Boat name suggestions?

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by yellowlab, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    Im picking her up this week and wondering if you folks have any good name suggestions?
  2. ksagee New Member

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    Here is a name that will fit......"Debtor's Prison"
  3. Mark Walker Active Member

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    John:XXIv3
    (Joking, off course. May your catch be bountiful and your friends more.)
  4. Mark Moore Just a Member

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    Manina....a young lady I knew in Argentina a while ago. Always wanted to name my sailboat after her, for some reason my wife didn't quite understand.
  5. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Yellow Lab
  6. Radway Member

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    "Swell Dancer!"
  7. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    I name them after my kids or nicknames of loved ones usually.

    Is your new boat a drifter or gas powered?
  8. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    Jerry, she is powered by an outboard. I was thinking of encorporating either my wife's or sons name with a reference to fishing if possible. Keep the names coming.... Im still open to any creative ones. I like Swell Dancer so far.
  9. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Fish Seoul
    Kim Kruiser
  10. Smalma Active Member

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    Since retirement I refer to mine as "My Office"!

    Tight lines
    Curt
  11. Jerry Daschofsky Moderator

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    Ok, powered is different, why I asked. Usually on power boats (since they have a tendency to break down occasionally) I like to give off the wall names. That way if it does break down you aren't swearing at your wife or kids (in a round about way LOL).

    Do you have a keyphrase you like? Either a nickname of yours, or an off the wall oneliner? Like people putting "My Yacht" or "Miyatt" so you can say "Wanna go for a ride on MY Yacht?" type phrase for a ride on a dinghy. LOL. Just an example. But something like that.
  12. Guy Gregory Active Member

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    Best I've seen in a while: A 50-foot yacht named "Change Order", towing a small inflatable named "Original Contract"....

    My driftboat was named Row v. Wade.

    For powerboats, I'm partial to full names of adults who have passed through my life...in sort of a New England fashion. I named one after an old friend, and ultimately shortened it, like from John K Smith to Johnny K, but the memories of the person came aboard with me every time.
  13. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Yellowlab's Kennel or The Kennel
  14. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    Kerry, thats a good one... perhaps more appropriate: "Dog house" or the "Dog Pound"
  15. SuperSecretCIA Be Like Mike!

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    Here's a few names for you Paul:

    Fishy Business
    Predator
    Reel Estate
    Restless Soul
    Somethings Fishy
    Playing Hooky
    Reel Life
    Knot on my Boat!
    My Last Boat, IV :hmmm:


    Enjoy your new boat. :beer2:
  16. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Just for the record, my stern reads;
    "FISHDONTCARE
    WHATYOUPAID"
  17. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Not bad, but sounds too much like "Manini," which is the Hawaiian name for a certain small fish, and also is sometimes used as a generic term for "small fish." Some other guys and I once formed a bodysurfing club, and one member jokingly suggested we call ourselves "Kukai Manini." We ended up calling ourselves "Ho'o Mai Nalu" which translated roughly as "getting together to ride some waves."

    OK, now, how about "Kim Chee?" Or "Kims' Chee?"
  18. yellowlab Active Member

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    In a van... down by the river, WA
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    Fantastic! Love it, keep em' coming!!!
  19. Mark Moore Just a Member

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  20. SAVE STILLY NATES Banned or Parked

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    This is my neighbors. "On the job"
    When someone calls you when you are on the river(like your Girlfriend/wife), and they ask "where are you?" you say you are "on the job" :)