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  1. #31
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Excellent name. Easy on the VHF, spells phonetically easily and suits the boat.

    Better than the "luff u", " yer 'tis" ,"Debbie's X" , "the office" and so on.

    Torri gwynt will always be my favourite.
    Gwylan, a settee with a sail

  2. #32
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    We were cracked up by hearing a station named... Wibbly Wobbly Won ask for a radio check.
    we could hear Thames CG were having a hard time keeping a straight face.
    Life is too short to drink bad wine.

  3. #33
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    For the ultimate in awkward names,



    No, not faked... do read on...

    http://maritimeaccident.org/2009/09/...s-hoax-solved/
    Last edited by Kukri; 28-08-18 at 10:32.

  4. #34
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Many years ago I did see a boat on the Thames called "Cirrhosis of the River" They did seem to be enjoying themselves and it did bring a smile to my face

  5. #35
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Minn View Post
    For the ultimate in awkward names,



    No, not faked... do read on...

    http://maritimeaccident.org/2009/09/...s-hoax-solved/
    Or even "Uranus Gas" for a real stinker
    Appropriately registered in Bangkok is the ever hilarious "Whana Bhum" which should surely have a ? added to the name.

  6. #36
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomahawk View Post
    We were cracked up by hearing a station named... Wibbly Wobbly Won ask for a radio check. we could hear Thames CG were having a hard time keeping a straight face.
    We keep a record of "special" boat names that we've heard on the radio, current favourite is "Sod the Wedding", aided significantly in its elevation to that cherished spot by the unfortunate fact (for them) that it was a Mayday. The CG was commendably brisk, having confirmed the boat name at least one more time than may have been strictly necessary...
    Graham. "Scala" now sold. Boatless.

  7. #37
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    How about, "Back in a Minn".
    Good luck.

  8. #38
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’


    Now that is one seriously pretty piece of kit!
    As has already been mooted, I would stick with the name...phonetically simple and seems to fit the boat!
    I wish they would move mornings to a more convenient time of the day...

  9. #39
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by johnalison View Post
    I've always fancied the pompous ones, like 'Indefatigable'. The important thing is to go for something that sounds OK on the VHF, or at least one you can pronounce. I passed a boat yesterday called 'Swatchways Wanderer' or similar. Try saying that in a hurry or after a drink or three.
    Umm, were you in the twizzle by chance? Think that might be us... I live in fear of the day I have to spell it phonetically in anger!

    Back on topic that’s a lovely boat you have OP, and I agree with the others too, her name suits!
    Last edited by swatchways; 13-09-18 at 20:58.

  10. #40
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    Default Re: “The Naming of Boats is a Serious Matter’’

    Quote Originally Posted by swatchways View Post
    Umm, were you in the twizzle by chance? Think that might be us... I live in fear of the day I have to spell it phonetically in anger!

    Back on topic that’s a lovely boat you have OP, and I agree with the others too, her name suits!
    Oops, sorry. Yes. It's a lovely name but I'm not sure that I could cope with saying it clearly, though I'm OK with spelling. Our own name is a bit odd, so I often present our visiting-card when checking into marina offices.
    Far away is near at hand in images of elsewhere

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