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Old 12-07-2010, 13:20   #1
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1978 Kent Ranger

Hi everyone,

We are parting with our 1978 Kent Ranger Sailboat in favor of a larger boat. She's for sale in San Diego and a great pocket cruiser. Here is some info:

Kent ranger sailboats were built tough in Kent, Washington and designed as pocket cruisers. Kent Ranger 26's are traditional appearing boats that can easily be single-handed and trailered, yet have all the features of much larger boats.

La Dolce Vita is in very nice condition!

The Kent Ranger 26 closely resembles a Flicka, though it is a larger boat with much more room below deck. We often get comments about her from people who believe her to be made by Pacific Seacraft. In fact, this boat was designed by Raymond H. Richards and is unique in that she has a ballasted keel with a centerboard and an inboard diesel engine.

La Dolce Vita is powered by a newly rebuilt Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel with a new fresh water/raw-water cooling system completed in 2009. The engine is in excellent condition, is spotless, and powers the boat at hull speed. The engine is clean and has zero smoke.

Down below, there is standing 6’ 2” headroom, an enclosed head immediately to port, a full galley to starboard and a settee forward that seats 4-5. This easily converts to sleep two, making a large and comfortable queen size berth. Two ample sea berths are to port and starboard of the companionway ladder.

Why are we selling this wonderful and rare Kent Ranger? A desire to move up to a bigger boat for coastal and offshore cruising in California waters.

If interested, please feel free to contact me by phone. The best time is after 2:00 pm and before 8:00 pm (Pacific Daylight Time) during the week or any reasonable time on the weekend. We've made a web page with pertinent information: Kent Ranger 26 Sailboat "La Dolce Vita"

Ask for Brig: phone 619-850-6036. If you want a clarification or just like to communicate by ( , feel free to do so anytime.
She is ready to SAIL!

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Old 12-07-2010, 13:23   #2
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1978 Kent Ranger 26 Sailboat

We are selling our wonderful Kent Ranger 26 that has many recent upgrades.

Photos and additional information at: Kent Ranger 26 Sailboat "La Dolce Vita"


Hull/Sail #33
LWL: 22' DRAFT: 2'4" w/o centerboard
4'10" with centerboard lowered
BEAM: 8' BALLAST: 1600 lbs. (lead)
ENGINE: YANMAR 1GM10 Diesel, with fresh-water conversion. Six hours on rebuild. Uses about one quart of diesel per hour
FUEL TANK: Six gallons


WATER: 30 gallons estimated

HOLDING: 6 gallons estimated

GALLEY: Newly installed Hillerange, 2 burner propane stove/oven unit with new GD10 gas vapor monitor

HEAD: Newly installed Lavac head with all new hoses, 2009

NAV AREA: Unique fold up nav table with VHF near companionway. New VHF masthead antenna

SETTEE: New cushions by Elite Interior Designs, 2009

BATTERIES: Two new batteries and a Tru-Charge 10 amp multi-stage battery charger, new 11/2009

RIGGING: New stainless steel standing rigging completed 2010. Newer running rigging easily controlled from cockpit.

SPARS: Aluminum mast and boom etched, painted, with new wiring raceway by Lafeil mast company in L.A. (2010)
New cleats, new mast hardware as needed. The spars shine and Lafeil guarantees paint for 10 years.

New spreader bases, new spreaders, new masthead sheaves and tabernacle mast base, 2010.

Mast lighting: new anchor, steaming and deck lighting. New wiring from mast top to panel. (2010)

SAILS: Main with two reef points in serviceable condition.

Jib is 8.5 oz. Ullman, hank on, with one set of reef points. Crisp and sets nicely.
This sail is in above average condition with some light stains. Purchased used in June 2010 from Minney's.

ROLLER FURLING, we removed the mechanism and sail. These are included with boat purchase.
They are functional, although the sail is older.

WINCHES: Original to vessel.

ANCHORS: Danforth mounted on bowsprit, chain and line. Smaller Danforth with line can be set from the rear.

COCKPIT: Three lazarettes. Starboard is given over to propane tank. Center is for lines and fenders.
Port holds the diesel tank and fuel filter.
There is a 4-inch Ritchie compass mounted on the port companionway area. Older foam cockpit cushions.

BILGE: Guzzler 400 manual bilge pump with handle is near the bridgedeck.
Small Rule bilge pump is in the bilge (automatic).

HULLS: Ball valves

CANVAS: All exterior canvas is new. Sail cover, handrail covers, winch, compass and tiller.
Foresail bag is also new and designed to be left on deck when sail is set- or it can be taken off and stowed.

AUTOPILOT: Autohelm 1000 tiller autopilot.

TEAK: Exterior teak newly varnished. New wood tiller (2009) with fresh varnish.

Kent Ranger 26 Sailboat "La Dolce Vita"

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Old 12-07-2010, 16:06   #3
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She is a beauty!
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Yes, impressive boat.

Very nicely updated.
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Hi everyone, I'm pleased to report that our Kent Ranger 26 has SOLD!
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