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Topic: Give a boat a bad name...
Posted By: James Bell
Subject: Give a boat a bad name...
Date Posted: 26 Mar 04 at 12:39pm
We had an old battered sail training Mirror dinghy that had been nicknamed the 'Titanic'.

It was a rather strange specimen featuring wooden decks and internals but an outer turquoise fibre glass skin that was dimpled like cellulite. It was also on the heavy side.

When I was about 8 or 9 I took it out for a spin one day. Hadn't got very far when I decided to put down the self-bailer to drain away a bit of water.

It was pretty stiff, so I gave it a good push and the thing came off in my hands! It didn't take long for the water to start flooding in through the hole that had appeared in the bottom (it wasn't very windy).

Just goes to show that if you give a boat a bad name she'll live up to it!


The affectionately named 'Titanic'
(before she sank!)





James
http://www.iossc.org.uk - www.iossc.org.uk



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Posted By: Pickie Rich
Date Posted: 30 Mar 04 at 2:59pm
The reason that the hull was dimpled was because there was a thought that it would create a layer of bubbles around the hull and hence reduce friction and therefore make the boat faster. Didn't seem to take off much really.


Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 08 Apr 04 at 2:18pm
Mmm.. names. As I believe every boat should have a name, I
am in danger of being a hypocrite... I have yet to name my
RS200... any suggestions anyone, after all I don't want to make
get it wrong now do I?


Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 08 Apr 04 at 2:58pm
Anagrams of "RS two hundred"

thundeR Sword
Shrewd & Rotund
hundred woRSt
drown heR Stud


too much time on his hands.....

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 08 Apr 04 at 2:58pm

How about: Tigger? or Gael Force? (geddit?)

Cant be worse than the name my 29er has: 'Albino Snowman', seemed like a good idea at the time, and you can't rename your own boat so the name is here to stay untill it finds a new home



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Posted By: Haggis
Date Posted: 08 Apr 04 at 7:18pm

What about GBR XYZ

After all all names are gay and a boat is just an inaminate object you use to get round a course!

Don't you reallty get round up with
X Yachts having X in the name
Mumms haveing Mumm in the name
RS's having RS in the name!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!



Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 11 Apr 04 at 11:16am
You do have a point Haggis about the Xs, RSs and Mumms... can be
very contrived...

But I disagree - boats definitely have personalities, they're more than
lumps of plastic. I talk to mine, so it needs to have a name.

Plus, smiling is one of the most important things in life - and if you
can make people smile by having a great name for your boat, then
that's a good thing. Don't be so boring!

So your Europe doesn't have a name...? I think we should give it
one... how about 'Hippotomous' or 'Elephant'... (no reason, just silly
- you're talking to someone who called her last two boats 'Giraffe'
and 'Earwig') or, if you're still concerned about it being a 'girl's boat'
and that affecting your reputation, how about 'so macho' or 'Ivor
Biggun'!

Anybody spotted any really great names out there they can share
with us?


Posted By: Haggis
Date Posted: 12 Apr 04 at 6:34pm

My apologises Gael, bottle of wine to blame for this one as well.

Boat names are cool!!!!!
I love them so much, i just can't get them out of my head.

Just take the Mumm30 'PLUS 3' which also has sail number GBR 66R

Will buy you a drink this weekend to make up for it.
Better check up on the Hamble Bacon butty fare at the same time!

Me thinks we may have to split up into teams to cover all the bases in 2 days?



Posted By: James Bell
Date Posted: 14 Apr 04 at 7:41pm
I'm reluctant to let people know what my Laser 4000 is called.
I didn't name it - the previous owner did. Isn't it bad luck to rename a boat?

I remember going to view it. It was a superb boat in nearly brand new condition for a good price, but the graphics on the side absolutely ruined it!

A split purple/white hull, emblazoned on the side in large yellow letters in an angular chinese-type font the height of the side was the name 'Second Wind' (ouch). At the back in a smaller lettering was the text 'Leaky & the Dodge'! (the owner ran a porous hose business).

