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    Robert, I'm in Tasmania so I don't reckon Moby Dick will bump into that one, thanks, and just as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    A guy 'round here named his boat, Pequod.

    Why name after a ship that sunk?

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    I did think of the harpooner in Melville's novel--Queequeg--but can't even pronounce it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Andrews View Post
    I did think of the harpooner in Melville's novel--Queequeg--but can't even pronounce it!
    Melville called him a, " harpooneer," if I recall.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakaway View Post
    A guy 'round here named his boat, Pequod.

    Why name after a ship that sunk?

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    Boat ownership does not require literacy. Back in the day I remember my young scootering friends wanting to be "just like Jimmy" from the movie Quadrophenia, somehow forgetting he ended up so disillusioned that he rode his scooter over a cliff at the end of the film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    Boat ownership does not require literacy. Back in the day I remember my young scootering friends wanting to be "just like Jimmy" from the movie Quadrophenia, somehow forgetting he ended up so disillusioned that he rode his scooter over a cliff at the end of the film.
    Bette to have emulated, "Ace Face."

    But I get your point.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_C View Post
    A luxury lobsteryacht named; "Lucky Me" A good example of a status boat name. Others in this class from the same harbor include "NetGains" and "Dirt Pays".
    Reminds me of a photo I saw once of a gay divorcee's fancy sports car, whose registration number was 'WASHIS'.
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    Seems like there ought to be, and probably is, at least one good ship named Lollipop. On another tack, lifeboats too deserve names, and some get them. Some are named after people, such as Ernest Shackleton's lifeboat named James Caird. Seems to me, that at least one lifeboat should be named Justin Case.

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    & its seat named Mike Easter?
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    Shipworm Farm -- sister ship of the Barnacle B & B.

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    and perhaps the Cape Cruiser with a dinghy named Bobbin?

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    how about a lady named Bonnie and the Captain named Bob
    the boats name -
    The Bob n Bonnie

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    Also a dive boat named " Sea Card "
    you get a c card when you become certified
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    I'm thinking of naming my Nutshell Pram, once I refurbish it after a 20 year hiatus, "Minnie Finn" to go along with the mothership "Mickey Finn"!

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    also saw a cigarette boat with 3 supercharged 503 s stuffed into it - wide open about a 3 hour run time

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    Every time I'd mention to a friend the money I spent on various components of rebuilding an old PennYan runabout, I'd tell him "Don't tell Jane", feeling that my wife might not be so pleased with the amount spent. When it came time to name the boat, the friend suggested the name "Don't Tell Jane". So, that was the name. Of course, I never painted in on the transom and never did tell Jane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pond Hopper View Post
    also saw a cigarette boat with 3 supercharged 503 s stuffed into it - wide open about a 3 hour run time

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    I sailed past one of those years ago on Long Island Sound, dead in the water with engine failure. Ended up towing him in with my 5 h.p. kicker...
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    I'm always amused by sailboats named "Courage", "Serenity", "Audacity", etc. In that spirit, the code name for the Core Sound 20 Mark III is "Strategery". I haven't sorted out her real name yet.

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    Dad had a quahog skiff years ago that he used for bull raking. Named EASY MONEY

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    Up at our lake we also have a cigarette boat with twin 454 s
    The Boats name is " NOISY NEIGHBOR "
    The lake is 15 miles long and at 60 + mph he does live up to his name sake

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pond Hopper View Post
    Up at our lake we also have a cigarette boat with twin 454 s
    The Boats name is " NOISY NEIGHBOR "
    The lake is 15 miles long and at 60 + mph he does live up to his name sake
    Nothing a telephone pole floating in the lake wouldn't fix....
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    easy now
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Twin 454's on a 15 mile long lake? Really?
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    We're tied up in a big fancy Mediterranean port with a bunch of those 150 foot plus plastic fantastic wedding cake "yachts" tied up nearby. The guys wander around "look at that one", "Be nice to have that one there". "That is one nice boat". Of course, they all look at me like I have three heads when I point out a 35 foot ketch on the end and say I'd rather have that one there..... Even if you GAVE me one of those things and I had the money to maintain her and operate her, I'd still put her on the market as soon as you signed her over to me.
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    Fell Sloop

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    I was once (fortunately because it had a considerable amount of rot) dissuaded by a wise surveyor from buying a motor pleasure junk in Hong Kong called "Bottomry". I discovered later that Bottomry is "a system of merchant insurance in which a ship is used as security against a loan to finance a voyage, the lender losing their money if the ship sinks", which seemed inauspicious for a boat name. It was, I believe, then owned by a lawyer...
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    Colapso would be a good name for the replica of an old Spanish galleon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W (NY) View Post
    I'm always amused by sailboats named "Courage", "Serenity", "Audacity", etc.

    Yes, I owned a noisy little putt-putt called Serenity once, that I used as a workboat. She was a great boat, but, boy, what a misnomer.

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    I heard of one on the VHF a while back that raised a smile.

    "Never Again II".

    The fun bit was - Wellington marine was trying to arrange a tow for it due to engine trouble.

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    In the Dauntless, Valiant vein, a long long time I saw a tiny yard tug / yawl boat with not very graceful wheelhouse tied up in Maine, I think it was a Willey's Wharf in Camden.  Lettered, none too professionally, on the side of the wheel house was the the name "Irregardless".

    I thought it was perfect.

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    I saw 'Piece of Bass' in large letters on the side of a tinny over in West Bath yesterday.

    The boat was every bit as charming as the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Binnacle Bat View Post
    In the Dauntless, Valiant vein, a long long time I saw a tiny yard tug / yawl boat with not very graceful wheelhouse tied up in Maine, I think it was a Willey's Wharf in Camden.  Lettered, none too professionally, on the side of the wheel house was the the name "Irregardless".

    I thought it was perfect.

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    Clearly they hold this boat in high regard.
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    Lotta Sapwood

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    Anna Lee Shore

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    Good name for an icebreaker, or the unwieldy cabin cruiser docked next to you -- Captain Crunch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebird View Post
    Good name for an icebreaker, or the unwieldy cabin cruiser docked next to you -- Captain Crunch.
    There is a lobster boat in Georgetown (5 Islands) ME named that. Seems the captain was known for putting it up on the rocks, so he painted it orange & renamed it to Cap'n Crunch.
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