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Boat names can and will be used against you in a court of law

It's not very often that the subject of boat names is raised in a courtroom, but that's exactly what happened Monday in Chicago.

In the trial of a former police officer accused of perjury and obstruction of justice, the defendant was asked if he was proud of his reputation of taking the law into his own hands, and if that was why he chose "Vigilante" as a boat name. (Read the full story from Matthew Walberg in the Chicago Tribune.)

There's a lesson here for you folks trying to come up with the 'perfect' boat name. Sometimes, a boat name can be too perfect, and can come back to haunt you.

Has anyone ever heard of anything like this happening before?

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