Luckily, the seller delivered the boat to our club very early on a Saturday morning giving my brother and I time to remove the 'horrific' graphics before anyone else saw!

James

PS. Hope the previous owner doesn't read this forum!!

http://www.iossc.org.uk - www.iossc.org.uk




Posted By: Small people
Date Posted: 15 Apr 04 at 10:46am

If boats are inanimate objects Haggis just used to get round a course why do you spend so much time faffing with yours?

 



Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 15 Apr 04 at 1:24pm
I  called a boat Fudpucker which went down a treat !

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Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 15 Apr 04 at 1:25pm
Oh we also had a classy looking 505 at our Club in racing brown !!! it was soon known as the "Brown Trout "

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 15 Apr 04 at 1:37pm
Some boats are really memorable - anyone racing Laser 4000s about
five years ago must remember a yellow boat called 'Chunky Monkey'
- the name was massive, and it was great when you were racing to
talk about, 'the 'Chunky Monkeys' have just tacked,' much better for
communication than just a sail number... I wonder where the boat is
now - as I know the couple who owned it are now living in America...
does it still have its name?


Posted By: Caswell
Date Posted: 15 Apr 04 at 1:43pm
Reminds me of the Laser 5000 they built in red with 'HARKEN' all down the side ( and on the sails and spars ). Couldn't exactly miss it!


Posted By: ostraker
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:41am

I have a laser called 'Frappe Le Sange'. =Spank the monkey. Makes people laugh. In the process of choosing a name for my massively overwieght contender which is now getting on a bit.

suggestions anyone???



Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 9:26am

I remember the Harken 5000, it got T-boned back in 2000, lovely kite-pole shaped hole!!  Does anyone remember what that pink and yellow I14 was called, 'granny' something i think. 

Ostraker- how about Frank Bruno or Muhammad Ali, i.e. both heavyweight contenders. 



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Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 10:07am
My boat above "Fud Pucker" was a Contender , I was going to call the next one "Fud Pucked" it has weight connotations if your mind is twisted like mine ,I never used the name , but you can have it .  Fud Pucker went to Shetland .

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 11:32am
I reckon 'Slug' (or 'Fat Slug') would be quite funny (it would make me
laugh anyway) - but you'd need to be fast!


Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 11:58am

Or how about a play on Gael's suggestion....

Fast Lug (say it quickly!)

Rgds

Neil



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Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:03pm

Or how about for the larger sailor on a diet...

Waist disposal unit

Neil

 



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Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:04pm

Or for the heavier catamaran sailor

'Cooking Fat'

Neil



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Posted By: MerlinMags
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:11pm
I believe it was thought to be bad luck to change a boats name, for sailors in the 1800s. It is also supposed to be a bad idea to paint a boat green.

I've done both of these, and so far my boats have never sunk or had terrible accidents.

Always change your boats name if you dont like it, else you'll get stuck and begin to hate it!



Posted By: B Duke
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:37pm
Respect must be given to the owners of the Cork 1720 'Mad Cow' who have called their RIB  'Udderboat' - very clever!!


Posted By: Ent Man
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:38pm
My boat is called Beauty and the Beasts.  A friend of mine suggested the name implying that my helm and I were a pair of animals. In the pst few years I've had some quite attractive girls crewing for me so I don't mention the name incase they get ofended.  The boat is now 17 and is still beautifull.

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 12:56pm
So any suggestions for an un-named pink 470 - owner too shy
to ask herself!

My first suggestion was 'Blue toothbrush' (if you remember the
song then you're very sad, but I think it would be very funny
trying to explain it).


Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 1:11pm

I used to be very superstitous about changing boat names, but I thought shortening a name wouldn't do no harm, so after spending a winter rubbing down and repainting a Unicorn and generaly giving it TLC I decided to shorten it's name to go with it's new look , so "A kind of Magic " became just simple " Magic" . Unfortunately I never got to sail it !!!!!!

Some *rse ran into the bows in a car when I was turning into my sailing club ( Unicorns tow backwards ?) shortening the boat by 3 foot and writing it off at same time !

