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Old 14 October 2014, 20:36   #1
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Some help with her name...

Hey all.

I'm still undecided exactly what to name my SIB...

The day I got her, I was sitting there debating names and looked up to see two buzzards circling. It's not a particularly common sight around here and it seemed to fit nicely. So now I'm torn between "Bird of Prey" or "Raptor".

I thought I'd see what you folks think?

I've also quickly knocked up some graphics options. I'm thinking of putting the name and logo on the spray dodger.

So what do you all think? Any preferences on name/typeface/logo?

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Old 15 October 2014, 02:33   #2
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Old 15 October 2014, 03:29   #3
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I always say to myself when thinking of a name for a boat....


'What will the marina think of me if i radio in for fuel/mooring'

e.g.

'Marina 'xxxx' this is rib Titan Uranus, i require a temporary mooring for a 6m rib'

I also consider what the coastguard may ask me in the case of an emergency.

Mayday Mayday Mayday....this is rib 'I'mhavingamidlifecrisisandwentoutandboughtaribwit haverylongname'

...then they ask me to spell it phonetically.!!

I like short and sweet, but then sometime your are stuck with whatever it comes with..!!

(don't rename IMO...i did it once and had endless problems with that boat.!)
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I'm still undecided exactly what to name my SIB...

I thought I'd see what you folks think?
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Old 15 October 2014, 07:02   #5
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Who's going to be Pig Pen?

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don't rename IMO...i did it once and had endless problems with that boat.!
In this case there no sign that she ever had a name. I think it would be unlucky not to give her a new name.

I'm leaning towards 'Raptor' because it also looks nice as a logotype. But I do like 'Bird of Prey'. It has a certain ring to it.
Aaaaaand I'm back where I started
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Hmmm. Anybody else care to weigh in? I'm still undecided.
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I'g run with Raptor - rolls of the tongue easily and will be easy to hear over a radio.
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I'g run with Raptor - rolls of the tongue easily and will be easy to hear over a radio.
Can't argue with that....but maybe he wants something more original?
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Can't argue with that....but maybe he wants something more original?
I'm open to suggestions
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How about Buteo ? ..........Buzzards scientific name is Buteo Buteo .

Wouldn't mind folk describing my boat as a Buteo ..........
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