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How did you get your UserName?
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posted 06-05-2002 03:24 PM ET (US)
Just curious. How did some of you come up with your UserName? Some are really creative and good.
Mine is obviously my first and last name.
posted 06-05-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)
Boat name Reel Escape.....
posted 06-05-2002 03:56 PM ET (US)
Mines very close to my real first & last name
I wonder about " TOBASCO "
I was looking @ the pictures of his new Montauk today and the thought crossed my mind, Why Tobasco?.
It is a catchy handle but, Is he a Chef maybe in a Tex-Mex resturaunt?
Grows hot peppers?
Likes tobasco sauce more then most?
Owns the Tabasco sauce company?
Or maybe he has a " hot & spicy personalty or sex drive ! LOL
Hey Mr. Tobasco how'd you think yhat one up, please?
posted 06-05-2002 04:07 PM ET (US)
ditty by the dave mathews band
posted 06-05-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)
My wife bought me my 1st Hobie Cat in 1981. Later she bought me #2, and #3. :-)
posted 06-05-2002 04:43 PM ET (US)
Well, I am a totally wacked out Classic"WHALERNUT" !!! Jack.
posted 06-05-2002 04:44 PM ET (US)
I'm in the oyster and clam business.
posted 06-05-2002 05:48 PM ET (US)
Last name Tribolet. I spent meany years on a
mainframe computer system that only allowed
seven character user IDs, and I don't want to
retrain my fingers. I still use that mainframe
now and then.
I had e-mail there in 1979.
posted 06-05-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)
Oysterman, we need to talk. I have a beachful of manilla clams that need harvesting. Location: Hammersley Inlet near Skookum Point, 3 miles east of Shelton. Are you coming to the Blake Island rendevous?
posted 06-05-2002 06:08 PM ET (US)
Mine is a nickname going back to high school, mixing references to a substandard Minnesota Viking who had the same last name as me and a character from an equally bad 70's movie. I added the first initials from my first and middle names to the beginning because for some reason Badfish is a fairly common nickname in cyberspace.
posted 06-05-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)
The Mexican place I frequented by my old place in San Diego made shrimp burritos, and it is probably the best thing you could ever stuff down your throat. (An In-N-Out burger would offer serious competition though.) When I go back there, I sometimes eat them for breakfast. At least 15-20 large, succulent shrimp (maybe 21-25's), boiled to perfection, together with a creamy white mystery sauce, fresh salsa (with freshly cut cilantro), and a little hot sauce tightly bundled in a fresh warmed tortilla. All this enjoyment for only $3.45. Much cheaper than a boat.
I guess they're somewhat of an obsession now......in search of a quasi-permanent email address, I registered the shrimpburrito.com domain.
posted 06-05-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)
It was my CB "handle". Back in the '70's or '80's or whenever that was, my friends and family all got into the CB craze for our cars and trucks, and we had CB's on our boats in the North Channel as well. (We'd occasionally get bounced signals out in the middle of the North Channel from Germany, Mexico, etc. on our CB!)
Anyway, I had to choose a handle, and I had already developed an enjoyment of the food and ambience of New Orleans, and so between the thoughts of the nickname of past New Orleans Mayor and Governor of Louisianna Huey Long, and a modest inside joke about Amos 'n Andy, I settled on "kingfish", and just held on to it when I graduated to VHF radio and ultimately, ContinuousWave.
posted 06-05-2002 06:36 PM ET (US)
An area in Gloucester,Ma by the Annisquam River which was once a tidel marsh.Clammers at the time used flat bottom boats to get to the clam beds at the end of the river. They would "fudge" their boats using long poles,and that is the place where it became too shallow to "fudge". Hence the area was called "Done Fudgin" By the way, there is now a canal that now connects Gloucester harbor thru to Ipswich Bay to the north.
posted 06-05-2002 06:37 PM ET (US)
My username is how I feel. Proud to own a Whaler.