 

 I wouldn't recommend shortening names  

 



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Posted By: Haggis
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 1:26pm

Originally posted by Gael

So any suggestions for an un-named pink 470 - owner too shy
to ask herself!

My first suggestion was 'Blue toothbrush' (if you remember the
song then you're very sad, but I think it would be very funny
trying to explain it).

Not that Parker 470 again, does it never die?

Previously owned by Jamie Lee and Mr Big and last seen with Mark Bukley of Tornado fame.

Does it still have a squint daggerboard case and the ruddr doesn't line up?

Could call it 'Squiffy Pink' or 'Pink Twist'



Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 1:51pm

How about calling it...

'Lilly'

and if you can remember that song your even sadder...



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Posted By: brys
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 2:09pm

We had a Fireball in our club that was named "KINDA LINGERS"

For some strange reason the owner is still a firm favourite with the ladies........



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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 2:22pm
Very clever...

The owner of the Pink 470 would like to point out it is a NEW boat
Haggis...


Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 20 Apr 04 at 2:36pm

A new PINK 470???

How about 'tickled' as in tickled pink.  would allow for Mr. Men graphics which always look cool!



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Posted By: MikeBz
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 10:56am
Going back a long way (early 70s IIRC) a bloke here had a Minisail Sprint (the Sprint being the version with the sliding seat, for budding afficionados) which he called 'Waning planker'.  Subsequently he designed and built (or maybe that should just be "built and made up as he went along") an Int. Moth which was painted brown and named "Shying Flight".  Not that there was much chance of it ever flying, it's the only boat I've ever seen with (substantial) inverse rocker!


Posted By: Haggis
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 12:38pm

Or the old faithful:

'Fuzzy Duck'



Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 12:51pm

The Name of the Nuclear power plant managers boat in the Simpsons is 'Gone Fisson'

My last few boats have had a theme running thru the name, first was

Absence of Reason (or also known as lets go {censored} sailing)

Then

Reasonable absence

and I am still trying to devide between these two for my Inter 17 after 2 years....

'Reasonably Complicated' or 'Monkey Buiness' as there is plenty to do on the 17 with a Kite on your own.....  

 



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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 2:26pm
Two years without a name.. how mean!

I know of at leat two 'Monkey Business's - a Mumm 30 on the Solent
and a Beneteau First 305 on the Clyde, haven't seen a dinghy or cat
with the name though - maybe you could form a 'Monkey Business'
owners association!


Posted By: Caswell
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 2:32pm
There used to be a white fireball ( I think ) called 'White Mucking Fuddle'. Try saying that after a couple of beers!


Posted By: anonsteve1
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 8:16pm
I saw a rowing boat recently called "Jamal the Warlord Ferret".

SG


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 21 Apr 04 at 10:13pm

Originally posted by Caswell

There used to be a white fireball ( I think ) called 'White Mucking Fuddle'. Try saying that after a couple of beers!

 

There were a whole line of them at Grafham for a while, just when the Glass FB's were being made fior the first time...



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Posted By: sjm.
Date Posted: 23 Apr 04 at 5:13pm

Hmmmm. the Oxford dictionary states for pink, as in "in the".. Point of perfection, excellence...... from the initials of which you could spell POPE,  or you could take the name of the current one, John paul the second, or JP2. Just a though, wont appeal to many.

Now if ya wanna be rude, and as I dont know you at all, not sure how this'll be received, but pink boats remind me of condoms ( maybe thats just my sick mind) so you could call it Melolontha melolontha which is the latin name for the Cockchafer beetle......... 

regards

Si

ps, the reason changing a name was considered unlucky, or at least a reason, was that the name was carved into the front of the mast.. to change the name meant cutting the old wood out and carving in the new name.. do that too many times and the mast goes by the board....

 

 

 



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Posted By: Neil
Date Posted: 23 Apr 04 at 9:17pm

Wow,

theres some strange folk out there!

Didn't know that about re-naming a boat.. interesting....another couple of nautical derived every day terms...

