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Search: Posts Made By: Richman7777
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 09-05-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Re: Ranger 24?

So, as luck would have it I was able to find a plug for the motor-well just yesterday. It fits nicely and I can't wait to sail with the motor out of the water and no drag from the hole. I'm really...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-19-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Re: Ranger 24?

That's great information, thanks! I'd love to find one of those plugs! But if the boat isn't over-loaded the water doesn't touch it anyway. As for taking the motor out to race: I was told that...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-15-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Re: Ranger 24?

I make decent speed (5.5-6.5 knots or less in light wind average) with my KR24 but won't pretend it's a very viable racer because you can't take the motor out of the water to race... that costs you...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-12-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Re: Ranger 24?

The things I stated are not opinions. It's also not a secret that the Kent Ranger 24 isn't fast. It's something like a 288 PHRF compared to the 198 of the Ranger 26'. Mind you, I like the Ranger 26....
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 08-09-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Re: Ranger 24?

I've learned a lot since my last posting. I still have my Kent Ranger 24'. While the Ranger Yachts 26' is a much faster boat it's garbage compared to the Kent Ranger in terms of construction and...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-24-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Hi Hartley, I understand the weight...

Hi Hartley,

I understand the weight distribution issue, cavatation issues etc. and have seen many smaller sailboats with motors on the back doing exactly that. However, as I said once before:...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-22-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Reason being that, aside from the dead weight...

Reason being that, aside from the dead weight right where you don't want it, being forced to put the sails up if caught on a lee shore is more likely to save your hide than trying to start an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-21-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Btw, the Allegra is for sale... $28K - ish....

Btw, the Allegra is for sale... $28K - ish. Beautiful boat. When I looked at it the owner told me to keep mine... it would "sail circles around his and go anywhere it would go." Nice to meet an...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
And, Brian: I'd be happy to buy you a beer if...

And, Brian: I'd be happy to buy you a beer if you're ever in Bellingham.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Again, my outboard, for example, is inside the...

Again, my outboard, for example, is inside the cockpit and very capable of anything an inboard can provide. It will not cavitate in any seas I can imagine and will sip fuel at a rate similar or less...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Since you asked, okay... with respect I hope,...

Since you asked, okay... with respect I hope, I'll correct you...

A motor, any motor, not just an outboard, is useless in rough seas crossing an ocean because you will not have enough fuel to be...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Brian: I agree completely. I think my boat is...

Brian: I agree completely. I think my boat is okay for a week or so and even then it's pretty small for more than one person. It looks pretty good sized inside until you cook something and have the...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Allegra 24, 1989, Bellingham, Seattle,...

Allegra 24, 1989, Bellingham, Seattle, Washington, sailboat for sale from Sailing Texas (http://sailingtexas.com/201101/sallegra24100.html)

Here is an example of a boat with no through hulls below...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-17-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
LB: That's very interesting. I have only had my...

LB: That's very interesting. I have only had my KR24 for a year but love it to pieces. I sure would like to know more about them if you have any sources of information. There seems to be so little I...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Brian: I've been reading a little since your last...

Brian: I've been reading a little since your last post. It seems its even more common than I imagined with no shortage of examples of through hulls failing. One sailor's advice seems fitting: tie a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Interesting; I didn't know that about lightening...

Interesting; I didn't know that about lightening strikes. Honestly, I don't know how they fail either... just know it happens.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Thanks, and you're right: they shouldn't fail......

Thanks, and you're right: they shouldn't fail... but they do. Know of two boats personally that are at the bottom of the Pacific for that reason. If something smacks the prop shaft that can be a...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 03-16-2011
Replies: 61
Views: 18,179
Posted By Richman7777
Hi Jack, I know this is an old post but it's...

Hi Jack,

I know this is an old post but it's still interesting to me. I have a Kent Ranger 24' sailboat that has several sealed compartments filled with flotation foam. Apparently it was an...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-28-2010
Replies: 25
Views: 13,330
Posted By Richman7777
Okay, some are going to laugh at me for this (my...

Okay, some are going to laugh at me for this (my wife did) but I am considering using a baseball bat to make into a tiller handle. I have a Kent Ranger 24' that has a straight tiller handle that is...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 05-28-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 7,797
Posted By Richman7777
Kent Ranger

I have a Kent Ranger 24' - 1978. It's not fast but has pretty good amenities and seems pretty sea-worthy. I'm not a real experienced sailor so I don't know how it compares to the other Rangers but...
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