Delia Rosa wrote:
I don't think there are too many around.... like a lot of trawlers, each one seems to be unique in its "floorplan" ... I have tried to track down info on other Sea Rangers with little success. *I know that both George W. and Seaquel were members of the Trawler Forum when it first started and both own Sea Ranger 47's but they never got back in touch with my PM.*
When Sea Rangers do come up for sale, most seem to be on the Pacific Coast. *We were very lucky to find this one which was originally in Florida and then bought by the previous owner in Maine.
As I mentioned, we looked long and hard to find what we wanted... and really lucked out with Delia Rosa! *We pretty much got what we wanted... raised pilothouse with doors on both port and starboad side, walk around decks with covered companionways, nice "back porch", *interior stairs to the flybridge, good engine room with pretty good mechanics and electronics,*3 staterooms and 2 heads and last but not least, burning only 3 to 4 gal. per hour at 7 knots, *pretty economical cruising*.
There are still cosmetic fixups to do. and some updating of a few systems, but she brought us home safely from the Atlantic coast with no problems at all. * And to top it all off, we purchased her for a really reasonable price ... nowhere near the price mentioned by our friend from Oz for the Sea Ranger for sale down there!
By the way I've enjoyed following along on your blog... great photos as well.
Yeah there aren't a lot around. *There was in Kentucky for sale a year or so ago that was sold and cruised up to MI but not too many on the east coast. *
Glad you like our trawler blog! *I spent the day sanding down the old nameboards to refinish them here at the house. *I HOPE the marina is done in the next couple of days so I can pick her up!!