'a square meal' - from the square plates used on old square riggers to fit into the small space, and to stop them falling off the tables

'between the devil and the deep blue sea' - the plank on the outside of cannon floor on an old war galleon is called the devil plank, and this expression refers to being crushed against the devil plank by a rolling cannon broken loose... hence the negative connotations!

Rgds

Neil



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Posted By: bexmarriott
Date Posted: 26 Apr 04 at 2:18pm
For a pink boat eh?

Well there was much discussion of a name both on shore and in the boat over the weekend and have decided most are unprintable!!

However, I do find the name Lily rather amusing!   I cannot see owner agreeing to this however..........?!


Posted By: ground crew
Date Posted: 01 May 04 at 3:28am
My husbands first boat was a yellow Miracle called Submarine, not only because of the colour but the amount of time he spent the wrong way up!! I pesonaly prefer not to get into one I wonder why?

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Posted By: zulu
Date Posted: 11 May 04 at 4:36pm

There was a 505 years ago with a name that takes some beating - it was called 'Sailbad the Sinner'

Pete

 



Posted By: Dongle
Date Posted: 11 May 04 at 4:52pm

Originally posted by Gael

My first suggestion was 'Blue toothbrush' (if you remember the
song then you're very sad, but I think it would be very funny
trying to explain it).

 

I am about to buy a venerable Int14 (Blue)

So shall I call it Pink Toothbrush?  

Any other (Clean -ish ) suggestions welcome!

 



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Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 12 May 04 at 8:22am
How about "shoulda bought a cat" !!!

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 12 May 04 at 10:23am

Not quite the same thing but, how about a sticker on the transom that says: "My other boat is an Oppy"



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Posted By: Lucy Lee
Date Posted: 12 May 04 at 10:24am

Here's a cautionary tale about giving boats rude names:

We spent the winter tracking down some of the older Cherubs that we hadn't seen for a while, so we could let them know the class was going twin-wire.

Cherubs often have very silly names, but it got a bit embarrassing leaving messages on answer machines for complete strangers asking if they still owned  boats called 'Sunk to the Nuts'  'Strangely Brown' and 'Does Your Mother Know?'

We did find them, but most have had their names changed!



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Posted By: Dongle
Date Posted: 18 May 04 at 4:12pm

After all that kerfuffle  we bought a white 14 (Settle down Dr Clifford!) and have called it     "P-Chuter" - Both owners' surnames start with P and it has a spinnaker chute!

Now we are trying to get her ready for sea - Ikea furniture is easier to assemble but less fun to sail!



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Posted By: IanW
Date Posted: 18 May 04 at 5:23pm
Used to know a laser called Slipper one


Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 19 May 04 at 10:05am

All right,

It's come to it .

may as well get these in now and lower the  tone

I've seen umpteen

"Cunning Stunts"

A "Cunning Linguist"

 had a "the mutt's nutts "

A "Far Canal " or two

"Vucked IfIknow"

and at least two " Joe Blobs"

 

 

 



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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 24 May 04 at 4:27pm
Just remembered (halfway through a 2 hour marine transport exam - don't ask!) what the pink and yellow I14 was called that used to live at Queen Mary.  'Granny Rides Again'  its been bugging me for ages but now i'm free!!

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Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 25 May 04 at 8:36pm
 I always wonder what happened to my first Scorpion.  This was a long time ago when our Prime Minister at the time was into sailing.  My Scorpion (625) was called "Mourning Sickness" - I sold it to Mike Lennon who was just a nipper at the time.  Mike's previous boat was a bright green Mirror called - yes you've guessed it "Kirmit", or was it Kermet?


Posted By: James Bell
Date Posted: 25 May 04 at 10:57pm
My dad's Scorpion was called 'Little Miss' (1040) (his brother-in-laws was 'Miss Muppet'). When I started this thread, I cautioned that a boat may live up to the name you give it.

I've just realised this was the case with his boat... From the sailing club at Sheerness on the Isle Of Sheppey, it's possible to sail to Burnham-on-crouch via a shortcut just past Shoeburyness up into the river roach, before heading up into the Crouch.

