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What’s in a Name? Over a couple of afternoon drinks in the back yard with our next door neighbors more years ago than I would like to admit, a unique boat name was conjured up that has adorned our family boats for more than 40 years. From a 36' 1963 Chris-Craft Cavalier, to our beloved 43' 1971 Egg Harbor, to the boat I’d dreamed of owning my whole life and have owned for the past six years: Our current boat, a 1984 53' Hatteras Motoryacht. Except for the occasional family trip to Mackinac and harbors in between, the boats have spent the majority of the summer months in a seasonal slip at the East Tawas, Michigan state dock. Throughout the years, people walking by on the pier have enjoyed the uniqueness of the name. As our family and friends have been sitting on the bow or relaxing on the aft deck, we have always enjoyed listening to the people chuckle about the name or discuss its origin. People will walk by and you will hear them say “kuche, kuche, koo,” like they are tickling a baby. Another favorite comment is “The owner must be a baby doctor.” But the truth is that the boat’s name is just a creative twist on our last name, which was dreamt up by a good neighbor many years ago… and it’s helped create a lot of good memories. —Howard Kuch, Captain of the Kuche Koo

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Pops is a 7-year-old lab that loves the water and the boat (we have a 1977 Chris-Craft named Minor Details). We are usually on it every day, weather permitting, to go to the beach for Pops’ swim. —Dave VanderWerp, Muskegon, MI

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We’re always on the lookout for interesting and inventive boat names! Send a short write-up, along with your name, your boat’s name and your home city and state, as well as a high-resolution photo of your boat (at least 1 MB) to: staff@ lakelandboating.com. Don’t forget to put “Name Game” in the subject line. If we publish your Name Game submission in a 2013 issue of Lakeland Boating, you’ll receive a FREE Kanberra Gel gift basket valued at $99, courtesy of the folks at Kanberra. Made with all-natural ingredients like Australian tea tree oil, this semisolid, biodegradable gel dissipates when exposed to air, breaking down mildew, mold and viruses in a fragrant eucalyptus lemon scent.

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Lakeland Boating May 2013  

The Voice of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior

Lakeland Boating May 2013  

The Voice of the Great Lakes: Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior