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  • 16 Apr 2017 11:20
    Reply # 4754289 on 4075065

    It seems this thread has wandered a bit from its initial theme but as I have an interest in playing with words how about "Framper". This is a name I coined for freedom campers but I thought it sounded quite like a boat bounding across the main and it would make quite a good name for a boat.

    David.


  • 16 Apr 2017 09:48
    Reply # 4754248 on 4753570
    Robert Biegler wrote:
    Bryan Tuffnell wrote:Simply The Best III?
    I had an experimental bicycle that I named the Manifesto, short for "It's pretty good, really, and next time, it will be absolutely perfect, promise!"  It followed the Womblemobil (repurposed Moulton Mini frame), and the Afterthought (we made up the design while cutting and welding).
    Great names! As are the Culture series.

    I couldn't quite bring myself to name my last boat Innocents Aboard, though the temptation was great. I have an aircraft named Penrod after the Booth Tarkington schoolboy character who fell asleep in class and dreamed he could fly.

  • 15 Apr 2017 17:03
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    Bryan Tuffnell wrote:Simply The Best III?
    I had an experimental bicycle that I named the Manifesto, short for "It's pretty good, really, and next time, it will be absolutely perfect, promise!"  It followed the Womblemobil (repurposed Moulton Mini frame), and the Afterthought (we made up the design while cutting and welding).
  • 15 Apr 2017 02:02
    Reply # 4752912 on 4075065
    Simply The Best III?
  • 14 Apr 2017 23:18
    Reply # 4752760 on 4751714
    Annie Hill wrote:(of course - there are no original names left, unless you invent a word!)
    For my next boat, I fancy Stumbleweed, taken from a Terry Pratchett book: it's like tumbleweed, only less athletic.  And I wished that Dona Bertarelli had called her new toy Armchair instead of Spindrift 2, just so that the crew of a sailing boat that can cover 908 nm in 24 hours would be known as the Armchair sailors.

    Vaguely inspired by the names of ships in Iain Banks' culture novels (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_spacecraft_in_the_Culture_series), I thought a suitable name for an experimental craft would be What Could Possibly Go Wrong?  Or else It Worked Perfectly On Paper.  The vessel would be followed by the two safety boats Oh Dear and I Told You So.

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  • 14 Apr 2017 21:00
    Reply # 4752602 on 4750016
    Scott Dufour wrote:

    For boatyard repairs, I recommend the name, "Upekka." 

    I like that one, Scott... though for boatyard repairs, it's almost an anagram of 'Upkeepa'.
  • 14 Apr 2017 08:59
    Reply # 4751714 on 4075065
    One Buddhist concept that does make for a beautiful name, especially for a single masted junk is 'to contemplate upon the sound of one hand clapping.'  One Hand Clapping is a gorgeous name.  Sadly a boat has already been called that (of course - there are no original names left, unless you invent a word!).  She was a 28ft boat owned and built by Tony Lush; they entered the 1976 OSTAR, successfully completing, but taking over 50 days to do so.  I've no idea what happened to her after that.
  • 13 Apr 2017 13:23
    Reply # 4750016 on 4075065

    For boatyard repairs, I recommend the name, "Upekka." 

  • 12 Apr 2017 21:07
    Reply # 4748913 on 4075065
    There are some really good concepts in those Pali/Buddhist words, even if they don't make good boat names. (BTW, I would have thought little muddy one too!)

    If I don't get Flutterby out of the boatyard soon, I'll have to think about renaming her Dukkha. (If only that wouldn't make for more time in the yard re-painting the name!)


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  • 10 Apr 2017 18:59
    Reply # 4739786 on 4735578
    Annie Hill wrote:
    Scott Dufour wrote:And in response to too many confused looks by those who don't speak the Buddha's ancient language of Pali, the name Mudita, meaning, "joy unencumbered by self interest" has been replaced with Moon River, meaning, "Two drifters off to see the world".
    Ah, is that what it means?  'Joy, unencumbered by self interest' is such a Buddhist concept, although I should have thought that too much self interest is obviously an antidote to joy.  Alas, in my mind Mudita translated to 'little muddy one', so maybe Moon River will lead to less confusion.

     

    Yup, Annie.  You and everybody else to whom we mentioned it.  Moon River is just so much less trouble. 

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