Bob is an owner of Duthie Associates, Inc dba Duthie Learning. This firm is a publishing company that develops and markets the “What to Expect Cruising” series of products that teach cruising boaters about America’s Great Loop, the Tennessee River, and the Cumberland River. In addition the company provides a number of books, CruiseGuides , and Chartbooks related to America’s Great Loop. Bob is now gathering content to develop similar elearning programs for motorhome owners touring the USA and Canada.
Bob & Mavis cruise on the Katy Leigh, a 36 ft Grand Banks Trawler, Classic Model, Hull No 655 with a single 120 HP Lehman diesel engine. The boat was made in Singapore in 1981. Since buying the boat in 1999 in Erie, PA they have cruised for more than 2,000 hours covering America’s Great Loop, Tennessee River and Cumberland River. The Katy Leigh is kept at the Kenlake State Park Marina on Kentucky Lake. Major equipment includes Northern Lights Genset, autopilor, VHF radios (3), Sonar (2), radar, dual controls, 2 heads, main salon, forward V berth and aft cabin. A 1950′s Pen Yan 8 ft dinghy is carried on the cabin roof. In addition a 12 ft Nautica Rib can be towed.
In 2007, Bob and Mavis bought a 2007 Winnebago View 23B Class C motohome. By November 2012 they had travelled 71,000 miles and spent 533 nights aboard. Trip destinations include Alaska, California, Vancouver Island, Florida, and Newfoundland. The touring blog posts describe most of these trips.