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Old 02-02-2021, 07:59 PM   #1
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I have just joined Trawler Forum. I am a retired heavy equipment operator that purchased a Ranger Tug R27 4 years ago. It's been a great experience boating onboard the R27. I trailered it to Lake Huron a few years ago, spent a summer on the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River cruising as far as Montreal.

I towed the R27 back to BC & cruised the Canadian Gulf Islands & Desolation Sound. Last October I circumnavigated Vancouver Island.

Looking forward to following others on Trawler Forum posts.
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:18 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard northerner!

I believe you have quite a number of neighbors on the forum!
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Welcome. Hopefully we'll be following you a bit!

I really like the idea of a trailerable trawler, and have met a bunch of folks traveling far and wide in their Ranger Tugs.
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Old 02-02-2021, 11:36 PM   #6
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The tug line of boats are a great PNW, coastal BC and Alaska cruising vessel. I tend to stay away from the southern area of Desolation Sound in the summer just because of the crowds. Although I think this summer will still be closed off to Americans so the area may not be as crowded as a regular season.

I think trailering your boat to various areas then cruising is brilliant.

How did you find going down the west coast of Vancouver Island. (time frame?)
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:22 PM   #7
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Circumnavigation of Vancouver Island in my R27 Ranger Tug

Just re reading my initial post & was incorrect on the date I completed the circumnavigation of Vancouver Island. It was late May & I spent 3 weeks to go around Vancouver Island, stopping for several days in some communities. A quick recap as follows: Nanaimo to Richmond BC. Departed Richmond to Victoria.
Victoria to Sooke, then travelled to Port Renfrew....next stop Port Alberni for a few days & fuel.
Weather was great....next stop Bamfield, (stopped for a day) then up the West Coast past Ucluelet & Tofino to Port Alice.
Left Port Alice for Quatsino Sound, cruised past Winter Harbour around top of Vancouver Island then travelled to Port Hardy for a 4 day visit & Fuel.
Worked my way back down the inside Passage to Campbell River, then Nanaimo & finally back to Richmond.
The RangerTug R27 is fuel efficient & I planned about 300 miles between fuel fills.
Weather held for the leisurely trip cruising & sight seeing.
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:27 PM   #8
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I have a picture looking out my front window of the CN tower in Toronto when cruising Lake Ontario & another photo of the Space Needle from my wheel house when I did a run to Seattle.
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Your circumnavigation of Van Island sounds great. When you started out, Nanaimo to Richmond I was thinking - what to heck? Then realized you were bouncing over to Victoria from the land of many Chinese restaurants.

I love living on the Island, but.................. the quality of Asian restaurants mid-Island sucks.
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