Who Are We?
We are Lenny and Louise Anderson, and in June 2013, we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary by retiring to the Columbia River area near Vancouver, WA/Portland, OR. We always planned to have a boat and, as a part of that celebration, bought a 2014 Ranger Tug R-25 in claret red with a light beige cabin stripe. We named her “Then Again,” after a song that has great significance to us. We spent many pleasurable hours on the river and in Puget Sound, and in 2016 trailered her to Clarkston, WA, where we sailed down the Snake and Columbia Rivers, back to our home port in Portland. We realized two things at that point: (1) we can handle locks and dams, so doing the America’s Great Loop was feasible and (2) we needed a bigger boat.
We traded in R-25 Then Again for her bigger sister R-31 Then Again at the end of September 2017. We did our delivery cruising in Puget Sound, then brought her home to Hayden Island, Portland OR. Portland, OR, is Then Again’s home port.
On May 12, 2018, Pastor Don Frueh, from our home church of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, blessed our boat and all who sail in it. We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary on June 2, 2018.
To begin our Great Loop Journey, Then Again traveled on the Asphalt Canal (I-90 and I-94) to Watergate Marina in St. Paul, MN.
What About Our Dogs?
We have two rescue dogs, Chip and Dayle Anderson, who are Mini Pinscher/Pom/Chihuahua mixes. They reluctantly join us on the boat and we try to establish and stick to a routine for them. This includes regular meal time, walks, and “puppy love time.” Although small at 15 lbs each, they are fearless watch dogs and won’t calm down until we tell them “It’s OK.” They have customized tags and their own life jackets.
About Then Again
Then Again is a 2018 Ranger Tug R-31 Sedan model. (Some models have a command bridge, but we do not.) A heavily weighted criteria for looking for our larger boat was that we needed to have an air draft clearance of 15 feet. This makes it possible for us to transit the entire length of the Erie Canal, a key historical feature when we were growing up in Upstate New York.
Length ……… 31′ 2″
Length Overall (w/swim step) ……… 35′ 2″
Beam ……… 10′ 0″
Draft ……… 28″
Weight, Dry ……… 11,000 lbs
Water Capacity ……… 80 gals.
Holding Tank Capacity ……… 40 gals.
Fuel Capacity ……… 180 gals.
Bridge Clearance (mast down) ……… 9′ 8″
Height on trailer ……… 13′ 1″
Our Custom Logo
Our custom logo was designed by Margaux Serock, owner of Margaux Marine Graphics. It is two red roses in the shape of a heart, with our L & L initials in the center.