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Question Ranger 32 Question

I'm looking at a 1974 Ranger 32 for purchase. She's not in great shape, but is certainly worth considering. Most of what needs to be done seems pretty basic, but I'm not sure about one thing, best illustrated in a picture or two I'm going to ATTEMPT to attach below. Described: the white panel layer (for lack of a better description) that makes up the cabin overhead is falling down throughout the cabin. Two quick questions:

1) what could cause this?
2) is it difficult to fix?

Thanks in advance for the help, now let's see if I can't attach those photos...

McMike



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As long as it's just the panels that are sagging (and nothing structural) this should be easily fixable. They seem to be in good condition, simply unattached. Velcro patches strategically placed might be all you need!

As to the R32 itself, neat looking boat, very sleek and a grown up version of the Ranger 28. Personally I don't like the interfering shroud rod/chainplate mid berth, but I suppose you can learn to live with it. I do like the tumblehome look.

These boats were aimed at racer/cruisers rather than cruiser/racers (as the R29/33 were) and so are more demanding to sail, esp in a breeze downwind.

I expect you'll be getting a decent price on this one.
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