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Old 09-29-2012
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Angry Re: Ranger 37 - should I??

Thank you all for replying.
I intend to sail from the south coast of Australia to the east and north to Queensland AFTER I've gotten a bit of experience locally.
I am looking for long term cruising and 'live aboard'.

The boat is actually advertised as an 'S&S' for some reason!

The hull is 1982 but there are some problems which are worrying me.
I have contacted the man who did the last slipping (17 months ago) and he says it was 'very untidy' underneath and probably needed to be sanded back to the fibreglass. The seller says 'this is untrue' as there has been a bit of conflict between them.

Hull Serial No: AUTSA008798AK3 ENGINE NO: VE198325406 - NANNI 29HP

She was last surveyed Oct 2010 and even then that report has her named as an 'S&S' and advertised as such. However, the owners confided she is a Ranger 37 and they've hardly sailed her in the 3 years of ownership.


So.... I may have to suffer the expense of slipping her before purchase and then decide if I want to spend the money which (I was told by the last slipmaster) could be in the region of 10 to 20 thousand dollars!! That would turn a cheap boat into an expensive one and leave me a penniless lasker!

I'll try to add a photo later today.

Thanks again, J
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