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  1. #316
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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    I love questions like this. There are so many reasons why boats get named! OK, Mine. We have a 12' John Brooks "Ellen Dinghy" Named ELLEN. It is the prototype boat, built by Brooks for my mother Ellen Brawley. During construction it was reffered to as 'The Ellen Dinghy' as it was designed and build to her specifications. When finished, John had carved the name, ELLEN, in the transom, to her surprise. She was gifted to my wife and I as wedding present by my mother in 2002. I used to have a Moth named 'Gypsy', for two reasons: One, well, it's a Moth! and Two, my great grandfather, Frank C. Paine, designed and sailed at least 5 boats named 'Gypsy', and had Starling Burgess design for him another, so History! We will one day have a boat named 'JO' Scots for beloved, what my wife's maternal grandparents called eachother. I used to have an International 10sq M Canoe named 'Aqualung'. It came with the name and after a few years, I realized it rather fit the vessel. My sister has a 30' sloop named 'Bolero' with a tender named 'Mozart', just to confuse people. Ravel's Bolero is, of course well known, but more to the point, Mozart never wrote one! One of my great grandfather's Dark Harbor 20s had a name that was pronounced Ga-Zink. He never explained how it was spelled, except that it was a pallindrome. Needless to say, Not painted on the transom. She was lost in Hurricane Carol in 1953.

    Jon

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    I saw a dinghy named Osyter. It was a nice one - and the name was carved into the transom. It was always on the dinghy dock at a marina. Finally met the owner and asked him why. He said the carver misspelled Oyster. He would have had to rebuild the transom to change it - but he like it - and no one would steal a boat named Osyter.

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    Quote Originally Posted by mohsart View Post
    妈祖
    I forgot the why...

    妈祖, or Mazu, pronounced something like Maatsu, is kind of a joke on my own name, but also:
    Mazu is something like a mix of a saint and a goodess, protecting fishermen and sailors.
    Further reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazu

    /Mats

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    "Louise" - after my cat. I just like the name.

    A not very serious name for a not very serious boat.

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    I have a Kiwi friend who's boat is called Far Q and his dinghy in Far Q II.

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    My little 15ft boat is called the "W.T.Fitt" it means, "what the f.... is this thing"

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    I have a 10' Oughtred Puffin called "SIB" (Small Is Beautiful).

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    Matilda
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    Hall Class, Sundays Class Dilston Class Aeolian Class, South Utsira Class, Arbroath Class, Mingalay Class,
    Boat Designer. Boatbuilder

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    A friend years ago named his boat ZAZU ...which I liked.
    Another friend named her boat TAZ ...short for Totally Autonomous Zone....I liked that too.

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    Default What is the name of your boat, and why?

    My boat is a Tasman seabird. I was thinking of renaming it (from Waterwitch) to Laridae. That's the taxonomic name for many seabirds like gulls and terns.

    But I recently heard the Dharawal story of two brothers who bickered and the older one push the younger one who fell to a barren earth. He couldn't get back and he cried and cried and created the sea. His brother is the wind trying to bring him home by lifting the waves. The boy who fell is Narawarn. I keep my boat on Dharawal country and I'd like for that to be acknowledged, but I also don't want to appropriate someone else's culture.


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    Piglet. My first effort and suggested by the family.

    Apples, Came with the name and was quite well painted.

    Constance. Gained mucho brownie points from the wife...

    Colette. Current build. My mother's middle name (and the locals can pronounce it..)

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    Default Re: What is the name of your boat, and why?

    Our H28 "Bright Star" was named that when she was built. A Chinese Resturanture from Hong Kong bought her and changed her name to "Jin Lung", which means Lucky Dragon. She had the name written in Cangjie which was nice but not readable to us round eyes. After we became her stewards we felt that her original name suited her better and changed her name back to "Bright Star" we then named her dinghy "Twinkle".
    Jay

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    Still working on names for the new Lightning.

    Last year, Seven Lost Years was favored.

    Current favorite is: Flight of Fancy

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