This is a much quicker route than sailing all the way round (see map pulled from our website).



Anyway, for a long time he'd harboured an ambition to try sailing this route. The day came when he decided to go for it. He called the Ministry of Defence to check if they were firing at Shoeburyness. They didn't answer so he assumed they weren't, and it would be ok.

After setting sail on his own in the Scorpion for Southend, he entered the waters off Shoeburyness.

Then vroooooooooooooooom, a test shot flew past within metres of his mast and landed in the water ahead of him!! A 'little miss'! (ok so a near miss is probably more accurate ).

Minutes later the MOD had sent out a launch and warned him he was in the firing line! After towing him out of the way, they warned the forecast wasn't good, with winds of F5 or above soon. 

He sailed on a bit further, but by then the weather had turned for the worse. He decided to sail back across the estuary to the cliffs at Minster (the next town along from Sheerness). 

Unfortunately, after reaching Minster he capsized in the choppy waters. Upon righting he noted the rudder had drifted away and sunk!  

In Force 5+ he had to sail the 2 miles back to the club rudderless! Luckily, this was one of his party tricks and he's probably the only person ever to have sailed our 40-mile Round the Island Race rudderless!!

In the end he got home safely. The next low tide he went back down to Minster and found his rudder!

Incidently, the Isle Of Sheppey Sailing Club used to have largest fleet of Scorpions in the country (30+ boats). No doubt redback sailed his one here too

James

http://www.iossc.org.uk - www.iossc.org.uk  


Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 24 Aug 04 at 6:28pm
Having spotted this thread on names, and seeing the comments on Slugs and the colour green, perhaps I should point out that a few years back Lucy Lee's husband won the Cherub Nationals crewing in a bright green Cherub called "Green Slug". Green boats have won the last 5 Cherub Nationals... And here it is,


Posted By: catmandoo
Date Posted: 25 Aug 04 at 9:58am

Just remembered a good one .

 

My venerable ole Finlaw had a Miracle which he simply named FN.

 

Quite apt as he was near 80 at the time !!!!



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Posted By: Dongle
Date Posted: 25 Aug 04 at 2:00pm

Originally posted by Phil eltringham

Just remembered (halfway through a 2 hour marine transport exam - don't ask!) what the pink and yellow I14 was called that used to live at Queen Mary.  'Granny Rides Again'  its been bugging me for ages but now i'm free!!

 

Seen at  Itchenor recently: "Demolition Gran"

I think the dynasty started with a Finn called Granny's Ruin!



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Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 25 Aug 04 at 4:39pm
I crewed a graduate back in the eighties called Souperior Dragon. I can only assume this came after Soup Dragon and then Souper Dragon. May be if you read this Paul you can confirm. 


Posted By: Giles
Date Posted: 26 Aug 04 at 8:24pm

There's a boat at Grafham with the name "Reservoir Cat" which we found particularly funny - it being a catamaran obviously!

I've got a yellow Laser 4000 which a friend of mine nicknamed Custard Express, this name has now stuck so am steeling myself against hundreds of years of maritime tradition to change the name to that.

 

Giles

No 4517



Posted By: fizzicist
Date Posted: 02 Sep 04 at 8:50am

My old man has had a sequence of increasingly expensive Enterprises, the last two of which were named 'Shy Tot' and 'Shy Talk' respectively.

I'm still mulling over the name of my recently acquired RS300. Just to explain, one of the suggestions was an impulse purchase on ebay, when I had actually been looking at engagement rings to get some idea of what my other half likes and doesn't like. Not that she knows that or anything!

  • RS Bandit (suggested by my bro)
  • Kate's Ring (See the above tale!)
  • Wobbly Bottom
  • Dory (just keep swimming...)

Suggestions greatfully received

 

 



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Posted By: Chris _Laser2
Date Posted: 04 Sep 04 at 1:52pm
Well i had a contender called "Crazy Train" and a laser 2 called "Magic Bullet"

unfortunetly i no longer own either of these :( all i have left is a nameless laser.

