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Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:13 pm

I bought a 1999 :macx: in July this year.
It's in awesome shape and just got a new motor...Tohatsu 50 HP TLDI w/ remote power tilt/trip...electric oil injection.

It's time to name her and get some lettering.

Does anyone have some clever name ideas and advice on lettering?

I'm a deviant here in Kemah, Tx in that...the Mac is considered a peice of junk. I've had my eye on 'em for about 15 years since I first owned a 21' Mirage cabin pocket cruiser back in the 90's. Despite what my classical sailing friends say...I love her.

Suggestions?

thanks,
Te :macx:

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Québec 1 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:26 pm

Hybrid 1 is a cool name for the times1
I used these guys
https://www.myboatsign.com/?wm_ctID=81& ... +lettering
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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by jcasale » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:27 pm

Start with how you feel while sailing (on a Mac or not), add a little bit of pride and finish up with what you hope to gain from your Macgregor.

John
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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:37 pm

I liked your closing in the "Going Sailing" post:
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Got Wind?

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Re: Time to name my boat

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Trouts Dream » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:05 pm

TexasDan40 wrote: I'm a deviant here in Kemah, Tx
Not sure if that fits?

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by johnnyonspot » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:19 pm

Are you Italian? If so, how about "A Dago's Buy"? :D

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Trouts Dream » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:29 pm

fegtaboatit

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:13 pm


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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:15 pm

Trouts Dream wrote:
TexasDan40 wrote: I'm a deviant here in Kemah, Tx
Not sure if that fits?

Ooo, I really like that.
Te :macx:

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Doug W » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:34 am

Good question. I've been wrestling with the same question. I thoroughly enjoy witty names and have a couple in mind. Names like Windchester, as in the lever action 30/30. I also think Carbon Credit is funny given the current environment (no pun intended). :) I've also got a couple names that mean something to me or describe parts of my personality; however the name I keep coming back to is one that on face value seems plain but it's very esoteric on multiple levels -- plus my sons like it. To me, naming a boat is important.

I found out the hard way that I should not have named our old boat after my wife. The Angie Lynn was a great boat but as she aged and I was constantly stuck on the ramp, towed in every major lake, etc... my language about the Angie Lynn was not very diplomatic around the Admiral. :|

Good luck in naming your boat!

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:34 am

Québec 1 wrote:Hybrid 1 is a cool name for the times1
I used these guys
https://www.myboatsign.com/?wm_ctID=81& ... +lettering
Image

Thanks Q...How did you come up with the name for your boat?
Te :macx:

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by TexasDan40 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:43 am

Doug W wrote:Good question. I've been wrestling with the same question. I thoroughly enjoy witty names and have a couple in mind. Names like Windchester, as in the lever action 30/30. I also think Carbon Credit is funny given the current environment (no pun intended). :) I've also got a couple names that mean something to me or describe parts of my personality; however the name I keep coming back to is one that on face value seems plain but it's very esoteric on multiple levels -- plus my sons like it. To me, naming a boat is important.

I found out the hard way that I should not have named our old boat after my wife. The Angie Lynn was a great boat but as she aged and I was constantly stuck on the ramp, towed in every major lake, etc... my language about the Angie Lynn was not very diplomatic around the Admiral. :|

Good luck in naming your boat!
LOL Doug. I really like the Carbon Credit Offset idea. Yeah, I think I've ruled out naming her after my wife too. I thought about making a political statement, but naaa...

It's got to be more about what sailing does to me; freedom from work, serentiy on God's earth, self reliance, romance, adventure...it'll come to me.

Thanks for your post.
Te :macx:

p.s. I noticed you didn't reveal your favorite for your boat.

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Currie » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:59 am

johnnyonspot wrote:Are you Italian? If so, how about "A Dago's Buy"? :D
Or better yet if you're *not* Italian.....

"Not a Dago's buy"

hehe :D

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Re: Time to name my boat

Post by Trouts Dream » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:23 pm

For what its worth, here's how the Admiral and I came up with the boat name.

Criteria:
Had to be somewhat nautical, had to have secondary meaning to us.

I am an engineer and my wife was adiploma nurse till her mid-40s when she went back to school on line and got her degree too.

Boats name is:

Two Degrees Out

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