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    Hi all,

    Any views on renaming a boat, superstition would suggest its an invitation for bad luck, any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Current Boat: 2016 Bayliner VR6 4.5L 250
    Previous Boat: 2015 Bayliner 175 3.0L TKS 135

    #2
    I may be the minority here, but I am not superstitious and generally dismissive of those who are.
    Matt Train
    BOC Site Team
    Chicagoland, IL

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      #3
      Get a six pack or two.....rip off the old name....attach the new name and say.."Halalulu!"
      Vic Stewart SN
      Past Commander
      Cape Fear Power Squadron
      Ft Myers Power Squadron
      1998 2859 7.4 L/B2
      Raw water cooled

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        #4
        You should probably rename it. A boat with the wrong name? Stuff is going to break. A boat with no name? Stuff is going to break. But if you rename it to something you like, you're all set. Different stuff will break.
        Bryan
        1997 2858 7.4 B2
        1992 Hewescraft
        Puyallup, WA

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          #5
          http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm

          Good excuse to have a party !!!

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            #6
            "LHCAZ" post=811865 wrote:
            http://www.boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm

            Good excuse to have a party !!!
            Now that's a good idea!
            Current Boat: 2016 Bayliner VR6 4.5L 250
            Previous Boat: 2015 Bayliner 175 3.0L TKS 135

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              #7
              "Download_Complete" post=811824 wrote:
              I may be the minority here, but I am not superstitious and generally dismissive of those who are.
              Unless the Lochness Monster is in your lake, you are safe.
              David
              http://www.cambridgeadvertising.org
              http://www.davidladewig.com

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                #8
                I once changed the name will nilly on my boat . No ceremony no reading of prayers and I then i think I left some of the previous name visible .........

                Oh and wait get this i did that all while eating a banana and whistling Dixie to a fully clothed woman standing on the deck of the boat. :woohoo:

                I lived to tell about it but its only for professionals please don't try that at home.

                Now a party thats a noble cause.
                1989 Avanti 3450 Sunbridge
                twin 454's
                MV Mar-Y-Sol
                1979 Bayliner Conquest 3150 hardtop ocean express.
                Twin chevy 350's inboard
                Ben- Jamin
                spokane Washington

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                  #9
                  IMHO, not re-naming a boat is superstitious. Re-naming a boat to match your style is personal preference. Re-naming a boat with some sort of ceremony is tradition. Not re-naming a boat seems like calling your new wife by your ex's name all the time. :whistle:

                  Bad luck happens regardless. We bought our boat new - never named before. When we launched her for the first time, we had a Champagne toast (okay, Prosecco - cause we like that more) and poured the remainder of the bottle over the bow and into the water. Had a great first season. On the second run of this season, we hit a crab trap, endured a 5.5 hour tow, and the boat was laid up for 2 weeks. That was the end of April. Lost the entire month of May. Before she goes out again I'm thinking of offering Neptune a shot of whiskey. Just sayin...
                  Rick
                  "Our Dream" -- 2015 21' Bayliner 642, 4.3 MPI Mercruiser

                  "Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates." Mark Twain

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