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02 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest, 6" Detwiler, X15's (2), Motorguide 109#.  Wanabepro - CA
02 200 Merc Opti 70 mph @ 5720 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
04 Ranger  Garmin 240, Garmin 152 GPS, MinnKota Maxxum TM.  Edman702001 - GA
    Comanche 522VX    PHOTO        PHOTO
04 250 Yamaha    PHOTO
04 Ranger 175VS 24" Laser II, Garmin 125, 160, MinnKota Maxxum 55#.  GDavis - KY
04 125 Merc "A Ranger owner for just over a week...and will be one for   
  the rest of my life!  Awesome boat."  
03 Ranger 521VX Garmin 240, 168 Sounder, Lowrance LCF 1440,  Docstro - MI
03 225 Yamaha MinnKota 74#.  
04 Ranger 519 VX 6" jackplate, Garmin 240, MinnKota TM.  Kraig - KY
04 200 Merc EFI "Have a Ranger 519VX ordered. Supposed to be here   
  around June 23rd. Silver Fox/Navy Mist color. Will make my  
  third Ranger. Would not consider another boat brand.  
  Ranger is the standard for which all other boat companies  
  judge themselves. Will update with photos when available."  
99 Ranger R83 Tempest, Lowrance X75, MinnKota 74#.  Littlebird13 - NY
99 175 Merc 67 mph @ 5800 rpm (speedo).  
94 Ranger 488VS 24" Raker, Lowrance LMS330C, Lowrance X125,   488vstn - TN
94 200 Johnson MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  
02 Ranger 185 VS 23" Yamaha ProSeries, Garmin 160's (2), MinnKota 74#  NoSwett185VS - LA
02 150 Yamaha Maxxum.  Propshaft is 4.5" below the pad.  PHOTO
  59.7 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
04 Ranger 519DVX 26" Raker, 6" RiteHite, Garmin GPS, Garmin 240,   CCRanger - KY
04 200 Evinrude HO MinnKota Maxxum 74#. Extras: keel guard, boarding ladder,  PHOTO
  deck extension, livewell lights, hot foot, turn signal trim,  
  stereo and tandem trailer.  
04 Ranger 521DVX 25" prop, Garmin 168 GPS, Garmin 240, MinnKota 101#.  Get-bit - TX
04 250 Yamaha "Just picked up the new ride and took her out for the 1st time  PHOTO        PHOTO
            HPDI today. What a great boat.  Can't wait to get her broke in and  PHOTO        PHOTO
  see what she will do."  
96 Ranger R72 Sport 22" Laser II, Lowrance X65's (2), Motorguide Brute 750,  DaPhishGuy - IN
97 115 Merc 50 mph @ 5000 rpm (speedo).  
99 Ranger R83 25" Tempest, Lowrance X87, X28, MinnKota Maxxum 74.  NYguide2539 - NY
99 175 Merc 68 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). "Didn't measure pad height.  
  Motor is set up all the way, one hole from the bottom tier on  
  the mount. Holeshot is unreal and top end is 67-69 mph on   
  the gps with a tourney load. Also have hotfoot, trim on the  
  column, KeelShield, and Loc-R-Bar."  
03 Ranger 520VX 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance LCX15MT, MinnKota 101#.  LA Bassman - LA
03 225 Yamaha "Previous Kellogg's boat."  PHOTO
03 Ranger 185VS 25" Tempest, Garmin 160, 178C, MinnKota TM.  Mampro - NE
03 175 Merc "I love this boat. I had to buy the Garmin 178C (however I'm  
  still waiting on it). Speedo reads in the 70's at WOT, can't  
  wait for the GPS to tell me if that is real."  
04 Ranger 210 Reata 21" prop, Garmin 240, Garmin 178, MinnKota 74#.  John - IL
04 225 Evinrude    
04 Ranger 185SVX 23" Tempest Plus, 6" Detwiler, Eagle 480 FishMark,   Rangerhgm - OH
04 150 Johnson 480 Fish Elite GPS, MinnKota Maxxum 74#.   
  Updated 9/18/04..... Propshaft is 3.25" below the pad. 58.5 mph (gps).  
01 Ranger 518VX 24" Raker, Humminbird electronics, MinnKota TM.  Donnie - AL
01 200 Evinrude 67.8 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps). "Great ride and lots of room.  
