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Jim and Lisa Favors On Board Ranger Tug Kismet

Two Long-Distance Cruisers Find The Upside of Downsizing

The Favors share an unbridled passion for boating. “After spending five years as long distance cruisers, completing the Great Loop boat trip almost twice in two different 40′ boats, we decided to change the way we boat. We wanted to expand our cruising horizons in the United States and Canada, both so rich in spectacular waterways and historic events. We sold our 40-foot Fathom trawler to buy a Ranger Tug R27, a trailerable trawler. We’re excited and invigorated to learn and share the interesting things we discover while towing our boat all over the United States and Canada. We also use Kismet as a “Boaterhome” while traveling between cruising destinations. We stay at RV parks across the country using Kismet as a recreational vehicle while on the road. We believe trailerable trawling is the wave of the future in boating. It’s a great way to see our great country and neighboring Canada”– Jim and Lisa Favors

Read more about the Favors decision to downsize to a trailerable trawler…
Time for a Change or Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler

Jim and Lisa Favors have served on America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA) Advisory Board. Both wrote for Boat US Cruising Logs for over five years and Jim is a past contributing editor for Waterway Guides. the Favors have published two boating books, When the Water Calls, We Follow  (27 Loopers tell their tales about their experiences), and Women On Board Cruising (25 women, long-distance cruisers share their thoughts about this amazing lifestyle). They recently began a series on trailerable trawlering and boaterhoming, Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler, is the first edition in this series.

Jim and Lisa Favors on Kismet, Chatterbox Falls, Canada

This Post Has 3 Comments
  1. Hi, Jim & Lisa, hope you both are happy and well. I noticed on your blog that you are offering Kismet for sale, and that interests me. What is the nature of your situation – sold and gone or still looking for thw right buyer? It might be me!! Pls let me know as you are able.
    //, Rochester, NY

  2. Hi, just found your site… This is great ! I am looking in to a ranger tug 31 fly bridge to trailer around the country. Do you know how hard the 31 would be to trailer or know any one that has ? Looking forward to feedback.. Will

    1. My wife and I have been full timing in a 30′ 5th wheel, along the east coast and south out to Palm Springs, ca. What we have discovered is if money is no object you can KOA camp in as big a rig as you can handle. But if saving a few $$$ and doing some scenic camping you will need to limit your rig to 30′ or less. Lee

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