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dalelargent
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Initially Posted - 05/08/2020 :  10:34:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Some of you may remember a few months back we were considering a Catalina
36mkii. It came up on this forum as I was seeking advice on engine hours.

Well, back in March, just prior to shelter in place orders, we took ownership of Skinny Dipper. I thought to share our excitement with you as I remembered to add the boat to my signature profile today.

She seems to be a great boat and we are very excited, though we have barely been aboard due to lock down. Hopefully we will return in a few weeks.

She is moored in Poulsbo, WA on Puget Sound. We are hoping to become full-time cruisers by the end of the year. Woot!

We do intend to change her name to “Absolutely,” which is what Nikki said when I asked her to marry me. :)

Any great tips for re-naming ceremonies that doesn’t include a virgin’s pee?

We are keeping Molly Jim on her trailer this year. I don’t have the heart to sell her yet as I love her so. Time will tell...

1989 c25 WK/TR #5838
1998 Catalina 36 mkii
1983 Vagabond 14

Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/08/2020 :  13:15:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bravo. Wishing you all the best on this life changing passage!

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 05/08/2020 :  17:32:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by dalelargent


Any great tips for re-naming ceremonies that doesn’t include a virgin’s pee?

Well, that rules out my favorite re-naming ceremony.

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 05/08/2020 :  17:53:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All the best!

Peter Bigelow
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Rowayton, Ct
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 05/09/2020 :  08:06:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wonderful! I've sometimes made the claim that every additional three feet doubles the "size" of a boat, so doing the math... Well, maybe I have to revise my formula, but it seems that way. The Catalina is a BIG 36 feet! I should buy one of those and move aboard--it would make me get rid of several tons of stuff!

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 05/09/2020 08:06:52
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Caribbean Soul
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Response Posted - 05/09/2020 :  11:30:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
BIG CONGRATS! These steps seem logical to me. I was going to rename my "new" C25 but then the name got into my soul and also I need to get her to the caribbean so... [https://www.discoverboating.com/resources/ceremony-for-renaming-your-boat]

Caribbean Soul - Ithaca NY - C25 - 1983 - SR/FK - Traditional layout - #3429 - She's Fixin' a Boat - Help!! :)
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glivs
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Response Posted - 05/09/2020 :  21:00:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Fantastic...a whole new world to explore now. Congrats!

One of my prized possessions on our C-25 is a brass coat/hat hook my daughter picked up at a recycling chandlery in Poulsbo.

Gerry & Leslie; Malletts Bay, VT
"Great Escape" 1989 C-25 SR/WK #5972
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zeil
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Response Posted - 05/10/2020 :  22:16:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Congratulations... wow... big steps

How about "KNOT Free" or "Knot Home"


Henk & Johanna
Mariah '96 C250WB #191
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 05/11/2020 :  06:31:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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How about "KNOT Free" or "Knot Home"
Those are $+!nkp*+ names. A sailboat should be something like Andante, Poet's Lounge, or (ahem) Passage. (Sorry Bruce.) ...or Caribbean Soul. ...or Absolutely.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-USCG-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 05/11/2020 06:37:09
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dalelargent
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Response Posted - 05/14/2020 :  19:35:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind words. :). We are very excited. We head up there next week to enjoy 4-6 days aboard. Some boating and lots of projects.

I also appreciate the re-naming ceremony link. Thanks Caribbean Soul! It sounds like I need to invest in a lot of champagne!

And Zeil, what do you think of “Tied the Knot”? Lol!

I think, however, we will stick with “Absolutely.” Our first wedding anniversary is in June, and we thought it would be cool to rename her on on that day.

Fair winds all, and know that I still read this forum everyday. So valuable to me.

Dale

1989 c25 WK/TR #5838
1998 Catalina 36 mkii
1983 Vagabond 14
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 05/21/2020 :  05:54:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frankly I like Andiamo or “Seas the Day”

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

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Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 05/21/2020 :  06:33:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I like "Absolutely." Fellow sailors always ask how you named your boat. Your story is great. It reveals something about you. Clever puns are fun for boat names, but a name with a great story behind it elevates it.

Steve Milby C&C 35 Landfall ("Captiva Wind"); Cal 25 ("Fahrvergnügen")
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Edited by - Steve Milby on 05/21/2020 06:33:36
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islander
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Response Posted - 05/21/2020 :  15:53:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cats Meow ???

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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TEM58
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Response Posted - 05/24/2020 :  09:30:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That’s great, congrats on a superb boat! We made a similar transition a couple of years ago. Fully understand your separation anxiety— we arrived in Florida from Texas just as the lockdowns started. Put the boat on the hard and headed home before we got stranded. Unfortunately we were unable to hold onto our C250 so are now without an available boat!

Tim M
“Perfect Match II”
2003 C350 #35
PO "Wine Down"
2000 C250 WK #453
PO "Perfect Match"
1983 C25 SR/SK #3932
Lake Belton
Belton, TX
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