Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#16 Post by tuned » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:25 am

I was taught that the un-naming process was critical to avoid bad ju-ju :scared

The boat gets driven a full circle in reverse, stopping at each main compass point and inciting to each of the four wind gods. I can't remember the names, but Poseidon seems like one of them.
I think adding the frolicking, topless women would only contribute to the effectiveness of the ceremony. Especially with FOUR stops. :nana

Then add the renaming ceremony afterwards, that would make FIVE. By then the rum would have rendered it nonstop methinks :drink4 :tassles
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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#17 Post by twoofakind » Sat Jan 04, 2014 10:10 am

Didn't do none of this when we renamed our boat...first night out was at Canal Fest when that just storm rolled in!!! We were the bumper for everyone from hitting the rocks. Had to tie off to the pier across the basin for rest of the night. I'm a believer!!!! :bowdown
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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#18 Post by badmoonrising » Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:18 am

twoofakind wrote:Didn't do none of this when we renamed our boat...first night out was at Canal Fest when that just storm rolled in!!! We were the bumper for everyone from hitting the rocks. Had to tie off to the pier across the basin for rest of the night. I'm a believer!!!! :bowdown

We were rafted up with 30-40 other boats, including "Kokomo". The 60 foot cruiser that's always with us. They are friends of ours. We broke loose and ended up near the rocks at the boat ramp, I got someone's anchor rope in my prop, shut my engine down...I had to get my other raft up neighbor to keep our raft off the rocks. My dinghy flipped over, lost some stuff...found more stuff after the storm and continued to party when the winds died down around 2 AM. :thumbsup
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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#19 Post by twoofakind » Sat Jan 04, 2014 12:29 pm

That was a very crazy night. I had to retreave our front anchor by hand. I was in the water at the height of the storm literally standing on the rocks holding the boat away. We were using rafts and life vest whatever we could find as bumpers. The pontoon we were rafted to had lost his back quarter rail which we later found had washed up at loyds months later :alright
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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#20 Post by ResQChief9 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:22 am

33 years in the U.S. Navy and I never did a Christening ceremony like this. Damn .... ...I think this one is MUCH better. Wife might not agree ... but ........... :alright
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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#21 Post by wiltoole » Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:27 pm

The last boat I had that I gave an actual name was a 25" Marathon that I named "Loatin-A-Loan" That was the last "boat" I owned, I've had 5 pontoon's since then and my new Bennington 20SS (90 4 stroke Yamaha)is sitting at the dealer waiting for the Spring to arrive. Since this is my first NEW pontoon, I'm going to give it a name but haven'
to gven it much thought so far.... I will, it's only a matter of time.

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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#22 Post by wiltoole » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:03 pm

I posted earlier that the only boat I owned that I
actually named was a 25' Marathon which I named,
"Floatin-A-Loan". I've had four pontoons since then and never named any of them. I just purchased my first NEW pontoon, a Bennington 20SS with a 90 Yamaha 4 Stroke and being a boat nut all my life and serving four years in the US Coast Guard as a Boatswainmate, last evening it hit me..... I think I'm going to name my new pontoon......... "Coasty's Dream" ...... no humor, not cute but full of pride. Still have till end of March to change my mind, I decided to leave it at the Dealer over the winter.

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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#23 Post by abypfcs » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:44 am

Having spent my entire working career as either a golf club professional or in golf sales, for me there are "NO BOGIES" when on the water. Thus the name for my Hurricane Deck Boat. The graphic is of a frog swinging a golf club.

My Wife doesn't want me to name the new Bennington Pontoon.

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Re: Christening ceremony - for new or changing a boat's name.

#24 Post by Henpecked » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:11 pm

I’m very confused. Do you have a video of a ceremony. I think that would clear the fog.

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