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Help me pick a name
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posted 10-05-2001 03:27 PM ET (US)
I removed the old name off of the sides of my boat. Now I need to pick a new on and can't decide. I was going on something along the lines of my boat being so small (11' SS).
I was thinking about Little Bit. Sometimes I get ideas from the craziest places. One of the local radio stations plays something in the mornings called Classic Television lines and the other morning on the way to work I turn on the radio and the first thing I hear is " Gilligan- The Minnow has been Beached!"
So I starting thinking maybe that was a sign I should use Minnow instead . What do you guys think???
posted 10-05-2001 03:48 PM ET (US)
When I was a kid my 1st boat was a 9' Squall. We were trying to think of a name and my mother offered "Baby Sperm" She then realized what she said. It does pertain to Whales and Whalers though:)
posted 10-05-2001 04:16 PM ET (US)
altohugh I haven't placed the name on the boat, my Striper 15 has for many years been affectionately known in my family as "Good Little Boat". Maybe it's time I labeled it as such.
posted 10-05-2001 04:59 PM ET (US)
Howdy, Wanta. . .(gotta?). . .whale.
All but one of my Whalers have been "Sunshine I,II,III, etc." The one exception was "Hiedi Yawl". On my list for an 11' are: "Sparkle", "WeeBit", "Menehune", "Tinkerbelle" and "Widget".
Help yourself if you like one of them.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 10-05-2001 05:16 PM ET (US)
Actually, I've been enjoying your screen name "WantaWhale". Perhaps "WhataWhale" instead.
I grew up with a Menehune in the family, a 1947 27' Chris Craft cabin cruiser. Menehune is sort of a hawaiian pixy.
My advice is to pick a name, use it in your mind for a while until it either fits or does not fit. Of course this advice comes from a guy with a kayak named Seaweed.
posted 10-05-2001 05:33 PM ET (US)
Back in the 70's I bought a new Sea Ray and named her "Girl Friend" it was a 19 foot boat and by turning her caty/corner I could just get her in our 2 1/2 car garage. When we had company we would always get a chuckle when my wife would tell new comers that my
"Girl Friend" lived out in the garage. It was a fun name to use.
posted 10-06-2001 07:59 AM ET (US)
How about the [ Bottom Line ]
posted 10-06-2001 06:45 PM ET (US)
I don't know how into Hawaiian names you are, but I owned a 13' Whaler in Hawaii in the early 70's and named it PIKAKI (or PAKAKI...can't remember now, but a Hawaiian dictionary would resolve it). It means to "skim over the water as a flying fish". Very apt for a 13!
posted 10-06-2001 08:38 PM ET (US)
How about naming the little boat after a one-celled Amoeba?
or if you're a musician: Sea Flat
posted 10-08-2001 12:32 AM ET (US)
Thanks guys for all the comments. I still can't decide..but I can say the little boat really proved herself on Sat. Everything went wrong that could at the worst time. First the motor died while gettting on a plane in 3 foot seas. Thought I knew what the problem was..got it restarted and seemed to be ok. Then died again. Water starts coming over the stern and of all luck the new rule 500 fails (well only worked from time to time and not very well). I get the motor restarted but it will not rev up and dies when put in gear. By that time water level in boat is between my ankle and knee.
To keep it short- My buddy tows me in to his marina, they don't have ramp so I have to borrow one at the nearby Yacht club. When we get the boat out on the trailer I am draining all the water out and want to see whats wrong with the RULE. Turns out my new garmin gps was in a ziplock bag and slipped in the hole near the rule. The bag had wrapped around the pump. The bag also let some water in and apparently ruined the gps. the bag didn't have that much water in it but apparently it was enough. This thing is 2 months old and was supposed to be water resistant :(
Anyway after all this I can say the boat is the one thing that did not fail me. At no time did it feel like it was sinking even with all that water in it. I dought my
posted 10-08-2001 01:03 AM ET (US)
How about "Rule-'er..
or "Little Tub"...
just to reflect your experience with her....
posted 10-08-2001 01:07 AM ET (US)
How about "Rule-'er..
or "Little Tub"...
just to reflect your experience with her....
posted 10-08-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)
I'll bet Garmin will take care of your GPS. Call them, excellent customer service.
They have been pretty good to me. My cable needed a fuse and the unit didn't come with one, it should have. They sent me a whole new cable with a fuse built in! No questions asked.
Names are tuff. I still haven't settled on one and the boat is 2 years old! I think there are 2 ways to go.
posted 10-08-2001 11:02 AM ET (US)
Geeez WantaWhale....After that last post..I nominate "Murphy"...(Anything that can go wrong will)
posted 10-08-2001 01:06 PM ET (US)
No, not 'Murphy', that looks like another endorsement for 'Minnow' which if you will recall your 60's TV, was really only seen on the beach with a hole in the side.
posted 10-08-2001 02:46 PM ET (US)
My first boat was named "Sea Tub" it was a twelve foot green fiberglass hull with a 6 horse Johnson...me and Dad built the trailer (from a kit) in the garage.
posted 10-08-2001 03:45 PM ET (US)
Well the boat is not much bigger than a tub, thats true. As far as a private name or not, doesn't matter as long as I like it.
