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Old 11 October 2007, 04:57   #61
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Just had a look in the mirror and I don't have a shaven head (grade 4 surely doesn't count), I wear a shark's tooth around my neck (Google it, I'm sure you'll find the significance), my Team GBR Rolex Commodores Cup polo shirt looked ok, (although that does mean I am regarded as a hazard to navigation by my grey-funnel line mates) and my maritime ASBO doesn't appear to have arrived in the post (although that could just be the strike! And yet I still find the double-entendre amusing, what kind of social misfit am I?

I look forward to your reply Tim

You are possibly an exception...

I'm sorry but there are a number of boat names that are simply offensive, and I fail to understand why they are seen as amusing.

When emblazoned down the side of a boat in huge letters, it is disrespectfull to those who don't want to see this and possibly have to explain the meaning to their children.

This country needs to go back to gentler times...would Kenneth Grahame have named the boat in Wind in the Willows, Blue Job? I don't think so.
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Old 11 October 2007, 04:59   #62
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Spot on quote..... Need we say any more !
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Old 11 October 2007, 05:48   #63
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You are possibly an exception...
I am personally not interested in your comments on the right and wrong's of boat names. Although the names you mention are unacceptable and would probably be refused onto the Class 1 Register.

However to make such a stereotypical reference to shaven heads, ear rings and necklaces beggars belief in this day and age.

Shaven heads does not mean 1970's skin heads. Ear rings pre date the Yacht club wafi sailors and were worn by real sailors on square riggers and necklaces, good god man get a life.

Like Lostboy I too wear a sharks tooth. I have also completed well in excess of 200000 miles at sea on Sail and power as Captain. I believe in the correct etiquette at sea but to label someone due to their haircut..Maybe you need to come out of the dark ages

Rant over !
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Old 11 October 2007, 06:09   #64
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How about - "Broken Rib" or "Brown Trousers";

My boats called "Danny Boy" so call yours "Broadsword" and we can do a Where Eagles Dare impression.

Or "Water Wings" (it is kinda like wearing armbands being in a rib after all )

Or.... actually I give up I can't think of any more.



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Old 11 October 2007, 06:23   #65
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Classic!

There is a valid point behind being dull though, anything that seems funny/cool at the time will probably wear thin after a couple of years especially if you feel a pillock saying it on the radio (good test there - if you had to call the coastguard/Navy would you feel a pillock saying the name and would you just know they were saying "oh my gawd its another one of them"?). A bit like buying a car in some hideous shade of lime green, turquoise or fluorescent orange which seemed really cool and stood out in the showroom. Two years down the line you just wish you had got a black one.

Anything that sounds like it might be a Navy ship or a guided missile is probably what I would lean towards if I ever got a new boat. Broadsword is good (Type 23 IIRC?)
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Old 11 October 2007, 09:00   #66
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This country needs to go back to gentler times...would Kenneth Grahame have named the boat in Wind in the Willows, Blue Job? I don't think so.
Do you mean times when only the rich (bourgeoisie) could afford a boat ?

PS. I think the "Broadsword" sunk
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Old 11 October 2007, 09:16   #67
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Broadsword didnt sink, it was sold to the Brazilians..
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Old 11 October 2007, 09:19   #68
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We must be talking about a different one. There is a wreak of the Normandie coast that is either called Broadsword or is a Broadsword, i'm not too sure which it is now. It was either an English or American ship.
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Old 11 October 2007, 10:22   #69
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We must be talking about a different one. -There is a wreak of the Normandie coast- that is either called Broadsword or is a Broadsword, i'm not too sure which it is now. It was either an English or American ship.
Too much cheese perhaps?
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Old 11 October 2007, 10:46   #70
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Too much cheese perhaps?
That would make a change. Often I think that its the amount of bad wine that the brits take back that would sink ships !

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July 2 1944 - Landing ship infantry (Large) LSI(L) EMPIRE BROADSWORD (4,285t), sunk by mine off Normandy, N France
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