Shrimpburrito: Haven't had an In-n-Out burger since I moved from California. Has to be the best burger in the country.
posted 06-05-2002 06:41 PM ET (US)
Isn't mine self explainitory? ;)
posted 06-05-2002 06:57 PM ET (US)
Made-up name in college, as in cocktail party chat, "Oh, you're from Toledo?? I have a friend in Toledo named Simon Meridew, do you know him?" If the reply is,"Oh sure, I know him," you know who is trying to BS who. Harmless college prank.
posted 06-05-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)
i am an air traffic controller with the FAA
posted 06-05-2002 08:18 PM ET (US)
As most of you probably suspected "squernt" is not a word, it was made up by me and a buddy in the military and it can be used as a noun, adj, verb, etc., whatever you want to use if for just stick it in a sentence somewhere. Our shop chief hated the use of profanity so we just thought up this word to use in the place of. It was very humorous at the time and it has always stuck with me as an internet name.
posted 06-05-2002 08:43 PM ET (US)
Being the owner of the LAST Menemsha built - what else but, "whaletail"
posted 06-05-2002 09:18 PM ET (US)
My name is David Harnitchek. RDLA was a company I used to work for that didn't have email. Since my last name is so easily mispelled I adopted firstname.lastname@example.org so I could receive email from clients. I've since started my own company and @home is gone but daverdla is still here.
posted 06-05-2002 09:53 PM ET (US)
It's where I'm from and what all my friends and coworkers call me.
posted 06-05-2002 10:14 PM ET (US)
I'm curious about the handle "newboater." In the Dogs on Boats thread, newboater said that their Scottish Terrier (who has lived aboard their sailboat since she was 8 months old) has close to 4,000 miles at sea under her collar. I assume that newboater has more miles at sea than the dog has. If newboater is new to boating, where does that put the rest of us?
posted 06-05-2002 10:17 PM ET (US)
Hey skookum point,
We are over in Little Skookum. Are you a commercial or private homeowner?
posted 06-05-2002 10:38 PM ET (US)
John O.... hummmmmmmmmm John O'Leary
hey Dunfugin I am in Gloucester as well
posted 06-05-2002 11:25 PM ET (US)
(Guts) well what do you think?
realy it was given to me when I use to fish comercially. from a bar tender friend.
posted 06-05-2002 11:49 PM ET (US)
I am a BMW fanatic, as well as a Whaler "nut" and I have a pristine '89 BMW 325iX, so initials, JM and 325iX.
posted 06-06-2002 12:13 AM ET (US)
I ran out of oil offshore one time and called some fire department buddies to bring me a gallon. One of the guys started calling me the Tin Man as in Wizard of Oz - needs a little oil.
posted 06-06-2002 01:08 AM ET (US)
Florida Keys+ Florida State Seminoles = KeysNole.
posted 06-06-2002 03:36 AM ET (US)
"Tsuri" means fishing..."ki" is a shorted version of "kijikiai" which means crazy.... so Tsuriki means "crazy about fishing"..
Oh, BTW that is Japanese...lived there off and on for 16 years.
posted 06-06-2002 06:34 AM ET (US)
My wife gave me this name when we first got married - Bobby Bear, first name is Robert.
posted 06-06-2002 08:58 AM ET (US)
I almost bought a new sailboat and at the last second I changed my mind and bought my 22" revenge. I did a 180. That's her name.
posted 06-06-2002 09:14 AM ET (US)
My 25' Revenge WT was a Christmas present from the wife. Said if we ever got a divorced She could cut it in half and take her part. RMBW -- Rose's, Mike's, Boston Whaler
posted 06-06-2002 09:46 AM ET (US)
Milwaukee is a great city on a great lake, and my Whaler is a great boat! My only fear was that some would think I am a dealer. But after my first question that theory was thrown out the window!
posted 06-06-2002 10:53 AM ET (US)
in white or big water canoeing when a person freaks out,drops his paddle and grabs the gunwales!....i always go down or over with mine firmly in hand.so far......lm
posted 06-06-2002 11:47 AM ET (US)
We have a female Cocker Spaniel named “Lucy” who we affectingly call “Blackdog” as she is Black and White like a cow. She is also my Favorite.
posted 06-06-2002 11:50 AM ET (US)
Everyone usually treats a "newboater" with a little more kindness and forgiveness when he asks a stupid question. Maybe they are a little more encouraging too when he is having trouble. When we were about to buy our 13' I wanted to get some opinions on what to look for, and afterwards how to fix our ailing 40hp motor. I thought I might get more help using something like "newboater".
I thought about changing it to "sailboater", but I was afraid people wouldn’t take me seriously. (Not that anyone does)
My other choice would be Zbigman. It was a nickname and license plate of mine when I was a hardcore bicycle racer. It was too close the already taken "bigshot", and it didn't portray the image I was looking for.
Yes, Molly our Scotty dog has 4000nm on a sailboat under her collar. I've got a few more, but when it comes to Whalers, I'm still a "newboater".
posted 06-06-2002 12:14 PM ET (US)
Its my name!!!
posted 06-06-2002 12:20 PM ET (US)
It's my boat's unofficial name. When the license plate on the back of the car read "WHERES", it was only appropriate that the thing that went behind the car was "WHERE2".
