice name to have when the boat has capsized.

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Old 10-27-2006, 08:59 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, 06:06 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, 07:04 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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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, 09:31 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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Thanks for the vote of confidence Yachtmaster. As I said, I can take no credit for the name other than for not changing it.

Aye

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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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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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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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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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