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.

"Old Boat Brochure" to read about a particular brand of boat before you buy. Sometimes you can find information at libraries or boat dealers, but Doug Dawson (author of book above) has thousands of boat brochures at nominal cost online.
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