I sailed on a Ranger 33 for 10 years ('80 to '85 and '87 to '92).
They're fantastic boats. Sail well, can race
competitively with appropriate handicap and pretty comfortable for the size.
OK in my book for Coastal or short ocean passages. They have gone blue water
, but I'd want something a bit more robust.
That said, there is a Ranger 33 anchored right now not that far from us in the Lagoon
in Barra de Navidad, Colima, Mexico
(near Manzanillo) that came all the way down from the Pacific Northwest
. You can go long distance and long time cruising - but you're camping ;-}
Check to see if any 33s you're considering have been repowered. If not, the state of the original engine
, gasoline powered Atomic 4. I'd be much happier with a Diesel
boat than the original gas.