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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

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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Have a Ranger Tug?

on June 18th, 2014 in CANADA, CRUISING :, North Channel, Ranger Tug, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Join Us in the North Channel for the 2014 Ranger Tugs/Cutwater North Channel Rendezvous! The More the Merrier!   We’ve been given a one week extension, until June 27th, to guarantee dock space for the rendezvous, so if you’re thinking of attending make sure you get your registration form and payment…

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A Few Video Clips from Ranger Tugs 2013 Desolation Sound Cruise

on August 15th, 2013 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CANADA, CRUISING :, Desolation Sound, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

All Good Things Must Come To An End

on October 25th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, RIVERS, Tennessee River by | Comments

This is the end point to our 2012 Tennessee River cruise. Our trip’s mission was to spend some time on the Tennessee River, traveling it’s length along with this years crop of Loopers and commence the cruise by attending AGLCA’s (America’s Great Loop Cruisiers’ Association) 2012 Fall Rendezvous held at Joe…

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Third Time’s a Charm – Tennessee River

on October 5th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, CRUISING :, RIVERS, Tennessee River, TRAILERING by | Comments

For die-hard boaters, like us, there’s no better feeling than heading out on the road (for trailerable boaters) on the cusp of an adventure, we were just itching to do a little river cruising. We took our Kismet on a 680-mile road trip, from Traverse City, Michigan, before we floated her off of…

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Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil

on April 18th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

As you can see there were a lot of fun and creative hat constructions during the Crazy Hat Beach Party and Low Country Boil event on Wednesday night during the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous. We’ll let the photos speak for themselves – it sure was a lot of fun. We…

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MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous

on April 17th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

Since pirates played a major role in the settlement of Amelia Island the local gang helped kick off the start of the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous, in Fernandina Beach, at the first morning meeting. MTOA is only one of a couple of the boat clubs we belong to. The club…

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Our “First Ever” Shrimp Boil

on April 14th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

First, our friend Ellen and her husband, Roy, on Our Turn, came up with the idea to have a simple, but festive, evening on the dock tonight and procured shrimp from these fishermen (above and below). This was only the first 150 lbs she bought, it was such a popular…

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Around and About Fernandina Beach, Florida

on April 14th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

All snuggled in at Fernadina Beach Marina for the MTOA 2012 Southern Rendezvous. We were happy to meet up again with the crew on Mosey (above), we last saw them in Marathon in February. Also in attendance at the rendezvous was the crew of Active Captain (below). We had left…

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Fernandina Beach – Here We Come

on April 13th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc. by | Comments

Our last stop in Florida this year is Fernadina Beach to attend the MTOA 2012 Souhern Rendezvous. We’ve never had the pleasure of visiting Amelia Island when going up or down this coast, but we’ve only heard good things about this friendly little resort town. We were surprised that, since…

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Another Turtle is Born

on March 7th, 2012 in CRUISING :, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, TURTLES by | Comments

We met up with our friend Rick at A & B Marina, in Key West and a few days later we inducted him into the Turtle club.      

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2012 Third Annual Looper “Sunset Celebration”

on February 26th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, TWEETS: by | Comments

The 2012, Third Annual Looper “Sunset Celebration” was a huge success with over 120 in attendance. It was a little windy (not a problem for Loopers) – lots of good food was shared along with a chance to reacquaint ourselves with old friends. Thanks Patricia & George Hospodar for organizing the…

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Tug Nuts Reunite in Marathon

on February 25th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Just a few days before our week-long visit at the Harbour Cay Club in Marathon came to an end, Mike and Jess (below-middle), on Illusions (shown above) and Rich and Cheryll (below-right), on Roam (both couples own Ranger Tugs) joined us and before we knew it, we were having a mini Ranger Tug…

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2012 MTOA Gathering in Marathon

on February 22nd, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc., TWEETS: by | Comments

Another fun party in Marathon. Ken Chumley, on Mosey, organized the 2012 MTOA Gathering on the docks of Sombrero Dockside Marina (same spot as our Tuesday night pot luck a few days ago). It was a good time with lots of food and conversation. Lorenzo (Little David), Lisa, Ellen and…

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Thanks to all the “Ted’s” Out There

on February 14th, 2012 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, CRUISING :, EAST COAST:, FLORIDA:, MTOA – Marine Trawler Owners' Assoc., TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Recently we made a post about meeting Ted, on Manatee (below – left), a very friendly boater whom we spent only about an hour of total time with. We first met Ted while we were both traveling south on the GICW (we slowed down for a short conversation about where…

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Shrimp Night – Dockside

on February 8th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

Two days after the Ranger Tug 2012 Southern Rendezvous planned festivities there are still five Ranger Tugs at dock, including: Roam, Kismet, Illusions, Gipetto and Caroline Ann, most staying for the week. This really give us an opportunity to spend some quality time, as a smaller group, with those still…

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Florida Ranger Tugs 2012 Rendezvous

on February 6th, 2012 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, CRUISING :, FLORIDA:, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

It’s being called the largest, sunshine state (Florida), Ranger Tug Rendezvous in the world! With 11 Ranger Tugs in attendance at Moss Marina, on Fort Myers Beach, we feel the First Annual Ranger Tug, 2012 Southern Rendezvous is a great start for Ranger Tug owners to met each other in…

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AGLCA Fall Rendezvous – Rogersville, AL

on October 26th, 2011 in AGLCA – Great Loop Group, BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS : by | Comments

As “Loopers,” we were excited to be able to tow our boat from Lake Powell to Rogersville, Alabama for the AGLCA (America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association) 2011 Fall Rendezvous. Little did we know that, not only would we make new friends, we’d run into a few Loopers that we did…

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2011 Ranger Tug Rendezvous

on September 11th, 2011 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, Cutwater, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS :, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

The People… We Love Our Tugs We arrived in Bremerton on Wednesday so that we could take care of some chores before the festivities began – we were the third boat to arrive in the harbor. Over the late afternoon and early evening, and the whole next day, the tugs…

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2011 Ranger Tug Rendezvous

on September 10th, 2011 in BOAT CLUB RENDEZVOUS :, BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, Cutwater, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS :, TUG NUTS - Ranger Tugs Group by | Comments

The Boats… They’re Everywhere Sixty-eight Ranger Tugs and Cutwaters in one place, at one time. They were many sizes, from 21 to 29 feet. If set end to end they would have measured 1,768 feet or one-third of a mile long. A rainbow of colors were represented from yellow, dark…

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