We spent happy hour talking with the crew on the trawler next to us (above). This island always makes us think we are in the Bahamas. If you are a WordPress user with administrative privileges on this site, please enter your email address in the box below and click "Send". When trailering our boat to the Keys, we had the added benefit of having our truck nearby, making it easier to stay a distance from downtown Key West. WELCOME! Recreation & Sports Website. Down below the lighthouse sits an old canon salvaged off a nearby shipwreck. The owner of this site is using Wordfence to manage access to their site. The marina is within walking distance of the local shopping area. There is a little campground, an open-air pavilion and saltwater restroom facilities. One day they stopped by to look at our Ranger Tug, which Jim often works on while it is parked in our driveway. Tom Conrad was a sailer, a captain, a boater's boater, a true friend to any human being, a person that would help you out without ever expecting anything in…, Free Dock in LaBelle, on the Caloosahatchee River! Most recently, the couple trailered Kismet to go cruising in Washington state’s San Juan Islands, some 2,000 miles from their home. Taking the Conch Tour Train was a new experience for us. Charlie 0. Lunch was followed by a boat crawl. Boat Dealership. Legacy Harbor Marina is a fun spot to spend a week, a month or a whole season. Catamaran Endless Pleasure. Back home, Roy later formed Manitoulin Island's first yacht club, Little Current Yacht Club. I do a lot of research before we venture out on the road to launch the boat in new territory. Ergonomics is also essential. Aug 30, 2018 - Jim & Lisa Favors write about their adventures on their Ranger Tug R27, Kismet, and about camping out in their boat while traveling to cruising destinations. Their initial response was typical of many people who learn about our out of the norm living accommodations. Favors Great Loop Blog; Favors BoatUS Cruising Logs; BOATING BOOKS. Wordfence is a security plugin installed on over 3 million WordPress sites. M/V Trawler Life completed the Great Loop at 3:15 pm on 04/02/2017. Indiantown was established by the Seminole people as a trading Post. Finland has a generations-old tradition of producing hardy, all-weather and all-season cruising boats. Trawler Life Full Time Boat Living. Favors Great Loop Blog; Favors BoatUS Cruising Logs; BOATING BOOKS. Breakfast on day two was proceeded by a short walk from the marina to the Anchor Inn downtown. “Change is the Only Constant in Life” – Heraclitus, Day Three – North Channel Presentation, Boat Crawl and Pizza Party, Day Two – Featuring Roy Eaton’s Little Current Cruisers’ Net, DAY ONE – Thirty-Seven Tugnuts Arrive in Little Current for the 2015 North Channel Rendezvous, We Call it Boaterhoming – Sault Ste. THANK YOU! On the way to our destination, we were intrigued by Slim's riverside sign (below), too bad we didn't have time to stop, it looked like it might be an interesting place to investigate off the river. We all opened up our boats so that we could take a look/see at what improvements, changes or additions we made to the interiors or exteriors of our boats. Local & Travel Website. A trawler yacht that can be towed over the highway and cruised in many different areas each year, avoiding long passages over water. Janice and I are Bahamas bound on Sunday. 17 talking about this. Change is Good! Boater's University. So, we went from the Florida Bay side of the Keys,…. Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler –Learn about the ins and outs and inherent benefits of owning a trailerable trawler. I’m sure when he wrote these now famous words he was not thinking about the cruising travel plans of Kismet (a Turkish word that stands for "fate" or "meant to be"). Personally, I'd go for a trawler from a builder that's been around and has been building trawler yachts for a long time - at least 10 years." The dates for the Rendezvous are August 9, 10 and 11th, 2015. Personal Blog. You may unsubscribe at any time by sending an email to: *GDPR Compliant Consent – agree to the privacy policy and terms. This Florida boating destination has it all... lots of canals to explore, a beautiful beach to walk on the ocean, shopping on Las Olas Avenue, a beautiful River Walk for leisurely strolls along New River and  now we can add one more thing to our ongoing Fort Lauderdale list... the warm and welcoming home of Carolyn and Harry House, (homeport for their Ranger Tug, PourHouse). Trawler Row. We left our anchorage in Curry Hammock to face a fairly windy day cruising to Blackfin Resort Marina in Marathon. Recent Post by Page. PassageMaker Magazine Book Review . BOOK – Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler – eBook, BOOK – Women On