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Boat names Part II
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posted 04-27-2001 06:30 PM ET (US)
Since we are talking about boat names, what is the name of your boat? Did you decide it or someone else (used). Any special meaning? First time to use or did you use it before?
My Dauntless 14 is "Yukon II". First boat was a Jetcraft Yukon model jet sled. Didn't have a "name" here but when I took it to Japan the marina asked what it's name was to determine the parking slot. I said ??? oh Yukon and that is how it got it's name. The Dauntless is my second boat so I named it Yukon II out of respect and appreciation for the fun I had on the original Yukon. (BTW the Yukon is still fishing in the waters around Kyushu, Japan.
posted 04-27-2001 07:29 PM ET (US)
Boat name is "L'Asile" which means asylum in french.My ex girlfriend said being around me was like being in the funny farm so when I bought the boat........
If/when I sell it will be interesting to see if new owner changes the name.
posted 04-27-2001 07:54 PM ET (US)
No name on my Currituck and am not putting one on. I like to keep it plain. My call name on the VHF is Whalernut, like my log-in name. Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 04-27-2001 07:55 PM ET (US)
Maybe YOU were thinking of asylum in the sense of "political asylum" ie FREEDOM!
A boat does give you this sometimes when you need it.
Just a thought.
posted 04-27-2001 08:01 PM ET (US)
Isn't your VHF registered to your boat, not to an individual? If have a feeling it is. If so, your boat would be "Whalernut" as far as the FCC is concerned.
Whether you choose to "label" your boat as such, I don't know.
Why no name for your boat? any particular reason? Even if you don't put it on the boat structure, do you call or refer to it by any name?
posted 04-27-2001 08:09 PM ET (US)
Good question, my wife mentioned the name "Childhood Dream" as a pet name, since I have wanted this model since childhood! "1ST Love" would be an option, sice I loved Whalers before I even cared about women! Hmmmmm? Regards-Jack Graner.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 04-27-2001 08:13 PM ET (US)
In the US there is no longer any requirement to license your VHF. Even when there was, there was no requirement to have a boat name, thought the FCC did assign a call sign. (usually alpha-numeric) Back then the proper procecure was to identify yourself with you vessel's name or brand/model followed by your call sign. In Jack's case that might have been: "This is Boston Whaler Currituck, alpha bravo charlie one two three four, over" but now it's merely "This is Whalernut, over"
Though come to think of it "Whalernut" might be entirely appropriate painted on Jack's boat....
posted 04-27-2001 08:26 PM ET (US)
My 13 sport is called the "Lady Jill" after my wife. No room on a sport to paint on the outside, but I put a name plate on a small piece of maghog in front of the anchor well. Naming the boat after my wife scored me lots of points and makes it easier to get a "kitchen pass" to go fishing on the weekends.
posted 04-27-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)
Tom..Your knowledge about so many subjects still amazes me.. Thanks for posting.
I do have a question though, It seems to me, back in the old days, when you talked over the VHF, you used your boat name/registeration number and therefore people could identify your boat even from a distance. This was especially true if you were asking for help.
If a vessel needs help and calls for it using just a name the owner likes, how does the CG or other boats know which boat is asking for assistance?
What if the "Captain" is disabled and a crew member needs to call for help. What do they do.
Again, thanks for your very informative posts.
posted 04-27-2001 08:56 PM ET (US)
I haven't named my Montauk, don't even have a moniker for myself.
Guess I had better get creative.
Mariner just hit a home run 4 to 0 over Chicago. Unbelievable how they are playing.
posted 04-27-2001 09:05 PM ET (US)
My boat name is "Hooked"
I'm hooked on fishing
I'm hooked on Whalers
I'm hooked on boating
I'm hooked on the water
I'm hooked on this forum
you get the idea..........
