boat names

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by FavoriteSon, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. FavoriteSon
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    FavoriteSon Junior Member

    i was sitting around working on what i think is the hardest part of boat design: the name

    so....
    how do you think up names for boats?

    Favorite Son
     
  2. dan coyle
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    They just come to you, don't they? The trick is in recognizing them.
    Dan
     
  3. Wynand N
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    Wynand N Retired Steelboatbuilder

    Hi :)

    Not easy.

    The name of my new steel boat to be build (building starts in 3 weeks time) is "Touch Wood"
     
  4. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    "The name of my new steel boat to be build (building starts in 3 weeks time) is "Touch Wood""

    I always reckoned you Jaapies had a wierd sense of humour :)

    Steve
     
  5. FavoriteSon
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    well i named one boat after an ancient greek explorer but their arnt many of those. my dad named his boat after Gretel from hansel&gretel. for me they dont come to me. i have to spend a lot of time looking for approprit names

    Favorite Son
     
  6. My favorite boat name was a sailboat called "Passing Wind". By itself, it's not much of a name but, they had an outboard powered dinghy they towed around called "Passing Gas".
     
  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    It's generally wise to name a craft after a mother, wife, sister or other family member, Pissing of off the water gods can get you wet.

    Saw this yesterday, on a transom at a light near the local ramp, "IMEZRU"

    Back in the mid 70's again, (yea ha) epoxying more plywood . . .
     
  8. yipster
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    yipster designer

    MOM'S PINK
    PALMREADER
    MOOR OR LESS

    chill pill, optional necessity etc etc are some (not by me) powerboat names that stuck.
    trouty on this forum was spitting boat names out like water and i would consult him when in need of a good name.
     
  9. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    Nicest I have seen for a steel boat was FEOX ,

    short for ferris oxide , RUST.

    FAST FRED
     
  10. tschienque
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    Always remember some of the most innovative of names are a nightmare when using VHF

    "chenkway?? say again!!"

    Tschienque - Lenni Lenape (Delaware) indian for "wildcat"

    Oh I've done worse ;-)

    AHAWEH - Abandon Hope All Who Enter Here

    Inaction In Action



    **Do yourself a favour and ask your most cynical friend what's wrong with the name ;-)
     
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  11. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    "Hey Jack, you're late" for a sportsfisher.
    Just say it fast..... :evil grin:
     
  12. yipster
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    yipster designer

    took me days to find out its a dirty word :eek: thanks skip
    coincidently stumbled on the "name that boat" site
     
  13. SailDesign
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    SailDesign Old Phart! Stay upwind..

    Sorry, Yipster - just trying to expand your already great knowledge of the English language. :p

    Steve
     

  14. Kevin H.
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    I saw a "Wet Dream" once. :eek:
     
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