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Old 01-11-2014, 07:35 PM
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Default Ranger VS1780 Aluminum DeepV

Saw this online today and looks very nice. Should rival Lund in quality and probably exceed them. Looks like I'm going to St Paul to get a look at one of these.
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Saw this online today and looks very nice. Should rival Lund in quality and probably exceed them. Looks like I'm going to St Paul to get a look at one of these.
Here is a pic
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:13 PM
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Looks really nice!
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what picture?
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Old 01-11-2014, 09:42 PM
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Here's some pics from their Facebook page
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:19 AM
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Well, based on the pics I see absolutely nothing appealing, ground breaking, or flashy about the Ranger what-so-ever. It does NOT look well defined but in fact very simple, almost bland and bare bones. The only thing I see that would even give a single "wow" factor would be the Ranger decal on the side. If you want to pay extra for that go ahead. Looks like a snoozer to me. I doubt it will sell well at all. I'd put my trust in the established Aluminum deep-v manufacturers like Lund, Alumacraft, and G3 way before that Ranger.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:03 AM
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http://www.anglersportmarine.com/boa...il.php?inv=541


Here is a link to many more pics. I'm not saying its a great boat but Ranger does build quality products so it will be interesting to see if that transfers to these. It looks similar to the Lund Impact series but this boat is welded.

I don't own a a Lund or Ranger but I think it's great to see more options for us aluminum boat guys.
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:37 AM
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After seeing even more photos I still say, "meh". Bow storage bins are too small for anything. Bow area itself is boring and bland. I see no bow cargo netting or bow motor trim. Where's the radio? Not enough cup holders either. I would never want a deep-v with carpet so it should have marine vinyl instead. Dont like the dash or the bland gunmetal color. Good luck getting riggers and larger rod holders on those skinny gunnels. Don't want a welded hull. Hopefully you can get your choice of motor. If it's priced to sell at $25K then it will do ok on name recognition alone. If it's anything higher then that for what I see you can forget it ........ try again.
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After looking at the pictures I see NO rivets.
But I do see welds. Oh my!

If Ranger wanted to be like Lund it would have put 1000 rivets in the
hull. Maybe it wants to be like Crestliner and not worry about leaking
rivets in the hull.

Besides, what is the dead rise?
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Well, based on the pics I see absolutely nothing appealing, ground breaking, or flashy about the Ranger what-so-ever. It does NOT look well defined but in fact very simple, almost bland and bare bones. The only thing I see that would even give a single "wow" factor would be the Ranger decal on the side. If you want to pay extra for that go ahead. Looks like a snoozer to me. I doubt it will sell well at all. I'd put my trust in the established Aluminum deep-v manufacturers like Lund, Alumacraft, and G3 way before that Ranger.
Tracker is a bottom of the Barrel Make and model of boat and uses small gauge aluminum Ranger is up there with Lund and Starcraft and uses thicker gauge aluminum to elimante the chance of cracking around welds you are talking about paying for a logo? i shopped around and to get a 18' 135Hp Etec Highoutput which equals 150hp at the prop Ranger with trolling motor fish finder bluetooth stereo airerated live wells an over head tarp your looking somewhere in the mark of 40k$ canadian thats including and upgraded trailer. Lund for that price you get a 16' with a 90 Hp motor you want the same specs in a lund your paying 60k$ canadian and startcraft is around 50k$ canadian and there fishing boats are also riveted. You are literally paying for lunds logo if anything not to mention customer service at ranger is impecable. it doesnt have the glitz and glam of some boats but from what ive experinced most genuine fisherman look for practicality not bling on there boats.
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