I have the name lettered on the starboard side of the transom with a hook under the name. Name and hook are teal green to match accent/striping/logo colors.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 04-27-2001 09:18 PM ET (US)
In response to your question, in the old days or even now, if your boat does not have a name then the best thing to do when announcing your self on channel 16 is to identify yourself in the most desciptive 9and concise) way possible. This usually means using your boat brand or model or perhaps just type of boat i.e. "Boston Whaler Currituck" or "14' Boston Whaler" or "lapstrake runabout" or "day sailer" or whatever. The point is you want to indentify yourself in some way that most other boaters will be able to pick up on so that in an emergency you can be picked out on the water by the CG or other boaters. If the skipper is disabled and the crew doesn't know the vessel's name then whatever comes to mind is OK. The whole point of communication is to communicate! If the phrase "big red boat" fits, then use that.
posted 04-27-2001 09:44 PM ET (US)
In 10" fire engine red letters on both sides I have the name "Dog House." Because my wife told me that if I got it that is where I would be :)
posted 04-27-2001 10:48 PM ET (US)
We've always used "White Water" on the whalers. The Supercat is called "Dragons Breath". Have not got around to putting that name on her yet, as I'm still planning on refinishing the hulls. Gail is going to creat a large scale graphic of a dragon snorting fire, with the body dipping in and out of the waterline. Someday...
Interesting story about White Water. For years we thought we were the only White Water, then we ended up needing some custom stainless fabricated, and was recommended to call a local guy. He made up the part, and gave me an invoice. I about fell over when I looked at the invoice, that said "White Water Marine". Said that was my boats name. Barry said that was his sailboats name.
Small world, but large enough for two WW's.
posted 04-28-2001 01:16 AM ET (US)
Don - from about 1985-1990, there was a nice line of 25' center console boats sold, mostly in Florida, with the brand name of White Water.
posted 04-28-2001 11:29 AM ET (US)
my boat name is:
The fool on the hull ;-)
posted 04-28-2001 11:33 AM ET (US)
My second boat name is:
"My other boat is a WHALER" ;-))
posted 04-28-2001 01:02 PM ET (US)
for boat names..My main is "The Defense Rests" been thinking of "Little Tort" for the 13'whaler..since its only 13' "Li'l Tort"...still thinking so if you fellas have any ideas (??) No..I'm not a atty, just very defensive. Have to be living in Los Angeles.
PS..This site is nothing short of fabulous!!
posted 04-28-2001 10:45 PM ET (US)
Growing up my folks named their sailboats "PRYDE". Since I went to the "other" side of boating I have named my boats "TRAYDER". Don't really know why we can't spell.
LHG- Whitewater is still alive and well. They still have the 25 and now few other hulls. Here is a link to thier site. http://www.whitewaterboats-mia.com/
posted 04-29-2001 08:39 AM ET (US)
my mountauk 17 name is;
back ground in commerical fishing,jet ski raceing, sport fishing.(ochen only)
posted 04-29-2001 10:30 AM ET (US)
Instructions on how to call Mayday and on
how to start the boat are printed on
waterproof laser printer paper and taped
inside the lid of the dry box. I show it
to all guests. If those instructions ever
get used, it's cuz MY ass is in deep trouble.
My 17' Montauk is "Black Dog" (no relation
posted 04-29-2001 11:59 AM ET (US)
One name someone in my family suggested for my boat was based on the fact that I was married on May 1st. Hence the suggestion "May Day."
Can you imagine using the radio with this name?
posted 04-30-2001 09:43 PM ET (US)
Our towing vessel is called Toba River (its on the map, a remote location in BC.) The towed vessel (Toad) is a 15' BW called Toba Springs. Because Toba River is old 'n' slow, Toba "Springs" into life in contrast.
posted 05-01-2001 08:52 AM ET (US)
My kids and wife and I brainstormed for a name for the 13' I bought "mostly" for the boys. Everyone came up with good names but someone always vetoed them. Finally my 6 yr. old just started naming things in his bedroom ( lamp, desk etc.) and he saw his indian decoration over his bed and said " dreamcatcher" . We all agreed it was a great name. We're still trying to come up with a name for the montauk.
posted 05-01-2001 11:32 AM ET (US)
We call our 13' Sport "Beluga" for the small northern white whale. These cetacean are described as over 12' long with a round head and upward curving mouth. It seems appropriate.
Most people think of Russian belukha caviar and that is ok too.
posted 05-02-2001 02:41 PM ET (US)
My Frontier 25 is called the Molly Brown
posted 05-02-2001 08:03 PM ET (US)
I named my Outrage 22, "Outre'".
I had originally wanted to dream up something unique, clever and short that was related to whales or whalers (pequod?), but just didn't come up with anything that felt right, so I shifted gears and decided on the French word that when loosely translated means "outrageous".
I have been thinking lately that someone ought to name a boat, "Afishinado"; not Whaler-related, but I like the the cut of its jib...
posted 05-04-2001 10:57 PM ET (US)
Looks like it's my turn now. We have had the Montauk for allmost two years now with no name. We have been looking for something exotic, maybe with a cryptic meaning.