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 04 Sep 04 at 4:30pm
Think i've settled on a name for my B14, "Bad Habbit", not the most comic of names, but apt enough for me.  Unless anyone out there has some bright ideas.....

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Posted By: sjm.
Date Posted: 04 Sep 04 at 10:03pm

maybe the words on the lips of those you pass...."Fotthewukwozat?"



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Si
Solo 2751 "Jolly Jumper"


Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 24 Sep 04 at 8:53pm
I went through a stage of calling my boats by the same name 'smooth but spunky'

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Posted By: Matt Jackson
Date Posted: 27 Sep 04 at 12:47pm

Originally posted by Gael

So any suggestions for an un-named pink 470 - owner too shy
to ask herself!

I've got a mate who once owned a Lark with pink decks and spinnaker and it's name was 'Floyd' which I always found rather amusing and takes a bit of thinking about.

My current boat another Contender has no name although I thought of a few suitable ones whilst swimming arround it at Scaling Dam yesterday! My previous one was called 'Jilted' the origins of which always intriqued me.

My understanding is that it's only unlucky to rename a boat when it's in the water - so dinghies should be ok.



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 29 Sep 04 at 5:28pm
any ideas for a red and white byte?? has no name!!!



Posted By: fizzicist
Date Posted: 29 Sep 04 at 6:48pm
How about 'Byte Me' or if you're into Futurama 'Byte My Shiny Metal Ass!'

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Posted By: Gael
Date Posted: 02 Oct 04 at 11:34am
I had a Byte once called 'Hicky'


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 02 Oct 04 at 3:20pm
sweet!!!!! lol, thats a good name!!


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 26 Oct 04 at 5:28pm
My (blue) topper is still nameless. We've used all the obvious ''betty swallocks'' etc. on other boats. Any suggestions? So far i've got ''unsTOPPERble''

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 27 Oct 04 at 12:17am
nice one, I'd go for that, put a broome handle on the front as a fake bowsprit and you'll get lots of space on the startline!

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Posted By: Rob.e
Date Posted: 05 Nov 04 at 8:23pm

I used to crew for a guy called Roger, and planned to get a singlehander and call it "Roger Irrelevant", (after the Viz character) but 12 years later, when I finally got one I had forgotten. I was too supersticious to change it...

 



Posted By: Hector
Date Posted: 07 Nov 04 at 1:20am

I got so fed up of contrived names - they are soo funny aren't they - and trying to think of a good name that I copied this method - Pick out two of your most obscure albums or cds and pick a track from each.  Use part of each track title for your boat name.

The results are utterly meaningless and often unusual such as Cadillac Whizz - but at least its not dull, they grow on you and alays have people wondering what its all about. Try It!



Posted By: Sunshine
Date Posted: 09 Nov 04 at 4:45pm
That's a great idea - I agree, boat names should amuse and entertain
your competitors


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 09 Nov 04 at 5:26pm
in the hurricane fleet there is a boat called  "toucan hang out" quite appropriate for a twin trapeze boat!!


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 09 Nov 04 at 6:35pm
you should think hard about a boat name if you're too superstitious to change after, one guy in the topper fleet called his boat ''Mugglewump'' dunno what possessed him, but now everyone knows him as Mugglewump- rooted or what!!!

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 13 Nov 04 at 6:58pm
Got to add a few in that I know....

An old Fireball I crew in is called Jessica. The owner has a very strange affliction with Jessica Rabbit so much so that he has a kite for it with a 4 foot tall Jessica Rabbit painted on it.... looks good :-).

My first Laser was called this way up (written upside down on the hull complete with arrow.....)

My current boat (a shiny laser) is as yet unamed...

Also my good lady wife used to sail in a Scorpion called Venemous Beastie with another female friend....and sometimes it did get very Venemous......

Paul


Posted By: Jamie
Date Posted: 16 Nov 04 at 10:05pm

Naming of a pink boat. What about "and the brain"

 



Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 10:14am
There is a pink B14 sailied by a couple of girls in Oz called 'the nude'. 

