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Offline DsquareD

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Unceremonious Renaming
« on: August 12, 2017, 11:43:56 PM »
After much research, reflection, and wifely approval I renamed our boat in about as unceremoniously a manner as it gets. Being of the non-superstitious variety, I simply called up the sign company recommended by the marina, told him where my boat was, gave him the new name, he emailed me a graphic for approval, and I paid over the phone. That's it.

When we went to the marina this morning, there it was, "UNA". It's an old Nordic word meaning contented.
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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 09:20:32 AM »
Cool.  Looks great!
When I bought my Eclipse, it had never been named so I gave her the same name as my Precision 21, Off the Wind.  Very unceremoniously too....
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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 11:45:44 AM »
Boy are you guys in trouble!!  But fear not it is not too late.  In order to break the tie between your boat and Poseidon's log of the deep, you will need to do some or all of the following.  The more the better.  And remember, none of these renaming rituals can involve PBR as a quality spirit beverage.

? Leave the old name off as long as possible so that the boat “forgets” her name

? Retain the original name on the ship’s bell, or on a plaque permanently attached below on your boat

? Replace a keel bolt and place a coin under your mast

? Sail backward across the equator, and throw the old name overboard

? Have a virgin sprinkle new wine on the bow

? Perform an elaborate ceremony presided over by a holy person of your own denomination in which the new name is blessed, the best quality Champagne and other liquor are liberally poured on the boat, into your friends, and most importantly, straight into the water for Neptune himself

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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 01:08:59 PM »
we added to our boats  former name.  She was Terrapin, and now she is Galway Terrapin.  She seems to be OK with it so far.

Last boat (Boston whaler, harpoon 5.2) did not agree with complelty new name (I Did not confirm status of the virgin) and rudder separated from hull on Fourth of July weekend.  That boat hated me.



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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2017, 03:24:32 PM »
we added to our boats  former name.  She was Terrapin, and now she is Galway Terrapin.  She seems to be OK with it so far.

Last boat (Boston whaler, harpoon 5.2) did not agree with complelty new name (I Did not confirm status of the virgin) and rudder separated from hull on Fourth of July weekend.  That boat hated me.

All boats break. I'm sure it had nothing to do with the name. Also, if it's not federally documented I think you can rename it every Saturday if you wish.
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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 03:44:26 PM »
I am not superstitious. A couple weeks ago I unceremoniously removed the name (ornate wood plaque on stern) from my Dolphin 24. The very same day I accidentally drilled a 2.5" hole through the hull below the waterline (while it was on the trailer, not in the water). But I won't blame the boat gods for something that can be explained by stupidity. Next time I'll drill a small pilot hole to make sure the hull liner is not right next to the hull before I break out the big hole saw....Also, I've grown to dislike hull liners, glad my CP16s and CP23 didn't have them.

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Re: Unceremonious Renaming
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2017, 05:05:57 PM »
I thought Stupidity was one of the boat gods.  Like when I tied my dad's car keys to my sneakers when sailing a snark wildflower.  I thought sneakers would float...
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