We just took ownership of a 36' cruiser. We are keeping the name since that was what made us buy this boat. We want to have a christening. Any suggestions for christening a boat with the same name?
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Thread: christening of a used boat
03-11-2012 #1Land Lubber
- Join Date
- Mar 2012
- McKees Point Marina, McKeesport
christening of a used boat
03-11-2012 #2First Mate
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
- Dock at Mckeespoint Marina..F dock
Congrats on your new boat....We dock at Mckeesport Marina as well... Its a great Marina.Enjoying the 3 rivers of Pittsburgh
Gibson Houseboat (Mothership) & Four Winns 268 Vista (SockMonkey)
McKeespoint Marina...."F" Dock
Stop bye and have a beverage or two...
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
If u do a google search it will tell u the exact procedure...I did a name change and found that procedure by doing the goggle search....I'm sure the rechristening will be easier than the name change...
here i brought this over from here http://boatsafe.com/nauticalknowhow/rename.htm
Do not under any circumstances carry aboard any item bearing your boat’s new name until the purging and renaming ceremonies have been completed!
Once you are certain every reference to her old name has been removed from her, all that is left to do is to prepare a metal tag with the old name written on it in water-soluble ink. You will also need a bottle of reasonably good Champagne. Plain old sparkling wine won’t cut it. Since this is an auspicious occasion, it is a good time to invite your friends to witness and to party. Begin by invoking the name of the ruler of the deep as follows:
Oh mighty and great ruler of the seas and oceans, to whom all ships and we who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to expunge for all time from your records and recollection the name (here insert the old name of your vessel) which has ceased to be an entity in your kingdom. As proof thereof, we submit this ingot bearing her name to be corrupted through your powers and forever be purged from the sea. (At this point, the prepared metal tag is dropped from the bow of the boat into the sea.)
In grateful acknowledgment of your munificence and dispensation, we offer these libations to your majesty and your court. (Pour at least half of the bottle of Champagne into the sea from East to West. The remainder may be passed among your guests.
It is usual for the renaming ceremony to be conducted immediately following the purging ceremony, although it may be done at any time after the purging ceremony. For this portion of the proceedings, you will need more Champagne, Much more because you have a few more gods to appease.Begin the renaming by again calling Poseidon as follows:
Oh mighty and great ruler of the seas and oceans, to whom all ships and we who venture upon your vast domain are required to pay homage, implore you in your graciousness to take unto your records and recollection this worthy vessel hereafter and for all time known as (Here insert the new name you have chosen), guarding her with your mighty arm and trident and ensuring her of safe and rapid passage throughout her journeys within your realm.
In appreciation of your munificence, dispensation and in honor of your greatness, we offer these libations to your majesty and your court. (At this point, one bottle of Champagne, less one glass for the master and one glass for the mate are poured into the sea from West to East.)
The next step in the renaming ceremony is to appease the gods of the winds. This will assure you of fair winds and smooth seas. Because the four winds are brothers, it is permissible to invoke them all at the same time, however, during the ceremony; you must address each by name. Begin in this manner:
Oh mighty rulers of the winds, through whose power our frail vessels traverse the wild and faceless deep, we implore you to grant this worthy vessel (Insert your boat’s new name) the benefits and pleasures of your bounty, ensuring us of your gentle ministration according to our needs.(Facing north, pour a generous libation of Champagne into a Champagne flute and fling to the North as you intone Great Boreas, exalted ruler of the North Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your frigid breath.(Facing west, pour the same amount of Champagne and fling to the West while intoning Great Zephyrus, exalted ruler of the West Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your wild breath.(Facing east, repeat and fling to the East.) Great Eurus, exalted ruler of the East Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your mighty breath.
(Facing south, repeat, flinging to the South.) Great Notus, exalted ruler of the South Wind, grant us permission to use your mighty powers in the pursuit of our lawful endeavors, ever sparing us the overwhelming scourge of your scalding breath.
Of course, any champagne remaining will be the beginnings of a suitable celebration in honor of the occasion.
Once the ceremony has been completed, you may bring aboard any and all items bearing the new name of your vessel. If you must schedule the painting of the new name on the transom before the ceremony, be sure the name is not revealed before the ceremony is finished. It may be covered with bunting or some other suitable materialMark
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Wow, I never did any of that, but my boat has no name..... I wonder if that is bad karma?
Wow that's involved. I just scraped off the old letter and put the new ones on. *I know, I know, people are cringing* But I don't believe in superstitions and I've had nothing but good times on my boat. But hey if christening or rechristening is a good time then that's all that matters.
Wow i didnt know that was all involved !!! All i did was scrape off the old name and replaced with the new name "INSANITY" Seemed to work fine for me !!! Guess maybe id be alright cause i really cant drink !!! Havent had nothin but O'douls for 27 years now !!!!! Guess well see what happens !!!
What about when you re name her on land with a beer in your hand?