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Let's use this space for important stuff like Rendezvous news, NOODs, Phil selling his boat,etc. Comments about the website can be made on the forum.
Rig tuning my Ranger 33 - Thursday, February 20, 2014
Hi,
I'm looking for the rigging tension loads for my Ranger 33. I damaged my starboard spreader and had to replace it and the top shroud. Does anyone have this data? I downloaded the owners guide from this site, but it does not specify the recommended static loads for the rigging. I appreciate any help I can get.
Steve read more ...

Ranger 23 - Friday, April 26, 2013
Looking for Ranger 23 owners manual read more ...

Ranger 33 versus Ericson 35 - Saturday, March 30, 2013
I am a senior deck officer in the Australian merchant navy. I am married with two small children (5 and 2.5) I live in Tasmania which can boast some,if not the best cruising grounds in this country.
I have been looking for a boat that would be fun to sail at the local club twilights and yet safe and comfortable for weekend cruising with the odd long trip once a year.
It has come down to a Ranger 33 and an Ericson 35.
I will be inspecting both boats on the 13th April (I am at sea at the mo we crew change on the 12th)
4 days ago I was convinced it would be the Ericson 35 but now I am swinging over towards the Ranger 33.  They are both beautiful boats. Amazing for their age. Both well balanced. It's a 900 mile sail home from Brisbane so thought I would get on this site to see if there is any Ranger 33 lovers who could come out and tell me what it is that they love about or hate about their boats. What would they change if they could etc. that's why I am here read more ...

Still Looking for Ranger 26 Racing Advice - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Does anyone have pointers for racing a 1972 Ranger 26?  I'm curious about recommended sail dimensions, tuning, etc. read more ...

Still Looking for Ranger 26 Racing Advice - Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Any suggestions on tuning?  PHRF? read more ...

Ranger 26 on Craigslist - Monday, February 27, 2012
There's a poor R26 about to be "put down".  Somebody save it! read more ...

Ranger 26 in Good Old Boat - Tuesday, September 20, 2011
The current issue of Good Old Boat has a nice article on the Ranger 26.  It will be available here after the next issue comes out! read more ...

Personal Member Pages - Friday, June 06, 2008

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Most of us are quite enamoured with our classic (and nearly antique) yachts.  Designed before the sport boat era, these sturdy craft were state-of-the-art production racers at the time.  As the competing designs have evolved, the Rangers have held their own in handicap racing and will continue to be reliable racer-cruisers for many years to come.

As far as my R33 goes, I sometimes wish she had a little more space since she's our "apartment on the coast", especially as a 6'2" lug. I've gotten dangerously close to trading up to something with a stateroom (Beneteau First 36.3 or 37.5 or maybe a J35C, but I eventually sober up and realize it's a lot more fun to win all the local club races and the R33 is about as big a boat as I feel comfortable with single-handing, mostly around the dock.  Of course I sail in an extreme backwater, where people don't see Volvo Open 60s, but most of the dock walkers comment on what a cool boat I have!

-Jim Gurley


    
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Possibly because there are so many sources, no one spot seems to be the "main" source.  Most of these places see at least occasional traffic.

Sailnet Ranger Forum

Sailnet Email Archive (Its been removed. I have a text copy but I'm trying to figure out how to manage the huge file)

Facebook Page (you have to join, then search for "Ranger Sailboats")

Yahoo Group (you need to join to post messages and there is a lot of spam)

    
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