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3Deuce27
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Boat Type: Islander 28/32/36

« on: June 08, 2012, 05:40:39 pm »

For cabin and sailplan go to ...>  http://mangolandia.com/our-ranger-28/

Naval Architect: Gary Mull

Builder: Ranger Yachts

Year Built: 1975 (1976 year model)

Location: Costa Mesa, California

Gross/Net tons: 6/5

Length Overall (LOA): 28 8.5m

Length on Waterline: 218 6.64m

Beam, molded: 97 2.95m

Draft: 46 1.4m

Design displacement: 6,500 pounds

Ballast: 2,700 pounds

Measured Sail Area: 389.25 sq ft

The hull: Is molded fiberglass reinforced by plastic. The bilge space is very small. Fin keel with aft overhang.

The deck and cabin: Integral fiberglass reinforced by plastic construction same as the hull. Flush decks, low cabin trunk with strong tumble-home and aft cockpit.


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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 09:15:30 am »

Thanks for the info.
You're blog is great.
Not sure if you went to the right record though.... which is here:
http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=952

The boat called RANGER 8.5 is completely different.
I've actually sailed on a RANGER 28 before. A great boat; fast and quite well built.
I remember reading how the conglomerate called Bangor Punta destroyed all the Ranger molds when they closed down the Ranger company, even though Gary Mull offered to buy them.

Regards,
Randy Browning
sailboatdata.com
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