Whats your Boats name and what does it mean to you

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by parkerboatman, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. parkerboatman

    parkerboatman New Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Parker Colo
    Proud owners of a 250 SunDancer
    5.7 OMC
    Well Im on my 3 boat of my own and grew up on a beautiful Old ChrisCraft Cabin Cruiser with my Father. The 3 boats I have owned were smaller and I never named one of them.
    I am now the very Proud owned of a 1985 260 Sundancer in great shape.
    So I have decided that she needs a name. Finding a name that means something is a hard thing to do. I wanted it to have meaning and still be original. Then the other night my wife,my dog and myself went walking and on our walks we talk about everything. We got on to my Fathers boat (which by the way I would love to find if anyone in Texas has seen an old 60 33ft ChrisCraft Constellation.
    Anyway back to my boats name. My fathers boat was named the Pussycat. This was back in the late 60s early 70s. She even had Drinking glasses with the name on it. So I decided to honor my father God rest his soul and name our boat the Pussycat. Got to admit its not a common name
    So now you know my story I want to know yours
  2. docofthebay

    docofthebay New Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay Alabama
    1985 390 EC
    twin 3208TA Cats
    Twin disc transmissions
    My boat is named the "Schicki Micki" This is a german phrase for living extravagently. We have very dear friends from Vienna Austria and they like to make comments about people spending too much in restaurants, or buying designer jeans and paying extra for them. They called this "schicki micki" behaviour. So, to a large extent, owning a boat is a schicki micki behaviour, therefore.... my boat's name
  3. Iprof

    Iprof Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Aug 8, 2008
    Lake Simcoe
    A 300 DA 4kw Gen-set, central vac, electric head, windlass, AC/reverse heat, Lowrance 522ci GPS Char
    twin 5.7 with Alpha drives
    My 2755 Bayliner is Be Happy and my 300da is Be Happy 2

    We are now empty nesters and like the name of the 2755 so we kept with the theme on the Sundancer.
  4. ProfitOfDoom

    ProfitOfDoom New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    1987 268 Sundancer
    454 Mercruiser/Bravo Three
    Good post! I should be the owner of a 1987 268 sundancer by this time next week "if all goes well on my next inspection" But I been trying to think of a name and I think I settled on " Nowhere Man " As for the meaning,theres not alot to it. I always find my self saying Nowhere "wife says where ya been-Nowhere" Where are you going-Nowhere" etc. And we are limited on money and we think this boat is gonna suck some gas,So we joke about were not going to be able to afford gas and we will be going,Yep you guessed it...Nowhere! And I like the song Nowhere Man by the Beatles.
    I know most people name there boats as it was a she,but its not must "I dont think?" Its not written in stone,just a thought,what do you think of this name?
    While we are on the subject can anyone recommend a place to have the name done? I seen a few places online that does it and played with the preview tools to see what it looks like and it said to get nowhere man in shadowed and outlined letters will be about $140 shipped. These were some kind of decals that you apply like window tint,is this what everyone uses? Name the place were you got yours if you were happy with quality and price.
  5. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers

    Just go to any sign shop. They all seem to have a vinyl letter cutting machine and they can help you out. You can do your homework on your computer's word processor by laying out the font, pitch, color, etc. and e-mail it to your sign shop for final finishing touches.
  6. electricaldoctor

    electricaldoctor Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 14, 2008
    Thousand Islands, Rockport, Ontario.
    1988 390 EC
    454 Mercruiser Gassers
    LauKe ~ 1000 Islands

    Pronouced "lowkey" (we both have low key personalities)

    Derived from our names, Laurie & Ken

    We boat in the 1000 islands area of the St. Lawrence River at Rockport, Ontario which is directly across from Alexandria Bay, NY
  7. MaddyDean

    MaddyDean New Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
    280 Sundancer, 1991
    Twin 5.7 Mercruisers w/alpha drives

    Maddy (Madison--My Daughter) and Dean (Nadine--My wife) My two girls.
  8. mquiet

    mquiet Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    North carolina
    1999 480 Sedan Bridge
    Caterpillar 3196
    Our boat name is "KNOT QUIET". Our family's last name is "Quiet", but everyones asks us if we or our kids are quiet, so we used the name and tied it in to a nautical term.:huh:

    We also like to have small parties on the boat with friends, so we might be a little loud.
  9. Wayne's World, When I'm on my boat I'm in my own little boating world. :grin:. [​IMG]
  10. Southpaw II

    Southpaw II Active Member

    Aug 18, 2008
    Madison, MS
    2001 380 DA
    T8.1 Horizons
    Southpaw II (There was a "Southpaw").....my wife and I are both left-handers.

