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Andrea started an interesting discussion re: how did you come to name your boat. I'd like to offer a little twist...

I think one of the worst things I've seen on dinghys is the ubiquitous "T/T More Money Than Brains." You've all seen that, too.

I've also seen some very clever tender names... my favorite was "Spring Fling," the dinghy from the yacht "Summer Love."

Do you all have any favorites that have stuck in your mind, or how do you address the situation with your own boat and tender?

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Our boat is Pathfinder and our dinghy is Scout!
Good one
Richard, when I saw this discussion I smiled!

What a great idea!

I have never had a dinghy before but will be purchasing one soon for the new boat. Hmm, now I need to think of a name...I'll have to get back to you on this one.
Give it some thought. I'm sure that in your cruising ventures many will meet you who will remember you for years. A good dinghy/mothership name will be rememberd by people you'll never meet but will know a little bit about you simply by what they catch out of the corner of their eye.
I am not sure it is a good idea to name your dinky after the boat. If they see it on shore they KNOW, your not on your boat. I just have numbers on mine.
Boy, Freesail, I bet you're the life of the party wherever you go.

If you go back and read the original post I said the WORST thing is to name your dinghy "T/T Obnoxious Loudmouth Rich Guy"

Now, Pathfinder and Scout as well as Summer Love and Spring fling are different, creative and fun.
I didn't see the oringial post as I find this site cumbersome to use, so far. But do tell me the name of your boat as I am sure there are a few things, some others may need. So Richard, do your very close friends call you Dick ?
My boat was named Nancy Dawson, and if you go to Andrea's thread about naming boats you'll find the origin of that name. I didn't have any name on the dinghy.

Only people who knew me before 1980 call me Dick. That's when I went to work running a 65' Hatteras and the owners didn't like the name Dick and so I became Captain Richard (better than Captain Ron though I feel some kind of kinship with him).

As I told a guy named "Dick" who was a pain in the butt around the boat yard I used to work in, "I was a Dick when I was growing up. I was a Dick all through high school and college. I was a Dick when I taught Nautical Science at a high school in Louisiana. Then I became Richard and I've been Richard ever since. But YOU, YOU'LL BE A DICK UNTIL THE DAY YOU DIE."

So. all my current friends and lovers call me Richard. I especially liked the way the little French girl I used to live with in Antibes, a town between Cannes and Nice, prounounced it in the throes of extasy "Ree SHAR!
Great answer, pleased to meet you.
Our boat is s/v Don Quixote so of course the dinghy is Sancho Panza. The girls are reserving Dulcinea for the kitten they desperately want to add to the boat. Better hope we find a female.
Excellent!
Don't ask me how I remember things like this, I just do.

Back in 1975 in the underpass on the road leading out to Navy Pier in Chicago someone had spray painted "Dulcinea has great legs!"

Another interesting thread might be favorite graffiti: Mine would have to be the one I saw in the men's room at Tipitina's, one of the world's greatest music clubs, in New Orleans back in the early eighties. It read:

"My mother made me a homosexual"

Beneath it , in different handwriting someone had scribbled

"If I give her the yarn will she make me one, too?"

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