Re: Looked at the Ranger 26
Here is Northstar 600 near Toledo for practically nothing:
1975 Northstar 600 26' Used Sailboat - Ohio in Sailboats | eBay Motors
IMO a much better boat than Ranger 26 and one I would consider bringing back to life. Hang an outboard on her and go sailing.
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