Where did the nickname "Thrillsbe" come from? In my younger days, I organized many whitewater rafting trips for my friends. One of them started calling me "Thrillsbe" (rhymes with my last name) because of this. It caught on, and stuck. I even named my Catalina 27 "Thrillsbe", much to the confusion of other boaters. Occasionally, as I have with this forum, I perpetuate the name. As to the boat name being "Local Honey", no, I am not a bee keeper. A good friend gave me all the wood I used in building her (except for the plywood); it was all local hardwoods. Since she is yellow, and she's a honey to sail, that's what I named her! I hope this eliminates at least a little confusion on your part.