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westhinder

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Yes, a shame, but it was to be expected.

By the way, nice name, Koeketiene, try explaining that to the others on here 😎
 

LittleSister

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Perhaps if things have regularised by later in the summer, we could organise an ECF 'beer and cookies ' jolly to Ostend as some compensation?

And maybe there you could explain to us the seeming layers of meaning of the name.

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Koeketiene

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Perhaps if things have regularised by later in the summer, we could organise an ECF 'beer and cookies ' jolly to Ostend as some compensation?
Sounds like a good idea, but I don't think I'll be able to make it.
The plan, as it stands at the moment (subject to Corona change) is for the survey to take place 20th April.
Should this go well - fingers crossed - have her Coppercoated in Holland (where she is right now).
And then sail her to Brittany late May, early June.

And maybe there you could explain to us the seeming layers of meaning of the name.
I'll try.
It's a slang word from my home town of Ghent.
It has it origins in the early 19th century.
When Napoleon returned from Elba, the French monarch Louis XVIII fled Paris and took refuge with his court in Ghent.
Not only did he bring with him his queen, he also brought his concubines.
This word was picked up and became 'koeketiene' in Ghent patois.
A term used to describe 'the significant woman in your life, other than your wife'.
Your bit on the side, if you will.

The word also has another meaning.
In cards, 'koeke' is Ghent slang for diamonds and 'tien' is ten.
So, koeketiene can also mean 'ten of diamonds'.

And, thanks to your post, I have now also learned it's a beer.
 
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westhinder

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Sounds like a good idea, but I don't think I'll be able to make it.
The plan, as it stands at the moment (subject to Corona change) is for the survey to take place 20th April.
Should this go well - fingers crossed - have her Coppercoated in Holland (where she is right now).
And then sail her to Brittany late May, early June.



I'll try.
It's a slang word from my home town of Ghent.
It has it origins in the early 19th century.
When Napoleon returned from Elba, the French monarch Louis XVIII fled Paris and took refuge with his court in Ghent.
Not only did he bring with him his queen, he also brought his concubines.
This word was picked up and became 'koeketiene' in Ghent patois.
A term used to describe 'the significant woman in your life, other than your wife'.
Your bit on the side, if you will.

The world also has another meaning.
In cards, 'koeke' is Ghent slang for diamonds and 'tien' is ten.
So, koeketiene can also mean 'ten of diamonds'.

And, thanks to your post, I have now also learned it's a beer.
Brilliant, and as far as I can judge, totally correct!
 

Marmalade

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Not only that, I can see a lot of 'can you spell vessel name' in my future.
That was the one veto I retained when the kids were naming the boat - it had to be easily heard and understood on the VHF.
Mind you - you could have a lot of fun calling a vessel "say again your name"
 

westhinder

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Not only that, I can see a lot of 'can you spell vessel name' in my future.
My first boat was called Ceòl Na Mara, which is Gaelic and means ‘music of the sea’. I thought it was a poetic and special name that permanently reminded me of Scotland, but I must admit I had not considered the practical detail of using it over the VHF.
I have taken the lesson to heart.
 

westhinder

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But where does the cartoon bear come into it?
I do not know that particular cartoon, so I can’t say anything about the story, but it’s author, Marc Sleen, was from Ghent and loved slipping in details from his native city.
The beer you mentioned was brewed in Meulebeke, I’ll try to find out about any links with Ghent
 

Koeketiene

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Pretty - and quick by the look of her...
Not quite ready for carpet slippers and pipe yet.
I was after a (much) scaled down version of Guapa, which would lend itself better to single/shorthanded sailing.
The only strict parameters were budget and size. No longer than 11m, so we would be able to keep the boat on a pontoon berth rather than on a mooring.
When I'm on my own, picking up a mooring is not always as straightforward as I would like. Well, it wasn't on Guapa (high freeboard).

You do like good looking boats don't you!
Thank you.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and all that, but I don't see the point of owning an ugly boat.
If she looks good, she will sail well. 😎
 

Koeketiene

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All that teak 😧
I know, I know. 🧐

The deck is fairly 'recent', looks to be in VGC and the boat has always wintered ashore in a heated hangar for the last 15 years (invoices as proof were produced).
Also, I checked with the yard that carried out her refit, and the deck is 14mm of solid teak with no marine ply lurking underneath.

Chances are, that when the time comes to get rid of it, I will no longer be around.
Should she still be mine when the deck needs replacing, I will just get rid of it and put down Threadmaster, TBS, or somesuch.

Once bitten...
 
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