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    We have a project boat - 100 years old, 30' power boat needing heaps of work, which we called Miss Adventure. But if I ever take on another big project boat, I think I'll call it Miss Understanding.

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    Many of the feminine names bring to mind that old bit of sexist doggerel about why boats are named after women? Because they both require a lot of paint and high maintenance.
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    A neighbors beautiful old boat was named "Eventide" and the tender was named "Eventidier".

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    A charter sport fishing boat in our harbor when I was a kid was "Tight Lines". She always brought back happy clients with lots o fish. The hull was shapley too. Looked more East than West Coast.
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    Anyone care to speculate on the meaning of this boat name?


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    A friend has a tender named "Love Me . . ."

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    I saw on another site( an admission of infidelity, I know...) a small tender named 'Wade versus Row'.....smart.
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    A cousin had a power boat in the early 1970's called..................RU16
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    Walter Cronkite's boat was named "On Assignment". Always loved that one.
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    The name Aquaduck appeals to my ear. Silly me.

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    There is an old, small, inshore lobsterboat hauled up on the shore at Yarmouth Bar named "Piece of Ship".

    On the Lahave Islands there was a Bush Island boat owned by a man whose wife (so the story I was told goes) was always nagging him to hurry up, named I'm Coming"

    But my favourite - which I have posed here before - is a cartoon:

    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Had a boat named Windrush that towed a dinghy named Puff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
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    Does "Barnacle B & B" make the grade?

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    I knew a bloke once who owned a small fishing boat, she was called "Duty Free", her previous owner / builder had spent some time at her majesties pleasure after being caught by the customs importing a ton of tobacco.
    The new owner kept getting rolled by the Customs until eventually they realised all he wanted was to catch a few fish & it wasnt worth their trouble.

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    ^ Should have bought a paint brush and changed it to Duty Paid.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    One of my students was looking for some material for a slatted sole in his SOF kayak's cockpit. He found some, but it was in an unusual form. It came from a cracked rectangular wooden organ pipe that had been salvaged many years ago. As we were working up the material, a small sticker was noted on the pipe. It was the pipe's 'note'. This happenstance find was used to give the boat it's name.

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    I once saw a MacKenzie cuttyhunk named "Pogy and Bass"
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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned Jerry Shostak's infamous racing sailboat "FUJIMO"? Seems there was a divorce from his wife, Jane, and he was a pretty serious racer.

    So here goes:

    F**k You Jane I'm Moving Out

    Hope that is suitably PG, if not my apologies.

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    "Average White Boat" on a nondescript outboard

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    How about Southern Yawl?

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    I once saw a fishing boat with a name "Master Bait" HAHAHAHA.
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    "Legs Akimbo" - one of my favourites (and not at all what some may be thinking) the name of a Taser raced by two terrific young kids in Darwin, brother and sister, who were learning to sail and race on it. They did well, even in their first season,but the name was appropriate, much more agility than grace in their sailing style.
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    A couple of Sydney yachts:

    Nip and Tuck - owned by a plastic surgeon
    Pink Bits - owned by a Gynaecologist
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    I guess you've probably all seen this already...

    but here's the 'Boaty McBoatface'

    ...proof that getting other people to suggest names for your boat is a bad idea.

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/380-mill...20-gnmtvx.html


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    the Mayfounder, or if you have a higher opinion of your vessel, Mariposa de la Mar.

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    Two local guys, one named Killam and the other Ketchum , both with an interest in lake fishing and duck hunting but with limited financial means, went together on buying an aluminum open boat, outboard, and trailer. They quite reasonably named the boat "Ketchum and Killam".
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    I've seen this a few times "mal de mer".
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    One of my favorites, on a nice-looking sailboat in San Francisco...."Anything She Wants."

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    In 5 Islands (Georgetown) ME, is a boat owned by a lobsterman who has gone on the rocks a number of times: Cap'n Crunch.
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    I named my first sailboat "Bottom Time" in reference to the time spent on the bottom during a SCUBA dive. I was actively diving at that time.

    Later my brother in law had his sailboat at a dock in Galesville, MD. In November it was time to take her down to Herrington Harbor north to haul out for the winter. On the Chesapeake if the wind blows to the south for a long period it blows some of the water out of the bay. On the day of the trip enough water was blown out to drop the water level a good foot or two. His boat was wedged on the bottom at the dock. We had to move the boat that day so we all worked at it for 1 1/2 hours to get the boat free. During that time my brother in law suggested jokingly that he rename is boat to "Bottom Time". We got the boat freed and took an accidental crew mate with us because we weren't going back to the dock to drop him off.
    Will

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    One of the worst names ever.....UGLY TOO. The boat died of shame and sank in 200 ft of water

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    Well, I named my 6 Metre Whaler " MOBY DICK "! Beat that, or has someone else already used it ?

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    I often see a sportfishing boat being trailed here in Fort Bragg, Ca. called "Catch and Filet"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Andrews View Post
    Well, I named my 6 Metre Whaler " MOBY DICK "! Beat that, or has someone else already used it ?
    A guy 'round here named his boat, Pequod.

    Why name after a ship that sunk?

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