37VT72 Tug49
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Alaska (2005)
HIN: OEY370720288 more photos
Hull Laid: February 1988
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
Rideau Canal (2007)
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Richard Blankenship April 2020 Tug49 Juneau, Alaska
Capt Bob and Sandy White July 2000 April 2020 Renegade San Diego, CA
Jeff & Nancy Ewell1 March 1989 July 2000 Renegade Seattle, WA

Owners, Present and Past

Bob and Sandy White (2000 - 2020) Extensive cruising 2003-2007 (8646 mi) - In 2003-2004, Inside Passage to Glacier Bay. In 2005 we shipped vessel to Ft. Lauderdale via Dockwise and cruised ICW from Florida to Erie Canal then to Oswego and Lake Ontario (Kingston) before transiting the Trent-Severn Canal to Georgian Bay. Kingston, Picton, Georgian Bay and North Channel are our favorite for scerne beauty and crowdless cruising as experienced in 2006.

In January of 2008 RENEGADE was on the hard in a shed in Mystic, CT where we concluded last summer after back tracking on the Trent-Severn, then up the Rideau from Kingston to Ottawa and Montreal before Lake Champlain and the Hudson to New York and East River to Long Island.

Left Mystic June 1 2008 for Block Island as initial New England Coast destination. Cruised to Wickford Village, Bristol, Newport, Padanaram, prior to transiting the Cape Cod Canal to Plymouth where we picked up two granddaugters (8 & 10 years) to head to Provincetown, Scituate and Boston for historic site seeing. After our young crew left in Boston departed for Marblehead, Glouchester, Newburyport (met Pam owner of "Monkey"), Isle of Sholes and Portsmouth (met Jay owner of "Cruz-in"). Stopped in Kennebunkport on way to Portland, ME where we had the pleasure of a visit with Dave and Vicki ("Nellie D.") for a tour of RENEGADE and lunch. Plan to cruise the many islands and destinations of Maine as we continue East along coastal Maine in July and August.

In 2008 Renegade was trucked across the country and splashed in San Diego, CA. In 2009 she cruised the Channel Islands.

Jeff Ewell (1988-2000) took Renegade up to Alaska and back. He did most of his cruising in the Seattle area. Jeff is an accomplished 'predicted log racer' and was a member of the team which won the International Power Boat Association's Jerry Bryant Trophy for Skipper of the Year. Jeff sold Renegade so that he could see some more of the U.S. by 'land' cruising.


  • Mehrkens Galley (i.e. galley to starboard)

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • Cummins 4BT3.9M turbo diesel, 2900 hours (1/08)
  • LH prop 24x20
  • Airsep CD173 (combined air filter and crankcase pressure reducer)
  • Replaced fuel and holding tanks (see Tuggers, Winter 2007 and Spring 2007)
  • Espar Diessel Heater — vents in salon, pilothouse, head, shower, and forepeak
  • Forced air heater in salon (uses engine's hot water).
  • Stainless steel cable steering
  • Engine oil change pump


  • Heart Inverter
  • Balmar battery monitor
  • 4-6V 240Ah deep cycle (wet cell)
  • 8D starting battery (wet cell)


  • New Galley Formica counter top (2005)
  • Cabinets above refigerator
  • Pull out drawer under oven
  • New fixtures in Galley (2004)
  • washer/dryer


  • Lowrance 10" Chart Plotter (2005)
  • Uniden DSC VHF radio (2006)
  • GPS, VHF radio, Radar, Auto Pilot


  • 3500 Maxwell windlass (2006)
  • fresh water anchor wash down
  • mast aft of the stack
    • electric winch for boom
    • electric winch for mast lowering/raising
  • dingy davits (2005)
  • teak observation bench

2008/2009 Improvements as reported at Tug Talk Bremerton

  • Is impressed with the performance of his rudder cheeks. Tug handling is greatly improved while no reduction in fuel economy is noticed.
  • Check your bilge pump switches. Renegade's stern shower started leaking and filled the bilge to almost the motor mounts. The water was sucked in by the 4BT's fly wheel and emerged from another hole high on the bell housing.
  • Advocated the use of a Newmar galvanic isolator ($150).
  • Put canvas across the upper deck lifelines. Makes the dingy deck like another room.

Related Documents

  • November 2009 Soundings article on Renegade (72) pdficon.gif.
  • 2007 Tug Trek Trophy Award Letter to Renegade pdficon.gif.
  • Chen letter describing the finish used in an LNVT pdficon.gif.
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