|The boat with no name. Notice the sides are empty, too.|
While George was a knowledgeable owner (remember George? He's doing fine, by the way) he didn't love this boat. It probably needed to be detailed for many months prior to our purchasing it. The sides were dull and every surface got dirty really quickly. Cleaning it was always a chore.
|Getting ready to put on the decals|
About a week out we called to confirm. Good thing, too. Due to the lousy weather Palmetto had in the late part of December they were behind. They confirmed for January 13th.
|To do this Russ is standing on the dinghy|
|Note the quarterboard just under the hard canopy|
Turns out there are a lot of superstitions and traditions that go into renaming a boat, everything from "never mention the name until the new decal is on" to "don't christen the boat on Friday" to "pour some champagne into the sea for Poseiden." Thankfully, we aren't superstitious. We did pour ourselves some champagne and remarked on how eventful the last couple of months had been already, and we haven't started the loop officially.
|The burgee means we're committed, now|
|The famed dogs of Cat-n-Dogs, also known as|
"the tongues of the sea."
...but we did give Poseiden his share.