  This is my first Ranger and I absolutely love it."  
02 Ranger 519DVX 25" Trophy Plus, Garmin electronics, MinnKota Maxxum 74.  VaBassr - VA
02 200 Merc 73 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). "Well she's a 2002 519. I was  
  looking at Tritons but the dealer didn't do so well and the   
  bow was too small for my size 13 shoe. The Ranger is slower  
  than the Tritons are, but she's a dream to fish out of.   
  The engine is geat and has Mercury smart craft. It's a great  
  help."  
99 Ranger R81 24" Raker, Eagle Fishmark 480, MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  Anderb - IL
00 175 Evinrude    
84 Ranger 370V 24" Trophy, 6" SuperJack Turbo, Eagle UltraClassic (bow),  Ranger 370V - TN
87 150 Mariner Humminbird Matrix (console). Motorguide 767.  
            Magnum Propshaft is 3 5/8" below the pad. 62 mph @ 5500 rpm(gps).  
  "For an old boat...she is a gem...runs all day long with the  
  new Rangers and Tritons..very solid, smooth ride for an   
  18 foot boat...can't think of any other boat I'd rather have."  
91 Ranger 362V 23" Yamaha, Garmin 160, Lowrance GlobalMap 100 GPS,  Scotty34 - PA
91 150 Yamaha MinnKota Maxxum 74#. 60 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Just bought this rig, trying to figure out best setup. Has the   PHOTO
  flipping deck insert. Plan on adding a hydraulic plate soon,  PHOTO
  trying to find more speed from it."  
85 Ranger 373V 22" Raker, 8" RiteHite, Motorguide hand control TM.  Lilmule - OH
85 150 Johnson 59.6 mph @ 5025 rpm (gps). "1985 motor was rated at the  
  powerhead, actual hp is more like 135 at prop, Raker 24"  
  prop was repitched to 22 so more like a 23. Have a little  
  room to raise and experiment on setup, but not bad for the  
  old girl, optimal rpm is 5300 which I think I will achieve as it  
  is raised a bit. Goal 61-62 mph which is reasonable and   
  within limits of boat and setup. This is a fish and ski model  
  and not a light boat."  
04 Ranger 185VX 25" Tempest, Lowrance X125's (bow & console),  KjK1020 - MD
04 175 Merc  MinnKota Maxxum 74# - Univ Sonar.  PHOTO        PHOTO
            Optimax     PHOTO
04 Ranger 521 SVX 25" Tempest, Garmin 168, 240, MinnKota 74#.  CupColorsRanger - SC
04 225 Merc "Just picked it up 4/14/04!! Update soon."  
            Optimax    
04 Ranger 210 Reata 23" High Five, Lowrance LMS 480, Garmin 125,   Irish Avenger - MN
04 225 Merc MinnKota 74#. Speed TBD. "Just picked her up on 4/9/04!"  PHOTO         PHOTO
            Optimax    PHOTO
99 Ranger 518 25" Tempest Plus, Lowrance X15 @ dash, X65 @ bow,  Bassman2469 - MA
     Comanche VX MinnKota 101# Softstart. 62 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
99 200 Merc "I just got the boat, I have a 6" hydraulic jackplate by CMC  PHOTO
            Optimax I will be installing. I'm not sure of prop height yet. I'm still   PHOTO
  getting used to the boat and plan on doing some modifications  PHOTO
  to it in the future. This is my second Ranger. I was happy with  
  the 1st and I'm very happy with this one."  
95 Ranger 491VS 23" Renegade, Eagle Fish Elite 480 GPS/Sonar, Eagle Fish  Probass911 - TX
95 200 Evinrude Mark 320, MinnKota AT65. Propshaft is 5" below the pad.  
  "Awesome boat, excellent fishability, still getting it dialed in."  
03 Ranger 518VX 25" Tempest Plus, 6" Detwiler hydraulic, Garmin 168 GPS,  Mike - LA
03 200 Merc Opti Garmin 160, Motorguide 109#. 69 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  PHOTO         PHOTO
00 Ranger R71 24" Laser II, 6" Hydrotec jackplate, Garmin 160, Garmin 80,  Kirk - AR
00 125 Merc Motorguide 36#. Propshaft is 7.5" below the pad.  
  55 mph @ 5100 rpm (speedo).  
