Category Archives: Boating

Desolation Sound 2013

Prior to committing on our boat I had heard stories about the world renowned cruising grounds of Desolation sound and the yearly pilgrimage that Ranger Tugs arranges for new and existing owners, as part of our purchase Kelley and I … Continue reading

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Circumnavigating Bainbridge island

For this weekends outing several options were discussed and we finally closed on the following; depart Friday afternoon singlehanded from Stimson with Eagle Harbor as my destination, there I would secure mooring for myself and Hayden Bay which were to … Continue reading

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First time in the “Salt”

First time in the “Salt” Well the time was fast approaching when the Puget Sound spot shrimp season opened and I had been hard at work building buoys, getting pots and leaded line, researching bait recipes and last but not … Continue reading

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Shake-down Cruise…Take 1

Well the time has come where we wanted to take her out and run her through her paces, spending a few nights aboard and just get more comfortable with the boat and start planning for outfitting her accordingly. (Nothing like … Continue reading

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Hull# 2724 Delivery Day

The culmination of about a year’s worth of dreaming, talking details with Ranger and getting financing sorted out came to fruition today. Kenny pulled up to the ramp at Gasworks Park  in Seattle with my “Current Obsession.” (Ironically it’s not … Continue reading

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Hull# 2724 Twas the night before “Taking Delivery”

Well it’s down to the wire. She had bottom paint done by CSR, and Margaux from Margaux Marine Graphics did her magic.  Andrew sent me a text with a picture attached and I couldn’t help myself — I swung by … Continue reading

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Hull# 2724 First Sea Trial

Well, the call came from Ranger Tug that Hull #2724 was ready for her first sea trial.  I had politely asked if it would be possible for me to observe this event and so it was that I came to … Continue reading

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