Board Cruising – eBook and Paperback, Great Loop Book – When the Water Calls… We Follow. With that said, it can also be exciting, rewarding in fact, to try something new. It's very rewarding experience for us when we have an opportunity to explore new inlets, coves and potential anchorages while cruising AND we end up throwing the hook for the night. Happy hour in Key West is one of our favorite things and NO, we did not visit the upper floor of the Garden of Eden. Janice and I are Bahamas bound on Sunday. In the past, when in Fort Myers, we've always stayed at Fort Myers Yacht Basin, but this year we wanted to be where our friends were even though the Yacht Basin is only a few blocks away. Ranger Tug owners and informal ambassadors for the brand, Jim and Lisa Favors help show people how to get the most of a trailerable small cruiser on their Trailer Trawler Life website and blog. We'll stop one night to anchor at South Bay Cove, a spot Jim found on Active Captain and heard other boaters talk about. They were intrigued to learn that we had recently lived aboard (part time) for five years and that we both missed the lifestyle. What a loss that would have been for us. It's as simple as that and before we knew it (well, actually a few months later) we were visiting them at their home in Palm City, Florida. When the Water Calls… We Follow – Reflections On the Great Loop Adventure. The other day my wife, Maria, and I hosted new friends at our home for lunch. Charlie 0. Kismet is on the wall at Boca Chita Key. My preferred method of research is by contacting locals in the area where we plan to cruise. Great American Loop. Ranger Tugs/Cutwater 2015 North Channel Rendezvous! Harmony on Land. Instead of sitting in traffic or staring at your computer screen while gazing out an office window – you are sitting in a helm chair and looking out your pilothouse…at waterfront views! Personal Blog. Impact Overland. Click Here to DOWNLOAD and PRINT the REGISTRATION FORM We will handle marina reservations for August 9, 10 and 11th…, Suffering from Incurable Keys Disease! Just For Fun. Livin' Life. Catamaran Endless Pleasure. Trailer Trawler Life Blog – Welcome! Linda, Skip and Lolly were the support team back at the marina, helping the captains into the…, Kismet Secure at Legacy Harbor Marina, Fort Myers We planned our winter trip to include a month-long stay at Legacy Harbour Marina in Fort Myers. SEE MORE! Just For Fun. Have a question about long-distance cruising, the Great Loop boat trip, or Trailerable Trawlering? The best of both worlds when visiting Key West. Personal Blog. It's an exciting area to cruise through with the beautiful homes lining the waterway, yachts of every shape and size and finally the towering buildings of Miami and if you happen to be cruising by at sunset, even better. You will then receive an email that helps you regain access. Staying at Key West Harbour Marina affords us the best of both worlds. The term "Tugnuts" refers to the popular forum, TUGNUTS. Generated by Wordfence at Tue, 26 Jan 2021 12:03:28 GMT.Your computer's time: document.write(new Date().toUTCString());. More information Trailer Trawler Life – Jim & Lisa Favors write about their adventures on their Ranger Tug R27, Kismet – they camp out in their boat while traveling to cruising destinations. PassageMaker Magazine Book Review. After many years of long-distance cruising, living on a 40-ft. boat for 5 years, we downsized to a trailerable boat, and never looked back! Leave a comment or email us, we’ll get right back to you. The exchange on the Tugnut forum is an amazing tool for boaters, it covers a wide range of topics on trailerable boating and includes many different trailerable trawler owners as members (such as C-Dory and Rosborough). We had briefly met Alyn & Diane in our hometown, Traverse City, they also live there part of the year, we share a passion for boating. Outdoor & Sporting Goods Company. Last year we spent a month enjoying the amenities of the marina while exploring all the events in the Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Cape Coral and Naples area. Over the years we have learned to time our arrival to Boca Chita Key to fall during a weekday. Someday's Here Recommended for you The region was populated by cattle and citrus farmers in 1895. The newly reconstructed docks have stern-to berths for six vessels between fifteen foot wide concrete pilings. If the Great Loop boating adventure did not exist, we probably would never have met – with the Conrads living in Florida's Panhandle and us living in northern Michigan. Harmony on Land. Peck Lake is not so much a lake than it is a very large indentation off of the ICW south of Jensen Beach/Stuart area, it is separated from the ocean by Jupiter Island. Favors Great Loop