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I know with boats its tradition to give them a name......or should i say it bad luck not to.
Is it the same with all water going vessels to give them a name before there first voyage.
Im not that superstitious, but at the same time i dont want to push my luck if you know what i mean.
So have you gave your yak a name or just pushed your luck?
If you did, how did you do it? i know they brake bottles on boats.
 

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If you did, how did you do it? i know they brake bottles on boats.
Why not drink the booze, and then spit on the boat....recycling is the go nowadays :wink:
 

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I called the Tempo Fisherman "Aoife" (pronounced Eefa), after an Irish Navy ship. She's granite coloured and big, and a mate of mine saw her and said, "Wow, she's a bit of a battleship isn't she?". Probably stable enough to carry some heavy armament too! ;)
 

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Thinking of renaming mine to 'redfin' in honor of the first catch. The username tie-in is a bonus.

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Red, there is much superstition surrounding the renaming of a boat. It is regarded as a very bad idea
 

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I haven't come up with one yet and I'm waiting for an inspired moment. :roll: At the moment it's just 'The Yak'. eg I'm going out in the Yak

My daughter calls it 'Daddy's Boat'

My wife calls it 'That bloody thing that my husband spends too much time looking at / tinkering with / paddling"
 

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Not very inventive I'm afraid, never even thought about giving her a name. Just refer to her as "the yak"

Cheers all, Andybear

Missis calls it 29kg waste of plastic pellets :evil:
 

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I haven't got a name for mine yet however will be in search for one shortly. Not for reasons of boast or a like however for safety.

Here in NZ the coastguard 8) operate a reasonably good VHF service. I'm in the process of getting a handheld VHF for the yak. Once I register it with the coast guard I also get a call sign and they can take the make model, type of vessel with it.

If I get into trouble for some reason I can give the old
pan, pan, pan
this is Nameyettodecided X3, then call sign X3 (egZM5609) then Nameyettodecided and then call sign followed by call sign
before giving them the low down on why I need help.

Let hope I don't need the old mayday call though. :cry:

Anyhow just pointing out that in naming your yak it does actually add up if the unthinkable should happen. Remember - when things go wrong they generally are caused by a chain of events - any kink or stop in the chain and you've stopped it.

It might seem very minor now but sometimes its the small things that add up.

Apart from that its great to have a name - it gives the yak a personality :D

Thumbs up for the coastguard :D
 

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My P15 is called "Katana". I named her this after my first paddle where she surprised me how well she cut through the slop and wind chop. I had been told to expect little performance from a fishing SOT compared to my old distance ski or the Mirage 580 I had been paddling. Why she certainly isn't a mirage 580 her performance was far in excess of what I expected.

Catch ya Scott
 

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Mines Hobart. Named after the great Hobie Arter who created her. Hobie is just his family nickname. Also a great Aussie connection for an American kayak. Steve.
 

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Peril said:
Red, there is much superstition surrounding the renaming of a boat. It is regarded as a very bad idea
There were two traditional ways of getting around the superstition by old salts...change the name while the boat is out of the water...and another is put a copy of the old name in the boat somewhere, so it never leaves the boat; my old cruiser had 3 pieces of ply under the bunk with different names on each piece.
Because I retained my name of the boat, it was sold unnamed, it has since had 3 owners and 3 more names
 
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My current ride I nicknamed 'Bass Assassin'.....as thats about the only fish I ever catch from it!!......I really need to expand my horizons a little!

My other yak is affactionately known as 'Hers', altho 'she' has not used it very often but I have been told I am not allowed to get rid of 'Her' so that we have two yaks for the one or two occasions where she will get her butt moving and come out for a paddle!!

My new yak to arrive soon, well thats another story......I'll have to get thinking!
 

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When I started fishing I figured an important quality to have was Tenacity so called the boats that.

All my boats had the same name with a sequence number..Tenacity III was 7m and 4tons, with the kayak only 4m and 22kgs I shrank the name to T IV.

My wife likes frogs and because of the colour the espri is The Frog
 

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I want to name my boat something in south african because i have family from over there. Are there andy south africans here or anyone who knows any south african words ( i think the language is call africaans).
 

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I want to name my boat something in south african because i have family from over there. Are there andy south africans here or anyone who knows any south african words ( i think the language is call africaans).
Select a name in english you like, and go to one of the free translation services you will find on Google, and you will get the conversion to your language of choice
 

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I call mine after the name that is printed in colour on the kayak. Its either the 'Viking' or the 'Espri'. Or I'll say "lets take the Sevylor for a run.
To easy and I dont have to worry about superstitions. :shock:
 

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PeterJ said:
i don't believe in superstitions 8)
Either do I, but don't like to see all the old traditions lost in the modern age, and its a bit of fun.

In the navy today they still sit for the royal toast....origins are, if you stood in the old ships you bashed your head on the deck above
 
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