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Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-23-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

Sal, I understand what you are saying. I have a few things to check into:

First: Keel Bolt Tension (although I think it is OK)
Second: check the Rigging Tension.
Third: Assess how much flexing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-21-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

This is some interesting advice. I must admit that I didn't think about the rigging. I do tend to run the rigging pretty tight, however, it is worth checking into. I will also double check the keel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

you are right, I actually have a video. If I can figure out how to upload it I will. I appreciate the help!
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

It is Electra. I have bumped into many people who say the same thing. It is kind of like he created a legend, and for a little boat it is quick/feels large for it's size = a great combination.

I...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

Lou,

That makes sense, the R23 however, is not cored. If you are ever in the area, (we are a ways from sandy hook) let me know, I would greatly appreciate any advice that you could give. I'll PM...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

CalebD,

Thank you for your kind offer to have a look. I may want to take you up on your offer. My treat at the Taqueria!

The funny thing is that this is the same boat (So you know why I like...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Re: Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

Thanks for the reply!

I have searched for other R23 owners and have found examples of leaks, and keels that needed to be re-bedded, but not a hull a flex like this.

To make the keel move, it...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance   11-20-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By markdthorne
Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

I posted the following post in the Ranger section however have not received any feedback, therefore, I was thinking that I posted it in the wrong place (I'm new). Any advice that you can give would...
Forum: Ranger   11-15-2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By markdthorne
Ranger 23 Keel Wobble Advice

I have a 1973 Ranger 23. I love the boat and have sailed it many times and many miles. I keep it in the New York Harbor (jersey City Side) and sail in the harbor as well as some inshore coastal...
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