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Watts420

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« on: October 03, 2010, 01:03:30 pm »
Has anyone ever heard of a "RANGER" hull.
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crewchief22

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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2010, 07:19:52 pm »
Ranger is a major builder of Bass boats.  They used to build some jet boats in the 70's and maybe the 80's.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010, 07:58:56 pm »
I thought they were a bass boat builder. I just wanted to know if anybody knew anything about the ranger jet boat hulls. The back of my hull is stamped ranger. It's a 1976. Just curious thank's crewchief.
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Re: Re: hull
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2010, 10:24:26 am »
My friend has a ranger I/O...and it is, identicle to the sleek craft hull hdrider has...same length and everything...once again were going back to the splashing and molds exchanging hands! Although after seeing the sleek and ranger hulls I would half to say that the sleek was probably layed up a little bit better...
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« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2010, 01:42:01 pm »
i picked up a jet the builder plate says sun mfg. co. tryed to find them on line but no luck. would like to know what type of boat this is
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2010, 02:52:14 pm »
I would agree with you Nordie. Maybe that's why sleek craft is this making jet boat or power boat hulls. Good info thanks.  :thumbup:
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« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2010, 03:10:09 pm »
I've spotted a few Rangers for sale, never got the opportunity to really check one out though. Ones I've seen all seem to be Sleek splashes or using old Sleek molds. As far as the layup, I'd have no idea. I know the Sleeks are layed up very well, it would stand to reason even a reputable 'Bass boat" company that thought enough, and invested enough, to copy from, or use molds of tried and true formulas, they would have laid them up well.

Good luck with it!

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« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2010, 04:57:34 pm »
Wasnt that "free boat" posted the other day on here a Ranger?
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« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2010, 05:49:34 pm »
Wish I could show you guy's pics but don't know how or I can't. Computer says some bs about fatal error or some memory bs. :mad: So I don't know. I gave up. :banghead: I tried following brads instructions. I know everyone likes to see pics. I do. I'll keep trying.
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« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2010, 06:45:19 pm »
Wish I could show you guy's pics but don't know how or I can't. Computer says some bs about fatal error or some memory bs. :mad: So I don't know. I gave up. :banghead: I tried following brads instructions. I know everyone likes to see pics. I do. I'll keep trying.
e mail them to me and i will get them up for you

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« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2010, 07:16:22 pm »
Thanks Ralph. Let me get some better pics and I'll e-mail them to you. Got a couple new part's. Want them in the pics. Thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2010, 08:14:12 pm »
here ya go





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« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 08:15:17 pm »
last one
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« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2010, 10:19:45 pm »
VERY sweet! Looks remarkeably similar , if not identical, to my Pickle on the bottom, a 20' Sleekcraft whatever it is (Still un-ID'D), but a top almost Biesemeyer-ish maybe, although shares some Sleek lines. Good Score!

The low freeboard you're going to encounter (The splash guard will help SOMEWHat), just be careful! You can lift or stall, or as I have done, make a fast sharp turn by lifting, turning, and landing on it again only to nearly sink myself. Learned real quick why that boat has 2 bilge pumps............ >:D

Full stringer? Regardless, should be one runnin' SOB!  :thumbup:

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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2010, 07:19:16 am »
You couldnt be more wrong ray...that there is a liberty/hawaiian/hornet bottom...nice boat....
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2010, 07:38:44 am »
DAAAAAMN!
That boat is sweet.
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2010, 04:17:32 pm »
Thanks ralph for posting the pics. Really appreciate that.  :thumbup: ;D
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2010, 05:38:19 pm »
Same thing happened to me to ray. Almost sunk the boat when I first got it. Boat turn's on a dime.  :o. It's a nice running boat. Had it for 4yrs. Had no major problems with it yet. Very dependable. I think we talked before ray about carbs. I had dual 450's on the boat and I wanted to go to 750's. Well I ended up going with 660's. Got a good deal. Thanks for the compliments guys. :thumbup:
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2010, 07:20:07 pm »
You couldnt be more wrong ray...that there is a liberty/hawaiian/hornet bottom...nice boat....
thats what i was thinkin, as well as the deck. the only difference i see is the transom has more angle to it.
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2010, 09:00:04 pm »
You couldnt be more wrong ray...that there is a liberty/hawaiian/hornet bottom...nice boat....

You're right! The outer strakes are a lot more like a hornet than mine.



Almost sinking yourself by simply turning is a bit exciting isn't it?  :screwy:

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Re: hull
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2010, 04:29:22 pm »
Scared the shit out of me Ray, when I seen all that water coming over.  :o
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2010, 05:05:56 pm »
First jet boat my parents had when I was growing up was a Ranger Banshee. 460 with Jacuzzi pump. Always had problems with the motor. Later after we traded it in for daycruiser, found out that the block was cracked and that was what was causing all the problems. The next owner never had a problem. Anyway, nice float!
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