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  1. #21
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by greylag View Post
    Beautiful, and for what it is worth, stick with Kukri.
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    Thanks, everyone.

    Kukri stays.

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    photodog is offline Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    You do realise that if you stick to that name, everywhere you tie up you’ll be bombarded by folks coming up and regailing you with stories about the time they/their father/ their son did the fastnet/round britain/sail training/ weekend round the Solent cruise and do yu know old Bill/ George/ Albert who used to skipper/ cook/ maintain her in 1976/ 84/92 etc...??



    Just sayin....

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by photodog View Post
    You do realise that if you stick to that name, everywhere you tie up you’ll be bombarded by folks coming up and regailing you with stories about the time they/their father/ their son did the fastnet/round britain/sail training/ weekend round the Solent cruise and do yu know old Bill/ George/ Albert who used to skipper/ cook/ maintain her in 1976/ 84/92 etc...??



    Just sayin....
    Oh dear. Having just done that (to a fellow forum member whose boat we used to charter in the 90’s) I feel suitably chastened.

    But a boat’s pedigree is interesting. A bit like genealogy.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by photodog View Post
    You do realise that if you stick to that name, everywhere you tie up you’ll be bombarded by folks coming up and regailing you with stories about the time they/their father/ their son did the fastnet/round britain/sail training/ weekend round the Solent cruise and do yu know old Bill/ George/ Albert who used to skipper/ cook/ maintain her in 1976/ 84/92 etc...??



    Just sayin....
    Yes. It will be a bit like learning to handle my first boat in West Mersea in the Sixties; an audience of experts for every mistake, and buckets of free advice.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Kukri is good. It also reflects the boat’s heritage, which I think helps to provide some continuity to something for which many of us are only caretakers.

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Owner’s eye view: is that three big tins of Ocean Performer, or four? Sprogs are being encouraged to spend more time in the gym...


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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmalade View Post
    I don't think you have to worry about changing the name! The traditional Gurkha blade is a noble weapon - I've seen boats called Scimitar and Cutlass , for example - Kukri is simply the name of a type of blade. You're not in any way claiming a Gurkha association - merely alluding to something sharp, pointy and elegant - which your picture suggests is a good fit!
    How about "Old Blade"?

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    Owner’s eye view: is that three big tins of Ocean Performer, or four? Sprogs are being encouraged to spend more time in the gym...

    And thats only the boot top
    Brexit: ‘taking back’ what we had never lost, in order to lose everything we had...

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    photodog is offline Lord High Commander of Upper Broughton and Gunthorpe
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Your gonna struggle for prop wash on that.....

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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    ...

    So far I have come up with “Folly of Age” (or possibly “of Harwich”) ...

    Any ideas?
    The wrong shade of red for ‘Madder of ...’. I think!

    It’s a very personal matter, but if you have no alternative especially dear to you, keeping Kukri seems a very good decision. I wish you every joy.

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