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post #3 of Old 09-13-2002
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Ranger 32

If you own a Ranger 32 you''ll know that they are great PHRF racers. When Gary Mull was asked to design the 32 he wanted to make it and all around racer. (Roundup 1976) If you look at the design it is somewhat different than the 37. It was designed for both light and heavy air. The waterline is about 26 feet and with the trailing edge of the rutter at 28. You don''t need many on the rail because of the Tumblehome design. It heals to 20 degree''s quickly and than stays there forever. There are several 32 owners that have been very sucessful with their boats. This year we raced our Ranger 32 in our clubs class A summer around cans. We were first place boat. Boats that were in the class include Metal Mast 37, C&C 35, Ben 40, Stevens 37, new 36.7, ben 32, etc. We were first in the 20 hundred club Block Island race, First in the West Bay ladies Regatta, first in the Dickerson Regatta, first in the AHYC ladies race, third in the RIYC ladies race, First in the Fantastic Plastic regatta, and considered it a light year for racing. We have never not placed in the first thre posistions this year. We were racing jib and main, have fulling, and limited new sail''s (i.e. new main and jib). We get credits that include 9 secs for rf and sail size. The rig has oversized wire and every thing on this boat was over built.
With all the good things comes the bad. With the set up you do need 4 people or more to race. Five is a good number.
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