Jim & Lisa Favors Aboard Ranger Tug, Kismet

After spending five years as long distance cruisers, completing the Great Loop boat trip almost twice, we decided to change the way we boat. We sold our 40-foot Fathom trawler to buy a Ranger Tug R27, a trailerable trawler. We’re excited and invigorated to learn and share the interesting things we discover while towing our boat all over the United States and Canada to cruise. We’ll also use Kismet as a “Boaterhome” while traveling between cruising destinations.

Read more about our decision to downsize…  Time for a Change or Upside of Downsizing

We are currently on America’s Great Loop Cruisers’ Association (AGLCA) Advisory Board. We both write for Boat US Cruising Logs and Jim is a past contributing editor for the Waterway Guides. We’ve published two boating books, When the Water Calls, We Follow  (27 Loopers tell their tales about their experiences), and Women On Board Cruising (25 women, long-distance cruisers share their thoughts about this amazing lifestyle). An recently began a series on trailerable trawlering and boater homing. Upside of Downsizing to a Trailerable Trawler, is the first edition in this series.


Part of this website is under construction – Please check back often. We’re adding new photos, BLOG posts and articles every week. Our goal is to focus on the inherent benefits and issues of trailerable trawlering while also featuring the many trawlers and sometimes the hauling trucks or accessories that are available, their different attibutes etc. along with favorite cruising destinations and creative ideas for getting the most out of trailerable cruising.