Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Midwest Rendezvous Day 2

Today's lessons were:

1. How to splice your anchor line to prevent the loss of your very expensive anchor (sorry, no pictures).
2. How to quickly drop your dinghy and get it started so you can retrieve your errant umbrella before it sinks.
3. How to get your dinghy line back on the track of the Davits so you can raise it in 35 minutes or less.

Due to scheduling issues the Tug Talk titled Napping on Your Tug" has been postponed to a later date.

The bar is now open.

2019 Midwest Rendezvous

Greetings from Prescott. Tonight's meal will be hosted by Arvilla and Joe.  Tomorrow's Tug Talk topic is titled "Napping on a Tugboat".  😉

Lee Anderson

Monday, July 22, 2019

Mini Rendezvous

A mini rendezvous was recently held in Camden, ME. Salty Paws 37VT66,
Tugnacious 37VT07, Sally W 37VT42 and Loon 37VT57.

Olympia Harbor Day’s

This just in from Tom Blackwood, Thistle Dew 37VT46:

Thistle Dew is front and center on this year's handbill for Harbor Days at the state capitol.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sold: Mocko Jumbie 37VT49

This just in from Liz Riggs-Harding:

My boat has sold... We are actually keeping a percentage of the vessel, so my info will still be valid as well.

We are hauling it out of the water for a complete overhaul and rebuild. The new owners are retired woodworkers that worked for Mark Ritchy Woodworking. The website shows the level of craftsmanship. I couldn't be happier! I will of course be documenting the entire process and will share along the way.

Take care,
Liz Riggs-Harding

Tug spotting

Salty Paws 37VT66 safe on her mooring in Linekin Bay.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tug Spotting

 Titan 37VT31 is getting ready to sail south to Hilton Head and Skull Creek Marina.  You are Invited  to follow their  adventures and travels on Titan’s  new blog:

From Owner Jerry Jones: “We have been exploring Savannah and Hilton Head for a new home for our tug, Titan, and we found it! Below is a picture of  Lorre and Kyley by the sign that says it
all! (Mile marker 555 on the ICW)”

Monday, July 15, 2019

Tug Spotting

John William 37VT68 was just seen in Buffalo NY.  Owners, John and Sue Mackie, will be crossing Lake Erie and are headed to Michigan.  

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Tug Spotting

Victorious 37VT26 is at Naushon Island, Hadley's Harbor, MA, near Woods Hole.
 It's a gathering point for boats going north, south, east and west.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Gone Cruising

(L-R Ed McChain, Conner, Piper, and Mary Ann McChain)

After hosting the very successful Urbanna LNVT Rendezvous, the McChain's decided to go cruising on the Chesapeake.  They were last seen heading up the Wicomico River to Salisbury, MD.

East meets West

(L to R Janis Bialko, Tom Blackwood, Jeanne Ewing-Koenig and Bob Ewing)

In Anacortes, WA, Tom and Janis, Thistle Dew 37VT46, hosted visiting Maine Tuggers Jeanne and Bob, Salty Paws 37VT66.  A good time was had by all.

Friday, June 14, 2019

A Little about Victory's Captain

Kenny & I got to spend last weekend with a great group of fellow Lord Nelson tug owners [at the Urbanna, VA, LNVT Rendezvous]. One of them was Bob [Allnutt, Victory 37VT02], who has been a gracious host whenever Highland Mary has passed by his dock. That reminded me - I meant to share some of his tales from his days running the National Geographic photo lab. During the Apollo moon missions, he took over the entire top floor of a Cape Canaveral motel for a makeshift lab. Nat Geo had loaned a number of full-time photographers and staff to NASA, and shared the space with Time, Life, and other publications in a pool situation. Bob remembered working 36 hours straight during and after a launch: "They would open the door and just throw bananas at us to keep us going." 😆 Helicopters would drop fresh film and other supplies. Because of the extreme heat, ice was an absolute necessity to keep the darkroom chemicals cool and usable. As an aside, Bob also mentioned: "Life magazine was notorious for burning up cameras during launches." Many thanks to Bob for his contributions documenting this amazing time in American history.

Kristen Bishop [from her Facebook page]
Highland Mary 37VT18

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Rain-X Aboard Titan 37VT31

Made it back to Manteo okay [from the East Coast Rendezvous in Urbanna].  I'm including a picture of the windscreen in a rain shower.  I treated the center and starboard window with Rain-X the port window was just cleaned with glass cleaner.   It was a noticeable difference. I hope the picture bears that out.

Jerald Jones
Titan 37VT31

Urbanna Rendezvous makes the Sentinel

(Photo by Larry Chowning)

A trawler (tugboat) parade on Urbanna Creek and the Rappahannock River was held last Saturday as part of the East Coast Lord Nelson Victory Tug Rendezvous that brought residents out with their cell phone cameras. Seven of these recreational trawlers spent the weekend in Urbanna as part of the annual rendezvous. The Lord Nelson Victory Tug is a brand of recreational trawler produced by Lord Nelson Yachts in Seattle, Washington. A total of 86 Victory Tugs were produced from 1983 until discontinued in 1997. The boats above are making the circle in the creek as spectators looked on from Urbanna bridge and the town waterfront.

Posted 06.12.2019