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Diving Boards for Boats and Naming Your Boat

If you have never owned a boat, you have no idea what it is like to have to name it. To the non-boater, naming a boat might seem like a fun event. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

You see, naming your boat is a very serious task that should not be taken lightly. Not at all.

Why You Name Your Boat

You may have named your car, yet we don’t see the name of your car on the driver’s side door. But you will see the boat name plastered on the vessel for the whole world to see. Why? Well, because it is tradition and because it brings good luck.

Boat naming started thousands of years ago when sailors would name their boats after saints, gods and goddesses. Choose the right name and your journey will be a success, choose the wrong name and your ship will wind up falling off the edge of the earth. Or so that is what they thought at the time.

Name christening was always an elaborate event that included champagne or wine being poured on the boat.

The Perils

There are people still who say that renaming a boat is a sin and it amounts to disobeying the gods. According to myth, every boat that has ever been named is kept on a ledger which is in possession of Poseidon himself. Before you can change the name of your boat you must first purge the original name from the ledger. Good luck with that.

In fact, in addition to purging the name of the boat from the ledger, you must get rid of anything that is associated with the name of the boat. For example, you have to melt the keychain with your boat’s name and burn the t-shirt you had made with the boat’s name on it.

If this isn’t done, you may have to suffer the wrath of Poseidon.

Give Yourself a Boat Name

Once you have settled on a fine name for your boat, you must now give yourself a great boat name.

You might be Ricky on dry land, but when you are on your boat you are Tricky Pete.

Naming Your Boat

When naming your boat, keep it short and to-the-point. A one-word name is easy to remember, sometimes less is more.

Use your imagination and have fun naming your boat. Think about a song you love and extrapolate a name from it. If you are clever, you can figure out a nautical pun.

If nothing comes to mind, consider naming your boat after a loved one. Many boat owners name their boats after spouses, kids and even pets.

The most important aspect of naming your boat is to make sure the name you choose is original. Don’t rip off a name because it is cool and you can’t think of a better one. You will have to work to find the perfect name. What it really comes down to is finding a name that is simple and meaningful to you.

After you have discovered the perfect name for your boat, go and buy a boat diving board from Lillipad Marine.