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Getting Rid of Odiferous Aromas

on February 21st, 2012 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET by | Comments Off

If you’re a boater or have ever walked a marina dock, sat on the back deck or cockpit of someone’s boat, you’ve most likely had the occasion to inhale the odiferous and unpleasant aroma coming from the vent of a black water holding tank as someone flushed their business down…

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Today We Come to Name this Lady… Kismet

on September 21st, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, Oregon, PACIFIC NORTHWEST: by | Comments

For thousands of years, we have gone to sea. We have crafted vessels to carry us and we have called them by name. These ships will nurture and care for us through perilous seas, and so we affectionately call them “she.” To them we toast, and ask to celebrate… KISMET….

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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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Ranger Tugs Factory in Kent, WA

on August 28th, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET :, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound by | Comments

We saw the pictures, talked with the Ranger Tugs personnel, took tours at boat shows and visited owners forums, however there really isn’t anything like meeting the folks that make it all happen. In our case I’m referring to everyone at the Ranger Tugs assembly facility in Kent, Washington where…

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Sea Trial Fun

on August 27th, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound by | Comments

The big day finally arrived, the one when we saw the results of our planned transition into being owners of a Ranger Tug R27 trailerable trawler. We were so excited to see our new boat we arrived an hour earlier than scheduled to start our new boat orientation and sea…

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Off We Go…

on August 24th, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET :, CRUISING :, PACIFIC NORTHWEST:, Puget Sound by | Comments

Thursday afternoon, after we provisioned the boat, Andrew drove us down to the boat launch in Point Defiance, waved goodbye and said to call him when we get back. We left the truck and trailer at the factory this time out. So, long story short, we’re off on our own…

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Final Touches

on August 15th, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET : by | Comments

As you can see from the photos, Kismet is nearing completion. There are some interesting features on this boat that we’ll be talking about in the near future. One of my personal favorites, and the most innovative I believe, is the iPod docking station. You don’t want to store a…

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Light at the End of the Tunnel

on August 7th, 2011 in BUILDING KISMET : by | Comments

As I write this blog, our dream of becoming owners of a Ranger Tugs R27 is only weeks away. The transition from being live aboards for five years to joining the trailerable trawler world has taken 1.5 years so we’re very anxious and excited to be getting back on the…

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