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Old 16 January 2013, 13:07   #1
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Name Change

So it looks like I'll be changing the name of the boat after all. The original owner is still using Dunstable Diver on his new rig, and though I know it's not 'strictly' necessary, it's a decent excuse to change a name I'm not totally happy with.

So what is the sacred rite I need to perform to ensure I am not cursed with bad luck and end up in Davey Jones' locker? (arghhh, Jim lad etc etc)
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Old 16 January 2013, 13:15   #2
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I was always told to do it when the boat is out of the water and tell the boat why you are doing it.

I am sure you will get lots more replys
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Old 16 January 2013, 13:21   #3
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There's loads on the net about this, here's an example:

Renaming Your Boat - BoatSafe.com
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Old 16 January 2013, 13:27   #4
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There's loads on the net about this, here's an example:

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Yeah, but I thought there'd be a special one for RIBs.
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Yeah, but I thought there'd be a special one for RIBs.
It's basically the same but everyone is dressed in Musto
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Old 16 January 2013, 13:31   #6
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Yeah, but I thought there'd be a special one for RIBs.
Generally, it becomes a question of how to get the name off/on the tubes or which section of the radio licence dsc registration is the hardest?....
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Remove all traces of the old name from the boat. Put the new name on, pour some booze on it then get drunk
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Remove all traces of the old name from the boat. Put the new name on, pour some booze on it then get drunk
+1 for this
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Gave you my advice but having a good swally for an initiation would seal it .. at a location of some spiritual interest with the boat, and I dont mean at the pulpit .. or the offy
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The safest way of not incuring the wrath of the gods is to get the previous owner to remove the name himself.
Then you are safe to rename it yourself.
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If you are a religious man should call a priest to sanctify new boat's name with holly water, holly smokes or whatever they are using, if a non religious man could call a witch doctor and dance madly with him, they know their work to take the curse out. Don't break the champagne bottle in the hull, better drink it very cold specially if it's a Dom Pérignon bottle...

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Old 17 January 2013, 02:05   #12
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What a load of bo***cks!

Just stick a new name on it!

I have sailed on dozens of ships that have been renamed, and no such ceremony was carried out.

We once had a ship called Condolezza Rice, (after the US politician in Bush's cabinet) and we were told we would be changing it. Now given it was a 900 foot long tanker there was an awful lot of the name, Bow, Stern bridge, and every lifebouy and lifejacket, as well as 101 other places.

We were asked for some suggestions on a new name and a lot of different names were put forward from the office and ship, but as I was going to be the one in charge of changing the name I wanted it to be simple, so I suggested the name "A" cos then the next one could be called "B" and so on, would have been nice and easy, so you know what? we were told to change it to Altair Voyager, which is just one letter less than the original That was a pain in the arse.

Anyway since then the ship has sailed round more or less trouble free for the last 12 years.

The bad luck thing has nothing to do with changing the name, however there are some vessels which are blessed with very bad luck (or bad crews!) I know of at least one that never changed the name and had every possible problem, short of a fatality or sinking happen to her!

So choose your name and be happy knowing you will have many years of enjoyment !

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Remove all traces of the old name from the boat. Put the new name on, pour some booze on it then get drunk
I often do this, less the boat name part and the pouring of booze on inanimate objects.

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I explained to her why it had to be done, and she seemed to take it well.
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