The story behind your boat's name

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dpvandy01, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. dpvandy01

    dpvandy01 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Sep 6, 2007
    Cincinnati, Ohio/Ohio River
    2003 320 Sundancer
    2012 185 Sport
    2014 Sea Fox 256 Commander
    Twin 6.2L Close Cooled V-Drives & 3.0L Alpha 1, 300 Yamaha OB
    We've done this before but with several thousand new members maybe we could have another run at it

    Jimi Thing II - is the title of a Dave Matthews song Jimi Thing.

    "lately I've been feeling low, a remedy is what I'm seeking, I take a taste of what's below come away to something better, what I want is what I've not got and what I need is all around me"

    "if you could keep me floating just for a while, till I get to the end of this tunnel Jimi"
  2. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    My work schedule for 48hrs.

  3. mmcguire2002

    mmcguire2002 Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    MDR, CA
    2003.5 Sea Ray 340 DA
    8.1 Horizons
    Saoires translates to "freedom" or "liberty", which is what going away for the weekend on the boat represents to me.
  4. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Dave's going to bust you guys for not searching for this.Whats your Boats name and what does it mean to you

    When my wife and I were dating I had a 220OV SeaRay. Recently Divorced I was contemplating selling it. One night I took her out to Dinner on Lake Union in Seattle by boat. While we waited for a table we went into a jewlery store next door and were talking about it was a stupid idea to sell something we both enjoyed so much. In the store she spotted a Necklace with Dolphins on a medallion similar to this one.

    My (now)wife loves Dolphins, as they have special meaning to her from when she scattered some of her mother's ashes in the ocean near Catlina Island, the dolphins came to greet them. On the Medallion's tag was a description of the Necklace and how The Dolphin's were symbol's of the Celtic Godess of the Seafarers -Nehalennia.

    We bought it immediately, had a great dinner and I told her I think we just found the Name for My Boat.
    We sold Nehalennia to by our house in 1998. Without a boat for a full year, we went crazy doing yardwork and drove in a truck for vacations.
    In 2000 we found a 230OV "Nehalennia II" which we sold July 07.

    We looked, found a bought Nehalennia III in last December 07. Since Nehalennia is tough enough to communicate with on the VHF, I didn't really want to name this boat Nehalennia III. Even though we like the Celtic Name, I'm Icelandic, and proud of the Scandinavian and Viking heritage.
    The Scandinaian/Viking Rune for three which is a triangle. So I designed a new Name and design.
    It has the Rune symbol for three and added the Three Dolphins to represent the 3 Nehalennias. So we just use Nehalennia.
  5. I can't tell you I'm still in the witness protection program.:smt043

    The Bayliner guys are still after me to kick my a$$ !!!. :wow: . :wow:
  6. JEMCO

    JEMCO New Member

    Sep 27, 2009
    1981 SeaRay SRV 245
    5.7 LX - and a Yamaha 9.9 Kicker
    Great story Todd - does that mean I have to get divorced (again) so I can get a great boat with a good name like yours? :smt043
    I still think your boat cleaned up great....:smt038
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  7. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    As a kid growing up in MI I used to walk miles of beaches along Lake Huron looking for treasures that might have washed up on the shore. Didn't find any, but did pick up a nickname of Beachcomber.

    In the 70's and 80's when CB radios were the thing to have my CB handle became Beachcomber.

    My wife and I met about 6 years ago. She'd never been around boats so I told her if she and I were going to become a "thing" she would have to accept boating as a big part of her life because it was a big part of mine. I owned a 330 Dancer at that time and she fell in love with boating (and me) very fast.

    When we were thinking of a name for the 550 I remember my CB handle and suggested Beachcomber. It's easy to say on the radio, fit on the transom and both of us liked it. It fit our style of boating, which it anchoring in out of the way places and exploring in the dinghy. So Beachcomber it became.
  8. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    Ha ha....I remember those silly CB handles!
  9. avguy

    avguy New Member

    Dec 19, 2006
    East TN
    '05 240 Sundeck
    350 Mag
    Nothin to Plunder...... Jimmy Buffett....a pirate looks at forty.
  10. At Ease

    At Ease New Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Oct 28, 2007
    At Ease -

    My wife and I were both in the military. She retired from the AF after 23 years as an Air Traffic Controller and Recruiter, and I spent 4 years in the AF as a computer technician and 6 years in the Army as an Infantry Drill Sergeant. It seemed fitting.
  11. duckmnn

    duckmnn Member

    Jul 21, 2010
    Grafton IL where the IL and Mississippi rivers com
    270sundancer 1996
    454 B3
    Since this is the first boat my wife and choose to name.We named it after are son we just had and my hunting passion.My wife said this her life and loves it.(Chase N Ducks).Chase being are sons name.
  12. MLauman

    MLauman Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Madison, MS
    1997 270 Sundancer
    7.4 Bravo II
    Previous boat, a Searay 230DA burned to the waterline in a marina fire along with about 90 others. A week later we were searching for a name for our new 270. 'Fired Up' seemed to fit nicely.
  13. VinceR

    VinceR New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Shreveport, LA
    Years ago when we started cruising the waterways our friends thought it was a "wild" idea. Since our last name is Rice we named our first cruiser and our next two and current cruiser "Wild Rice".
  14. floriduramax1

    floriduramax1 Active Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    280DA, Magic Tilt triple axle, 2006 GMC 2500 D/A
    T4.3/ Alpha
    Normally not superstitious, but sure don't want trouble on the water! So I'm torn between leaving the name"Dream Girl" rather than going thru the "ritual" I will be getting "her" next week and will try it out for a while...
  15. ross91

    ross91 New Member

    Sep 6, 2010
    Lake michigan
    1991 sea ray sundancer 250 DA
    454 mercruiser bravo I
    When my wife and I were still running the river on our little jet boat one guy had trouble remembering our names. (Marcy and Ross). So he started calling us "Martini and Rossi" so he would remember. it ended up sticking with many people so we decided it would be a good name for the new boat! Still have to put it on but that's a winter project!
  16. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    No just take your current bride into the jewlery store more often...I guess
  17. jrm005

    jrm005 New Member

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Trail
    2010 185 Sport
    4.3 Mercruiser
    My wife named our boat. We have 2 boys, and when you include me you come up with Three Buoys.
  18. 1956olds

    1956olds Active Member

    Oct 31, 2009
    michigan,saginaw bay
    1992 370 ec
    twin cummins 6bta's 300 hp
    Rl80 pathfinder radar/chartplotter,SH 2150 matrix vhf w/ais
    quicksilver 8
    When going out on the water its kinda like getting ready for a date!!Hence " Sea Date"
  19. Southpaw II

    Southpaw II Active Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Madison, MS
    2001 380 DA
    T8.1 Horizons
    "Southpaw II"...this is the 2nd "Southpaw", but my wife and I are both lefthanded.

  20. billnpat

    billnpat New Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Lindenhurst N.Y.
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Onan 21.5Kw di
    Twin-Zeus-Cummins QSC 600 (T-574 hp - 420 kW) Zeus Propulsion includes Helm joystick, Skyhook® Stati
    This should cheer you up....:grin:

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