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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by Surfszup, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. Surfszup
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    Surfszup Junior Member

    So has anyone ever come across an interesting boat name and taken a picture of the boat?
    I saw a boat in the Boston harbor with a name "Nuclear Potato" but never took a pic.

    I am also in the stage of trying to think of a great boat name. If anyone has some good names, share them. If the name has a translation or meaning, please include the translation or meaning.

    Some names I have thought of:

    Otter Gopher Clams
    Barnacle Roost
    Oyster Casket
    Controlled Chaos
    Sailing ***** (To bad that one is taken by a boat from Westport, WA)
    Ambergris (Still working on my boat building skills, I view my skills as creating floating whale puke or feces for now. Maybe in the future the name will be, "Ambergris to Perfume")
    Marah (means bitter waters)
    Pass The Hat
    Reluctor (Latin for struggle, so says the internet, it must be true)

    So share some names and some pics if you have some!
     
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  3. Surfszup
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    Surfszup Junior Member

    Very nice......Good thing there is not an accompanying photo:)
     
  4. Leo Lazauskas
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    Leo Lazauskas Senior Member

    If you are a gynaecologist, you might like to name your boat "The Sea Word".
     
  5. Milehog
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    Milehog Clever Quip

    Ask yourself how the proposed name will sound when broadcasted, three times in a row, over the VHF radio.

    FWIW I like Ambergris.
     
  6. Surfszup
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    Wow, a whole new dimension of thought for me.......

    I guess "Hip Hip Hurray" would be nice three times over VHF.

    To bad that situation would be nothing to cheer about.

    BTW Leo, I like your style of thinking. Good on "The Sea Word"
     
  7. Milehog
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    Milehog Clever Quip

    LOL:D
     
  8. Poida
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    If your not worried about what it sounds like over the radio, call it "Mayday."
    or "Sin King"
     
  9. TeddyDiver
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    BHOFM has one of the best names I've seen in his boat.. "unnesessary complications" :) There's a picture around here too if you just do the search..
     
  10. Surfszup
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    Surfszup Junior Member

    I was also thinking of "Commode Door"

    Maybe I'll have to use that one if I can get a fleet together for sailing activities :)
     
  11. Northman
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    Northman Junior Member

    A guy here in Norway called his boat KONASAJA. When asked if this romantic sounding name was a remote island somewhere warm and sunny he admitted it to be "Kona sa ja" - Norwegian for "My wife said yes".:p:p:p
    Walter
     
  12. Surfszup
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    Surfszup Junior Member

    Was that a yes to him or was it a yes for the boat?

    A rough translation could also turn into "She said so" :)
     
  13. Northman
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    Northman Junior Member


    Don't know, but you must either be a bachelor or an extraordinary lucky guy. :D

    Now THAT is wishfull thinking!

    Walter
     
  14. rhtmarine
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    rhtmarine Junior Member

    Guys, I don't have photo, but on memorial day weekend I saw a boat that changed my life. While sipping on a cold beverage at Orwood resort on the california delta, I spotted "wet woody" the most beautiful classic wood boat I have ever seen... Started looking on craigslist and in 2 weeks time I was the owner of a fine fixer upper. I have been working on a 1960 CC sportsman and loving it. Not sure what to name her yet, but it will come to me.:rolleyes:
    Bob
     

  15. Poida
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    As Shakespear wrote, "A boat, be it any other name, would sink the same."
     
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