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I just got a boat, a 24' pontoon to be exact. It's an 85 model but she runs well. The previous owner was not an electrician. He got stuff to work but you should have seen the number of butt splices and wire nuts there were. He had used extension cords in a couple of spots. I've ripped that all out and rewired it.
Now she's almost ready. I've seen some pretty catchy names for boats. I was thinking USS Neversail (DD214), but that's been done to death. Battle Cat, since I love catfishing, but just ain't sure.
I'm open to suggestions. There are some very clever and creative people in Permies. What would you name a 24' pontoon set up for catfishing for use on the Arkansas River owned by a old scallywag (I still have both eyes, legs and hands)?
 
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My best boat name was "Wet Feet" she lived on a trailer and would fill up with water didn't actually leak when in the water! I also like "Overdraft" Or you could always go for "boatyMcboatface"
 
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Congrats on the new boat!  Hope if brings you many hours of joy on the water.  Here is what leaps to mind:


"Ozark Queen"  "Mud Dawg"  "Bottom Feeder"  "What a Pair" "Channel Raider"  "Troutline Fever"  

All I can wing on my first cup of coffee.   Cheers and enjoy your project.
 
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Jack, I like Mud Dawg. I used to know a trucker that was Mississippi Mud Slinger on his CB. I might just throw a brain cell or two on that and give it a good think. Thanks!
 
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Hey Chief, I don’t know if you are entitled, but I like Shellback...
 
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Hey Artie, or should I say Shipmate?
My last afloat command was a Knox class frigate outa Charleston. She was a reserve can so we didn't get too far away. Those reserve sailors gets testy when their two weeks are up.
We finally got to cruise the coast of South America on a drug enforcement op, but the CO didn't wanna cross nor did he wanna cruise the ditch. We were right there for both and begged him for one or the other. Nope...
The only thing I got was plank owner from an air squadron. Yea, I was a wingnut for a while, but never went aboard a bird farm... I had a nephew that did. He ain't been right since.
My farm is named Fouled Anchor Farm.
 
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I like Just Catfishing ...
 
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how about Mr/Mrs Whiskers
 
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Whisker tickler

Kitty catcher

If this boat's a rock'n "Fish On"

 
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You could name it "work"
Then when you want to go fishing you could say your going to "work". And when you come in late you could say you had a long day at "work"
 
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Silas, that was an excellent thought! The spoiled rotten wife wouldn't buy it, though. She'd wanna go to work with me!🙂
 
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Michael Dotson wrote:Silas, that was an excellent thought! The spoiled rotten wife wouldn't buy it, though. She'd wanna go to work with me!🙂



I may be wrong but that sounds like a good problem to have😁
 
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I can't believe no one's suggested "Unsinkable II"
 
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Jordan Holland wrote:I can't believe no one's suggested "Unsinkable II"


🙂the Unsinkable I didn't fare well. She landed in a couple of pieces 4 miles down. She and that iceberg tried to occupy the same space at the same time. The anniversary was just a few days ago, I believe.
I'm pretty confident I won't run into icebergs in the Arkansas River🙂 so this might just be a contender!
Matter of fact, there have been some pretty good suggestions. Gives an old geezer dude something to think about early in the morning.
 
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Or going along with Silas's line of thinking, you could name it "The Mistress."

"Did you spend the day out with the wife?"  

    "No, I spent the whole day out with The Mistress..."

"You might want to be careful who you tell about something like that!"
   
    "Oh, she's ok with it...in fact sometimes we both go out with The Mistress together! Sometimes I think she gets more pleasure playing with The Mistress than I do!"

 
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I find that you have to live with a dog for a while before the right name comes along. You can't force it. Meanwhile, paint a "kill" on the bow for each catch.
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:
paint a "kill" on the bow for each catch.


Oh man, do I like that idea! As I'm planning on fishing quite a bit I might have to modify each "kill" as an over 30 pounder or something like that.
I still count kills on WWII warbirds when I see those old photographs. After Midway, Japan lost a bunch of experienced fighter pilots and, more importantly, maintenance crews. Towards the end, double and triple aces in a day among US pilots were not uncommon. In the last big engagement Japan lost over 400 Zeros to our 29 losses. It was named the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot.
Thank you, sir! Not a naming suggestion, but a damn good advertisement if I wanted to become a catfishing guide! Which is a secondary reason I got the boat. Maybe a cash flow in the future...
 
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Several suggestions...

“Loony-Toon”

“Hillbilly Bobsled”

“The Loo” (It means bathroom or toilet in the UK, but in Arkansas it means “Land Of Opportunity”... People might turn their head when you tell them you were on “The Loo” with a butt load of stink bait)



Other ideas...