04 Ranger 185VX 23" Yamaha, Garmin 240 bow, Garmin (dash).  JP185 - AL
04 175 Yamaha "I just got this boat - been waiting 20 years for a Ranger!!  PHOTO       PHOTO
             HPDI White hull, Red Mist deck and #1 and #3 stripes, #2 stripe  PHOTO       PHOTO
  Steel Slate, Comanche package. Just now breaking it in, will  PHOTO
  update on speeds later."  
04 Ranger Reata 180 23" Tempest Plus, 6" RiteHite, Lowrance X125 in dash,  Bassnrx - VA
04 150 Merc XR6 Lowrance X67C on bow, MinnKota Maxxum 74 3X HC,  PHOTO
  60 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps). "After breakin stats, 1 rider,   
  light load, 1/2 tank of fuel. 2 riders, fishing load, 3/4 tank of   
  fuel - 55 mph GPS with 10-20 mph winds. This is my first  
  new boat and my first Ranger. Sweeeeet!!!"  
95 Ranger 488VS 24" Tempest, Humminbird flasher, Lowrance, Motorguide TM  Tom - LA
95 200 Merc    PHOTO
03 Ranger 185VS 26" Raker, Garmin 160, 240, MinnKota Maxxum 65#,  Bdda9yh - NJ
03 175 Evinrude full deck extension, remote oil fill, three bank charger.  PHOTO
            FPLST "But I still miss the ole '85 350V, still have attachment after  
  13 years."  
04 Ranger 521SVX 28" Bombardier Raker, Garmin 168 GPS/sounder,  David - KY
04 225 Evinrude HO Garmin 240 sounder. Motorguide TR109.  PHOTO
  Propshaft is 4" below the pad. 73.1 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Just bought the boat in the fall. Took six weeks from the time  PHOTO
  I ordered it to get it delivered."  PHOTO
04 Ranger 519VX 26" Tempest, Lowrance LMS 320, X75, MinnKota  Randy - OK
04 200 Merc Maxxum 74#. 76 mph (speedo). "I love this boat!!!"  
            Optimax    
99 Ranger 518VX 25" Tempest, 6" Power Tran hydraulic, Garmin 168,   RatltrapMike - IL
00 200 Merc EFI Lowrance X65, X75, MinnKota 74# TM.  PHOTO         PHOTO
  Propshaft is 3" below pad. 74 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  PHOTO         PHOTO
  "Hull has been tweaked by Ranger."  
02 Ranger 518VX 25" Yamaha, Eagle Status, MinnKota 74# TM.  TTwigg - IN
02 200 Yamaha 68.8 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
85 Ranger 350V 24" Turbo 4 blade, 6" CMC jackplate, Lowrance X51,  KLail - NC
85 GT150 Johnson Garmin 240, MinnKota AT65. Propshaft is 3.75" below pad.  PHOTO       PHOTO
  62 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
   Updated 4/11/04.... Added deck extension, Cook's Tackle system and new  
  carpet in March '04.  
     Pics:  http://mysite.verizon.net/res1x8d8/boatrestore  
90 Ranger 357V 48 mph (speedo). "This is my first boat. The "Fish and Ski"  Mike - KS
90 130 Yamaha layout is kind of ugly compared to most bass boat, but the  
  ride is all Ranger!"  
04 Ranger 185VS 23" Tempest, Garmin 160, Lowrance X51, MinnKota 74#.  Ducsndeer - AL
04 150 Merc XR6 63 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps). Color option #8 Silver Fox and  
  Platinum, lighted storage boxes, headlights, Garmin 176 GPS.  
  Full deck extension coming. This is my first 'Glass boat and I   
  know for a fact every one I ever have will be a RANGER.  
  Now all I need to do is learn how to catch Fish!!"  
04 Ranger 185 DVX 25" Tempest Plus, Lowrance LMS-480, X125,  Brown Trout - AR
04 175 Merc Opti MinnKota Maxxum 74#. Dual console, remote oil fill with  PHOTO
  gauge, tilt steering, boarding ladder, Mercury SmartCraft  PHOTO
  gauge, Hamby's keel protector.  
03 Ranger 521DVX 25" Yamaha ProSeries, Garmin 240, 168 GPS.  NC521VX - NC
03 225 Yamaha 72 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps). Nascar Edition.  PHOTO
            VMax    PHOTO
03 Ranger 520VX 26" Trophy Plus, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance X15 MT   SWEET 520 - NC
03 225 Merc EFI GPS, Lowrance X71, MinnKota 101#.  
