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Old 16 September 2017, 17:06   #1
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My wife has been informed that it is bad luck to change name of boat

When we purchased our rib it came with the name 'viking'.

I wanted to change the name but my wife informs me that it is 'bad luck' to change the name of a previously owned boat.
So, we go through a conversation whereby I tell her that there is no such thing as 'luck' and that luck is nothing more than a head or tail toss of a coin, the outcome being '50/50 chance'

So what gives here, does superstition rule the day?
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Old 16 September 2017, 18:31   #2
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If my boat was named Viking I would not change it, unlucky or not.
Theres a ritual you can do for a name change but I wouldn't risk it if ya go to sea. Yeah I'm a wee bit superstitious.

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Old 17 September 2017, 02:23   #3
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Changing a Boats name being Bad luck is anyone's guess....
BUT!...Letting your Wife call too many Shots...is defiantly..undoubtably The Road to Doom!
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Old 17 September 2017, 02:44   #4
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.... Unless you can use this to your advantage and get a brand new rib
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Old 17 September 2017, 03:12   #5
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Just say it's the manufacturers name .........
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Old 17 September 2017, 03:22   #6
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It's also supposed to be bad luck to have a woman on a ship. So she has a choice - believe in superstition and leave you in peace on Viking or declare it nonsense and join you on new-name. There are some rituals to rename a boat - google will find them for you - even if you don't believe them I am sure there will be alcohol involved so you could go along with them "for tradition" ;-)
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Get a grip ---- change the WIFE
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Old 17 September 2017, 03:39   #8
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I have renamed 4 out of the 5 boats i have owned. The one i had the worst "luck" with was the one I didnt rename.
Luck is nothing more than a series of unconnected events resulting in a series of unintentional consequences.
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Get a grip ---- change the WIFE
Surely it's cheaper to buy a new boat!
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Changing the name of your boat is just something you don't want to do

However if you feal brave enough

Renaming Your Boat - BoatSafe.com
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