Tonight at dinner the subject came up and after a few suggestions we settled on "Murphy Girl" after our English Cocker. She thinks she owns the boat, so why not.
posted 06-19-2001 02:10 PM ET (US)
I am putting the big "Whaler" decals on mine so no room for anything. My other boat is called "The Filthy Oar". I had a 16 Checkmate called "POSBIFF" Piece of Sh*t but it is f#*king fast. My friend has a 42 footer named "Dilligaf" Do I look like I give a F*$K. And his 23' Is "Isdgaf" I still don't give....Just a few converstaion names that break the ordinary. I plan on one day naming a boat "Reel Stupid Name"
posted 06-19-2001 02:56 PM ET (US)
My 1977 Montauk is "Sneaky Pete" but that's the name its former owner (Shay) gave her - he inherited her from his late Uncle Pete.
My wife suggested renaming her "No Objection" partly because I'm a lawyer and partly because I bought it without her approval, but she had no objection to my buying it. (I love that woman!)... Not sure if I'll actually rename her, though.
Shay bought a boat I think he should christen "Shay's Lounge"...
My favorite boat name belongs to a friend whose wife is named Ruth. His boat? "Ruthless"
posted 06-19-2001 02:59 PM ET (US)
When I was having difficulty figuring out some the wiring on my boat, a friend reminded me of a name we saw down at Carabelle one time. "Always Something"
posted 06-19-2001 03:02 PM ET (US)
You guessed it Reel Escape
posted 06-19-2001 04:08 PM ET (US)
After much debate, we have named our Montauk Namaquoit (say Nam uh coy), after one of our favorite beach and fishing spots, Namaquoit Point, on Little Pleasant Bay on Cape Cod. Nancy and I spent many happy days there in the old 13. Now it's time to get some lettering made up....
posted 06-19-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)
I name all my boats but do not affix lettering to hull. Just personal preference. An appropriate name usually comes to mind automatically after awhile! Examples of current fleet names: 1960 13' with 20 Merc (tiller) named "Flipper" (remember the TV program?); 1984 13' with 40 Mariner (short shaft on jack plate) with red upholstered seat and red top named "Little Red Riding Hood" (affectionately known as the "bitch"); 1977 15' with 40 Merc known as "Killer"; 1979 revenge 21 with 135 Optimax named "el Nino' (when you open her up she creates her own weather); and a project 1974 19' Low-Profile (no engine yet ???) named "Mr. Twister" (will power to fit the name). I have never named a boat after a real person... just personal preference again.. Happy Whalin' ... Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
posted 06-19-2001 05:19 PM ET (US)
I usually name my boats after my favorite girls. My latest is a 13 foot sport named for the girl who will probably be its skipper in the next few years--my five year old grand daughter,Ann Katherine, who loves boats and water. Boat's name is Annie-Kat
posted 06-19-2001 06:34 PM ET (US)
My 79 15 ' sport is named (10-7) that means out of service / unavailible for duty (in firefrighter radio lingo) that how I want to be thought of when I get on the water don't want any interuptions I also have named my old trot line running boat a 14 ft Sea Nymph its called the (Sea Frog)
posted 06-19-2001 07:49 PM ET (US)
'78 Montauk is named Seraphiel...Chief among the angels of the Seraphim and ruler of the North winds.
posted 06-19-2001 08:45 PM ET (US)
A pub that I visit each Monday night to watch a game with the guys is called TK's. Have been going theer for years. My name is Tim and My Wifes Kate and we have two great kids. So I named her TKs 2 (roman numeral 2)
posted 06-19-2001 10:33 PM ET (US)
I swear that I have seen some of these names on whalers. How many of you frequent the mid-chesapeake bay or Cape May New Jersey?
posted 06-20-2001 07:32 AM ET (US)
"Ecchymosis," for obvious reason.
posted 06-20-2001 04:08 PM ET (US)
2000 Montauk named for my wife Terri.
Boats name: MYSSTERRI, cause it is a mystery to me how I got away with buying the boat without any arguments, and I never can figure her out.
posted 06-20-2001 04:47 PM ET (US)
My wife wanted a ring, I wanted a boat. We bought the boat and called it "Judi's Ring".