   Updated 7/14/05.... 70 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps). "My first Ranger, will not be   
  my last. Great boat."  
03 Ranger 521DVX 25" Yamaha, 6" SlideRite, Garmin 188, 240.  Gunter1309 - LA
03 250 Yamaha Maxxum 74# TM. 72 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
02 Ranger 185VS 23" Tempest, Lowrance LCX18, PinPoint 7520,   185VS - CA
02 150 Merc Opti Motorguide 67#. 59 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  
02 Ranger 520VX 27" Yamaha, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance X19 GPS/depth,  Quar7496 - LA
02 225 Merc Lowrance X70, MinnKota 78#. Motor is 5" above transom.  
            Optimax 71.4 mph @ 5850 rpm (gps). "Hitting rev limiter, 2nd  
  Ranger, 1st Ranger was 1989 360, owned since new.  
  Will never buy any other brand."  
00 Ranger 619DVS 23" Renegade, Garmin 188, 240. OMC 12/24 TM.  RangerTim619 - OH
00 200 Evinrude 52 mph.  PHOTO          PHOTO
     PHOTO          PHOTO
02 Ranger 185DVS 23" Tempest Plus, 5" Pro High Jacker, Garmin 240,   Rome258 - LA
02 150 Merc Eagle 500C GPS Map. MinnKota TM.  
  64.3 mph @ 5750 rpm (gps).  
  "Still in set up stages, have not played with jackplate settings  
  yet, waiting for a calm day. Just installing the jackplate made  
  a world of difference. Hull would not lift prior to installing  
  plate. Once plates was installed and the first 4 water intake  
  holes were plugged to keep water pressure stable, speeds  
  went from 59.2 mph (gps) to 64.3 mph (gps). Boat would  
  actually get on the pad and lift. This is my first Ranger and it  
  will not be my last. Once you go Ranger is there any other!!!"  
98 Ranger R80 25" Trophy, 6" Vance, Lowrance X48.  RangerR80 - TN
98 150 Yamaha 62 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo).  
01 Ranger R-81 Stock prop, Garmin 260, Motorguide 67#.  FightingFish - VA
00 150 Yamaha Just bought Feb.04. Hope the cold ends soon. I got the itch  
  real bad!"  
03 Ranger 185VX 23" Merc prop, Lowrance X97's (2), Motorguide 84#.  John S - CA
03 175 Merc Opti 68 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
96 Ranger 461 VS 24" Turbo Lightning, Lowrance X70, 1240 flasher.  Zach P - VA
96 150 Johnson Johnson 2400 TM. 75 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo).  
            FastStrike "Just got the boat and I love it. Upgraded from an '89 Ranger  
  361V with a 150. Really would like any info for a better top  
  end. The Turbo prop lifts the stern extremely high, the last  
  time I ran, the water was breaking out the sides of the setback.  
  The rooster tail is no higher than the motor. I was wondering  
  if there was a better prop I could try...help would be helpful."  
83 Ranger 375V SS prop, Eagle Fish Easy 2T, Lowrance X75,  Wakelever - NV
85 175 Merc Motorguide Tour 81#. 76 mph @ 6000 rpm (speedo).  
  "I think the head has been changed to a 200, just too quick  
  for a 175."  
03 Ranger 185DVS 23" ProSeries Yamaha, Garmin 160, MinnKota 65#.  Jebass - ON
03 150 Yamaha 60.2 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "Drove 1000 miles to   
  purchase this boat. The Boat Shop in MO was great to deal  
  with."  
03 Ranger 519DVX 25" Yamaha Pro, Eagle 320 Elite Plus w/GPS, Eagle 320,  Nils519VX - IN
03 200 Yamaha MinnKota 74# Maxxum built in transducer. "Waiting for   PHOTO
            HPDI spring to arrive, just took delivery (1/26/04), snow still on   
  ground, hard surface on lake. Just have to sit back and admire  
  the opportunity to own and fish from the bass boat that  
  "Dreams Are Made From."  
04 Ranger 521VX 25" Yamaha, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance X15,   Heelgrad1 - NC
03 250 Yamaha Garmin 240, MinnKota Maxxum 101#.   
