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Name and hailing port.

Discussion in 'Catalina 22' started by SVMOONDANCE, Jul 12, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ



    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    53 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa
    This might be an odd question but I'm having no luck finding information on adding a name and hailing port to an undocumented vessel. Is this legal?

  2. Roland5048


    Joined May 12, 2004
    1,120 posts, 348 likes
    Hunter Cherubini 30
    US New Port Richey
    Is what legal? The odd question, having no luck finding information, or adding a name and hailing port to an undocumented vessel? Just askin'.

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  3. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    20,098 posts, 675 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    You can write whatever you want on the sides of your boat.

    Then, somebody might read it..:)

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  4. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,523 posts, 1,033 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    We don't need no stinkin' documents!

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  5. jviss


    Joined Feb 5, 2004
    3,118 posts, 411 likes
    Tartan 3800
    US Westport, MA
    It certainly is. There are specifications for marking a documented vessel, not so much for name, but for hailing port and documentation number. There are usually state regs for registered boats, like displaying the registration number and sticker.

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  6. w4swk


    Joined Mar 23, 2015
    151 posts, 61 likes
    1991 Catalina 22 Wing Keel
    15202 US Nocona
    We've never named our boats...hard to agree on one. I wanted to call our boat...


    Sharlene, you name it...think I will just call it ...boat

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  7. Capt jgw

    Capt jgw

    Joined Feb 8, 2014
    1,004 posts, 57 likes
    Columbia 36
    US Muskegon
    Jokes aside, there are no rules for naming undocumented vessels. Name it whatever you, however you want, or don't name it at all. You're identified by your state registration numbers.

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    Joined Aug 31, 2017
    53 posts, 25 likes
    Catalina Catalina 22
    US Tampa
    Thanks for the replies. I was more curious about the hailing port being on it not the actual name.

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  9. justsomeguy


    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,699 posts, 1,025 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
    Slap Tampa on there. Enjoy! :biggrin:

  10. JamesG161


    Joined Feb 14, 2014
    3,273 posts, 1,074 likes
    Hunter 430
    US Waveland, MS
    The best name I saw for that type argument was...


    In a SBO thread about great boat names.
    Everyone in the thread though it was phonetic "Yacht"

    But I got the right meaning, it was...


    YOT Spelled backwards.;)

    Have fun thinking up cool names. Perhaps one for the Goose and Gander idea.

  11. rpludwig


    Joined May 23, 2016
    615 posts, 307 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    just don't name it this...


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  12. Kermit


    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    4,744 posts, 1,941 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    It sounds like he’s trying to avoid feeling like a number.

  13. Milton.Audas


    Joined Aug 31, 2011
    202 posts, 5 likes
    Catalina C-22
    US Lake Rathbun, IA
    Put 'Auckland, NZ'. Will get a few queries on how well it sailed across the Pacific and up inland waterways !! Someone may even buy you a rum for that story. Yes, a lack of geography can sometimes be a fun thing to exploit !! Happily, most people on our marina know where NZ is, what with me reminding them who has the 'Americas Cup' ! But the flags on the side of the boat, boat name (Southern Cross), and courtesy flag can fool a few. Until they hear the kiwi accent ! Then they start to wonder...

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