The story behind your boat's name

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

  1. NWhippie

    NWhippie New Member

    Aug 29, 2009
    Puget Sound, WA
    1994 250 Express Cruiser
    5.7L Mercruiser

    Bravo II
    Another Buffett reference: Our first "real" boat was a Stingray 180 something and we had many great times on it while our boys were still little. We just called it Ray although it wasn't officially named. When we bought our Sea Ray, we decided to stick with the Ray thing but being Parrotheads, we had to have it reference Jimmy somewhere in there. Buffett's personal secretary is guy and his name is Ramos so we just added the Y and named it Raymos. Satisfies both criteria. "Ramos, where's the hidden track?"

  2. magster65

    magster65 New Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    Saanichton BC Canada
    2002 model 3788
    Twin Cummins 6BTA's
    Good thread... I like the stories...
    Our last boat ('Joe Fabulous' named after my son Joey) was a black '06 240 DA.
    When it sold, everyone was asking why we got rid of 'the black Sea Ray'.
    'Back in Black' fit perfectly cuz' that's what we did... bought another black DA
    ... and we're AC/DC fans too. :thumbsup:

    Last edited: Dec 8, 2010
  3. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    When we bought our current boat it was, and still is, Pretender. It wasn't too offensive so we kept it and my Moher-in-law says its because we are pretending to afford it. Thinking she may be right we named the dinghy "Realist."

    Now that Pretender is for sale and we are looking for the next one we have been thinking of names. We really like "Pau Hana" which is Hawaiian for "quitting time."
  4. OldSkool

    OldSkool Active Member

    May 8, 2010
    Boating on Raystown Lake, Pa
    restored 1976 SRV200
    188 Mercruiser I/O
    I have been a heavy equipment mechanic for many years until I became a manager then worked my way up to the corporate job I now have. I'm the Maytag repairman for our dealer network. All day long a help analyze electronic and computer malfunctions as our units have 4-6 computers in each truck.

    I'm so surprised that everyone goes to the computer when something malfunctions. More times than not it's a mechanical or wiring problem that can be easily fixed.

    When I buy a project vehicle I try to find the lowest tech thing I can. It's easy to work on and the principles of fuel, air, and ignition generally work.

    Old Skool is the epitome of what I am and love.
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  5. Shady money

    Shady money New Member

    Sep 19, 2010
    300 Sundancer 2006
    350 Mags Bravo III
    "Shady Money" Is the name of my boat It fits perfect I am in the glass tinting buisness in the South, I sell shade...
  6. DustinL

    DustinL New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Huntsville,Al / Orange Beach,Al
    1987 Sea Ray 270 Sundancer
    Previous: 1990 Sea Ray 350 Sundancer
    1994 Stryker 2150
    1987 Ebbtide 19
    T-350 mags
    Alpha one drives
    "Long Overdue" got her name in a hurry. I had to come up with a name for documintation. My dad's Jefferson and other boats were named "Long's Lady". I also wanted to be able to use our last name as well. Since I was raised on Sea Ray cruisers and after a string of little boats it was time for my first big Sea Ray. Hence the name Long Overdue.
  7. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    As the only male in a home with 3 women the boat is naturally my escape from rampant PMS hence the boat name is "PMScape".

    Actually my good natured wife came up with the name.
  8. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    5 kids...'nuf said
  9. Bucit

    Bucit New Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    St. Petersburg Florida
    2005 280 Sundancer
    2004 SPD-104 Achilles w/ 8hp Yamaha
    Twin 4.3 MPI's with Alpha drives.
    I sold my 22' walk around and my custom Harley to buy a bigger boat for my one and only 1 year old. I told her it was her birthday present (i don't think she believed me). I wanted to use her name of some sort (Addison) and this is what I came up with. The boat had a terrible name so I did go through the "ritual" and poured a few hundred $$$$ of Champagne into the bay for the gods to drink.
  10. Jack F

    Jack F Active Member

    Oct 3, 2008
    Cape Cod
    2008 240DA,
    Garmin 545s,
    North Star NS100ss.
    350 Mag Seacore BR3
    I’m in the same boat… after the birth of my 2nd daughter a friend said my life will be like a hockey game..3 periods and a lot of fights.

    They say a boat is a hole in the water and since my last name is Fox we named it Foxhole.

