Boat Name

I love days off like this 3 day weekend holiday!  This means I get to spend quality time with Joe.

We have spent the first day getting our O’day boat ready, then the next day taking it out on the water.  We launched the boat out on Folsom Lake at Brown’s Ravine yesterday and spent over 6 hours sailing.  Winds were a bit fluky, but when they were blowing, it was fun.

I think we finally have the perfect name for our O’Day 23.  I wanted a name that was not too cutsey, and of course, not crude.  Here are just a few names that I would never consider in a million years: Aquaholic, Berth Control, Bad Kitty, Fish-n-Chicks, Knotty Buoy, Sea-duced, PMS Princess, and Sail Bad the Sinner.  Nope, just not me.

Finally, (drum roll, please…)  we have settled on….

S/V Sea Glass.”   S/V means sailing vessel for you non-sailors. This name is just right since you all know how much I love to sea glass hunt, plus it is an uncommon name not found on any boat lists.  It helps that Joe liked it.  It also passes the “easy to say over the radio test,”  too.

Changing a boat’s name is actually considered bad luck to sailors.  So we have to do a special de-naming ceremony before we can actually name our boat.  We also have to remove all traces of the boat’s former name, which was “No Tee Time.”    The naming ceremony can only take place after the de-naming ceremony.  Both involves bottles of good quality champange to appease the gods.  Sailors are a superstitious bunch, and have many rules such as “never leaving on a Friday,”to name just one.  Sounds silly, I know, but why mess with tradition?  LOL

The previous owner had carefully peeled off the old boat’s name.  The hull had faded around the letters, so I will need to refinish the hull to completely remove the name.   Besides, the hull has some oxidation, so I plan to refinish that, too.  I will order the new name, but will only affix them after both ceremonies.

How did YOU spend your weekend?

Hugs, Carla

9 thoughts on “Boat Name

  1. I like the new name for the boat. Do you get to dress up and wear big floppy hats, etc. for the ceremonies? Seems like if you are going to do it you need to go all the way. How interesting…and fun.

  2. I don’t think my hubby went through the ritual when he’s renamed his various boats — although I do remember him saying something about the bad luck… I guess I’ll have to ask about it! Congratulations on the new toy.

  3. sounds like you are having fun with the new boat.
    we had a busy weekend of camping and boating tried fishing and only had a nibble. the fish are safe when i am out haha
    lots of rain and cool temps over the last couple days… glad to have a quilt to finish up now that we are home again ….. still trying to capture some of the lessons learned with my quilting when the machine is working smoothly
    enjoy the new boat and all the time you will spend with each other with it

  4. When my uncle bought the ‘Arista’ he kept the name the same since it’s decor matched the name. The bar glasses are all etched with the same. When he sold both of the Santa Cruz ’42 and ’52 I think the new owners changed the names from ‘Allure’ in both cases. On his spinnaker was a big orange carrot.

    Cari J.

  5. Nice name! I was thinking of Sand Collector since that is another one of your hobbies while away. Glad you had a great weekend. It was a quiet weekend with the boys, work, gardening and reading for school.

  6. Love the name. The boat sounds like lots of fun.

    I spent my weekend hosting a family reunion. About 20 people showed up Friday night and came back Saturday and Sunday. After the whole Summer in the 90’s everyday, the highs dipped to 82 for those 2 days. It was perfect. By Monday it was hot again but everyone went home so we recovered.

  7. Hi..came across you ‘tag surfing’ & just had to drop you a line to say I’m a fellow quilter/sailor! I’m more of a beginner at both. We plan on selling all our worldly goods & retiring on our boat, S/V Outrageous (we didn’t change boat name when we got her..thought it is a good name) as soon as we can and sail off south. I’m enjoying you blog & will be back often!!

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