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The New Kismet Starts to Take Shape

Light at the end of the tunnel!  As I write this blog, construction has begun on our Ranger Tug R27. Our transition from being live aboard boaters for five years to joining the trailerable trawler world has taken 1.5 years so we’re very anxious and excited to get back out on the water. As you […]

Itching to Get Back on the Watet

When I was a child, our family would drive to Lake Chemung (Howell, Michigan) to spend summer weekends, a family event I always looked enjoyed. Like many things children look forward to, like getting to the lake, it never seemed to happen soon enough. If I said it once I’d bet I said it a […]

Trailer Trawler Life 2011-05-01 02:09:41

Over the last several months, we’ve learned more about trailerable trawlers, towing and tow trucks than we ever could have imagined. This knowledge has come from Internet searches, talking with manufacturers of trawlers, boat shows, marina visits, and owner forums. However, the most important source was often from our boating friends and sometimes from people […]

Also Made in the U.S.A.

Now that we’ll be towing our trailerable Ranger Tug R27 cross country, down south, or anywhere in-between, we wanted a truck that could do the job effortlessly and dependably. We choose the GMC Sierra 2500 and equipped her with a Duramax Diesel engine, 4WD, trailering towing package and a few creature comforts to make our […]

Here’s Another Trailerable Boat from Ranger Tugs

We recently heard about this new model trailerable boat built by Ranger Tugs. We haven’t been on one yet but we’d like to check it out. Looks like a comfortable, well-built boat. For more photos and information visit their website:  


With the price of fuel spiking up to as high as $5.64 gal on the water in Miami, Florida, it’s no wonder there’s so much chatter about not boating as much this summer season. For those planning on long cruises or embarking on the Great Loop I have a couple of thoughts on how to […]

Have You Heard About Either of These Trailerable Trawlers?

We recently learned of two trailerable trawlers that we had not known about when we began our search for our new Kismet. If you are looking for something different check out these two new looks. The Nimbel Nomad (below left) is made in Tampa Florida, have been built since 1990; they also produce models called […]

Making a Run Down to Key West

Still in Florida – we took a little break from our boat search and got back onto the water for 10 fantastic days. Our friend Rick Garton asked if we would mind taking his Fathom, Wishing Star, from Fort Lauderdale to Key West. How could we refuse such an offer? So the day after the […]

Trawler Fest and the Naples Boat Show

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 yacht named After You and […]

Heading South

A few months ago our friend Rick asked if we would be interested in moving his trawler, Wishing Star, from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida down to Key West, over a 10-day period. How could we refuse? All Lisa and I have to do is get to Florida and back and we’ll have a free place to stay along with a 10 day cruise to the Keys – it doesn’t get much better than this for us.