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Old 13 December 2003, 17:48   #1
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Names and colours

We have just spent the last two weeks trying to thinking up an original name for our new RIB. Yesterday I read a letter sent to a boat mag that indicated some names may not be appropriate for boats as they could bring bad luck. Is this so? While I am not superstitious I would to want to concern other that may be cruising with us. Your thoughts would be welcome.
While on the subject as you can see I have a sick Tornado it needs new tubes. I am thinking about “green” tubes. Does the car thing (don’t get a green car) apply to boats?

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PS I’ve got a green car
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Old 13 December 2003, 18:08   #2
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Try this:

http://www.boatus.net/boatgraphic/names/default.asp

some well known ribs on here,

Bright green is a great colour and really stands out at sea when its grey and overcast.

Used to be a BWM called Kermit with bright green tubes but haven't seen her for several years.


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Old 13 December 2003, 19:26   #3
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There certainly is a lot of superstition surrounding the colur green, particularly with sailors (and also actors!) Although Im not particularly superstitious, I did change the green superstructure of a motor cruiser I was involved in refurbishing some years ago. Once I had bought the bought so many people told me i had to get rid of the green that i thought I ought to pay attention. However if you start to believe all the nautical superstitions you will never get to use your boat........ never start a cruise on a friday, dont step aboard with your left foot, no red heads, no women (unless they are naked... seriously) etc etc. See http://pacificoffshorerigging.com/na...erstitions.htm
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no women (unless they are "seriously" naked), that one applies to my RIB.

I too took along time to find a name for my RIB, I looked at name sites and everything!!

Try to look at hobbys or intrests you have, and as far as superstitions are concerned, I just avoided names like Boating "Widow", Titanic and anything else that sounded like death and desruction.

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Avoid the name starting with the letter "T", having said this, the name should not even contain the letter "T".

Don't ask why, this was passed onto me and that is the way it will always be.
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"Sick Tornado" sounds good....
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"Sick Ornado" would be better.
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Or,,,"Illverdiornado"
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Thanks all did not think there would be web sites as detailed as above. Is there not end to whats on the web.
All the help has been of use new name to be on profile soon as we now have a couple of options and the green cars been OK so the tubes may follow.

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Old 14 December 2003, 14:32   #10
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no women (unless they are "seriously" naked), that one applies to my RIB.

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misogynist neighbour!!!!

Must remember not to wave at you in the Solent!!!!

By the way I personally like green having been brought up on forty shades of it back home-it's considered lucky by leprachauns such as myself...
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