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Naming a boat

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by teaser452, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. Welder1

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    FILTHY OAR
     
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    I changed the name of a boat and the engine promptly blew up.
     
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    Is “US Coast Guard” taken?
     
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    A true story, my girlfriend wanted an engagement ring. I bought a boat. named it "Sandy's Diamond". Eventually we did get married. I then bought a second boat, "Sandy's Diamond 2".

    Dave
     
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    This 100% all day every day!!
     
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    When I couldn't decide on a name: Indecision
     
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    Different name, but my father in law did exactly that. His mother in law was apparently not amused.
     
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  10. Mr.E

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    "It's bigger in warm water"
    "I can't swim"
    "RMS Titanic II"
     
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    Name it if you want to.
    There is an unwritten rule that it needs to be something Punny ;)

    Documented Vessels must have a name, but it sounds like yours will be state registered.

    What is a Documented Vessel?

    What is a Documented Vessel?

    A documented vessel is one that is registered by the Federal Government through the U. S. Coast Guard, rather than titled and numbered by a state. Pleasure vessels of 5 net tons and over (26 feet in length and up) may be documented, and commercial vessels 5 net tons and over must be documented.


    Federally Documented Vessel Requirements
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    Character Requirements:
    • Can be made by the use of any means and materials which result in durable markings.
    • The application for documentation must include a name for the vessel composed of letters of the Latin alphabet or Arabic or Roman numerals and may not exceed 33 characters. The name may not be identical, actually or phonetically, to any word or words used to solicit assistance at sea; may not contain or be phonetically identical to obscene, indecent, or profane language, or to racial or ethnic epithets.
    • Must not be less than four (4) inches in height (all characters).
    • Can be on the transom or either side of the vessel.
    • The vessel must have the official number permanently affixed in block-type Arabic numerals of not less than 3 inches in height, preceded by the letters “NO .” on some clearly visible interior integral structural part of the vessel.
    • The "hailing port" must include a place and a State, Territory, or possession of in the United States. The state may be abbreviated.
    • Note: There is no requirement for block letters or any other restrictions to type, font, or color for federally documented vessels.
    Placement & Additional Requirements:
    • The name and hailing port of a recreational vessel must be marked together on some clearly visible exterior part of the hull.
    • Many recreational vessels will place the vessel name and hailing port on the stern, and vessel name on both sides of the bow, which is required for a commercial vessel. Although not required for a recreational vessel, this is an acceptable option.
    • The above requirement for vessel name and hailing port to be CLEARLY VISIBLE may necessitate duplicating the name and hailing port on either side of the hull.
    • When dinghy’s are stored on the swim platform or transom causing the Vessel's name and hailing port to be obscured from view, there is no Federal requirement to place the name and hailing port elsewhere. That is a Law Enforcement issue only.
    • Stenciling on the bottom of the dinghy is not considered a permanent marking.
    • Federal Vessel Documentation is a federal issue and is not open to enforcement or interpretation by the state.
     
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    My boat is named "The No Name" because it has no name and screw you (not u personally) for telling me that I have to name my God Damn boat!!! ;)
     
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    I changed the name on a boat once.

    The rules I had were that I wasn’t to speak the new name of the boat in the boat’s presence, I changed the name on the transom and quietly took everything off the boat with the old name on it.

    Then I went out on the water and poured a tiny bit of wine in the four cardinal directions as a libation while incanting some things about Poseidon or Neptune and uncovered the name on the transom.

    The directions I had had the crew and I drinking far more wine that we were giving Poseidon or Neptune.

    We had friends on board and made a party of it.

    I have said since then that my liver could not handle another name changing.
     
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    If you are a Game of Thrones fan; The Imp's Delight

    "One day, after our Queen has taken the Seven Kingdoms... I'd like to have my own vineyard. Make my own wine. The Imp's Delight. Only my close friends could drink it."

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    So, we bought another boat and it’s name was MISTRESS.

    It was owned by a nice couple from Mississippi, and she had said to her husband that the boat would take up a good bit of his time and it would be like him having a Mistress, so the boat’s name was changed from Glad Rags to MISTRESS.

    I was not about to change the name of a boat again.



    The dinghy.

    I thought of naming it “The Little Bastard.”
     
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    Affix the name upside down and call it "If you can read this, flip me over".
     
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    It is well known that changing a boat’s Name causes engine explosions.

    Don’t believe the people who would say it’s a maintenance issue. They are lieing.
     
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    Actually it was a water pump failure in the lower unit in an old Two Thristy Five (235) Rude that promptly overheated the engine and heat seized it. Bought a 200 Merc in the crate for 5K then rewired the boat from stem to stern and built custom gauge panels with all new gauges, C120 Raymarine chart plotter, radar, B260 thru hull transducer and custom T top. Loved that boat and it always got compliments even though I was mistaken for the Maine Warden Service more than once on Moosehead. LOL
    Wish I never sold it. When I bought the 27' Whaler to replace it down in FL there was no way I was renaming it and for coming up on the 9th season with it its never even had a hiccup.
     
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    We replaced an Evinrude 235 with a 200 Yamaha Ox66 fuel injected two stroke. Got [additional] 4mph top speed and almost exactly 1/2 the fuel consumption.
     
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    Remember, if you buy a boat over 10 ft in length you have to do the FA 10. Jack.
     
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    4mph?? OMG think of the children!
     
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    Not if I don't bring it into the state. LOL
     
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    "Shrinkage"
     
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    Always drive by this guys boat in the harbor and think the name is funny, its "The Office"
     
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    A late cousin had:
    Hoof Hearted​
    Could have been worse;
    you could have changed the name of the engine.
     
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