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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

Because the boom was up. It did not look adjustable at all.


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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

There has to be a "topping lift" on the boom, or it would fall into the cockpit. You can't judge the boom's likely height under sail from what you saw. My boom could go to almost. 45 degrees if I wanted it to.
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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

If you are serious about the boat, or if you want feedback from folks here a lot what THEY see, post all of your pics to photobucket or another such sites d we'll give you feedback.
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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

At some point you just have to pull the trigger, or you'll never get a boat. Not saying this is the right one, just sayin. Don't overthink this too much. If you were going to buy a used car for a few grand, you go out and buy it. You don't spend months upon months test driving and looking at cars.

We decided last July that we wanted a boat. Bought the second boat we looked at--a Seafarer 26 for $6,300--on August 3. Sailed her away that day and spent nearly every weekend on the boat up through September, and all this summer as well. I did a lot of legwork online and basically knew what I wanted. Best purchase ever for our family.



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Here is the story. This boat does not call to me. But it's cheap. It needs a lot of work. Most of it I think is cleaning. I know that for 2k more I can get a much nicer boat that includes haul out and winter storage with launch next spring. What I'm going to offer this guy if he does not want to pay winer storage ill take it off his hands for free and call the $800 ill spend to have it hauled out and storage the price of the boat but other then that I don't want it. If I end up with it ill post more pics for what needs to be fixed for safety reasons and what can be let go till I find out if we like sailing enough to spring for a 5-10k boat. If I get it free and give it to someone in a year no big deal.


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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

Careful with the free boats. Ask me how I know :-)

Maybe offer to take it for free, with a condition - you get started cleaning it where it is, and if you discover any dealbreakers along the way, you renege and current owner has to deal with disposal.
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Well, LakeMi, let me add to my message above. Pull the trigger and buy a boat.... BUT, buy a boat on which you can sail away today. Don't buy a fixer upper. From your other posts, it sounds like you and your family want a boat to spend time on. As I said above, we bought our boat and literally sailed away from the closing and spent the rest of the summer having fun. For 5 or 6 grand, you can buy a boat that is sail ready. Your wife and family will not enjoy you spending all your time working on the boat. My wife had never been on a sailboat before last August. Now I can't get her off the thing:

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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

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My wife had never been on a sailboat before last August. Now I can't get her off the thing:
Why would you ever want to??!!

I'd never go to work!
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Well so far he has not gotten back with me. Guess he didn't like my offer!


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Re: Looked at the Ranger 26

That may be good news.
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