As the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic approaches, a small niggling problem has started to bug me. That is the fact that my kayak doesn’t have a name. My other kayak, my Folbot Cooper, was given the name “Tabasco” before I had even laid hands on her. It seemed to fit. But for my main boat, my yellow Boréal Design Nanook sea kayak, nothing has lept to mind.
So, after the fantastic success of my tshirt slogan competition, I decided it was time to put it out to the people with much more brains than I – my readership. So here goes….
Name Fat Paddler’s Kayak
Come up with the winning name for Fat Paddler’s kayak and win a Fat Paddler tshirt with slogan of your choice. Here’s how to win.
On twitter, post the following with your choice of name:
Name my kayak to win a @FatPaddler tshirt (Please retweet) #NameFatPaddlersYak Name: “<put name here>”
Retweet it as many times as you like with different name entries. For non-tweeters, post a comment here as your entry.
Will take final entries on thursday 15 October. Go forth and get creative! 🙂
Dude, it has to be Banana Boat!
Like the site, like what you do.
Forget to mention, I’m a size XXL for the t-shirt
G’day Derek! I appreciate the fact you take a REAL man’s size tshirt. But I hate any references to bananas. 😉
“Triple XL” or “XXXL”
You should see if you can get sponsored and name it fat yak like the beer??
How about “NUNATAK” Just a thought.
Nunatak – (from Inuit nunataq) is an exposed, often rocky element of a ridge, mountain, or peak not covered with ice or snow within (or at the edge of) an ice field or glacier.
Esoteric, but cool!
So far from twitter…
2 Fat 2 Furious – @zenobeach
Mavis-Belle – @foodiegirlie
Cu-culann, Cu Chulainn – @niamhowens
Bob – @bbobrien
Spongebob – @ireckon
Barely Bouyant – @GMcGrath
HMAS Bargearse – @zenobeach
iGorge 2.0 – @ireckon
Saffron – @ireckon
Sunny – @kayakgal
Hillary – @foodiegirlie
Flounder – @dbkayak
Entre – @largewhiteshark
Boy and Sea – @bbobrien (say it fast)
GADABOUT – @snookerfisherman
Wet Dream – @bbobrien
Aquaholic – @bbobrien
Sea Ya – @bbobrien
Tip Sea – @bbobrien
The Kid’s New Shoes – @bbobrien
How about “Gezundheit” or Gez for short? 🙂
I say Titanic. It’s been long enough that others won’t remember it sinking.
We talked about boat names on the paddling forum, look there for some good names.
How bout “snot rocket” that is a little uncouth, my wife thinks “yellow ant” because an ant is small but can carry hefty loads!
It should be Habanero!
1.You love chillis;
2.Your other yak is Tabasco; and
3.The best Habaneros are a yellow/orange colour.
I’m still to name mine as well…
PaddlerFat – @VisonWrangler
Fat Guy in a Leaky Boat – @CustomTees
disCustard – @swoodgate
Abaondon All Hope Yea Who Enter Here – @swoodgate
Sharkbait – @danielp_
Chum Bucket – @danielp_
Fatty Boom Bah – @CustomTees
Fat Guy in a Little Boat – @FirstBoat
Fatty – @bryanhansel
Spongebob Fat Pants – @kayakgal
Sausage – @CustomTees
Titanic – @AdventureCanoe
Sea Biscuit – @davrutick
FatPaddler and The Sea – @davrutick
Right… no bananas… how ’bout…. iYolk2.0.
I don’t think Kraft have used this one yet 😎
Cunayou – @VisionWrangler (one of Nanook’s wives)
Shark Taco – @VisionWrangler
Allegoo or Allee – @VisionWrangler (Nanook’s sons)
FP1 – @swoodgate
Bite Me – @largewhiteshark
Knot Workin’ – @swoodgate
Ahab – @bigyahu
Nyla – @VisionWrangler (one of Nanooks wives)
A Salt Weapon – @swoodgate
Passing Wind – @swoodgate
Sea Monkey – @swoodgate
Last Kayak IV – @swoodgate
Incredibly Hull II – @swoodgate
Anger Management – @swoodgate
No Fixed Address – @swoodgate
Dances with Waves – @swoodgate
Alrightythen – @swoodgate
Unique 2 – @VisionWrangler
Flotsam Getsom – @VisionWrangler
Cooler – @davrutick
Fat’s Yak – @bernmack68
This is a reach “NCPete”
Tabasco’s Brother – @davrutick
Dijon – @missboobiething
Yakafat – @VisionWrangler
Tapatio – @VisionWrangler
Lemon Cream – @FreeWine
Eloura – @NoReinsGirl
Cooinda – @NoReinsGirl
iYak2.0 – @naomiburns
Banana Pepper – @missboobiething
Banana Boat – @missboobiething
Chiquita – @missboobiething
Solar Flare – @missboobiething
Pierre – @SweepsSpot
Bocephus – @halfbluesky
Hi Sean how about THE BEAST OF BURDEN or just BEAST OF BURDEN
Bill! Am I going to see you on the Hawkesbury River in a few weeks?? 🙂
Bloody Mary – @Outdoors2
Chipotle – @snookerfisherman
Mootsie – @carolynishis
Perquet – @carolynishis
Poagie – @carolynishis
Antone – @carolynishis
Glina – @carolynishis
Kavanagh – @JK8675309
Seville – @carolynishis
Smokin Raft – @carolynishis & @typeamom
Broadway – @carolynishis
Kai – @lifeonprint
Akua – @lifeonprint
Ke Koa – @lifeonprint
Mango – @lifeonprint
Dingo – @lifeonprint
Wombat – @lifeonprint
Kameron – @JK8675309
FATyak – @j_ewalsh
Osciffer – @Sweepspot
NoMoreCaboWabo – @NoReinsGirl
The Other Woman
Top Heavy – @fuzzbonnet
Yakinator – @Greenlandpaddle
Tub – @pinkandgeek
Del Sol – @slifeonprint
Sunny – @lifeonprint
Egg Yolk – @lifeonprint
Banana Joe Handsome – @danielp_
Del Oro – @lifeonprint
King Midas – @lifeonprint
Honey Do – @SweepsSpot
WINNING TWEET STREAM
#namefatpaddlersyak In the end, I chose a name no-one entered, but it DID come from the inspiration of others. New Name: “Cayenne”
#namefatpaddlersyak Inspiration came from @missboobiething and Ned (via fatpaddler.com) who both came up with Habanero….. (tbc)
#namefatpaddlersyak However my yak didnt feel orange enough for “Habanero”. Cayenne peppers however do come in yellow.
#namefatpaddlersyak @missboobiething and Ned (via site) – you EACH win a Fat Paddler tshirt. DM me for details! :))
#namefatpaddlersyak And a huge thanks to everyone that took part, I got another dozen or so great ideas for future Fat Paddler tshirts! 😉
Hi Sean i have moved up to Port and some things have got in the way so will not be in it.. have been kayaking the rivers up here camping every night what a life. want to do the Clarence river next. what Gps did you get i noticed it on the front does it have maps?
Ahh, yeah I’ve been searching the HCC website for you, but now I understand.
A friend lent me a Garmin eTrex Vista with full colour maps, which is brilliant for convoluted waterways! I just need to work out the best way to secure it to the yak, haven’t quite got there yet!
Take care mate, enjoy that kayak/camping lifestyle (insert extreme jeolousy here!). 🙂