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    KingHippo, you beat me to it. I saw "Cirrhosis of the River" moored on Crystal River in Florida in the mid 80's, and I've never heard of a better boat name.


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    Eh, I like "Mornin' Wood" better than "Cirhosis of the River."

    Not that it isn't good, just not better.
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    A buddy of mine is a big into fishing for Shark. Named his boat JAWBREAKER

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    Then when your buddy gets competitive,you might end up owning a marina and your wife and kids cutting bait at 0430.
    That might not be a good thing.


    Quote Originally Posted by DaSharkie
    Me? I need to own a boat to name it. Which means that I need a truck to pull it. Which means the wife would have to say that is OK.......Which means I will never own a boat.

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    boat in Snugharbor, RI called "Fluke you II".....creative I think

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    My brother in laws. (Boy is this going ot look bad on me since I married in to it.) "River Redneck"
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    About an hour and a half north of here is Alexandria Bay, in the Thousand Islands. Considering the enormous fire supression issue faced by our brothers up there when called to a structure fire on an island, they have aptly named thier fire boats.....

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    I often wondered.
    By the way,was that East Coast or West?Mahan was East Coast when I was aboard.


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    We have an 18' Mariah ski boat.

    Named it "Knot On Shift"

    Thought it was pretty good.

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    Our 16' way too old ski boat: X-T-SKI
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    ASIAN SALIVA. I kid you not. saw it on the AIS in the Mediterean last spring (AIS-nautical transponder system, operating on channel 70VHF, required of all comercial vessels over a certain size.) She was a full size merchant ship, probably a bulk cargo carrier.

    I've seen so many odd names i can't remember. There isn't much orginality in merchant ship names since most follow a patern. One word is the name of the company or a common word for all their ships and the other follows a pattern (name of cities, bridges, etc). But unlike the USN, the US merchant marine doesn't mind changing names all the time. it scares me. I've worked on a 23 year old ship that had 4 names and the 6 year old SEABULK ENERGY, ex-SEARIVER PUGETSOUND, ex-HMI AMBROSE CHANNEL.

    Only one way to counter the bad luck of a changed name, change it back.

    I've never heard about the virgins, but I'd say thats a bad idea, know us sailors.... Just don't bring any horses down to the dock to see us off.
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    Someone once explained the old Japanese system of naming ships.There were different name conventions for different types,breakbulk,tanker,fishing boats,etc.I can't remember how it all went but I do remember that just because a ship is Japanese flagged,doesn't mean that she's "Maru".
    The river industry is really"bad" about renaming towboats.I've been on boats that have run 20 years with the same name and others that changed names more often than I changed socks it seemed.

    Quote Originally Posted by drkblram
    I've seen so many odd names i can't remember. There isn't much orginality in merchant ship names since most follow a patern. One word is the name of the company or a common word for all their ships and the other follows a pattern (name of cities, bridges, etc). But unlike the USN, the US merchant marine doesn't mind changing names all the time. it scares me. I've worked on a 23 year old ship that had 4 names and the 6 year old SEABULK ENERGY, ex-SEARIVER PUGETSOUND, ex-HMI AMBROSE CHANNEL.

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    Talking Neat Thread..............

    Chesapeake Bay Country, where I am, has a huge inventory of Boats, Yachts, Ships, etc. There are a lot of good ones out there, I'll have to dig up a few and post them. One thing that a few people do here, for laughs, is register their boat's home port as someplace waaaay off the bay. I saw a Morgan Sailboat, about 40 feet, registered out of Myersville, Maryland, up in the Mountains 60 miles from the nearest Salt Water, where the biggest body of water is a 1 acre farm pond.
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    There is one towboat outfit that pushes tank barges up and down river that names their boats after Greek and Roman gods.
    The first time I saw one of their boats,my comment was"Ain't riding that one on a bet."
    The name was"Poseiden".

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    Question Was It.....................

    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson
    There is one towboat outfit that pushes tank barges up and down river that names their boats after Greek and Roman gods.
    The first time I saw one of their boats,my comment was"Ain't riding that one on a bet."
    The name was"Poseiden".
    Doug, could that have been the Towboat that did the flip under the Bridge in Alabama a few years back? Boat came down to the bridge, lost power, current pushed it against the bridge, rolled it under, it popped up on the downstream side, right side up. Nobody lost, only minor injuries. Someone had a video of it on the web, but I don't remember where.
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    This past summer while I was vacationing on the Coast of Maine, I saw a Cigarette oceangoing speedboat moored at the docks at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit.

    The name on the transom?

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    There are several videos of towboats going under bridges as described and bobbing up with the mains and generator still going.I do know that MV Poseiden has not done that as she just runs between Houston,New Orleans and on the Lower Mississippi.
    If anyone wants to know what happened to the idiot running the MV Mauvilla,which had an allision(defined as rubbing lengthwise against a fixed object like a bridge piling-basically a sideswipe) with the bridge over Bayou Canout(Pronounced"Canoot") and caused the Amtrak's Sunset Limited to go into the water and kill 47 people,I've heard that he hanged himself from all the threats he was getting from angry towboat pilots.
    He said no one ever trained him to use a radar but the lessons taught on the river aren't always in the format of"Here's what you will learn today,class".

    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Doug, could that have been the Towboat that did the flip under the Bridge in Alabama a few years back? Boat came down to the bridge, lost power, current pushed it against the bridge, rolled it under, it popped up on the downstream side, right side up. Nobody lost, only minor injuries. Someone had a video of it on the web, but I don't remember where.

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