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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Brian_Mc] #71748
04/19/06 07:24 PM
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"Blessing" sounds a whole lot nicer than "Harsh Mistress." I don't believe in giving boats negative-sounding names.

"Harsh Mistress" conjures images of leather and whips.

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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Mary] #71749
04/19/06 07:35 PM
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"Harsh Mistress" conjures images of leather and whips.
The name is taken from the Heinlein novel and the Jimmy Webb song, but now that you mention it. . . the boat has come out on top a few times!!

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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: fin.] #71750
04/19/06 08:39 PM
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I named my first cat spinny GDT - God Damn Thing


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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Chris9] #71751
04/19/06 08:54 PM
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“an island in the Pacific....
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I named my first cat spinny GDT - God Damn Thing
There was a guy back in the '30s that built a number of airplanes with the model numbers begining with DGA. When asked waht DGA meant, he replied, "Damn Good Airplane."

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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: hobie1616] #71752
04/19/06 09:34 PM
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Sfr'n Sucka Cash. Is that a good one for the F18 arms race are what..Sylvester .I hardly use my boat lately so I thought "lightly Salted" would have been appropriate............

Re: Favorite cat name [Re: SunnyZ] #71753
04/19/06 09:36 PM
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South Florida & the Keys
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So, if you are a real hot shot;

"SMOKE WAGON"




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ARC 2101
Miami Yacht Club
Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Brian_Mc] #71754
04/20/06 12:32 AM
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Seabrook, TX
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Gang:

I still get comment on mine. "Stress Free" and when I have a real tuff week. I always am on it. (GRIN). Just don't know if I can get use to what Ashleigh want to name her 4.3. I KNOW I will get some ribbing when I sail "Baby Girl" alone !!!!
(LOL LOL LOL)

Doug and Ashleigh Snell
Hobie 17 "Stress Free"
Sunfish (unnamed)
Soon to be Mystere 4.3 "Baby Girl"
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Re: Favorite cat name [Re: DougSnell] #71755
04/20/06 01:57 AM
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The Netherlands
What about (actually seen!) :
- Dancing with Waves
- Kitty Litter
- Pussy Galore (was a Roberts 27 ft)

Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Boomer] #71756
04/20/06 07:52 AM
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For me the ideal name is

ZEN

No matter what the conditions, the boat you sail should feel like an extension of your arms and legs, just like an essential part of you. You and the craft should feel as one.
The craft you are on should talk in subtle but meaningful ways that tells you what the breese is saying. It is an ongoing conversation between you, your boat, the wind and the water.
It does not matter if it is a "light whispy drifter" or "blowing dogs off chains" it is all the same.

This is how it is for me.

So for me the name is appropriate.

If you don't see sailing in this light then this is probably not an appropriate name or your boat.

Just the way I see it.

Regards,
Phill





I know that the voices in my head aint real,
but they have some pretty good ideas.
There is no such thing as a quick fix and I've never had free lunch!

Re: Favorite cat name [Re: phill] #71757
04/20/06 10:01 AM
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For me the ideal name is

ZEN

No matter what the conditions, the boat you sail should feel like an extension of your arms and legs, just like an essential part of you. You and the craft should feel as one.
The craft you are on should talk in subtle but meaningful ways that tells you what the breese is saying. It is an ongoing conversation between you, your boat, the wind and the water.
It does not matter if it is a "light whispy drifter" or "blowing dogs off chains" it is all the same.

This is how it is for me.

So for me the name is appropriate.

If you don't see sailing in this light then this is probably not an appropriate name or your boat.

Just the way I see it.

Regards,
Phill




Thanks Phill, that is awesome (and wouldn't it have been nice to leave the thread on that note?)


But no...my wife had to come up with a name for the 20, inspired by Bernie Taupin via Elton John.

"You better get back honky cat Living in the city ain't where it's at"

HONKY CAT...I love it.


John H16, H14
Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Boomer] #71758
04/21/06 02:16 PM
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Northfield,NH USA
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We were watching the first Harry Potter movie last night on DVD and the part came on where Harry is introduced to the game Quiditch (sp?). Harry asked what the little ball is called and he is told, "The Golden Snitch" because it is
"an elusive little bugger and wickedly fast". My son turns and says, "That would be an awesome name for the boat...."

My other choice is because I have always been a John D. McDonald fan of his Travis McGee series and one of his boats was called Munequita which means "Little Doll" in Spanish. I like that a lot.

Greg


The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised. - George Will
"It's not that liberals aren't smart, it's just that so much of what they know isn't so" -Ronald Reagan
Re: Favorite cat name [Re: bullswan] #71759
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For those Macintosh fans, icat.

Re: Favorite cat name [Re: Galeo] #71760
04/21/06 04:14 PM
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Bloomington, IN
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For Terry Pratchett fans - "Rincewind". Although not much of a wizard, he excels as a long distance sprinter, and generally comes out on top in the complex unpleasant situations he inevitably finds himself in - an underdog hero type.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rincewind


Jeff
Tiger 849
Re: Naming your cat [Re: Zee] #71761
06/17/08 07:59 AM
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Albuquerque NM
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Albuquerque NM
Team Scratch-N-Sniff

The fleet came up with it, not sure exactly how since we had all been drinking quite a bit.<img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.catsailor.com/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Naming your cat [Re: Banzilla] #71762
06/17/08 08:53 AM
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South Carolina
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My new a-cat is "Single Sail Organism"...working on the graphics now.


Jake Kohl
Re: Naming your cat [Re: Jake] #71763
06/17/08 01:30 PM
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california
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My current boat
"GETTIN' TACKY"
past boats 82 h-18 "Cat'o'Tonic" 80 h-18 "old yeller"
wife's h-14 "sunshine" changed hulls from yellow to orange,became "sunset"
Alltime favorites.
Supercat 20 "INAREGATTATOBEATYA"
Blue h-16 "Blew Bayou"
White h-16 " __________ Trash" (for white trash)
Hobie FX1 "Euro Trash" (Karl?)


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Fairfield, Ca
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Re: Naming your cat [Re: Jake] #71764
06/17/08 01:32 PM
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Names ive considered or thought were funny/catchy: UFO, Bad monkey, Blowfish, BILF (boat id like to flip), Bullseye #1911, Forced induction, No emmissions, Loco Gringo, Blown, Wet Work, Flying dagger, 2nd job, Shoeless (named after great uncle)

Re: Naming your cat [Re: F-18 5150] #71765
06/17/08 01:32 PM
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Netherlands
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I called my first boat "Dynamic Elixir" but I can't seem to find a name for my cat. Maybe one will grow on me after I get into the feel of the boat.

Re: Naming your cat [Re: DennisMe] #71766
06/17/08 01:41 PM
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Reno NV
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Reno NV
Nacra 5.5 named "White Bitch From Hell". I never knew the story behind that. The new owner changed its name to "Hummer".

Re: Naming your cat [Re: Rhino1302] #71767
06/17/08 02:15 PM
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The new owner changed its name to "Hummer".


Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh thats BAD MOJO!!!!

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