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May 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 201

How to name your sailboat is not an exact science.

Shortly after the purchase of our only sailboat, we sat down with a stack of sticky notes,a pen and started writing names down as quickly as we could.

Some of the more common names such as "Wavedancer", "Caribbean dreaming", "Sea wolf", "Freedom", "No more Mondays", "I quit" were noted.

After about 100 such names we remembered that we called our vacation "Shadowtime"...because we knew for that week of vacation we would be in each others shadow... hence this is the thought process that we came up with to name our boat. It was perfect for us.

We cruised the Caribbean for eight wonderful years and ran into some boats with some very unique names that we would like to share with you.

"Sea Hag"... was the name given to some good sailing buddies boat... the wife had mentioned to the Capt. at some point does this mean I'm going to be a sea hag?

"Molar Mechanic"... care to guess what profession this fellow left behind?... That's right he was a dentist.

"First Draw"... a real estate developer used his first draw for a construction project... to purchase and name his boat... much to the chagrin of the loan officer that made the loan for a housing development.

"Oh My Darling"... the reason that this boat name stood out... was that on the radio you hailed each other by boat name... for instance, "Sea Hag", "Sea Hag"..."Shadowtime"...there were always snickers on the radio net when "Oh My Darling" was hailed.

"Captain Ron" was popular after the Kurt Russell movie.

"Sick Puppy" Had many meanings... some were fans of Carl Hiaasen...some were just sick puppies.

"Ironsides" was a name given to a boat by a Texas couple that reflected the material used to build their boat... it was made of steel... it gave them great radio reception, compared to sailboats more commonly made of fiberglass... but they did have this corrosion problem...

"Bye Bye Big Blue" was the moniker of a couples boat that had retired from IBM.

"Interlude" was the boat name a couple chose... thinking that they were going to live on their boat for a short period of time... 25 years later, they still have not returned to work... at this point I don't think they ever will.

"Seque" was the name of a boat owned by a trumpet player.

So you can see that there are no right or wrong ways to name your boat... have some fun with it and choose wisely... it is supposedly bad luck... an old sailors tale... to change the name of a boat...

See you on the water.

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Gary Pierce is the webmaster of he retired early at 49, he is still retired at 66.

He has experienced some of the retirement realities that baby boomers are facing.He can show you how to make lemonade from the lemons the baby boomer generation has been dealt. It is 2012 and many are wondering if they can ever can still retire. Don't give up until you check out this website.

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