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1978 Ranger 22

  • LOA 22' 6"
  • LWL 17' 10"
  • Draft 4' 3"
  • Sail Area 209 SF
  • Displacement 2182 Lb
  • Ballast 900 Lb
  • Mast above water 33' 5"
  • P 26'
  • E 7' 5"
  • I 25' 9"
  • J 8' 6"
  • PHRF rating 222


  • Aluminum Twinstay Fore stay - Allows head sail change without going bare headed.
  • Spinnaker gear
  • Two primary Winches
  • One secondary Winch
  • Adjustable back stay
  • Adjustable Vang
  • Main Traveler
  • Knot Meter & log
  • Compass


  • 1 Main w/ 3 Jeffy reef points
  • 1 150% Genoa
  • 1 150% Light Genoa
  • 1 120% Genoa w/reef points
  • 1 3/4 oz Spinnaker


  • 2 Wire-rope Jib
  • 1 Wire-rope Main
  • 1 Rope Spinnaker
  • 1 Pole lift
  • Adjustable main topping lift

    The boat is in sound condition, however the red gel coat has faded, in 2007 I buffed and waxed it and it looked nice for a while but if you want a shinny boat it should be painted. I also notice that the rudder needs some work. Some of the FRP is loose perhaps from water getting inside and freezing. Most of the running gear I should have but the spinnaker sheets are missing. The mast and standing rigging have always been stored inside and are in good shape. The decks are tight, strong and hard. Life lines are serviceable but some of the covering is warn, stanchions and pulpits are in good shape and well secured. All sails are in good shape and stored indoors. I checked them over two years ago and they looked fine. If you are racing One Design you may want a new set but for PHRF club racing they should be fine. The last year I sailed we took boat of the year honers in the spinnaker class. This is a classy boat and fun to sail, it will out perform most boats in this size class and many bigger ones as well in light air. If you are looking for a small racer/cruiser this may be the boat for you. I usually race with a crew of three when using the spinnaker, (most of the time). For cruising, 2 of us have circumnavigated Lake Ontario and done lots of day-sailing. Two adults and one child can cruise comfortably. I have also soloed on the boat many times, even using the spinnaker. Often times I would single hand to the port that a race is going to start and meet crew there.

    I did lots of work on it last year and it is ready to go.

    The topsides have been painted with Bright Red Pettit Marine EazyProxy paint.

    I have new bottom paint ready to go on.

    The rudder has been repaired and is water tight wrapped in glass and epoxy resin including the top.

    The EZ Loader trailer has been reconditioned with all new wiring, lights and hold down straps. Newer tires and 15" wheels all ready to roll.

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