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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Tony » Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:51 pm

I haven't been to the board for quite some time, however I couldn't help but notice all the class and pinosh within this post, so I felt compelled to share that a powerboat one finger over from where I keep my C-22 is called....wait for it.....

"Not for Sail". Well, at least they're not confused....

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby dandowneast » Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:17 pm

Putting in a good word for a friends book: "The Art of Boat Names" by Laurie Churchman, Int. Marine/Magraw Hill, trade paperback, 24 bucks.
Well worth a look
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby One Way David » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:33 am

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As an earlier post said, how do you call this in over the radio?

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby mdidriksen » Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:31 pm

When my father bought his Cheoy Lee Offshore 41, the previous owner was a bachelor who liked to entertain the ladies on the boat (so we were told). The boat was named "Named After You" so he could truthfully tell each one . . .
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby tomwatt » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:00 am

One Way David wrote:Image

As an earlier post said, how do you call this in over the radio?

Stolen from another forum, and proud of it.

"Whisky-Tango-Foxtrot" reporting in Sir!

An entertaining aside - screening parts of the movie "Patton" for my students a few days back, the sign on the side of the halftrack George C. Scott is riding on - big white letters Army style - says "WTF".
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Hulukupu » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:38 pm

Viewed last week at the Golden Gate Yacht Club on a 30-something sailboat out of San Diego: "Rode less traveled".

For some reason, "rode to poverty" immediately came to mind.

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Tim » Fri May 07, 2010 7:33 am

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Figment » Fri May 07, 2010 9:36 am

A name once proposed yet thankfully never employed: A Lackey of Judgement :D
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Figment » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:51 am

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Robert The Gray » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:55 pm

Yer killin' us sir Fig.

"Cosmic Ocean Dancing Wind Glider"
Hippies with a boat that has a wide transom.

"Fat, Fast, and Pointy"
Some obnoxious frat boy owner of a racing sled.

"The Reel Wife"
I think we all know this guy.

"Blue Winnabago"
Quaint Illinois couple with a home built 50' ferro-cement sloop they "sail" on a near by lake.

"Massive Vessel of Power"
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A distinguished black gentleman who had a boat down the dock once suggested I name my modified Santana 22, "Little Black Yawl".
I told him I was a bit to Irish to pull that off at the Berkeley Marina.

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Ceasar Choppy » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:44 pm

Tim wrote:Image



No doubt the flag ship for the fleet....
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby SUNBIRD10201 » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:33 am

Ceasar Choppy wrote:
Tim wrote:Image



No doubt the flag ship for the fleet....


Well, if this boat (Herreshoff AMERICA) has the original "optional" sail...... It would feature a large American Flag graphic.

I've attached a sistership photo.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Figment » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:41 am

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby radicalcy » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:49 am

I wish I had photos, but no such luck. I was given a boat with the name "Three Sheets" The dinghy was named "Short Sheet"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Paulus » Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:10 pm

dandowneast wrote:Spotted on Long Island NY- " Mast Confusion"


I know that boat - I believe it to be a sister of my Mariner, currently owned and operated by the NY Seascouts - she was donated by the previous owner....

Some of the names listed here are great!

I actually thought of naming one of my previous boats "April Fool" - as in one who waits for April...

Then I thought of calling in a mayday --- "This is April Fool, April Fool...."

A boat moored a few over from mine is a trimaran named "Nice Tri"

I also have seen the name "My last boat... II"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby danielguiod » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:58 am

My first attempt to post a picture. Here is a power boat in Belfast harbor that lived up to it's name. It sat on a mooring, neglected for several years until she broke loose in a storm.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Tim » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:12 am

A self-fulfilling prophecy...
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby pjesus » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:42 am

Tony wrote:I haven't been to the board for quite some time, however I couldn't help but notice all the class and pinosh within this post, so I felt compelled to share that a powerboat one finger over from where I keep my C-22 is called....wait for it.....

"Not for Sail". Well, at least they're not confused....

Funny, there's a "Not for sail" powerboat in my dock too.
Curiously enough there's also a sailboat named "4 Sail".
Wonder if those guys are friends and the names are meant as a semi-private joke...

On the good side, one of my all-time favorites (really, not kidding), a boat in Seattle named Y-Knot
On my dock there's also a Dufour 38 Classic named "Omega", in which each letter stands as the initial for one of the five co-owners. Pretty neat, once you know the meaning.

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:34 am

ddsailor25 wrote:I have seen many bad names. My number one is, "DON'T PANIC!" and it's written upside down.

Dave


Hey, I've seen that boat!

Can't remember where I saw it - oh yes I can - in Deltaville, VA, slowly cruising past the docks of Norton Yachts.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:26 am

Just saw one that I think deserves a place in the thread. You can't read the name in this photo, but it's...

A-SALT-WEAPON
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby bigd14 » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:37 am

On a macregor 26: Passing Wind.

In fairness to the owner, that was the name of the boat as it came to him. I think its kind of cute, though!
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Jeremy » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:23 am

In my younger, irresponsible days, I organized a drunken boarding party onto motor yacht docked in Kennebunk because of its obnoxious name: Cash Flow.

In retrospect, I feel quite badly for any fear caused to its occupants.

That said, I think the least tasteful boat names are those that (even obliquely) reference the source of the funds that purchased it.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Quetzalsailor » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:18 pm

Seen on a power boat (or is that redundant?) on the Chesapeake last Sunday: "IV Play"

I thought maybe the owner was a doctor.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Hirilondë » Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:18 pm

Seen on a couple center consoles:

"Filet and Release"

"Cal's Cutta"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:35 pm

Forgot about this thread, thanks...

