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Old 07 April 2008, 11:52   #11
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My last boat was called RIBtickle which was mostly the wifes choice (she has a somewhat unsophisticated sense of humour), the new one was almost called RIBTickle Too but I decided on something a bit less twee.
I originally looked at Gaelic mythology for a name but all the relevant ones would have just been horrendous for saying over the VHF and would have to have been spelt each time. So I picked the best one that sounded half decent in English. It is the name from mythology of the Gaelic sea gods magic boat that required neither wind nor sail to move from place to place. He must have had a good outboard, probably a Seagull that long ago........
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Old 07 April 2008, 11:56   #12
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AFAIK mine was named after Amundsen's ship 'Fram' which wandered around these parts at one point:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fram

It probably wouldn't have been my choice but I figured I have had enough bad luck without renaming it
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Old 07 April 2008, 12:04   #13
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" INDE" short for Indefatigable (HMS) and C.S. Forester's Hornblower books.
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Was that not spelt INDY in the books or am I havering again?
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Was that not spelt INDY in the books or am I havering again?
You could well be right. Have no means of checking at the mo. However, INDE it is cos I have just stuck the lettering on.
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I think you'll find it's HMS Indefatigable.
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I think you'll find it's HMS Indefatigable.
Correct. Have done an edit on my post, thanks
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I asked 5,348 RIBnet members, then chose a completely different name
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Mines pretty straight forward. Named after a line out of my favourite movie. If you don't know the movie then you should be shot!!

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Mines pretty straight forward. Named after a line out of my favourite movie. If you don't know the movie then you should be shot!!

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