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Ranger 37 - should I??

Hello, I'm new and about to make a decision on a Ranger 37, only because it's within my budget and I wonder what are the pros and cons for cruising and live-aboard.
I've only ever sailed beach cats (every day for half of each year) but want to 'buy the boat and sail away'!
Any advice would be most appreciated. JohnEltin
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Great old race boat with decent accomodations. Very conservative by today's race standards. Won the SORC when it was new. Good looking boat. Tankage will be low for cruising. I could enjoy owning that boat. I say do it. Just sail with small lp headsails until you get comfortable with it. Don't listen to the people who will tell you that all IOR boats are monsters. They are not. If you limit your spin flying to winds under 15 knots until you get to know the boat you will be just fine. I don't consider 6' draft "deep" but I live on Puget Sound where draft is not an issue. Until you run aground.

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Re: Ranger 37 - should I??

The Ranger 28/32/37 series are, IMO, some of the nicest looking executions of the 70s IOR tumblehome hull era, Gary Mull had a nice touch with the lines.

The 37 will be at its' best upwind, and as the Maestro says if you choose your sails and apparent angles wisely these types can offer a lot of boat for the money.
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Re: Ranger 37 - should I??

Eltin, John "Don't let the sun go down on [that deal]..."
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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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The Ranger 28/32/37 series are, IMO,

What is IMO ??
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Re: Ranger 37 - should I??

A couple of details in this thread make me think John and respondents are talking about two different boats. The Gary Mull Ranger 37 was first built in 1973. It seems strange that the boat John's looking at was built in 1982 - well past when it would have been a hot IOR prospect. Ranger 37's were built by Ranger, later taken over by Bangor Punta. the HIN number AUTSA008798AK3 does not look it derives from either of those names. The HIN number looks more like an Australian builder, and the broker's describing the boat as a S&S design starts to make some sense if the boat is not a Gary Mull Ranger 37. A plan drawing or some photos might clarify this, and lead to more apt advice.
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Re: Ranger 37 - should I??

Paul, you're right.. this must be a totally different 'Ranger' that what I/we were thinking.

Now we need pictures.....

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Just google John Ahern Textiles and look for 'Ranger Sail' bottom left and it will take you to the photos.

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