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Old 09-08-2013
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Looked at the Ranger 26

The good it is cheap. Asking $800 probably could get it for $500
Has a Honda outboard that started on 4th pull and ran great!
Standing rigging looked good. All cables looked newer to me with no fraying or corrosion.
Running rigging was bad. Needed it all replaced
Had a roller furling
Tiller moved good and seamed good

The bad
I found a soft spot in the middle of the cockpit I can get under to fix.
Inside the cabin there was water in the middle on top of the keel and it was really rusty. I don't know of this on normal or not!
Cabin was small and I could not stand up. None of the cushions or sails were on the boat when I was there. There was a bad smell in the cabin with visible mold. Probable from sitting all summer closed up. I thing the siding top to get in leaks. Not head! No sink!

No battery so I do t know if any of the electronics work. It had a small solar panel on the upper door segment. Was something to tell speed and depth that was about it. Very basic.

Over all its not the boat for me! But I might think about it just to learn on for next summer. My biggest concern is all the rust on top of the keel. I would not want it falling off in some rough seas. How hard is it to replace the running rigging with new rope.




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