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PostPosted: August 29th, 2014, 9:41 am 
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It's traditional to name watercraft, but I don't know many people who have named their canoe or kayak. We mulled it a bit but came up with "Watching Rainbows" as the moniker for our new Clipper. We had a dog named Pennylane and a car called Strawberry Fields and so kept with the Beatles theme, Watching Rainbows being an obscure, recorded but never released tune. We like the relaxing, holiday tone too. Might even write it on the bow... Anyone else?


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PostPosted: August 29th, 2014, 10:16 am 
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PostPosted: August 29th, 2014, 11:54 am 
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I have started calling my old wood and canvas OT "Emma Dean" after John Wesley Powell's boat. My powerboat is named "Dark Star."


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2014, 5:34 pm 
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In the water: 'Baby'. On the portage: 'Pig'.


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PostPosted: September 2nd, 2014, 7:09 pm 
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My old Sage c-1 "Miss Piggy", and my Phoenix c-1 Phlipper.


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Had a Discovery 169, called it "Ditch Pig"........


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PostPosted: September 4th, 2014, 8:30 pm 
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River Pig.....

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PostPosted: September 4th, 2014, 9:01 pm 
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No but we named our food barrel "The Beast" and after a few days when it lost weight it was called "The Tamed Beast".


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PostPosted: September 5th, 2014, 8:02 am 
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Old Pinetree Abitibi... the Tub. The only redeeming feature of the Tub is the tremendous initial stability which makes it great for fishermen (who won't fish in anything that doesn't have barge-like properties).

OT but Algonquin related... when I worked in the fisheries research station on Opeongo there were several motorboats to choose from, with our fave being the Grey Slut. Always ready and willing to go, anytime, anywhere. Looked a little worn out on the water but more than made up for it with her performance.

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PostPosted: September 10th, 2014, 1:12 pm 
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We call ours "The Beast". It is a 20 year old Old Town ABS canoe that just won't die. We've had it wrapped around rocks, smashed up, etc but it keeps coming back to life! The thing weighs a TON and is brutal to portage...but sure is nice not to have to "baby" it :)

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I had an old yellow 3 keel fiberglass that I called----what else---Ole Yeller

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PostPosted: September 13th, 2014, 12:58 pm 
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We have a red OT tripper named "Big Red", a red OT Penobscot named "Penny", and an Esquif prospector named "Skiffy". We also have an Esquif raven but that one doesn't really have a name other than "the little blue one"

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When we had our Dumoine its name was

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without the word wine.


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PostPosted: October 8th, 2014, 6:45 pm 
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A few of the canoes I really developed an affection for. Currently, I have a Dagger Reflection that I enjoy paddling that I call "Blue Belle."


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PostPosted: October 9th, 2014, 7:42 am 
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Who got that shot? Looks like an Ozark Rendezvous on the North Fork!


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