As far as the minnow goes..it might fit better than you think. I did alittle research and found that boat is still in existance and still in use. Apparently there were 4 of them (one was just a CBS studio prop) but the one that you see leaving the harbor (in color) was still sailing up till 1996 when it really did sink or at least partialy so. Well some guy liked the brand of boat so much he paid to have it salvaged and towed in. He spend much $$$ restoring it then found out/confirmed it was a famous boat. The boat is now back in service. Weird how the truth can follow fiction some times :)
posted 10-08-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)
Your right wantawhale..I saw the Minnow about a year ago about 4 slips down from mine. (Marina Del Rey) This was also the port you saw at the beginning of the program in each episode (McHales Navy boat was here for refurbishing a year ago also)..If you didn't like Murphy..How about SeaRunt..
posted 10-08-2001 05:52 PM ET (US)
posted 10-08-2001 07:45 PM ET (US)
How about "Mini Minnow"?
posted 10-08-2001 08:01 PM ET (US)
how about "Plastic Fantastic"
posted 10-08-2001 10:02 PM ET (US)
Ok...ok.....here we go!!
how about? ....Bay "B"... for a baby Boston Whaler or like, yes sir..that's my Bay "B"
posted 10-08-2001 10:17 PM ET (US)
posted 10-09-2001 12:41 AM ET (US)
I like Mini Minnow and Bay "B. Also
I like Searunt as well but Old pet name
for ex-girlfriend was Rodent and runtster and if she ever saw that she might get ideas :)
posted 10-09-2001 09:41 AM ET (US)
How about "seven eleven" or "heaven eleven"
Based on your experience sounds like a lucky boat. Kelly
posted 10-09-2001 10:40 AM ET (US)
I like "Foam Gnome"!
posted 10-09-2001 04:08 PM ET (US)
posted 10-09-2001 04:21 PM ET (US)
Teenie Weenie,if oppropriate. I'll say no more. Jay
posted 10-09-2001 07:45 PM ET (US)
Hope you don't mind me chinin' in...how 'bout...
"The Harpoon" (actually, I guess that would be a bad thing...anti-whale)
How 'bout, "Peg Leg" aarrrrhhh mate!
"Popeye's Knuckle"... I'm not even sure what that means, but I like the sound of it.
BTW, for my future Montauk, what do you think of , "R-U-TAUKin'-2-Me?"
posted 10-09-2001 08:53 PM ET (US)
Flotsam, and when you step up to a 13, you can name it Jetsam.
posted 10-09-2001 09:26 PM ET (US)
After your experience with her.. Molly Brown
posted 10-10-2001 01:19 PM ET (US)
Nice.... Titantic ref
posted 10-11-2001 09:45 AM ET (US)
I really like Molly Brown, I think I might use that. Kelly
posted 10-12-2001 12:06 PM ET (US)
Thanks guys for all the suggestions as it has given me something to think about. Still like minnow or mini minnow but will wait till I get the boat back from shop to decide. I decided to stop procrastinating and have the
Johnson gone over by OMC. Oh and someone was asking in an earlier thread if you could convert your motor to the next size up. My
20 is the same basic engine as the 25 and 30hp. I asked and they said yes but its not cheap. The carb and manifold have to be changed. The carb is about $200.00. Something
to think about anyway...
posted 10-12-2001 10:18 PM ET (US)
How about "Sea D"? Maybe where your $ was before buying her.
posted 10-13-2001 10:44 AM ET (US)
A friend of mine has an 11' sport with a
35 Evinrude, and we called it "Idle Threat".
We tossed around "Tenderized" , but the
former suited his setup (we didn't appreciate the ambiguity of the latter name until we got older)!
posted 10-16-2001 07:33 PM ET (US)
Bigshot should appreciate my Whalers name.....Sperm Whaler......and no it is not painted on the side
posted 10-17-2001 11:24 AM ET (US)
My vote is for Mini Me. I laugh every time I picture him driving the little 11, with Dr. Evil following behing in an Outrage 25 named......Me. LOL!
posted 10-17-2001 11:51 AM ET (US)
A buddy has his larger boat named "Ginger Lee" after his wife. His 11ft. Whaler is named "Tender Lee".
posted 10-18-2001 01:48 PM ET (US)
So many posts but not a single one has mentioned that you are not supposed to change the name of your boat - very bad luck - and from the looks of it that bad luck might have already started. I suggest throwing that old name back on the side as soon as it comes back from the shop.
What was it anyway?
posted 10-18-2001 02:02 PM ET (US)
There is a way to change the name and it came up on this site before. I believe there is a Ceremony and you put the old name on the bottom of the boat so Neptune or who ever knows the boat.
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