Works for me!....Sting
posted 06-21-2001 08:54 AM ET (US)
The most creative name I ever saw on a boat was a J-24 sailboat in Marblehead Harbor, Massachusetts. The owner took black electric tape and spelled out on the side, "The Opera Ain't Over 'Til The Fat Lady Sings".
posted 06-21-2001 09:32 AM ET (US)
Some interesting names from our local J-22 Fleet: Men's Kouch, Wild Tchoupitoulas (pronounced chop-a-tool-us), Diesel Snack,
Blew By You, Toy Monster, Krewe Boat.
posted 06-23-2001 10:11 PM ET (US)
My montauk's name is "Whooper Stopper II"
posted 06-23-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)
That's "Whopper Stopper II"
posted 07-02-2001 11:24 PM ET (US)
My 23 Conquest is named 'Tampico'.
The inspiration was 'Tampico Trauma' by J. Buffet.
posted 07-03-2001 07:44 AM ET (US)
I am still in the process of renovating my little 13 sport. It was in my wife's family for years (1967...they named all thier boats after letters in the kids names. First three letters....
therefore this boat will be christined:
RanLau......for Randi and Lauren...Although it's current name is: "Mess"
as in when are you going to get that "Mess"
posted 07-03-2001 08:32 AM ET (US)
Named the boat "Tarheel".
I bought her down in NC...
posted 07-03-2001 12:45 PM ET (US)
In college, my friends always refered to me as "Mark Wendt Where?". So after awhile, the custom plate on the back of my car read "WHERES" in big letters and "florida" in little letters below that. (a strange irony for a Professional Surveyor & Mapper)The boat came after the car, so it was "WHERE2", hence the username. It's always the first question asked when we launch the boat. "Where to"?
posted 07-19-2001 12:51 AM ET (US)
OK - my wife thought of the name for our BOSTON Whaler: "T Party"
posted 07-19-2001 09:26 AM ET (US)
My 1969 Chris Craft 46' aqua home is named "Carol Linn" after my mother in law Carol Linnemann. And I will never change it, the boat was a gift from my father in law. My 1969 Chris Craft 38' Roamer is named "Tam Mur" after my wife Tami Murray and my 1972 BW 13'is not named yet. My son wants "Cure CF" so that will be its name if we don't get a Montauk soon.
posted 07-19-2001 09:33 AM ET (US)
Soon to be “Black & Tan”
Finally came across a name I liked while sipping on Pint last weekend.
I wanted to name the Dauntless after are Black Cocker named Lucy aka: Lucy girl or “Black Dog” ( Chuck already had that name and his dogs are much bigger than mine :) but my wife said the would show favoritism and leave out our male English Cocker, “Sydney”. He is Tan or brown so I think we will name her Black & Tan. Also happens to be my favorite Beverage. Cheers
What do you think
posted 07-19-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)
My 1959 century resorter was named "Home Wrecker" shortly after my first wife divorsed me. Current wife never knew, I told her that was its name when I got it.
posted 07-19-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)
Where2....Did'nt we call you who on Boat Dr.com. You restored that boat with new decks and motore, etc. Or do I have the wrong guy?
posted 07-19-2001 05:53 PM ET (US)
I think "Black & Tan" works just fine. But
be aware that the "Black and Tans" were a
much-despised Protestant constabulary in
Ireland prior to the Irish Republic splitting
But EVERY name is going to have a problem with
posted 07-23-2001 12:05 AM ET (US)
"Whale of a Time" ... came with the boat.
1984 17' Super Sport with a 1985 Johnson 90.
The bow rail never ends and neither does the varnishing!
posted 07-23-2001 11:03 PM ET (US)
Crewless is the name of the 13 Sport, which I keep on the Chesapeake Bay, and Allegra (Happy) is the name of the dauntless 22, which I keep in Los Roques Venezuela.
posted 07-24-2001 06:32 AM ET (US)
Current boat is named Reposo. Spanish for being at a state of rest. My 15ft was named Asylum. I was director of a mental hospital, but meant asylum in the best sense of the word. My kids didn't want me to name our 16SL Asylum, Too, which is where I was headed. Reposo has the same context to it.
posted 07-24-2001 11:31 AM ET (US)
26 outrage w/twin 225 yams.
posted 07-28-2001 06:21 PM ET (US)
My favorite boat name:
Aquaholic, but there was a great 15 Sport with a huge evinrude engine when I was growing up in the Les Chenaux Islands, MI that was appropriately named "The Beast".
I also like INXS (not after the rock group) for a decked out boat.
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