Ranger R31

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby ozoner on Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:50 pm

Lol! The engine is 40HP greater than an R-29, and I assume it is pushing a bigger prop. I'm guessing one of two things:

    - the factory felt that the bigger prop would push the R-31 just a little too quickly at idle for fishing activities, or
    - they also wanted to provide this option with the R-29, but the Yanmar won't support a trolling valve (or was too expensive)


With most trolling valves, you are supposed to operate it either at dead idle, or within the bottom 10% of the power band; otherwise the transmission clutch discs heat up too much and you risk cooking your transmission

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

Postby JamesTXSD on Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:55 am

Kudos to the Ranger factory folks on the 31 - beautiful boat with some very interesting innovations. Sure to be the hit of the Seattle Boat Show! We were one of the first ones in the door and got to the Ranger display immediately... before the crowds hit. And each time we went by, there seemed to be more and more people in their display area. The display was first class with lots of smiling factory folks, and all the boats are being shown off nicely.

Well done.

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby walldog on Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:13 am

JamesTXSD wrote:Kudos to the Ranger factory folks on the 31 - beautiful boat with some very interesting innovations. Sure to be the hit of the Seattle Boat Show! We were one of the first ones in the door and got to the Ranger display immediately... before the crowds hit. And each time we went by, there seemed to be more and more people in their display area. The display was first class with lots of smiling factory folks, and all the boats are being shown off nicely.

Well done.

Best wishes,
Jim B.


Those C-Brats are having WAY too much fun at the Seattle Boat Show!!
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby JamesTXSD on Sat Jan 28, 2012 12:56 pm

walldog wrote:
JamesTXSD wrote:Kudos to the Ranger factory folks on the 31 - beautiful boat with some very interesting innovations. Sure to be the hit of the Seattle Boat Show! We were one of the first ones in the door and got to the Ranger display immediately... before the crowds hit. And each time we went by, there seemed to be more and more people in their display area. The display was first class with lots of smiling factory folks, and all the boats are being shown off nicely.

Well done.

Best wishes,
Jim B.


Those C-Brats are having WAY too much fun at the Seattle Boat Show!!


We have fun, Herb, wherever we go... we just don't have a cool display to hang out in. :mrgreen:
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby lornec on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:36 pm

There are some pictures on captjim.blogspot.com ,He's a C brat so he only took some teasers, showing the fold out seat and the fly bridge. Just enough so that you can't figure how the fly bridge can come down for trailering.
He'd probably be delighted if you bought his book
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Stella Maris on Sun Jan 29, 2012 10:40 am

I have posted photos on our Website of the new R-31.
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby walldog on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:42 pm

Karma wrote:I have posted photos on our Website of the new R-31.


Great pictures David, thanks. Just one question. Will the dinette conversion do for a sofa? Seems I heard that is what you really want in your next boat :D .
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Andrew Custis on Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:05 am

Sidetrack,

We will see you in Vancouver with the 31!
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby baz on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:59 pm

Karma wrote:I have posted photos on our Website of the new R-31.


Karma: Post your Website link/URL please.... :D ...as I'd love to see all the R-31 pics (missed going to the Seattle Boat show... :( )
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby patrick on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:18 pm

www.Rangertug25-Solitude.com
(I'm not David, but I knew the answer!!)

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby baz on Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:28 pm

Thanks Patrick.... photos great... sure would like to view a video of the upper deck retracting -- is it manual or power retraction I wonder ?
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby wefings on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:52 pm

The first one is manual , with power assist in the works .
Here is a link to some shotsI took before the show .
Ill edit more later .
We will have the first East Coast R 31 at the Miami Boat Show ,
As usual contact me for tix . We will be at Sea Isle Marina , and there is no cost to go there .
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby baz on Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:55 pm

wefings wrote:The first one is manual , with power assist in the works .
Here is a link to some shotsI took before the show .
Ill edit more later .
We will have the first East Coast R 31 at the Miami Boat Show ,
As usual contact me for tix . We will be at Sea Isle Marina , and there is no cost to go there .
Marc


Thanks.... nice photos... but still cannot fathom how that upper deck folds up for trailering. ;)
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Re: Ranger R31

Postby Bruce Moore on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:09 pm

baz wrote:
wefings wrote:Thanks.... nice photos... but still cannot fathom how that upper deck folds up for trailering. ;)


Barry - the canvas facing comes off. Support legs are removed. The upper section of the flybridge is hinged at the rear corners on the port and starboard side, like a clam shell. It simply lowers to the top of the cabin.

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Re: Ranger R31

Postby baz on Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks Bruce... seems like a good simple engineering solution. I did notice the canvas facing in one of the photos and that gave me a clue of sorts. You've clarified it for me. :)

How's that R-29 doing.... you lucky fella. :D
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