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Old 31-12-2007, 08:45   #1
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26' ranger

theres a 26' ranger being sold here for $600, it comes with the roller furler, an outboard, sails, and the covers. thats pretty badass. has anybody sailed one of these before, that would like to comment?
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Old 31-12-2007, 09:12   #2
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There are two completely different kinds of Rangers:

1972 Ranger 26 sailboat for sale in Wisconsin

Kent Ranger 26 Sailboat - For Sale

Our club has the first one above, a Gary Mull IOR kind of boat. I haven't actually taken it out yet, but those who have seem to enjoy its sailing qualities. It has the passage in the middle of the boat in the cabin, so the mast support is not directly under the mast, and on ours there has been an attempt by the previous owners to shore up where the mast is pushing the deck into the cabin. I don't know if this is a common problem on the boat. The other interesting thing we've discovered is that the 1" deep keel stub has the cabin liner on top. There are drain holes in the sides of the liner, and we finally discovered that pumping out the bilge doesn't get the 2 gallons of water in the space that is lower in the hull next to the cabin liner where the hull turns down to the keel stub.

Boy, I'm not sure that description helps tell you where the water is.

We got a deal on ours and had to replace some woodwork due to rot. Don't know how much was due to poor maintenance versus the fact that there is more than one place for water to collect.

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