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Old 06-10-2019, 11:01 PM   #7
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City: Gig Harbor
Country: USA
Vessel Name: Sandpiper
Vessel Model: Bluewater 40 Pilothouse Trawler
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 893
Unless you are a smaller person, trading from a roomy 34' trawler to a trailerable boat will be really downsizing.

I like Ranger and Cutwater boats, they are built well. I think they would be great boats if trailering is the goal. I have many friends that own them.

When I board their Rangers, I have to be careful walking around insde the boat since the spaces are small compared to my Trawler. I am 6' 175# and it is a bit confining inside. The beam of a 34' trawler is at least 12' and the trailerable Ranger 8 1/2' to 10' depending on model, so not only are you giving up length, but beam too. Additionally, after getting used to your trawlers 13 tons, walking around the Ranger as it heels from your weight is disconcerting.

Positives are trailering capability, well designed and built, speed, reliability and the cute factor. There is also a large owners group, Tug Nuts and fantastic factory support.
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