With a name like Mark Wendt (pronounced "went"), all my college friends always said the word "Where?" after they said my name. So, after realizing that I couldn't get away from the nickname, I ran with it and slapped a custom plate on the back of my car that said "WHERES florida". ("Florida" was at the bottom in little letters with "WHERES" above it). It's also a bit of satire since I'm a Professional Surveyor & Mapper.
posted 06-06-2002 01:04 PM ET (US)
InHerNet is the name of my boat. I named the boat InHerNet from the sales of Internet domain names and a business that was sold to a finance company that found one of my companies on the web. My next boat will be named "Reel-Siduals"
posted 06-06-2002 01:23 PM ET (US)
Well it's kind of a long story....
Just Initials "Brett Johnson"
posted 06-06-2002 01:57 PM ET (US)
BJ.....It was T-H-I-S big! :)
I wanted vanity plates on my vette when I was like 20. Was watching Caddyshack 2 and Jackie Mason pulls up in a white Corniche with "Bigshot" on his license plate. I said, "WOW, that is what a vanity plate is supposed to be.....vain!" Had the criminals make me set.
Went to work and boss saw my plates and started calling me Bigshot. I know have FILLRKILL(milwaukee will get that) on my truck but the Vette still displays them proudly(at least on the front).
posted 06-06-2002 02:04 PM ET (US)
jimh. Is it possible to change our usernames? I always feel so un-original and wish I had spent more time thinking of a better name. (I'll take no-response as a no.)
posted 06-06-2002 03:20 PM ET (US)
The name says it all, it is my philosophy relative to money. Sounds better than Tightwad or cheapskate.
Got it from a bowling team mate years ago. My initials are T. P., and my dad's are T.E.
We bowled together so our names went on the telescore as initials instead of two Tom's.
One of the opposing team one night asked what TP stood for, and another guy on our team said TightPenny, and the name stuck. Oh Yeah, he labeled my dad as Tight Er.
posted 06-06-2002 03:23 PM ET (US)
Go up to the top of the page and click Profile.
posted 06-06-2002 05:13 PM ET (US)
The dogs (Labs and Chessies) and I are always out getting wet, cold, and muddy whenever we have a chance. For the fun of it.
Right now its over 100 Fahrenheit, dry as a mummy, and we're laying low, waiting for a wet and wild Pacific storm to blow in across the Delta. Looking for one around November maybe.
posted 06-06-2002 05:17 PM ET (US)
Salmon because in my opinion that is my favorite fish out here in the Pacific (can't make lox out of Albacore), and Tub because that is what my dad calls my boat, he says that if you remove the console, it looks like a huge bath tub. Frankly I think that lovely trait is more befitting a Carolina Skiff.
posted 06-06-2002 05:52 PM ET (US)
Moby - after a famous whale. (Not the bald-headed pop singer!)
posted 06-06-2002 06:29 PM ET (US)
My Mom gave it to me.
posted 06-06-2002 07:57 PM ET (US)
I’ve had an AOL account for so long that when I signed up I was able to get my initials. FD plus I’m a 3rd. It just kind of became a user name for anything Internet related.
posted 06-06-2002 08:28 PM ET (US)
I have a speedy lil' whaler, therefore, SpeedyWhaler
posted 06-06-2002 08:48 PM ET (US)
The minke is the smallest of the baleen whales.
Also the name I've given to my menemsha because it resembles one in profile.
posted 06-06-2002 10:34 PM ET (US)
When I came from Cuba over 40 years ago, an old Irish nun in my boarding grammar school looked at my given name (Santiago) and said, "you are in America now kid, your name is James, get used to it."
Those nuns meant business, so I got used to it, quickly too.
posted 06-07-2002 09:24 AM ET (US)
Back in the late 70's, with a brand new Ph. D. in pure mathematics, I went to work at a defense electronics company. I ended up doing a lot of diagnoses on boxes that didn't work right. When I started to tell the engineers how to fix them--and the fixes worked--they started calling me Dr. T.
Fast forward to '96. I left the defense industry to move to the cable TV industry. I figured that I had finally gotten rid of the nickname since no one in the industry knew about my previous life. The SECOND day on the job, our VP in charge of press relations yelled down the hall at me, "Hey, Dt. T, what do you think about ......"
