Should you christen your boat?
Among the most noteworthy of these superstitions is the need to hold a boat christening ceremony for any new vessel. It’s thought that if you don’t properly christen your boat, you’re doomed to a long run of bad luck and misfortune at sea.
Why don’t you whistle on a boat?
It’s not a good idea to whistle while you work or play aboard your boat because this will challenge the wind at sea, causing strong gales and bringing treacherous conditions for the crew (literally ‘whistling up the wind’).
What are the rules for naming a boat?
Boat names should be kept very brief—usually to a single word or two, and on rare occasions three words. Remember that it should be short enough to fit on a transom, and easily understood during a VHF radio broadcast. 2. Traditionally, naming a boat after a special woman in your life was considered appropriate.