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Bacio, our tender, is an 80% scale version of the nesting dinghy "Chameleon", designed by Danny Greene of Bermuda. She was built in our garage of [primarily] 4 mm okoumé plywood using epoxy and the stitch-and-glue method. Bacio is propelled by oars and a 3.3 Mercury outboard. Bacio (pronounced Baah Chee Oh) means "kiss" in Italian.
Carina is an adjective that means "beautiful" in Italian (if you want the polite translation). A young woman from Milan told that used as a noun, for a "sweetheart", that it means the woman is, perhaps, "saucy".
The equivalent word in Spanish is Cariña; e.g. cariña mia.
Carina is also a constellation of the "Argo Navis" group in the southern hemisphere. In this context, Carina means "keel". The constellation Carina includes the navigational star, Canopus. For constellation information, click here.
There is also a nebula named Carina that is 7500 light years from earth and hosts brilliant stars that emanate energy equivalent to hundreds of thousands of our sun.
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