So after some research,
from a combined PHRF averages db site on-line, and from an old friend that raced a Ranger 24 many starts a season for way over a decade...
I would go with about 200 for a base rating for the Ranger 26-1, and about 240 for the Ranger 24.
Kinda sorta significant, but then given the differing lengths, still an apples-to-oranges comparison.
And, this reveals nothing about their sea-keeping abilities, construction, and engineering.
Any owner of either boat will likely be happy with his/her choice.