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Boat Yard Blues – Part Two

on February 29th, 2012 in Florida Keys, FLORIDA:, MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS :, TWEETS: by | Comments

I am truly in the swing of things on day two in the boat yard. The good news is the On & Off product helped de-wax the hull, one of the steps needed to properly prepare the hull for bottom paint. Next, and it was probably overkill, I applied acetone…

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Boat Yard Blues

on February 27th, 2012 in MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES TO KISMET, Ranger Tug, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS : by | Comments

We never addressed the issue of bottom painting our Ranger Tug until one day, while taking our boat out of the water in Ft Myers Beach; we were surprised by the excessive growth of barnacles on the hull of Kismet. We recognized the problem and we wanted to take care…

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Dinghy Decision

on January 31st, 2012 in Ranger Tug, RESEARCH– Trailerable Trawlers : by | Comments

Lisa and I gave a great deal of thought to the purchase of our Ranger Tug and GMC tow truck but, until recently, we never gave too much thought to the dinghy we’d need and how we’d transport it on and off of the water. We finally had some boating…

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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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Trawler Fest and the Naples Boat Show

on February 3rd, 2011 in FLORIDA:, Ranger Tug, RESEARCH– Trailerable Trawlers :, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS : by | Comments

Two Boat Shows – Lots to Consider While in Florida for the Fort Lauderdale and Naples Boat Shows, we had a free afternoon to take a walk along New River in Ft. Lauderdale. On this clear sunny day, as we were strolling the Riverwalk, we came across a rather large…

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Time for a Change

on December 22nd, 2010 in C-Dory, CRUISING :, Cutwater, North Pacific, Ranger Tug, RESEARCH– Trailerable Trawlers :, Rosborough, TRAILERABLE TRAWLERS : by | Comments

Why? More Flexibility! When we look back at our on our years together we fondly remember how we discovered that one of our mutual passions was boating. It all started with a 20-foot Four Winns runabout. We used that runabout, as a family boat, to water ski, to overnight on…

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