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Blogging about Boat Names in the Abacos

I just came across a fantastic blog entry by a retired couple in the Abacos.

One of our pastimes at anchor is listening to channel 68, which in the Abacos is the cruisers’ hailing channel or frequency.

Read on at their blog here.

He said Erection - Heh Heh

Sorry, but I just can't pass up the opportunity for a good Beavis and Butthead reference.
Anyway, some dude named Chris just sent me an email saying:

I am purchasing a 28' Rinker cruiser. I own a steel erection company in the chicagoland area. My wife Michelle and I are proud parents of two girls Hannah and Hayley. I was thinking of something along the line of work (nuts and bolts )or something with steel or iron in it. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated. Thank-You
First of all, Chris, congrats on your purchase, but... You should know... I'm just back from the Hartford boat show this evening and a sales rep from a dealer of a boat manufacturer that will remain nameless called the brand of boat you are buying "Stinker Rinkers". While I thought this was immature, they went on to explain how their boats were made better... But, whatever. Rinkers still have a good rep in my mind, so pay no attention.

Second of all; while I jest in the title of this post, I do believe 'work' may be the way to go - Steel The Day, In the SEAA.
Although, there is also the H-H factor of your two precious daughters.

H20 comes to mind, as does Ha-Ha (just for laughs).

I'm sure you'll come up with something great, and when you do, don't forget to buy your boat lettering here.

Brothers in Arms

I just got a great request for a boat name - this is among the best information I've seen from someone looking for boat name assistance since I started this blog. It is a sincere story about a couple of brothers (in-law) that are building a boat together. What a journey they will enjoy. Please read their message and click on 'comments' to help them out. All I could think of is an old Dire Straits tune.

message from Kevin Wells and Andy Turner:
My brother in law and I are building our first boat. We would like to come up with a good name for it. The boat is a 12' skiff. We both live in Virginia Beach and I am a carpenter and my brother in law is a diver.

While you're thinking about how to help Kevin and Andy with their boat name, enjoy this video from YouTube:

Random Boat Names

Generated these boat names today on the Boat Name Generator and thought they were pretty good:

Good Fish

Buoys of Summer

Aye Sail
Give it a couple of clicks yourself, and if you come up with any boat names that you would recommend to a friend, please post them here as comments.

Aye Love NY

regal boatBrian just sent in the following message. Can you help Brian name his new boat?

I just purchased our second boat, a 27' regal 2700 open bow. We enjoy our days on the water with family and friends. Our first boat was a 21' that was two years old and too small. We're from Upstate NY. The boat is red.

regal boatNot a bad background, and a nice boat as viewed from these photos I found on the official Regal website.

Now that I'm sufficiently distracted, let's get down to the business of boat names.

Let's review. What do we know about Brian and his boat? Here's what comes to my mind:

Red, Upstate NY means fresh water boating, 2nd Boat, family and friends.

With that and a sip of Jack Daniels, here I go with my boat name suggestion-predictions. Feel free to weigh in with your own suggestions by clicking 'comments' below.

First Boat II (like Rambo)
Big Apple (You are in NY and the boat is red)
Aye Love NY
Red Aye

Top Boat Names from December

Below is just a small selection of the great boat names that were purchased as either vinyl lettering at CustomBoatNames or as personalized, embroidered shirts or hats at during the month of December 2007:

The Operator
Wet Dream
Blue Inn
Steel Reelin'
First Light
Superior Queen
Mystic Spirit
There were also a ton of shirts purchased with our signature Captain and First Mate embroidered on the chest. What? Don't have yours yet? Good news, BoatNameGear is running a special where you can buy a white polo Captain shirt along with a pink First Mate t-shirt together and save a bundle. Order yours today!

Boat Lettering Made Easy

Buying vinyl boat lettering looks a lot easier at Custom Boat Names these days. Check out the site's new flash intro and easy to use design features to create and order boat lettering in minutes.

The lettering seems easy-to-apply as well, so you don't have to pay somebody to do something you can easily do yourself, or wait for a sign shop to have an opening two weeks from next Tuesday!

On the web:

Boat Name of the Day

As seen on the Boat Name Ideas machine at -

Best boat name generated today:

Knot Surprised

Second best boat name:

Permanent Exta-Sea

Gizmo - Why Knot?

The editor of the marine electronics weblog - - is trying to name his new boat and sounds like he needs some help. According to his New Year's Eve blog post, he's looking at names such as Big Gizmo, Gizmo the Large, Maybe just plain Gizmo, and add a "Li’l".

I sense a theme in the names.

Wikipedia just told me that the word Gizmo is a placeholder name for any small technological item, and that other similar names are gadget, widget, thingamajig, blobject (I never heard of blobject), so the boat name makes sense for the electronics editor of a major boating magazine.

Why not help the fella out with his boat name? Visit and leave a comment with your suggestions.

Suggest some boat names and WIN!

How to help: Read the boat name stories on this site, then suggest boat names by adding a comment after any post.

How to win: Non-anonymous users who suggest boat names will be eligible for a random drawing of a personalized boat name t-shirt from each month.

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