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Old 23 November 2001, 06:36   #11
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Oh you hairdressers............

can be so pedantic sometimes!
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Old 23 November 2001, 09:13   #12
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Names!

Keith guessed for me - its the RIB's name.

As to the meaning - If you don't have the Gaelic you won't know!

I have green tubes - is that bad luck??
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Old 23 November 2001, 09:25   #13
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Re: Names!

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Keith guessed for me - its the RIB's name.

As to the meaning - If you don't have the Gaelic you won't know!
Manx Gaelic must be vaguely similar, so I would guess that it is a reference to looking for something - searching or seeking perhaps.

So at another guess, in English your boat would be "Searcher". Close ?

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Old 23 November 2001, 11:49   #14
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The Gaelic

I thought you guys used to shoot Scotsmen on sight!

I believe Manx Gaelic is very similar - one of our Gaelic news programs 'Eorpa' had a short documentary on Manx Gaelic last week.

Close enough with the translation: Explorer or Searcher.

Saor Alba!
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Old 23 November 2001, 12:22   #15
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Re: No green RIBs!!

"You should also never paint a boat green thats bad luck as well."
Well... you don't want to believe all that hocus-pocus...The Transat Jacques Vabre has just been won by a green boat, which was the Fico champion last year as well ("Groupama"). Loic Peyron spent years winning just about every major race there is with a green boat ("Fujicolor")...and on a much more lowly level, my humble craft has a fair amount of green too and so far she's always looked after me...


"A boat should also be a she, bloke names aren't allowed."
In France, boats are masculine...ever hear of Bernard Moitessier and his boat "Joshua"?

And to continue this line of debate...I know a bloke who called his catamaran "Two Rabbits", painted it green and launched it on a Friday...still going well thousands and thousands of miles later...




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Old 23 November 2001, 12:24   #16
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Re: Re: Errrrmmmm.....

What you mean is that there are a lot of "Alans" - I seem to be the only Alien.

Who's this guy "Alien" then...?
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Old 23 November 2001, 15:32   #17
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Well done Donald - I was beginning to think that my sense of humour was either not appreciated or even worse, not even noticed
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Old 24 November 2001, 05:16   #18
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Mars Attack

Actually, I thought 'Alien' was a typo.....did not want to show you up!?
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Old 24 November 2001, 08:53   #19
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Names?

What's the scuttlebut on what's brewing between "Robbie the Bobby", "Cyril the Swan" and "Zampa the Lion"?...now these are some sort of names for sure!
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Old 26 November 2001, 12:29   #20
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well rannsachair might mean searcher or explorer in Manx/Scots Gaelic. In Irish Gaelic rannsachair means .....ransacker! The word entered Gaelic from Old Norse, where I believe they have 40 words for ransacking / plundering / pillaging and general bad behaviour.
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