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    Comments about a Ranger 372V
from Devilshorse (204.124.209.1)  
1/21/2003 9:46:00 AM

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 I'm looking at buying an older ('85) 372v with a Merc 150 Black Max that's in really good shape, and I was wondering if any of you folks have some input on this boat. The elderly lady (husband passsed away) wants $6500 for it, but she'll probably take less. Would welcome comments as to the value of the boat as well. Thanks


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   372V Ranger from Jeff Hahn  1/21/2003 10:40:00 AM
 Devilshorse: The 300 series boats were the Ranger standard in the 1980's! Although I don't believe that the 372 had the double step hull, it was a pretty quick boat at that time. An old timer that I knew had one rigged with a setback and hydraullic jackplate and that rig would fly! Anyway, have the compression checked on the motor just to make sure. Otherwise, go for it. That's a classic rig.

Jeff Hahn


   Owned a 371 from David (24.189.37.78)  1/21/2003 11:10:00 AM
 Owned a 371 (same hull different interior layout)for several years in the mid 80's - beat the heck out of the boat and never, ever had a problem with it - I actually miss owning that boat! The boat was rigged with a Johnson GT 150 and raker prop and it was quick. Ride was good - used it up on Lake Ontario and 1000 islands about 25 to 30 days a year and never had a problem in rough water. Have the motor checked out throughly by a good mechanic, check the transon and floor for rot as they were built with wood. If all is OK buy it and enjoy!


   Ranger 372 from Joe C. (199.82.243.73)  1/21/2003 11:40:00 AM
 I had a 1988 373V with a Mercury XR2. I loved the boat,especially the dual console. Go to www.nada.com and it tells me that $6500 is too high for a 1985. Should be more like $4000 for boat and motor. thx, Joe


   372v from p.a. (192.234.168.59)  1/21/2003 12:25:00 PM
  i have a 372v a "95" model with a 150 e.f.i. it is a very stable fishing platform and a great boat for the wife and kid.. a little short on fishing room for a tourney partner but, they seem to do allright. i made dry storage out of the front liveweel, and added a rod organizer. i was looking at some new boats $$$ but, this one will do me just fine for a few more years!! one thing,don't stop to sudden or you;ll get a ton of backwash up over the back deck, i just ease into it and it's just fine!!! good luck,,p.a.


   For the $4,000 - $6,000 range, 300 series is a good choice from Whiteboat  1/21/2003 12:33:00 PM
 You cannot go wrong with a 300 series Ranger. The 370 series is a fine hull & fishing platorm and will serve you well. Just do your usual due diligence ot the boat, motor and trailer. Also take a test ride.

In 1985 the transom is wood not pulltrued fiberglass, and although I am unaware of any problems with Ranger transoms, I would make sure I look at it like any other 17 year old boat.

If it is a real clean unit, in my opinion, $5,500 to $6,500 is not out of line


   Thanks Guys! n/m from Devilshorse (204.124.209.1)  1/21/2003 2:22:00 PM
 n/m


   Ranger from Ron (65.143.253.242)  1/21/2003 6:49:00 PM
 I have a 1985 370 that is working on its third engine. The only repairs to the boat have been 1 set of steering cables and a couple of livewell and bilge pumps. I did replace the original seats with the new type fold down ones. It ain't worth much on the market but it suits me.


   Ranger372 from BryanJ (65.67.250.170)  1/22/2003 9:36:00 AM
 I have a 1993 372 that is built like a tank. It is as solid a boat a they have made. I love it.


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