    PLAYPEN II New Member

    Dec 8, 2009
    1989 340 EXPRESS CRUISER
    TWIN 454

    Playpen started out as a summerhome in the mountains of Pennsylvania close to Seven Springs Ski Resort. The boat came along and it was fitting to name it PLAYPEN II. Kids sitting in their playpens with all the toys having a blast.
  12. ch435

    ch435 New Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
    2005 Sundancer 280
    Tow with 97 F250 7.3 diesel
    Twin 4.3 mercruisers, with Bravo III Drives
    My previous boat was "Our Pearl". It's meaning was threefold.

    We had just taken two Alaskan cruises on the NCL lines ship named "The Pearl"

    The boat was pearl in color

    Instead of buying actual pearls, this was our pearl.

    Most people assumed it was a spin off the Black Pearl from the Disney Pirate movie, but that really wasn't it, but it could have worked for that too I guess.

    Now I am really stumped on what to name the 280 dancer we just bought. It is blue, and we are taking a cruise on a ship named Sky, so I thought of Blue Sky, or Blue Skies. But that's all I got, and I think I can do better!
  13. Dave8792

    Dave8792 New Member

    Jul 24, 2010
    Geneva, NY
    1990 Sea Ray 230CC, Hummingbird 597CI GPS
    5.7L Merccruiser Alpha I
    The name of our boat "FOOLISHNESS" has a bit of a story behind it.

    My wife lost her mother a couple of years back. She was not a woman who ever really saw the need for glitzy, expensive things that you only enjoyed a couple of months out of the year. She was born in a time of the Great Depression so to say that she was frugal and spend thrifty is an under statement.

    She always looked for the best deal and never splurged on enjoyable things. She always said that those types of things "were nothing but foolishness"

    When we bought the boat this summer, with the enthusiastic help of my father in law by the way, we decided to name it
    "FOOLISHNESS" because that is what my dear departed mother in law would have said it was. So it's a kind of dedication and rememberance to her.

  14. jmagdaz

    jmagdaz New Member

    Sep 27, 2010
    southwest missouri
    1983 sundancer 260
    350 mercruiser w/alpha drive
    new to the site and new to the cruiser world, i am a snap on tool dealer in south west missouri, so when i purchased my first sea ray ('83 260da)
    "JUST TOOLIN AROUND" was born.
    owned boat for 2 weeks now an i absolutely love it.
    its gonna be a long winter waiting for spring.
  15. Pack66Dad

    Pack66Dad New Member

    Aug 26, 2010
    Browns Point, Washington
    1997 41 Convertible
    Caterpillar 3126 Diesels
    Hoser Baby

    It was a nickname I gave my wife when we were first married.

    I was a huge fan of the movie "Strange Brew" and called everyone "hoser" for a time.

    Suffice it to say, we always get asked about our boat name.
  16. streetdoc432

    streetdoc432 Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    Memphis, TN. Docked on Kentucky Lake, TN River
    1988 Sundancer 270, Onan genset, camper canvas, marine a/c, Lowrance HDS-5
    4.3 twins with Cobra drives
    The guy in the slip by me is a horse breeder, just loves equine. He named his boat Hoof Hearted. Try hailing that one on the VHF. I did think it was pretty original though!
  17. foxyc

    foxyc New Member

    Jul 28, 2010
    Vancouver Island
    2001 Sundancer 310 DA
    Twin 454 Mercruisers EFI w/Bravo III Drives
    I'm a paramedic in Canada. I work 4 days on, 6 days off. My friends tell me that I'm really have no patience... So it's a perfect fit.

    CAMELLA Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 14, 2008
    Edgewater, Maryland
    2007 48 DA
    Cummins QSC 540
    "CAMELLA" my son is Cameron and my daughter is Ella.
  19. VinceR

    VinceR New Member

    Aug 13, 2008
    Shreveport, LA

    "Blue Pearl"
  20. eman369

    eman369 New Member

    May 4, 2010
    Ohio soon ?
    00 Mountineer AWD 5.0
    1977 Sea Ray 240 Weekender
    351 ford & Pre Alpha "R"
    Mine is mot a storie I just simply wanted my wife to know I include her. My name is Earl Hers Belinda. After the name removal the letters where setting there and she said look it says EandB and the back was cleaned anointed and the boat gods were saciated and the letters went up "EandB" she was happy. for a min. now I must find a better job to get a bigger boat :huh: The ocean is calling!!
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010

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