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    Specs on older Rangers?
from RedneckfromRI  
1/26/2005 5:23:00 PM


 Hey guys,

Looking to find layout and other specs for a early '80's
Ranger 370V. Fuel capacity and tank location are a couple of things I am looking for.


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   try this from justin (  1/26/2005 5:56:00 PM

   tanks from ficht (  1/26/2005 6:12:00 PM
 i believe the capacity was 2 18 gal and they were located in the bilge area not under the seat as they are now.

   Thanks guys... from RedneckfromRI  1/26/2005 6:43:00 PM
 The only concern I have is that they are only listing '88-91 as the catalog years. Unless they just dont go back that far.

The boat I am looking at is a '81 for extremely short money.

   Two 14 gallon tanks mounted in bilge area from Whiteboat  1/26/2005 6:46:00 PM
 There was an option for an additional tank under the seats. I ran one for five years and it was a nice boat but if I had to but an older 18' Ranger it would be a 361v.

   ....... from RedneckfromRI  1/26/2005 6:54:00 PM
 Yeah I agree but we are only talking at the max $2750 and the boat honestly looks like its less than 5yrs old.

   Old Ranger from jim (  1/26/2005 8:29:00 PM
 Sounds pretty good, but you might want to check a couple things first so that you will at least be aware of them. Check the following areas for soft spots: walk on floor, walk on front and rear decks, check seat bases at front and rear decks (sit in chair and feel/look for movement at deck), other things to check are: unhook bow strap and check bow eye for looseness (common on old boats), trim motor up at about a 45 deg angle and push/pull on lower unit while watching the transom for any flexing (softness/rot), these are a few things to check.

   thanks for the heads up Jim! from RedneckfromRI  1/26/2005 8:49:00 PM
 Thanks for the heads up Jim! Wont be able to test the transom the way you mentioned due to no outboard but I get the jist of it! Was a garaged boat so it shouldnt have gotten waterlogged unless it was put away soaking wet from the rain! Wont know until I see it in person!!!!! ARGGGGHHH!!! Why did I sell my '92 Ranger back in 2001??? Oh well live and learn!!!

   just write ranger! from JoePA (  1/26/2005 9:55:00 PM
 Just write to ranger and tell them what your looking for. That's what I did when I wanted info for my 92 392V. they sent a brouchure and phone numbers of personal who tested the boat and to talk to them about the performance and what would be the right setup for my boat. Can't beat that for not purchasing a new boat!

   Rangerinfo from Butch (  1/26/2005 10:38:00 PM
 Email Ranger and tell them what model you want info on and they will email you a scanned in copy of the original sales brocure. They have sent me many as I was searching used Rangers and had lots of questions. Excellent service for not buying a new boat! I have always ran Stratos (on my 7th one) but service like that sure leans you in on your next decision. I know it the same corporation now, but there are still different philosophies in management, Though I must say Stratos has always supported me very well with any issues.

   Transon testing from Spook Chucker  1/27/2005 8:03:00 AM
 Redneckfrom RI, you can test the transom by putting an ohm meter between the rear tie down brackets. There should be no reading, If it reads at all, there is water in the transom & rot. It won't tell you if it is physically broken, but it will tell you if there is moisture contamination.

   Old Rangers from Dsandersonj (  1/27/2005 9:21:00 AM
 Pre 1988' Rangers had wood in their transoms. The 18' 360 series were the first ones to get a totally composite transom starting in the 88' year.



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