  11. Zorba

    Zorba Active Member

    May 21, 2008
    East Harbor, Lake Erie
    2006 340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Mercruiser
    "Tis Good". My dad is Greek and he alway's says Tis Gooood! (It's Good)
  12. DaleM

    DaleM Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Mt Airy, MD
    340 Sundancer
    Twin 8.1 Horizons
    Ours is LindSea - our last name is spelled Lindsay.
  13. trit21

    trit21 Active Member

    Dec 16, 2007
    Live, Orlando: Boat, Ft. Pierce
    See signature
    See signature
    'Robin's Nest', my wifes name is Robin.
  14. J.Wilt

    J.Wilt Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 29, 2010
    W. Mich. / Lake Michigan
    420 Sundancer 2005
    Cumming 6cta V Drives
    Highfield 310 , 15hp Mercury
    My previous 250 SLX was named 'Sand Blast' because we always seamed to find a sandy beach or sandbar to spend the day at, also I do alot of sandblasting in my ocupation.
    Our new 320 Sundancer was purchaced with the name already on it 'No Regrets' we did not what to change the name because looking back at all the boats and remembering all the good times, it just fit.:smt001 Plus I was told it's taboo to rename a boat if you purchase it with the name already on it.:huh:
    Looking forward to warmer days!
  15. MaddyDean

    MaddyDean New Member

    Nov 25, 2009
    Great South Bay, Long Island N.Y.
    280 Sundancer, 1991
    Twin 5.7 Mercruisers w/alpha drives

    I don't know, a 390 would have been nice too.

    tell the truth, you knew the key would work?
  16. Rono007

    Rono007 New Member

    Dec 17, 2009
    Danbury, CT
    2001 SR 230BR Signature Series
    7.4L Bravo III
    Great thread!

    Albeit our boat is small compared to most in this forum, we are going to name it before we splash it next month. I'm having a hard time and really want to pick something meaningful. I'm sure I will get some good ideas from reading your stories and names.
  17. JediJD

    JediJD Active Member TECHNICAL Contributor

    Feb 14, 2009
    Cartersville, GA
    '07 42SS Carver, full electronics array
    '03 380DA, RL80C+, ST7001, Kohl 7.3,4kw o/array sold
    8.1S Crusader express drives
    I married above my station in life. My wife of 27 years is the quintessential Southern babe. She was a knockout at 18 and still turns heads. I have never seen her be unkind or other than smiling and totally in control in public. She runs a great household and believes that being a mom and wife is her singular calling in life. No one would know that she is possessed of a wickedly quick wit and is one of the funniest people I have ever met, or that this perfectly proper in public person is the inspiration for the boat name...hence, "A Little Nauti".
  18. popeye

    popeye New Member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Tyler, Tx.
    1988 sundancer 268 27 ft.
    454 mercruiser/ Alpha drive.
    I traded for a 1988 268DA last year. The name on the boat was "Sea Flat"...I liked it and so far have kept it. It sorta fits because my wife hates rough water..By the way-the boat came from the great lakes area-Anybody in here remember this boat? Would like to talk to previous owner...thanks...
  19. rmadaris

    rmadaris New Member

    Jan 7, 2010
    Southeast US
    2004 420 Sedan, Raymarine E120, ST7001, Garmin 5212, KVH Sat TV
    Twin Cummins 480CE's
    Boo-Kini. My wife's nickname is Boo, the Kini part was "motivation" to get back in two piece bikinis. She did - at 47. Lookin good too!
  20. Here For The Party

    Here For The Party New Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    St Charles Mo
    2002 280 Sundancer
    "Here for the Party"
    Garmin 440s
    Kohler 5e
    496/Bravo III
    My wife and I bought our boat to get closer to the water and started running into old school friends and making new friends on the many sandbars . We were sitting one evening trying to come up with a unique name and on the radio comes "Here For The Party" we looked at each other and smiled.

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