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    Default Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Hi all,

    Is a boat only rechristened when its name is changed?

    Would there ever be a case for rechristening a boat and not changing its name?

    Thanks!

    Pamela

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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    I've never heard of it done. AFAIK, rechristening is only when you change the name of a vessel, not done when it is put back in service after a long refit or decommissioning.

    My 2 cents only, open to correction?
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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Nevertheless an opportunity for a party and champagne (or Pussers rum) should never be missed.

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    Assuming you are talking about the classic break-the-bottle-on-the-bow ceremony, it's just my opinion, but I think that boats, like people, should be christened just once. Re-launchings need much less ceremony. If the name was changed, you might have a case, but not otherwise.

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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Right-o. BUT, as Skuthorp so correctly pointed out, NO opportunity for a party should EVER be passed up, so have a non-christening party for it, instead! (If it's a power boat, trim 1/8" off the exhaust and call it a Bris!)
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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vince Brennan View Post
    (If it's a power boat, trim 1/8" off the exhaust and call it a Bris!)
    LOL!

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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Hey, if it is your boat, you do what you want! As long as you avoid flag etiquette questions, you don't have to worry about what others think...

    ;0 )
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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

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    Default Re: Rechristen a repaired boat?

    novapamela, how's the first draft coming, if we might ask?

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