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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 4:38pm
Originally posted by Jamie

Naming of a pink boat. What about "and the brain"


 



sounds good! what class is it?

i still have an un-named red and white byte...any ideas?

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Posted By: Jamie
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 4:55pm

I was thinking for this 470 that was being asked about.

Red and white byte- you could seek sponsership from the people who make those campino strawberry and cream sweets.

 



Posted By: James Bell
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 5:21pm

>i still have an un-named red and white byte...any ideas?

How about 'Byte Me', 'Byte Stripes', 'Just Byte' (play on 'just right'), 'Byte U Like', 'Lite Byte'?

Coca-Cola is the only other thing I can thing of that's red/white, apart from the sweets mentioned above of course - can't see how you can turn it into a name though!!



Posted By: Jamie
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 5:27pm
You would just get the sponsors name and lots of free sweets.  


Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 9:31pm
cool, i might try that! haha! thankyou, any other ideas welcome...!!!!!

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 17 Nov 04 at 9:56pm
i still like "byte me" or "love byte"


Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 7:59am
Check the rest of the fleet first, cos ull look pretty stupid if u end up with the same as 3 other people- we have 2 va va vooms in the topper fleet.

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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 2:29pm

My inter 17 is currently called http://www.tyresmoke - tyresmoke , Pictures are here

 

http://www.tyresmoke.net/gallery/albus93?&page=1 - http://www.tyresmoke.net/gallery/albus93?&page=1

 



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Posted By: James Bell
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 2:41pm
Get bit a snap happy did we?! LOL


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 4:28pm

Originally posted by James Bell

Get bit a snap happy did we?! LOL

 

Yup.... That a crime ?

 



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Posted By: James Bell
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 4:37pm
No, the pictures look really good as does the boat but you've got to admit 30 pics of a logo might just be a little bit excessive!


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 18 Nov 04 at 10:24pm

Not bad for a 4 year old boat eh ?

Yes, agree 30 might me just a few too many....



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 5:02pm
sorry i didn't quite get that name of your boat scooby_simon...it wasn't tyresmoke by anychance was it?!!!


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Posted By: Harry44981!
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 7:30pm
any reason behind the name?...

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Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 19 Nov 04 at 9:23pm

I help look after and moderate the http://www.tyresmoke.net/ - www.Tyresmoke.net  Site.  My boat was in need of a little TLC so I sent it off to Andy Webb in Harwich (top bloke, good mate and Hurricane Sailor) for a clean up and minor dink fix.  So I was going to have a nice clean set of hulls to play with. 

So I thought, well why not.  Tyresmoke is a free site primarily aimed at Car enthusiasts (not the max power brigade) and we are trying to expand the readers/membership, Many in the yotting arena also like cars, so why not...

Bit of free advertising on my boat for the site.  please come over and have a look

To Mark/Gael/Sarah etc - My first and last plug for Tyresmoke - Hope one is OK

 

 



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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 20 Nov 04 at 5:37pm
Originally posted by Scooby_simon

My boat was in need of a little TLC so I sent it off to Andy Webb in Harwich (top bloke, good mate and Hurricane Sailor) for a clean up and minor dink fix. 

i agree Andy is a top bloke fo repairs to boats, so if you are in need of a helping hand in boat repairs send your boat to him!!!!!!



Posted By: Blobby
Date Posted: 23 Nov 04 at 1:44am

>i still have an un-named red and white byte...any ideas?

 

How about "Colgate"...should get loads of corporate sponsorship from that one - even the class name is appropriate...



Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 23 Nov 04 at 6:50am
haahahaha, cheers that's quite good!!!

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 23 Nov 04 at 5:48pm
worth a try Blobby, if nothing else they may just send you some free toothpaste. 

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Posted By: Nick-567
Date Posted: 24 Nov 04 at 9:24pm

Nothing to do with the colour scheme of your Byte, but;

Suffolk and hope

Norfolk and chance



Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 24 Nov 04 at 9:30pm
???? what?

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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 24 Nov 04 at 9:31pm
i don't get it?

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