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Old 06-17-2011, 09:25 AM
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I've heard both sides...just curious if anyone has done it and what was the outcome - if any?

Had my boat for 8 years now and haven't renamed it - just removed the old name. It costs enough to maintain without inviting problems.
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:53 AM
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http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm

Also in Pompano and about to perform the cerimony in the link. I hope Posidon or Neptune isn't on THT, the new name is in my sig.....
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:50 AM
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My last boat I renamed and it blew the engine.

The new boat is staying just the way it is. Changed home port only and still runs perfect.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:52 AM
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Only if you are superstitious.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by captainrich View Post
http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm

Also in Pompano and about to perform the cerimony in the link. I hope Posidon or Neptune isn't on THT, the new name is in my sig.....
Good luck, let us know how it goes. I sent the link home to see what the wife thinks. If it all goes pear shaped, I can say it was her idea.

Interesting, I have the same jobs on my boat as you do on yours.
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I've renamed several boats in the past and will probably do so in the future. Granted, I expect problems from a boat, named, no name or re-named.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:58 PM
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A friend of mine has had several boats & never renamed any of them, 2 of them sank at the dock..
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Roll Tide View Post
A friend of mine has had several boats & never renamed any of them, 2 of them sank at the dock..
Sounds like you friend need to find a different hobby.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:26 PM
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I have re-named every boat ..... Pour some beer over the bow... Thank Poseidon in your own way....

Make sure you remove any ID from old name before u do it......
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:38 PM
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I have also re-named all of my boats, no procedure, just took the old name off and put the new one on. I don't believe in any of that bad luck crap.

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Old 06-17-2011, 03:53 PM
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There are certain thing a man just shouldn't mess with. I could probably start a new thread on that topic (maybe someone else wants to?) But as far as boats go, never change the name (no matter how much you hate it) and never bring (or let a passenger bring) bananas on your boat. BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN!
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:58 PM
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I renamed a boat once... called her "Banana". Would love to go diving and visit that boat some day...
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:56 PM
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Well, we need to decide if this is good luck or bad luck. Here's my tale of woe over renaming a boat.

I bought a 31 Jupiter that had been named Joy Ride. Before renaming her, I had the bottom soda blasted and they did extensive damage to the gelcoat. By the time it was repaired and the boat was repainted, It cost about $20,000 to fix, but the boat was also stunning to look at. I then applied the new vinyl graphics with the new name on the boat. But I did not do the renaming ceremony before I had Matson ship the boat to Maui.

Somewhere during shipping, Matson dropped a container on the newly renamed boat and the boat was a total loss. More bad luck on top of bad luck. But there was also some good luck, because Progressive Insurance covered the full stated value I had insured the boat for. The next bit of good luck was that during this whole process, the boat market was crashing, so with the payoff, I was able to buy a Venture 34 and rigged it out just like I wanted. I probably made a little profit on the deal, but was also without a boat for over a year.

So, is it luck, superstition or what? I don't know, but, you can bet I have NOT renamed the Venture!
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