I gave up and accepted it as being inevitable.
posted 06-07-2002 09:47 AM ET (US)
In honor of one of the characters in the best movie ever on film "JAWS"
posted 06-07-2002 11:56 AM ET (US)
My whaler's (22OR) name: Smallfrye
It keeps me mindful of how small I am when on big water. Also,usually the smallest of the fishing boats offshore, (but catches as many fish)
posted 06-07-2002 01:14 PM ET (US)
I'd rather be Whalering.
I used to be "rathersailing", but quickly changed when the bug bit.
posted 06-07-2002 01:21 PM ET (US)
Love Whalers...William is my first name (Family calls me Willy)...Love the "OUTLAW" alblum...hence Waylon and Willie...No Brainer "WhalinWilly".
posted 06-07-2002 03:20 PM ET (US)
Tully Mars is a fictional character in Tales from Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett. He moves from Montana with his horse to the Gulf Coast and becomes a local living on the beach and fishing. He also frequented Dauphin Island AL and Orange Beach where I live.
Wastin away in Whalerville
posted 06-07-2002 03:25 PM ET (US)
Did he originally move to Montana to become a "dental floss tycoon"?
posted 06-07-2002 05:59 PM ET (US)
Well when I first joined the board, my user name said it all. I think the name was only good for about 24 hours or so. Saw an ad in the paper that weekend for one located in a nearby resort area. Went with a buddy who lives boats 24/7. The whaler was nothing like advertised-The trailer was rotting in many places, the motor completly siezed and the poor whaler looked like hell even for a 1972 model. My buddy took me aside and said "don't touch it, lets go- I want to go down the road as I thought I saw something in the corner of my eye when we were turning." We left and sure enough there was a like new whaler about 5 blocks away off from the road. It had not be advertised in the paper. I loved it at first site but my buddy wanted to talk with the owner first as it seemed to be too good of a price. After talking with him , he was conviced that it was both a good and legit deal. Sure glad my buddy saw it in the corner of his eye!
posted 06-07-2002 08:30 PM ET (US)
Same as the license plate on my Ford F-150.
FISHN = Fishing
posted 06-10-2002 11:49 PM ET (US)
I got this nickname while in high school. I was in an arguement with a classmate in a history class, when he said that I was just a stupid caveman (funny coming from a guy with a jutting forehead and a distinct uni-brow). Several other students heard this and thought that they would enjoy calling me "Caveman". One of my friends heard them calling me this and he started calling me "Captain Caveman". Pretty soon, my last name got added to the mix and it became "Captain Caceman". A little longer, and everybody was calling me "Caceman".
Amusingly, nobody called my younger brother Caceman until I graduated. Then, he inherited the nickname.
posted 06-11-2002 11:05 AM ET (US)
Always been Chris J. I was "given" it many years ago by a network admin, back when networks were a new idea and everyone was on a first-name basis. Now it is hard to get a straightforward ID like chrisj or cjohnson, but I still use one or the other when I can.
Of course, my parents get credit for the original...
posted 06-11-2002 12:38 PM ET (US)
I'll see you offshore. : )
posted 06-11-2002 02:25 PM ET (US)
8 years ago came down with a bad case of cancer...spent time restoring Whalers to keep my mind off it....found out Whler Therapy was better than Chemo-Therapy any time !
posted 06-11-2002 02:28 PM ET (US)
8 years ago came down with a bad case of cancer...spent time restoring Whalers to keep my mind off it....found out Whler Therapy was better than Chemo-Therapy any time !
posted 06-11-2002 04:59 PM ET (US)
My firm belief in not having a boat with glitter on it
posted 06-12-2002 05:57 PM ET (US)
My 1968 Sakonett has the hull prior to the "smirk" design hull. Now I have a 1968 16' Smirkless and a 1973 13' Smirk so those have become the boat's names.
No, smirkless does not apply to me!
smirkless in Orlando (Kind of like sleepless in Seattle)
posted 06-12-2002 07:15 PM ET (US)
The model of whaler I own is an Outrage and it is 19' long. Pretty creative hunh!!?? ;-) LOL.
I'm still working on a name and am leaning towards "Bluerunner" as that is the bait of choice when I visit my bud in C.R. Great baits those bluerunners and strong swimmers. Great for slow trolling and soaking for big jacks, roosters and pargo.
posted 06-12-2002 11:07 PM ET (US)
Mom and Dad. DLR
posted 06-13-2002 10:20 AM ET (US)
Mines from the band Stranger, a semi local hair band from the 80's that sing about heading back to thunderbay, not the one in canada but Tampa, Fl, the lightning capital of the world, so its sometimes called Thunderbay.
posted 06-13-2002 12:32 PM ET (US)
OK, I will admit the name WhalerAce is not that original, although my nickname is Ace and we have a Whaler (#3).
