SeaKnots

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?

Views: 1465

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I bought a used Achilles a while back and it was named "LIMO" I called it the limo as in the fruit for gin etc.
My kids got a laugh and corrected me it is pronounced Limo as in limosene I still prefer to call it after the fuit.
I named my dinghy "Half Decent" for the s/v "Indecent" an Amel Super Maramu
My little sloop (an Aquarius) is named "StarShine" ("Good Morning, Star Shine"). The dingy is therefore called "Glimmer".

I do see the danger in tying the two names together, but I'd imagine a lot of that would depend on where one is sailing. In the waters I frequent there would generally be no proiblem.
I agree that it's an invitation to trouble with the dink and the mothership sharing the same name, as in T/T, and if you're cruising in areas that are essentially third world and the native tongue isn't English, the odds that someone on shore with malicious intent is going to make the connection between Spring Fling and Summer Love and some of the names mentioned here.
Our previous boat "White Lightning" had an un-named tender. We just couldn't come up with one that was clever. Then we had a miserable day on the race course and finished dead last, well after the 'next-to-last' boat finished. As we passed the committee boat, I offered my apology for being so slow and thanked them for sticking around for us to finish. One of the committee members just said, "Hmmph! White Lighting, It looks more like static electricity." Our dinghy had earned its name.
After the second line, I was thinking name it Shooter. But, see ye already did the deed.
Our boat is TRITON, and we dithered about naming the dinghy for quite a while, but eventually decided we had to come up with something. Since we were in Mexico at the time, we named the first dinghy "Tritonita"

Check out our blog http://tritonsatsea.blogspot.com episode for details.
I recommend naming it with love the first time. It takes two kegs and a priest to rename one.
Two kegs and a priest? You only need a good bottle of rum and a ceremony to rename your mothership. Either way, it is completely necessary so as not to offend the Gods!
We sold our power boat in April, and bought a used sail cat. The power boat's name was Salty Dog, and our dinghy was unofficially named Puppy Dog. the cat's name is Confuse A Cat, but we haven't renamed the dinghy to match as of yet. My wife wants to keep Puppy Dog, but actually put lettering on one of these days.
My boat a Newport 30 is Mast Confusion and the dinghy a 10'2" WM RIB is named Just Confused
I'll have to tell my wife about "Just Confused". For Confuse A Cat, I like that better than Puppy Dog.

RSS

Latest Activity

Patrick Findaro posted a discussion

What is eToro and how does it work?

eToro is a social trading and multi-asset brokerage company specialising in financial and copy trading services. It was founded in 2007 and has since grown into one of the largest and most well-known platforms for trading and investing in various assets, including stocks, cryptocurrencies, commodities, forex, and indices. One of eToro's standout features is its social trading platform, which allows users to observe and mimic the trades of experienced and successful traders. This feature,…See More
Monday
Patrick Findaro posted discussions
Jun 29
Pixlogix Infotech updated their profile
Jun 28
Profile IconCareer Okay, Frederick Bourgeois, Addy J and 1 more joined SeaKnots
Jun 28
Patrick Findaro posted discussions
Jun 13
Patrick Findaro posted discussions
Jun 12
Patrick Findaro posted a discussion

Die Besten Funktionen für Sie Entwickelt

Unsere neue Omegle-Alternative hat viel mehr Funktionen als jede andere Website oder App, die Sie finden können. Mit unserer überlegenen Videochat-Technologie haben wir den Omegle-Videoanruf neu erfunden. Es ist so schnell wie Textchat und hat die beste Videoqualität, ermöglicht es Benutzern, dank des glasklaren Bildschirms zu chatten, mit Fremden zu sprechen. Unsere Sicherheitsfunktionen schützen Sie vor Benutzern mit schlechten Absichten. Wir haben auch die beste Live-Support-Linie, die Ihre…See More
Jun 8
Patrick Findaro posted a discussion

Yabancılarla Canlı Görüntülü Konuşun

Ücretsiz kameralı chat Sohbet Odaları, en son teknolojileri kullanan güvenilir bir hizmettir ve kullanıcılarına ücretsiz ve anonim video ve canlı sohbet imkanı sunar. Her gün, milyonlarca kişi güvenli bir şekilde video sohbeti ve hızlıca FreeCam Chat aracılığıyla gerçekleştirir. FreeCam.Chat üzerindeki sohbetlerinizde hiçbir kayıt tutulmaz, gizliliğiniz her zaman ön plandadır. Hizmet, Omegle ve Chatrandom gibi en büyük platformların altyapıları…See More
Jun 3
ADVERTISE ON SEAKNOTS CONTACT US AT: 
candrac@sailforwater.com

© 2024   Created by CAN DRAC.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service