Ripple came to me with her name on her transom, but refinishing the transom on an earlier haul-out left her nameless, and my best intentions to renew the proclamation of her identity were defeated by the press of… well… sloth. In defense of my failure, I did not want to have to re-apply the name to the transom each time I varnished, especially as the overhanging transom made it difficult to read the name in any case.
Name boards are the answer. Mine have been waiting patiently in the queue of winter projects. The recent loss of my workshop space near the marina finally triggered the project. Moving my shop to a spare room in our condo meant that any spare moment was a putterable moment. I lost my table saw in the bargain (neighbors being what they are), but what I gained was immeasurable: a clean, warm shop-space three steps from the kitchen. Now, instead of a cold, drafty, impossible-to-clean work space, I have a small, compact shop with my workbench, all my tool-boards and sufficient room to manage small projects. Warm. Clean. Inviting and pleasant to work in.