Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Tuggers Winter 2019

Hot off the press!  Available now at and, if you're signed up, in a mailbox near you soon.

Just in from Jack Robert 37VT17

"Yep. Boating season is almost here." --Lee Anderson

[Lee and Dee live in Owatonna, Minnesota.  This is a picture of their front walk.  Lee is either prescient or misguided--either way, let's hope he's right ;-)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Tug Spotting: Nelson's Victory 49VT06

This just in from Heidi Maitland, Victorious 37VT26:

We just returned from two weeks in Sebastian FL and saw Nelson's Victory in Micco, FL.  We didn't see it close up but I was able to get to the next dock/marina and zoom in for a photo.  The boat is visible from the bridge over the St. Sebastian River, Route 1.  It's pretty amazing seeing this boat as you cross the bridge, so large that it appears big even at a distance.  [An acquaintance of ours] had access to the boat at some point, I think he said from [previous owners] Joe or Penny Baggs, and was very impressed with "all the teak".



Bodacious 37VT44 Update

Jim Lanzarotta Bodacious 37VT44, checks in and says:

No big trips planned at this point. Probably another summer of work on it and staying pretty local. We use it a lot in the summer for short cruises where we pretty much just have lunch and hang out. Still a lot to do before we do anything longer than a day.

2019 East Coast Rendezvous

Confirmed attendees thus far:

  1. McChain, Ed and Mary Ann (Thistle 37VT47)
  2. Hicks, Mariah & Beau and Matt Ashenden (Miss Willoughby 37VY05)
  3. Mackie, Sue and John (John William 37VT68)
  4. Howell, Bicki & Dave (w/o Nellie D. 37VT63)
  5. Niccolls, John & Jeanne and guest (Mary Alice 40AT)
  6. Allnutt, Bob (Victory 37VT02)
  7. Bishop, Kenny & Kristin (Highland Mary 37VT18)
  8. Chontosh, Tosh (Petite Wazu 37VT20)
  9. Robertson, Barb (w/o WhimSea 37VT64)