Blog; Trailer Trawler Life; BoatUS Cruising Logs; BOATING BOOKS. Visit TRAILER TRAWLER LIFE blog for rest of the story and photos... http://trailertrawlerlife.com/blog. The Caloosahatchee River always provides us with a scenic cruise and the easily accessible free dock was a welcome stop, one we had not taken advantage of before. Flexibility, Mobility & Affordability! TRAILER TRAWLER LIFE. Yesterday at 1:42 AM. We usually stay a month in the Key West area and the downtown marinas are too expensive to stay long. We took our time cruising there as it was a beautiful day and, as you can see, lots of nice scenery on our route. The St. Lucie Lock and Dam awaited us this morning. This is a very helpful event for all the Tugnuts in attendance. We were the only boat locking through and, as usual, it was an easy process. He used the Cruisers' Net in the Abacos as a model. Think of it like having a motorhome, but with a boat. Indiantown Marina looked like a peaceful haven for boaters looking to get off…, "Big Water" – Lake Okeechobee and the Rim Route From our one-night stop in LaBelle, we proceeded toward Lake Okeechobee (or in Seminole Indian language, Big Water), we'll be taking the rim route around the lake instead of going straight across this time. Stovold and some of his clients took part in a Ranger Tugs rendezvous held two years ago in Little Current, Ont., and the North Channel, organized by the Favors. Roy Eaton's live broadcast of the Little Current Cruisers' Net (LCCN) was about to take place. Engines; Pilot House; Contact Us; About Us; Blog Blackwater Trials February 14, 2019 Capt. “One of the beauties of this plan,” the Favors wrote as they were planning their move, “is that we’d be able to cut out a lot of long boat travel days by driving to the heart of a spot and dropping the boat into the water.”. Personal Blog. Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler by Jim and Lisa Favors, $9.99 (Kindle edition) at www.amazon.com “Trailerable boating is the wave of the future in boating and a choice more boaters will be making in years to come as it is a far more economical and flexible way to explore the myriad of divergent waterways in the United States and Canada.” Many of our Looper friends stay in this area during the winter months, some of them at this marina. Trailer Trawler Life – Kismet - 164 Followers, 23 Following, 209 pins | Our 2 blogs are about the Great Loop Boat trip and trailerable trawlering. We find that boating is like that, we bump into Loopers or boaters we know everywhere we go– planned or not. We pulled right in and before we knew it our new camper neighbors were…, Join Us for the Second Annual Ranger Tugs/Cutwater 2015 North Channel Rendezvous! Read about this boat’s big sister: Ranger Tugs R-31: More Pocket Trawler for your Trailer. During our almost month-long stay in Marathon, we were surprised how many "pocket trawlers" there were scattered at the marinas on the island. - Milt Baker, Bluewater, Nordhavn 47 "Personal comfort level is the range of differences between camping in a tent and staying in a Class A motor home. In 2004 after receiving a generous donation of broadcast space (in the Anchor Inn) and equipment, Roy started the now very popular Little Current Cruisers' Net. Your access to this service has been limited. We were also very fortunate to have another North Channel Presentation, again this year by Roy Eaton. Favors Great Loop Blog; Trailer Trawler Life; BoatUS Cruising Logs; BOATING BOOKS. SEE MORE! This was a new stop for us and we're glad we had the opportunity to check it out. Coastal Cruisers. College & University. We chose the dock in front of Joe's Crab Shack. Because we shared a passion for boating and this adventure they call a "Loop," our paths crossed and our wakes overlapped. I then review the charting resources. We’ve either been in too much of a hurry to get somewhere else or didn’t have the time, all that is different this trip south on the East Coast ICW. One of our favorite marinas in Florida. We had all the amenities we needed for our month-long stay. The phrase, "Change is the only constant in life,” was written by a Greek philosopher named Heraclitus of Ephesos (around 500 BC). Marie, Michigan. PassageMaker is a comprehensive trawler cruising publication and Trawler Fest Events offers educational trawler boat shows. Livin' Life. It was fun, we shared boating…, Short Cruise Today – Transiting from South Bay Cover to Indiantown, Florida. It includes a beautiful 65-ft. ornamental lighthouse which sports an observation deck overlooking the beautiful harbor, nearby islands, Key Biscayne Bay, ocean, Miami and Key Biscayne Island. Each year, avoiding long passages over water found us a dock nearby to tie up for... 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