Baggy Wrinkles

Baggy Wrinkles
S/V Nautica, Hull #614, Built at Whitby Boatworks Ltd., Ontario, Canada 1977, one of the most recognizeable Carl Alberg designs. A masthead sloop displacing 9000 lbs, keel hull, Yanmar 15 hp diesel, LOA 30.27 Beam 8.75, Draft 4.29, roller furling headsail, tiller, berths for 4, interior teak bulkheads, teak cap rail and cockpit teak coamings, 12 volt lighting, aluminum mast support, Harken self tailing winches, in its day was designed for customers as a Cruiser-Racer, the Alberg 30 remains a Classic design of the large Alberg inventory.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Some things aren't so simple.  Like names on a boat.  Have you looked around lately at what boats are named?  At our recent trek to the RRYC, we had the delightful opportunity to consider names on sterns like:

Neck Ty--this made sense, a play on words-
             Radio Flyer--it fit the color of the Typhoon, Red, and the little Wagon of fame!
                       Creampuff--well, that was easy!
                                Goose--really not sure why?
                                           Venturi--this is advanced, all about wind effects!

It's not an easy task!  I'm sure all of these owners thought long and hard about these candidates.  Probably some sleepless nights before deciding on the finalists.  At least they made sense of something.  These Typhoons were named rather appropriately.  At least there were no names like "Bad Ass," or "See Ya" like one sees in other places!  At least take some time to name the boat.  And rather than attempting to humiliate someone behind your stern, make it a pleasant experience.  Please?

So the second most difficult thing is to figure out where to get the stick-em stuff that works to put your creative juices on the stern of your yacht.  I like to give credit where it is due, and I do like the folks from whom I got my template developed, pretty simple name boat-lettering.com  I liked that the process of sizing was an automatic process and the template/fonts were ample but not bizarre.

The  Typhoon's engine and mount obscure the name while underway but I wanted the name centered overall.

Of course, my boat name is probably rather obscure, and like most I see, probably leaves people wondering.  Well, at least it's not Sue Ann, or Bye Bye, or something.  I'm sure some folks will probably wonder if it is referring to them and their own wrinkles!  But perhaps a few might know what a baggy wrinkle is, or if not, might look it up in a dictionary.  Cause if they google that, it will lead them in a circle to this blogsite.  Thanks Google, you're so smart.

Anyway, my hat's off to the folks who helped devise the set-up.  I realize there are a host of folks who do this, but this way you get to see a product.  And I don't mind pointing in a good direction once in a while when I've found something of value.