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Old 12-02-2019, 02:12 AM   #1
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How did anyone pick the name of thier vessel we are having an awful time pickin a name for this one
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:58 AM   #2
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Tell me about it. I woke Rip Van Winkle in Spring 2019, an '05 1800 SR3 with a cracked block on 30 hours since, new. Showroom condition, but 15 years old. Still no name.

Thinking.... I got nothing.
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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A few things to think of ...

- how will it sound over VHF with everyone listening. Long, hard to pronounce/hard to understand, potentially offensive, and 'overly common' names should be avoided.

- like tattoos, the name should mean something to you - everyone doesn't need to get it, but it has to mean something to you. Telling the story of your boat's name is always good dockside banter.
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I bought our boat for my Girlfriends birthday. It was a surprise. Her name is Paula and I named the boat "Mi Paulina".
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but it has to mean something to you.
like "Aquaholic" or any variation that includes "Nauti"
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I bought our boat for my Girlfriends birthday. It was a surprise. Her name is Paula and I named the boat "Mi Paulina".
My Ex is a Paula and I almost named the boat after her "RHB" Red Headed B!

She's now a blonde after her hair went gray.

I considered Max Relief as well as my dad served on the USS Relief in WWII.

To date it's name less and I've owned it for 11 years.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:05 PM   #7
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My 2400 SCR is named Luna Da Miel ( The Honeymoon ).
Saw a boat in Mexico named that did not know the translation but once we knew that was going to be the name of a future boat! Took awhile to find the right boat.
In naming a boat I look at the boat and stand on it to see if it fits the boat and how comfortable you feel with it.
My last boat was named Fur Ball. It was a neglected 18 ft cuddy cabin that had cats living in it when I bought it.
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