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1971 Ranger Sailboat

5 October, 2011 by EVAN

About this Sailboat:

The hull is constructed of a solid fiberglass laminate. The keel is molded as part of the hull and the ballast is poured in. The hull is a moderate displacement design. The rudder has a partial-depth skeg, with balance area below. This skeg is also molded into the hull. There is an interior liner dropped in to the boat before the deck is put on. The design weight of the Ranger is 6,400 lbs (2.9 tonnes).
The deck is constructed of fiberglass cored with plywood. This allowed the molded interior liner for the deck to serve as the inner skin. The rig is typical of its era. A deck-stepped aluminum mast (37′ I measurement) with fore-and-aft lower shrouds. The single spreaders were originally specÂ’d as wood. The mast had an external T-track fitted to its aft side for the mainsail. It included two sheaves on the front and back of the mast, as well as a tang for attaching a fractional inner fore-stay. The interior layout consists of a V-berth forward, followed by a head to port with hanging locker outboard. A small galley and vanity is to starboard. Aft of the main bulkhead are two settees. The starboard one has a cutout through the main bulkhead to allow 6′ (1.84m) of sleeping space. The port settee extends into the quarter berth which reaches back under the cockpit. A galley is to starboard, originally equipped with a sink, manual water pump, and two-burner alcohol stove. There is a small, poorly insulated icebox. The water tank is located under the V-berth, with room for a holding tank as well. The fuel tank is strapped under the cockpit floor, above the engine. Aft of the galley, there is a cockpit locker providing storage space. The Ranger 29 has developed a reputation as an excellent club PHRF racer.[citation needed] It generally rates as fast as 184 in some regions with a spinnaker, or as slow as 200 with the same sail plan depending on region. At 6,400 lbs, it likes a breeze

Equipment on Board:

Ranger Sailboat
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