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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebird View Post
    I fear the conversation is still a tad bit intellectual. This will never do in the age of Twitter. So getting back on track -- "Chum Bucket" would be a fitting name for just the right boat.
    Which would morph to Bum Chucket?

    That'd fit in a tweet
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    Lobster boat in South Bristol: MASTER BAITER

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Schweiss View Post
    Standard English usage is "back and forth", which when you stop and think about it doesn't make sense.
    Very true, unless it refers to someone else going back home and then returning here which is an odd point of view to base a language on
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    "Back and forth" makes perfect sense to anyone who has ever worked a recalcitrant pony away from the barn. First move is back. Steer its head to one side to get a step diagonally forth. Weave to the other side and you might get another forth before the pony gets on to you and goes back. And to a drumbeat of heels just behind the girth maybe a forth. . . Like a Thelwell pony.

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    The ketch "Peter Duck", once owned by Arthur Ransome, and owned for many years by George Jones and now by his daughter Julia, has a tender named "Karl Marx", because a biography of Marx paid for her rebuild...
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    Das Kapital ging an das Boot.

    It was ever thus . . .

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    "Back and forth" makes perfect sense to anyone who has ever worked a recalcitrant pony away from the barn.
    Okay, *that* was funny.

    And I say this because this is the best sawhorse in my shop:



    No, he is not the namesake for my sloop, Bucephalus, but I don't deny there's a theme.

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    Circling back to my first contribution to this thread, and its inspiration -- a boat named G. Willie Makit. I think Kenny C. Straight would be a fine name for the Makit's sister ship.

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    I may have posted this before, but since I am 82 I am allowed to be forgetful. My picnic boat is named after my wife with whom I share a bunk, hence she is called BUNKY, the houseboat has a garvey hull, confuses people as in "which end is the bow" and is clearly unusual looking so I have named her FESTIVUS, subtitled, A Boat For The Restuvus. The dinghy, formerly a Cape Dory 10 that was totaled during a storm and should have gone to the dump, I named LAZARUS since I raised it from the dead.

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    My dock neighbor for a couple years had a ferro cement boat named Rockbottom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThomRose View Post
    My dock neighbor for a couple years had a ferro cement boat named Rockbottom.
    Oh NO! Not the other GRP! But, since you've started it, a few ferro boats I've seen
    Maid of Crete
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    Maid of Crete is good. Did you know that the ancient Mesopotamians made river boats out of clay? On a less pedantic note, I think the world needs a dory named Hunky and a dinghy named Dinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebird View Post
    Maid of Crete is good. Did you know that the ancient Mesopotamians made river boats out of clay? On a less pedantic note, I think the world needs a dory named Hunky and a dinghy named Dinky.
    Been done. Rest easy now !
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    I suppose Isadory been done too. I really like Oopsy-Daisy for a tender little sailboat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shorebird View Post
    I suppose Isadory been done too. I really like Oopsy-Daisy for a tender little sailboat.
    I've seen a dinghy called the Turnover. The name was painted upside down.


    And there's this:

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    Two motor freight canoes....tippicanoo, and Tyler too.

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    Red Witch is a time-honored name but years ago I was waiting in line at the Ballard Locks and behind us was a fiberglass cruiser with that name painted in large type across the front of the flying bridge. Above the name stood a man and his *very* red-headed wife. I've always thought she must have been a woman with a good sense of humor...
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    Or a witch, and proud of it. Here's a few more.

    Big Cat (for a big catboat or catamaran)
    Fat Cat (for a beamy one, which is not uncommon)
    Aye Aye Yai Yai

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    I want to name our new boat Troll Hunter but my wife can't be convinced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fritz Koschmann View Post
    I want to name our new boat Troll Hunter but my wife can't be convinced.
    Pretty awesome!!
    Love that movie

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    Local scout troop has a steel boat called Oxide. I'm fairly sure it's painted on the stern and I'll grab a pic soon. It's certainly living up to it's name tho.

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    Me's on Bateau

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    I have a pal, Ward Vance, who once had a unique way of charming girls he might meet in our local watering hole, The Anchor Cove. Upon asking and hearing her name he would exclaim,
    "Oh my gosh, I named my boat after you!" Later in the conversation he might invite the young lady to go for a visit or perhaps a sail on his boat. He had his thirty five foot sloop backed into the slip at Basin Marina where the name emblazoned on the transom could be clearly seen.
    "AFTER YOU"

    Jay

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    Were you saving that one for today? :^)

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    the Great Bloomer, or if acquired late in life, the Great Late Bloomer, or if you sail from those ports, the Great Lakes Bloomer

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    Yes, I own a boat named "Red Witch" and my wife is a red head!
    Jay

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    That's a gorgeous boat Jay. Got more pics? More info on her? Not that you'd want to talk about her of course... The boat I mean!
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    Little Clipper, or perhaps Extreme Clunker

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    Wata Mama (from Atlantic by Simon Winchester)

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    Hugo Fish

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    Aye Aye Aye Yai

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    That's a gorgeous boat Jay. Got more pics? More info on her? Not that you'd want to talk about her of course... The boat I mean!
    Thanks Garret. Red Witch is #5 of the six Common Sense Class sloops designed and built by Matt Walsh on Terminal Island CA.
    She has had a full re-build and a change of rig from fractional to masthead. The boats draw 5'5" and are 28' LOL Beam 7' Wl 25' Disp. 6,500 lbs. We are re-building #1 at this time with the owner Todd Rogers.
    Jay
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    Thanks Jay! Glad to hear another one will continue on.
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    Here is #1 with her builder Matt Walsh at the helm. The boom topping lift is being used as a running back. The Witch has true running backs. These boats are true giant killers.
    Jay

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    I think "Wed Rich" has already been mentioned. Another catchy name occurs to me this morning. "Zozobro Mucho" means I capsize a lot in Spanish -- which doesn't click in English, but has a nice ring in Spanish. Could be descriptive as well.

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