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Two Long-Distance Cruisers Find the Upside of Downsizing

Jim and Lisa Favors have been avid boaters in the Great Lakes area for over 20 years. They spent the first year of retirement cruising the 6,000-mile Great Loop route on a 40' trawler. One year soon turned into five years of cruising as liveaboards. "We're excited to continue our boating adventures on Kismet, a Ranger Tug R27. Flexibility, mobility and affordability – trailerable boating is the wave of the future. More bang for the buck as we also use our tug as an RV when traveling to a cruising destination." – Jim & Lisa Favors  Read More...
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Staying at Orange Beach Marina – Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum

on November 6th, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments Staying at Orange Beach Marina – Visiting the National Naval Aviation Museum

Staying at Orange Beach Marina so that we can take a day to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum. We arrived late afternoon, got settled then borrowed the marina’s loaner car to take a tour of the area and visit one of the beautiful beaches. Some folks stopped by (above)…

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I’m Going Back Someday… Come What May… To Blue Bayou

on October 28th, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle by | Comments I’m Going Back Someday… Come What May…      To Blue Bayou

After a smooth cruise through Mobile Bay, from Eastern Shore Marina, we made a port-side turn into the protected Intra-Coastal Waterway where we soon passed our first tug and tow (above). First landmark we see on the ICW is Lulu’s Cafe (below). Not stopping there this time though as we were both in…

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Cruising the Alabama, Florida Panhandle from Mobile Bay

on October 23rd, 2014 in CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, Panhandle, TRAILERING by | Comments Cruising the Alabama, Florida Panhandle from Mobile Bay

After leaving Joe Wheeler State Park after the AGLCA rendezvous we headed south with Fairhope as our intended launch site. However, after a late start and a long day’s drive, we called it quits when we got to Greenville, Alabama and found this rustic RV park about a mile off…

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Loopers Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler State Park – Rogersville, Alabama

on October 17th, 2014 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, RIVERS by | Comments Loopers Rendezvous at Joe Wheeler State Park – Rogersville, Alabama

We packed up our boat and truck and headed down the highway to Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama for AGLCA’s 2014 Fall Rendezvous. Jim and I have been Loopers almost ten years (we have done the Loop almost twice). The excitement and camaraderie we feel when out on…

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Returning to Fox Island

on August 10th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Returning to Fox Island

When we left South Benjamin Island we headed for Fox Island, located only about four miles from South Benjamin. We had anchored here once before with our Silverton and remembered how beautiful it was. The landscape is rocky all around the anchorage, offering good hiking and photo opportunities along the perimeter….

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Many Thanks to All…

on August 9th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Many Thanks to All…

We want to thank everyone who attended the first Ranger Tugs/Cutwater North Channel Rendezvous and look forward to meeting up with many of the participants on the waterways in the future. Boats in attendance ranged from far away as Alberta, Fort Lauderdale, Rhode Island and Texas. This was the first…

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Two Presentations and a Pizza Party

on August 9th, 2014 in CRUISING : by | Comments Two Presentations and a Pizza Party

On the last day Roy Eaton, from the LCCN, gave a wonderful powerpoint presentation at the Anchor Inn Bar, an overview of Georgian Bay and the North Channel highlighting some of the history and many popular anchorages. Later, back at the pavilion, we gathered for a presentation by Mark Coles…

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Roy Eaton – Little Current Cruisers Network

on August 8th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, GREAT LAKES:, North Channel by | Comments Roy Eaton – Little Current Cruisers Network

At 9 a.m., most of us hiked up to the Anchor Inn building where Roy Eaton gives his live VHF broadcast of “The Net” on channel 71 for boaters cruising Canada’s beautiful North Channel. Roy Eaton founded the LCCN in 2004. The Cruisers’ Net, in operation during the boating season…

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