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Good Name For a Boat?
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Boat Denied Entry Due to Name
The guys named their boat, which they won, Jackie Big Tits...
donmega
Sep 22, 2007
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Cool Name for a boat


dueonmaplestreet
Sep 22, 2007
2 convinced
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Of course its a cool name for a boat. It's the boat's name and the name doesn't effect the quality of the boat and the boat should have been allowed entry.

 
donmega
Sep 22, 2007
2 convinced
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The organizer's claims that they are doing this to "Protect the Children" is blatant BS. Yacht racing isn't too popular with the kiddies...

 
gogopoet
Sep 22, 2007
1 convinced
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Cool or not, the organizers are wrong they should know one cannot simply take the name off a boat or simply rename it. Boat names are registered and it's a hassle re-registering, not to mention maritime law requirements for the name to be displayed fore and aft, according to published guidelines.

 
donmega
Sep 25, 2007
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Rebuttal to: juggernaut Show

There is no law that says they can't name their boat that, if there were, they wouldn't have been able to register it.
The race authorities specifically mentioned the children.
Many things many people find offensive are legal. Some are championed. Liability? To whom? For what?

 
donmega
Sep 26, 2007
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Like I said, many things that some find offensive are perfectly legal.

 
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What! That is just wrong!


zanmor
Sep 23, 2007
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It's a horrid name for a ship. Even pirates had enough respect for their homes and livelihoods at sea to give a ship a proper, respectable, and intimidating name. A ship and it's name is nothing to be laughed at. Argh!

 
juggernaut
Sep 24, 2007
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It's not about the children. It's about offense, law, and liability.

 
zanmor
Sep 25, 2007
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Somebody's bound to take offense, if for no other reason than they like to cause problems. I can't really imagine the kind of people one typically imagines racing yachts ('stuck up' and sophisticated rich people) being enthusiastic about competing with ol' Jackie Big Tits on the high seas.

They kept it out of the race for the same reason an exclusive country club wouldn't admit any bum who came in off the streets. Their client base wouldn't like that at all.

 
zanmor
Sep 26, 2007
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The question is hardly legality. Obviously he's allowed to name the boat whatever he wants to. However, and similarly, the people who organize the event are allowed to admit or deny entrance to anyone as they see fit. So, if he really wants to race a yacht he should have named it something more acceptable to the people who organize the races.

 


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