Ranger R31

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Ranger R31

Postby Jeff Messmer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 2:19 pm

For those of you that live in the Pacific Northwest I am sure that you understand why I am writing this to you from my home office. We have over a foot of snow and it is still snowing! Seattle does not do well in the snow. Lack of snow plow equipment, excessive snow and lots of hills are not a good combination.

The good news is that we have a dedicated crew that braved the snow and ice to make it into the factory today. They are hard at work building the first two Ranger R31's. Hull number one will debut at the Seattle Boat Show January 27th and hull number two will make it's east coast debut at the Miami Boat Show February 16th. The R31 is now up on our website at http://rangertugs.com/R-31 A spec sheet with pricing is also available for download. If you have some interest in learning more about the R31 please feel free to contact me at jeffmessmer@rangertugs.com.

See you at the shows!

Jeff
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Spirit of Gratitude on Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:39 pm

Looks like another home run! :)
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby aginglawyer on Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:31 pm

As usual, and with great personal sacrifice, Yvonne and I are willing to test and report on one of the new 31's. If you will provide us with one for the testing, we will provide all of the fuel and file weekly reports and test all of the equipment diligently over a period of several months. No pay will be needed.

Good luck Ranger Jeff and friends with this wonderful addition to a great line.

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Spirit of Gratitude on Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:24 am

Trade me straight across for my R-29 (equipped the same) and I would be happy to tow that boat all around the country and show it off! :D
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby norbhat on Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 am

I guess the word didn't get out, Jeff. I'm giving you guys a couple days off. :lol: :lol:

I'll check with Ruth and see if we can move into the R31.

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby wefings on Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:34 am

For those of you coming to warm,sunny, Miami Wefings Marine will be there with the East Coast debut of the R 31 . We are excited and look forward to showing this boat . It has a couple things we have been asked for many times [like the flybridge] and should be a show stopper !
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby hlgearheart on Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:27 am

Spirit of Gratitude wrote:Trade me straight across for my R-29 (equipped the same) and I would be happy to tow that boat all around the country and show it off! :D


Stuart, Wait till you see it! You'll be beggin for us to take your money! :lol:
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby sidetrack on Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Will the R-31 be coming to the Vancouver Boat Show in Feb?
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Rogue on Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:18 pm

When will it be available to see in SoCal? And when can we see pictures??? I have a friend in Seattle that said he'd take pictures for me, but I want to see it for myself. And soon!
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby lornec on Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:03 pm

Excuse my uninformed self , but what is a $2000 electronic trolling valve? Its listed as an option on the new 31
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby ozoner on Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:11 pm

It is essentially a "low gear" for the 31. It reduces pressure on the clutch plate by letting a small portion of the hydraulic fluid go into a bypass situation. This allows the clutch to slip in a controlled manner, reduce the speed that the prop is rotating at, and therefore reduce the boat's speed by a few knots.

A very rough analogy would be driving your stick shift car with the clutch partially depressed so that the clutch plate is slipping; you go slower. (in a car, this would result in a burnt-out clutch very quickly, but marine transmission are built differently and can handle this)


lornec wrote:Excuse my uninformed self , but what is a $2000 electronic trolling valve? Its listed as an option on the new 31
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby lornec on Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:56 am

Can't you save 2 grand by just cutting back on the throttle?
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Don and Brenda on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:10 am

It is designed for low speed for things like Salmon fishing, hence trolling, pulling back on the throttle would lug the engine, not a good thing.
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby ziggity on Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:25 am

Hey! Where are all you sneaky secret agent types? I would have thought someone would have snapped a few spy pic's of the new 31 being rolled into the seattle show by now! I need photos!! Someone please post a few! Those cartoon renderings just aren't do'in it for me!
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby bbrh842 on Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:41 pm

Pulling back the throttle all the way to idle still results in a speed of amost 4 knots. That is too fast for trolling for some folks. If you want to go less than 4 knots at idle, you either need to spend 2 grand, or throw a bucket over the stern on a rope.
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