            VMax 74.7 mph @ 5950 rpm (gps). "Finally got through the  
  break-in period and very impressed with the top speed thus  
  Updated 3/14/04..... far. Right now have the hydraulic plate set at 2. Know I can  
  go higher, just haven't had the need to go any faster as this  
  point.  I think I'm pretty much maxed out, but when I get   
  some calmer water I'll give it a shot. Being able to cruise the   
  lake at 65+ is a dream. It's beautiful to go scooting by the  
  Tritons and Champions. Ran a couple down the other day   
  and just got the stare as I went by. I love it!!"  
03 Ranger 521DVX 25" Trophy, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance X15, X97.  Chuck Gann - CA
03 225 Merc Motorguide 109# TM. "Fast enough; hell of a boat!"  PHOTO
03 Ranger R61 22" Ballistic, 6" T&H jackplate, Lowrance LMS 240,   George - ON
98 75+ Merc Eagle 320, MinnKota Maxxum 74#. 50 mph +/- @ 5500  PHOTO        PHOTO
  rpm (gps).  PHOTO
00 Ranger 520DVX 25" Tempest Plus, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Garmin 168 Map/  Scooter520 - MI
00 225 Merc Sonar, Garmin 240, MinnKota 101# Maxxum.  
            Optimax Propshaft is 1 1/2" below the pad. 71.3 mph @ 5750 rpm  
  (gps). "This rig loves a low jack. I'm a big guy (300 lbs) and  
  I moved all plastics and heavy gear to rear of the boat. Hole  
  shot sucks but top end now is more impressive. Alone on gps  
  with a half tank of gas I can get her to 73.8 on gps. But with  
  full tourney load it is 71.3 mph."  
04 Ranger 520 Bob's hydraulic jackplate, Garmin 240, 168,  Boomergs17 - OH
04 225 Evinrude HO MinnKota 74# Maxxum. "Will be picking this boat up in   
  February. Will update soon after.  
04 Ranger 185VX 23" ProSeries, Garmin 160, 168 Sounder, MinnKota  Shawn - AL
04 175 Yamaha Maxxum 74#. 65.6 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
            VMax HPDI "Bought new in August 2003. I have fished several   
  tournaments in this boat and couldn't be happier with its  
  performance, great boat for the price and size."  
85 Ranger 320V Humminbird electronics, Johnson TM.  Adam - MA
85 70 Johnson    PHOTO      PHOTO
     PHOTO
97 Ranger 492VS 24" Raker, Lowrance X65, X91, Lowrance Global Map  Rangerboy - IN
97 200 Johnson 3000MT, MinnKota 74#. Propshaft is 5.5" below the pad.  
  59.8 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps). "Great rough water boat."  
03 Ranger 519SVX 25" Trophy Plus, 6" Rite Hite, Garmin 240's, MinnKota  W30442 - FL
03 200 Merc Maxxum 74#. Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad.  
  70.4 mph @ 5850 rpm (gps).  
94 Ranger 482V 25" Trophy, Paralift hydraulic jackplate, Garmin 168,  JB482v6 - FL
94 150 Merc XR6 Eagle Z9000, Motorguide Great White 67.  
  67.1 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps). "Bought boat from Peter T in  
  1994 and have really loved it. Never a wrench on motor.  
  Garage kept, still looks excellent."  
02 Ranger 195VS 25" Tempest Plus. Propshaft is 4.5" below the pad.  Dave - IN
02 200 Merc 69 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo). "I am looking for setup  
            Optimax adjustments to make the boat handle easier. I am an average  
  driver but don't enjoy chinewalking. Would a 4 blade prop  
  or jackplate (or both) help. I don't care if my top end drops  
  some with the modifications. Thanks..."  
84 Ranger 392V 23" Tempest, Lowrance X15's (2), Motorguide 68#.  Ranger392V - CA
84 200 Merc Motor is 2" off the transom. 63 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps)  
  "Just bought this boat. First one ever. I have started to   
  rebuild it since the gel coat is shot but it still gets wet when I   
  want it too. All my friends call it the "Battleship".  
     
87 Ranger 390V 23" Merc prop, 5.5" CMC jackplate, Eagle Ultra,  Ranger390 - PA
86 200 Mariner Humminbird TC, Motorguide Brute 50#.  
