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    well I'm trying to think of an appropriate name for the boat only problem is the only other Edward J Smith I know that was in charge of a water craft was the captain of the Titanic.

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    Britannic?
    Olympic?

    Sorry
    How unsinkable do you feel?
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    Poseidon.

    don't do as they did in the film though.
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    Granny - the apple of your eye?

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    his other ships included Olympic, Adriatic, Celtic, Coptic, Germanic,and Lizzie Fennell.

    Tempted to name her Iceberg. That way I know where the danger lies.

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    He slammed the Olympic into the HMS Hawke leaving Southampton, capsised the Germanic in New York, blew up a boiler on the Republic, beached both the Adriatic and the Falling Star of Coptic.....

    Whatever name you decide on I hope you have better time of it.
    Perhaps it would be safer to change YOUR name rather than the boat's.
    Picture yourself in a boat on a river,

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    I named my Prospecter after my mother (Betty). Like her the canoe is dependable, forgiving and open. She also provides me with shelter, joy and comfort. Just like my mother did.

    Sorry to be a bit gushing on this one but I honestly believe that my boat is blessed with the spirit of my mum since I gave her that name!

    Of course some people just don't give their boat a name at all!!

    Happy paddling whatever you decide to call her.

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    My boat has different names depending on whether I'm trying to pull her off the line that's heading for the big pointy rock, pole her up river, or get her onto my shoulders after a long hard day. Very few of them are printable - but she still knows that I love her.

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    In time, you'll find that the name will come to be known to you.

    I'd imagine that boats, like many things, have names that are known, common names if you will, and names that are unknown.

    Still, all that said, this post was no help at all in naming the boat tho' eh !


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    I have one canoe with a name. The name is "Ulli." You may use any other name.

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    Our sea kayak is called Anam Cara (soulmate in Gaelic). We like to think she is at one with us and the sea.

    Good luck with naming your boat.

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    Never really thought of naming my boat, perhaps lettering on the underside proclaiming "please turn over" or "other way up" may be suitable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ed bassett
    I named my Prospecter after my mother (Betty). Like her the canoe is dependable, forgiving and open. She also provides me with shelter, joy and comfort. Just like my mother did.

    Sorry to be a bit gushing on this one but I honestly believe that my boat is blessed with the spirit of my mum since I gave her that name!

    Of course some people just don't give their boat a name at all!!

    Happy paddling whatever you decide to call her.
    Hope you used alcohol or it doesn't count!

    Phil

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    I was doing up a boat for fishing from with a mate (complete disaster) , But one of the names we came up with was "Zulu" . Its a yaughting term/flag that means "I need a Tug" witch for some reason we found quite funny !!!
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    [quote=PhilParry]Hope you used alcohol or it doesn't count!

    We actually had a launch cermony where much alcohol was used, although as I remember, not much of it landed on the boat .

    My Hermes is called "Hakuna Matata" which is Swahili for "No Problem"

    My Ranger 14 has yet to be named, any suggestions?

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    My old coleman was called "Pris" after a charecter in Bladerunner- she was great fun and good value, but essentialy mass produced.

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    I had to name my boat Dougout as it seemed the most appropriate thing to call it!

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    (currently in and not out) Hopefully I will be Dougout this weekend!

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    Sorry to awaken a sleeping thread....

    The best name will come to you from the boat, when it's ready.

    Mine was on the second outing and some even less experienced (than my two trips ) pals were in the boat - hence Meanderer...

    Let us know when you get there.

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    hadn't thought on nmaing my boat either. a friend asked what is was called on sunday last.
    smoe thoughts so far
    oh buggerit
    oh sodit
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    how about breakout as in eddy(river feature)
    or better call it 'eddy breakout'
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    overdraft seeing as the amount of money I trying not to spend on what I though would be a relatively cheap hobby - well comapred to off roading a Land Rover.

    I was thinking of Nimue

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    I had a Mirror dinghy that I christened 'feather lite', does that count?
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    We were given a canoe at work (hospital for learning disablied) a good few years ago------we called her 'Zanussi'-------because the powers that be couldn't supply us with a washing machine.
    Zanussi was used a few times before becoming home to a wee mouse who came into the ward for shelter!

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