[Alberg30] Boat Names - every month

Roger L. Kingsland rkingsland101 at ksba.com
Sun Sep 14 04:49:09 PDT 2003


I like the idea of a monthly name change, that way you can get a sense of
what shows well on the boat and matches your mood.  Just a couple of
thoughts, not on the name but methods to enable changing it.

Several of us have boat names in obscure foreign languages.  Me, Polynesian
("Mahina Manu"), Gary Baker, Viking Runes (I am not quite sure a rune is a
language bit it sure sounds foreign) ("Sowelu"); Yves Parenteau, Cree
("Chiwan"); Jon Littlefield,  Miwok ("Metikla").  I think we all realize
that, with these kinds of names, we can just make up what they mean.  In
fact even though Jon "swears" Metikla" means, "Reaching a hand underwater
while trying to catch a white suckerfish" I strongly suspect he is pulling
our leach chords.  Although the his translation could fall into the
"stranger than fiction" category, it would not surprise me if it varies
according to whatever odd thing he is thinking about at the time.  Last time
it was probably something like, "smelling breath of bear while eating
buffalo burger with relish (that unexpectedly turned out to be one of those
double meaning things)."  So why not pick some nice sounding word, claim it
is Swahili, and just make it up as you go along.  You could even paint the
name on the transom with small print under it saying "ask me what it means
this month."

Other possibilities.  Slots on the transom to hold different "name boards."
If we all get them and share, it would be like boat swapping only we would
still know where the dust pan was.

Of course the ultimate would be a moving message board (smaller version of
the Times Square thing).  Then the lowly boat name could graduate from a
static, often obscure statement to a dynamic message with true, up to the
minute, editorial content.  Imagine the possibilities;  "(Lee Ann went to)
Timbuktu,"  "Skedaddle (has Catalina 27s for breakfast),"  "(follow me to)
Terra Sub Aqua,"  "(if you follow me, I can't) Steer Naked," "(drop your
anchor) Somewhere Else," "Plus Ultra (is not a tooth paste),"  "Imagination
(gives me a headache)," "Encore, (encore, encore, encore....),"  "Yes Dear
(I did clean the head),"  "(if I) Don't Stop (now, I will drive you and me


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Patty Johnson" <patty5555 at webtv.net>
To: <public-list at alberg30.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 10:33 PM
Subject: [Alberg30] renaming

> I bought my A 30 this year with the name on in "Lee Ann" and dang I have
> been trying to come up with something else.  So...in October it's gonna
> be "Timbuktu".  If I don't like that, gonna change it to "Skedaddle",
> cause it's much faster than my Catalina 27.  I'm not the least bit
> supersticious about anything, cause you all know "It's bad luck to be
> supersticous."  I may well change the name monthly until I find the
> perfect name.
> Patty
> Daphne, Al  (On Mobile Bay...beautiful place to sail!)
> A-30 #461

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