Our boat name is Her (Whale) Lure. Kinda stole part of it from Larry (lhg), but we have a sketch of a Whale between the "Her" and the "Lure". Joke was that I told Joyce that I would marry her if she bought me a new Whaler, so that became "her lure" to me. And she did buy the boat! (and trailer). All I had to do then was marry her.
Oh well, as Clark says, "Happy Whalin'...."
posted 06-13-2002 01:18 PM ET (US)
I like fast cars, and I love RX-7's, so there's zpeed7. I use it pretty much for everything on the net.
posted 06-13-2002 01:58 PM ET (US)
Duty at Coast Guard Station Galveston Texas
posted 06-13-2002 02:43 PM ET (US)
Name comes from my favorite bourbon (it has to be 101 & consumed neat) and my boat's name.
posted 06-13-2002 03:41 PM ET (US)
Myboat is Chesapeake, named as such after reading Michener's book of the same name.
posted 06-13-2002 04:58 PM ET (US)
I've owned 3 differnt bertrams at different times (25/28/31), they have all been named Bertramp .... now have a Hatteras .... "Bertramp Hatt 2" ... corny but ....
posted 06-13-2002 05:33 PM ET (US)
Mine is just my first name plus last initial (boring I know)... My boat is "Sortie" as that's it function (man on a mission)...
posted 06-13-2002 07:21 PM ET (US)
Tomol (my boat's name) was the name the local native Americans, the Chumash, gave their canoes. They were reputedly the only north American native peoples to use planked canoes, wbich they used extensively around our islands here in Southern California. They caulked them, I'm told, with tar that naturally washes up on the beaches here.
The spirit of applying an advanced design to an old concept seemed to parallel the development of a certain boat manufacturer we all know.
posted 06-17-2002 11:14 PM ET (US)
Bigshot..FILLRKILL could be a great name for a boat. If someday I trade the Montauk in on an Outrage 21 I may use it. (with your permission) Strong choice! Need any bonds?~mw
posted 06-18-2002 12:09 AM ET (US)
Speaks for itself!
posted 06-18-2002 02:17 AM ET (US)
2001 was when I stumbled onto this site after buying my first and only whaler in the fall of 2000.
"Toad" is what happens to our whaler.
Our 15' gets tugged along at 7Kn behind our Grand Banks 32 from destination to destination...
posted 06-18-2002 03:43 AM ET (US)
boat name is ballbuster. no need to explain the reason for the name. try a 21' outrage is a 3 foot chop on delaware bay with a 20 knot wind in you face. just not approperate for a username.
posted 06-18-2002 05:49 PM ET (US)
Took Mom and our 2 year old daughter to the coast one weekend with my regular fishing group. Girls were afraid to run the inlet so we stayed inside and played all weekend while the guys fished. My buddies gave regular fishing reports via VHF - needling the 'babysitter'
posted 06-18-2002 06:06 PM ET (US)
I live in San Diego and frequently go to Baja California. My whaler has more hours in the Sea of Cortez than here in the states. I'am the guy who runs what we do on the trips so my friends call me Chief. (also there was already a Chris J)
posted 06-18-2002 06:15 PM ET (US)
Tried to sign up on eBay several years ago with the name of Whalerman because I have owned more then one Whaler. The name had already been taken so I chose, whalersman....
I am now looking for another Whaler to replace the one I have. I think I have
2ft iTis.... Maybe I will name my next boat just that.... 2ft iTis
posted 06-18-2002 06:27 PM ET (US)
jim blandford the 3rd 42 years old. should be jimb345 or 46 now. too old to remember I guess.
posted 06-19-2002 12:27 AM ET (US)
Hoop - my nickname in college. Jim Hooper My boat is "Ainoa," my uncle's wife's maiden name.
posted 06-29-2002 05:23 PM ET (US)
My boat is an 11 foot whaler
name came from there
posted 07-04-2002 03:44 PM ET (US)
My name was given to me from a good boating friend..
He said that I would always want to go boating no matter how rough the seas were.
He called me the Swellmonster......
posted 07-04-2002 10:17 PM ET (US)
first name Drew...I live in Boca Raton, Florida.....
posted 07-05-2002 09:22 AM ET (US)
my last name is flyer
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