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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by ancora 1, Aug 15, 2009.

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    ancora 1 New Member

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    The terms of "she" to talk about yacht...or "sister-ship" as well....are used in the nautical vocabulary. Why ? :)
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    AMG YF Moderator

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    This is a very old mistake, thousands of years...:cool:
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    I think it personifies the boat and makes her sensitive or capricious as a human being, a great honor for yachts indeed.
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    It's definitely a she, unless its from Brighton in which case it could well be a he.
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    what you ride

    well, my wife, boat and Harley are all called "she". it has somthin to do with "riding", I guess :rolleyes:
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    Isn't "She" referred to boats as their slow to respond.

    Just joking ladies.
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    Both high maintenance - lots of pleasure, but can also be a pain.
    Historically, sailors were "married to the sea" and vessels were the the other wife.

    Someone on my FB Fishing group posted this today...
    :D Men and fish are alike -- both get into trouble when they open their mouths.
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    ancora 1 New Member

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    Great Britain in medieval times was known as the Mistress of the Seas. Shipping was very important especially during the reign of Queen Elisabeth I. So ships were taken as living beings and in Queen's honor as female !


    :D
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    It took me many painful years and cold nights to learn that. Where was your wisdom when I was young and dumb (OK dumber).:D
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    dennismc Senior Member

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    simple answer..........the rigging costs more than the hull ..therefore..female.
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    NYCAP123 Senior Member

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    I know a pro at sleeping with one eye open when I hear one.:D
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    Most latin words for boat are feminine:
    ship= navis
    boat = ratis
    yacht = celox,
    yacht = cursori (well that says a lot)

    Spanish calls a small boat feminine = la barca
    A large boat is masculine = el yate (macho stuff)

    Judy
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    Endlessly exasperating and utterly captivating....must be female!
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    Maintain and take care of them well, and they will rarely if ever let you down.
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    OK, your wife is watching. We understand.:D BTW, when was the last time anybody found a boat to fit that description. Every time I step on a boat I'm waiting for what will break down next or what fool will think that under my bow is a good place to be or what surprises the weather holds for today.