Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ft. Walton Beach FL.
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I race on a ranger 23 on wed. evenings Its a fun little boat but with a short rig it sucks in light air.
The mast head rig will generate more of its power from the jib. And they are not as tweekable as fractional rigs. Get ready for big head sails.
Nice boats but if you sail in light air a lot make sure it has the tall rig.
They are very heavy, almost twice as heavy as a catalina 22.
That said its a nice boat. sailing it is fun its very easy to balance.
With the short rig they love fifteen to twenty on any point. perfect San Fran boat wich is what it was built for.
I havent noticed any major problems with it. I would own one.
Hope this helps
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