“Grab em by the catfish”

“The Floaty Thing”

“Flipper”

“Aunt Flow”

“Free Willy” (Not sure about that one... Might getcha in trouble)

“All my Ex’s freeze in Texas” (Too soon?)

Speaking of songs... You could name it after a song...

“Dock of the Bay”

“Edmund Fitzgerald”

“Most of the Time”

“Proud Mary”

“Southern Cross”


I’ll stop there, before I go too far and lose more Apples. 🤪

Congrats on yer new boat!
 
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Catnip!
 
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How about Channel Cat? My local favourite species is the brown bullhead, so I would call mine Mudpout, a colloquial name for them.

What species do you pull up most? What's on offer?

-CK
 
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I trust you're familiar with the online phenomenon of catfishing? You could play around with that concept in a pun.

-CK
 
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Fryer Supplier
 
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If you're looking to build a brand and a business, I think Chris Kott is on the right track.
 
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Chris Kott wrote:How about Channel Cat? My local favourite species is the brown bullhead, so I would call mine Mudpout, a colloquial name for them.

What species do you pull up most? What's on offer?

-CK


We have channel, blue, flathead and bulls. I use the bulls for bait for the others. Flatheads are targeted. Whatcha got in mind?
 
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Douglas Alpenstock wrote:If you're looking to build a brand and a business, I think Chris Kott is on the right track.



I think you're right!
 
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Chris Kott wrote:I trust you're familiar with the online phenomenon of catfishing? You could play around with that concept in a pun.

-CK


Yes I am. I've even watched a few on YouTube. That could be an eye catching name especially combined with a sporty logo. I'll have to give that some thought. Thanks Chris!
 
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Dan Fish wrote:Fryer Supplier


That's good, Dan!!! LOLOL
 
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I mean, if it isn't taken, I would name a company "Gone Fishin'." I would then name boats after species you catch. I would need more context to do better, but let me think about it.

-CK
 
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Chris Kott wrote: "Gone Fishin'."

-CK


Or "Gone. Fishing."
 
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Cat Skinner (refers to a dozer operator; some will get it, others will double-take)

Titanic II (should get a laugh and be memorable; it's been long enough I think)
 
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The name of my farm is Fouled Anchor Farm. The fishing guide branch would be called Fouled Anchor Fishing. A fouled anchor was my rank insignia in the Navy (pic). I can stay with an "FAF" background and insert either a picture of a catfish or vegetables for the logo.
Y'all have been pretty clever. Lots of good names and suggestions to think about. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I am bouncing a few brain cells, which is quite a lot for me 🙂, off all these suggestions.
I'm going to take her out for the first time Sunday. We've had some family things going on and I needed to be on standby. That situation has rectified itself and I'm chomping at the bit to go fishing!
One Permie suggested a name would come to me after I had lived with her for a while. For right now she's simply The Boat. She has a Mercury outboard so I know she's cold blooded and won't start without being choked after 20 minutes of cooling off, an issue inherent in that model. Maybe a name in there, too.
Thanks for all your suggestions! I really appreciate the quality feedback I'm getting!
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She will let you know her name in time. like all things we just need to be patient and our Boats, trucks, motorcycles and such that we put time, effort, thought and love into will always let us know. while i feel an un named ship is unlucky and old unnamed boat probably already has a name she just isn't told you yet. I also like the Name of your Farm. good stuff enjoy the retirement brother you earned it and hopefully i wont be too far behind. -HTC
 
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Being a pontoon, how about "2 Hull & Back"?
 
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The Scuttlebutt.

1) You scuttled all those old crummy butt splices from the previous owner.  
2) Catfish don't need much space, and could easily live in an old scuttlebutt (fountain barrel)
3) You're sharing scuttlebutt here on permies.com right now, Chief when instead you should be out fishing on her!
 
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Made me think of this:

 
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T Simpson wrote:Made me think of this:



Someone had to bring this up.
 
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Mud Puppy
 
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George Yacus wrote:The Scuttlebutt.

1) You scuttled all those old crummy butt splices from the previous owner.  
2) Catfish don't need much space, and could easily live in an old scuttlebutt (fountain barrel)
3) You're sharing scuttlebutt here on permies.com right now, Chief when instead you should be out fishing on her!


Now, set the special sea and anchor detail. Single up. Underway. Shift colors.
Yes sir, I'll have steel beach picnics. My wife will be an Arkansas River widow. I gotta get me a pirate flag and an eye patch 🤣 maybe a CPO cutlass!
I'm having to teach my fishing buddy what port/starboard is and why they're called that. He didn't even know why figureheads on ships were usually bare breasted women! Civilians!🤣🤣🤣
 
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If you plan to be fishing shallow waters, I suggest "Mudbug".
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