Changing a Boat Name

The De-naming Ceremony

Since the days of sailing ships, it has been considered bad luck to change the name of the boat. If you do rename the boat, you must have a de-naming ceremony.

One method involves writing the current boat name on a piece of paper, placing the folded paper in a wooden box, then burning the box. Then you throw the ashes into the sea.

Read more about Boat Names.

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