We live in SC and are thinking about pulling our 30′ Party Hut up for a long Boomsday weekend, it’s a 3 hour trip in a car. . We don’t know where to put in or if there are any permits or fees with the city to tailgate all weekend. It’s going to be an undertaking to get it up there so I’m trying to cover all my bases now. I noticed a ramp about a mile up river under the overpass. And help or ideas or advice would be greatLu appreciated! Go Vols!!!
Changing a Boat Name!
Did you know that it is bad luck to change the name of a boat? It is!
Unless, you follow a very specific ceremony. You need to re-christen the vessel before it is moved. Here is the procedure:
- Remove all remnants of the former boat name from both the inside and outside of the vessel
- Add live greenery on the bow
- Open a bottle of champagne
- Pour a bit of (or as much as you want) champagne on the bow
- Pour a glass of champagne for everyone in attendance
- Read the following aloud: “For thousands of years, we have gone to sea. We have crafted vessels to carry us and we have called them by name. These ships will nurture and care for us through perilous seas, and so we affectionately call them “she”. To them we toast, and ask to celebrate <state the name of the boat>.“
- Everybody raises their glass of champagne and shouts: “To the Sailors of Old . . . To <state the new name of the boat>“.
- Everybody takes a sip of champagne
- Read the following aloud: “The moods of the sea are many, from tranquil to violent. We ask that this ship be given the strength to carry on. The keel is strong and she keep out the pressures of the sea.“
- Everybody raises their glass of champagne and shouts: “To the Sea . . . To the Sailors of Old . . . To the Sea!“
- Everybody takes another sip of champagne
- Read the following aloud: “Today we come to name the lady <state the new name of the boat>, and send her to sea to be cared for, and to care for the <name of your family> family. We ask the sailors of old and the mood of God that is the sea to accept <state the new name of the boat> as her name, to help her through the passages, and allow her to return with her crew safely.“
- Everybody raises their glass of champagne and shouts: “To the Sea . . . To the Sailors of Before us . . . To <state the new name of the boat>.“
Watch now, our own college tradition, the VOL Navy and the antics right here on Bleacher Report.
Hi all! Plan on taking my 70 foot houseboat (“Tennessee Smoky Mountain Hi!”), from Blue Springs Marina on Watt’s Bar, up to Knoxville to join the Vol Navy for the first time for the Georgia game. Would getting there on Wednesday evening be too late?