Spied on the transom of a sailboat on the hard in the Deltaville (Virginia) Boatyard:

"Cra'Sea N'Ocean"

One that I saw that I actually liked is called "Tiramisu". Hee! I love tiramisu, and I think it makes an excellent sailboat name.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Figment » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:35 am

On a very nice MacKenzie Cuttyhunk in Newport harbor: Pogy and Bass
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby pjesus » Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:48 am

Jeremy wrote:I think the least tasteful boat names are those that (even obliquely) reference the source of the funds that purchased it.

Well, I must admit.... my boat is called "Jet Lag" for two reasons : because it is a B-Jet and because I earned the money to buy it working in the US, with a few jetlags... (that's probably what you call "obliquely" :) )
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby CapnK » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:07 pm

This old lady has been around the marina for about 5 years now. Left the dock twice, IIRC - once to the yard, and another time on a two-hour tour. There is a brand new 10' FoldABote (PortABote?) in her cockpit, left right where it was delivered, its' packaging decayed around it. Never even been assembled. This picture makes her look good - trust me!

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:09 pm

Just a few days ago I was reading about Boat U.S.'s annual survey of most common boat names. Number one on the list was "Wet Dream." Not only is it unoriginal, it's also not half as clever or funny as those choosing it evidently think it is.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Vark » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:32 pm

This is a very entertaining page, keep them coming !

Saw a large cabin cruiser in New Harbor, Block Island called "Gas Pain"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:05 pm

I saw a powerboat named "Double lick" last week. Seems like it would be a bit awkward (three times in a row, no less) on the radio.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby truehand » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:34 am

heard over the radio this weekend:

- "A Pension Deficit"
- "Guys" (hailing goes like this.. "Guys, Guys, Guys"
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s/v "ZEELANDIA"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:12 am

Seen on the transom of a big old 50-foot 1970's motor yacht:

Miss Mymoney

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Vark » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:14 pm

Seen on the transom of a quohogging skiff in Rhode Island : "Clam Destined Operation"
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Richincident » Fri Jul 15, 2011 9:48 pm

On a good sized sailboat in Boston Harbor. "Debt Propelled"

We were both sailing under the Logan Airport glide path at the time. Neat name but worthy of this list.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby mitiempo » Fri Aug 05, 2011 11:04 pm

I saw a boat this past week in the local Navy marina (our tax dollars at work - they pay something like $1/ft) that was home built, a bit oddly designed and named "Hoof Hearted".

If you don't find it funny, say it faster.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:58 pm

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:36 pm

Hope they never have to call the Coast Guard for anything... sheesh. That makes the "Never mind" fellow's misunderstandings seem like child's play.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby ILikeRust » Thu Sep 01, 2011 4:43 pm

You know, it's pretty sad how so many people think they are so much more clever than they actually are.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby earlylight » Thu Sep 01, 2011 5:57 pm

The sad part is that they walk amongst us and worse yet, they vote.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:51 pm

Northstar wrote:"Your message contains too few characters."


Interesting. Maybe the new forum iteration doesn't allow a post without text? (I'm pretty sure the old one did... right?).

I also noticed something else interesting: A few posts up, mdidriksen posted a bad-boat-name photo of a boat named "Ship Faced." Now it has been cut off on the right hand side, except, when I went to write this reply, and scrolled down in the "thread review" that you can look at while you are posting... well then the whole image shows up again. I even went back to the thread to see if I had just not scrolled over or something, but no, in the thread it went back to being cut off.

I wonder how this might affect other (past) forum photos?

(Not that I'm complaining, but just noting new things when I see them.)
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby mitiempo » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:59 pm

Rachel

I see the whole "Ship Faced" post.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:33 am

Ha ha!

Well that's interesting, because I only see part of it now (but I could see the whole thing when it was first posted). It's not taking up my whole monitor, nor is there any way to scroll right. Weird!

Even weirder, when I use "topic review," the whole things shows up.

Am I haunted?!?

:tries a few things:

Aha, I think I have figured it out! You see how now (at least for me), our avatars and user info are on the right, whereas they were on the left before? Well that right side border (between the post box and the avatar area) seems to be "flexible." I always keep the browser window as wide as it can be on my screen, but for an experiment I moved it over (so that the left part of the browser window was "off screen" to the left and no longer visible to me), and then I "tugged" on the lower right corner of my browser window and moved the the right edge over farther to the right. Voila! the whole "Ship Faced" was visible again.

However, I do think this must be some sort of change, because with the prior forum software (same browser and screen on my end), I could see the whole photo. It's like that other software (or tweak or version or whatever) automatically made it fit.

But like I say, in "topic review" when I'm typing a reply, I can see the whole photo.

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Rachel » Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:23 am

Oops, sorry about your computer ;)

Actually, it's not exactly "working," because I have the choice of either not seeing the right half of the photo (and I would presume, other photos?) in its entirety, or not seeing the left half of everything. What was successful was that I figured out what was happening.

It seems as though the previous forum iteration would size things to fit one's browser width (?), whereas this one does not, but instead "secretly" tucks things into an expandable "edge" on the right (where the text part of the forum meets the avatar column. An odd thing about it is that my monitor is already wider than it is high (1280 x 800)

I haven't noticed this effect on any other site, so I still kind of wonder about it. I guess I'll keep an eye out, and if I see it happening with any other photos, I'll start a thread in the "forum questions" area.
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Re: Another outstanding bad boat name

Postby Figment » Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:47 pm

Perhaps because it was my first weekend on the water in a while, or perhaps it was just a good weekend for bad names:

30' speedboat: Miss Used

J24: For $ail

Boat with broken mast: Breaking Wind
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