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Old 06-21-2021, 08:19 PM   #12
sledge
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City: Jacksonville
Vessel Model: American Tug 41
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I'm gonna chime in and agree with Conrad... i mean Rangers are great for certain boaters that need a very compact boat for specific reasons... but if you might live aboard long term; 35 to 40-ft range might be a lot more comfortable.
Consider adding to your looking list Nordic and American tugs in the 34 ft range. Beyond LOA, be sure to compare beam at the same time. an extra foot of beam can make a huge difference in interior space.
As for the Gulf islands, we did spend a season in the area. I know some of the docks are pretty tired, but we really enjoyed the Ganges area of Salt Spring Island. Brentwood Bay is also a neat place with a "backdoor" to Butchart Gardens.
Happy hunting!
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