  Propshaft is 3" below the pad. 67 mph @ 5900 rpm (speedo)  
  "Single console, Lowrance 1240 flashers, one indash, one on  
  the bow. Hot foot, foot trim. Used, but does what I need   
  and runs well."  
03 Ranger 521DVX 25" Yamaha, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Garmin 168, 240,  Sleepinranger - VA
03 250 Yamaha MinnKota 74#. 74.3 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps).  
             HPDI    
98 Ranger 519SVS 25" Tempest Plus, Garmin 120, Garmin 240, Motorguide  Brandon057 - KY
98 225 Merc Brute. "I just bought this boat and I am having a problem  
  getting the rpms in the 5800 range.  The boat had a jackplate  
  but was removed by the former owner and I have yet to   
  replace it.  I took it out for the first time and with full tanks  
  and tackle could only achieve 5200 rpm with three people   
  in the boat.  Does anybody know how many rpms I could  
  gain with a jackplate or do you have any suggestions as to  
  how I could improve the rpms."  
99 Ranger R91 25" Tempest, Lowrance X65's (2), Motorguide 67# TM.  DeanR - NY
99 200 Merc EFI 68 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo). "Very fast boat. It handles  
  great in rough water. Tandem axle matching trailer.  
  The color is Cranberry Red with Gray hull."  
00 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest, 6" CMC hydraulic, Lowrance 240, X65,  518Comanche - KY
     Comanche Motorguide Tour 767. 70.1 mph @ 5950 rpm (gps).  
00 200 Merc    
97 Ranger R82 23" Trophy, Garmin 240, Garmin 160, Motorguide 756.  ESW1956 - NC
97 150 Merc XR6 Motor is 2" off transom.  63 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
  "Love this boat so far, just recently purchased, is in like new  
  condition. Ex owner really took care of it and made me a  
  good deal."  
93 Ranger 361V 25" Michigan Wheel, 6" HiJacker, Lowrance X61,   Mark - KY
     Comanche Garmin 240, Evinrude 74# TM. Motor is 4" above the   
93 175 Merc EFI transom. 61 mph (gps). "I am interested in someone with  
  the same setup, that has tried a 3 blade prop to e-mail me  
  with the performance differences between 3 blade and   
  4 blade props and which pitch is the best?"  
97 Ranger SportR82 23" Trophy, 6" T H Marine, Lowrance LMS 1600 GPS,  Adam - NY
97 150 Merc EFI Lowrance X95, Motorguide T 782.  
  Transom height is 15".  74 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps/radar).  
  "This is a fast boat for a Ranger, it is a rocket out of the hole  
  and throttle down.  This is the old Ranger 361, if anyone   
  knows, that was Ranger's fastest boat they ever put out in   
  the late 80's and early 90's."  
00 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest, Lowrance X75's (2), Lowrance 2330 flasher,   Ken - KY
     200 Merc Garmin GPS Map 162, Motorguide 71.  
            Optimax Motor is 2" above the transom.  66.7 mph @ 5850 rpm(gps).  
  "What is the prop rpms at wot?  What should the water  
  pressure gauge be reading?  What should this boat be  
  be running at WOT with one person and minimum gear?"  
77 Ranger 185A 21" Merc prop, Humminbird LCR8000, Mercury Thruster  Ken - MO
     150 Merc TM.  Motor is 1" above the transom.  58 mph @ 5800 rpm  
  (speedo). "Will post pics later, found site by accident.   
  Boat is in perfect condition, the original 18 foot pad boat.  
  I'm the original owner, 55 years old this year."  
99 Ranger R 61 22" Raker, Eagle Optimas (2), Humminbird Temp Digital,   GNFISN - WI
01 115 Johnson Carb Magellan GPS, MinnKota Maxxum 50# TM.   PHOTO
  CMC 2 piece - 6" setback.  PHOTO
   Updated 2/19/03.... Full deck extension, onboard twin bank charger.  
  60 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps)  
  "Great boat for the smaller lakes here up north with less than  
  ideal landings.  Classic Ranger construction & feel in a   
  very manageable & fishable package.  This baby will run with  
  ALL the 150's on the bigger lakes too!"  
01 Ranger 520DVX 25" Yamaha, 6" RiteHite jackplate, Lowrance X85, X35,   RangerRich - MO
     225 Yamaha MinnKota Maxxum 74#.  Propshaft is 3.5" below the pad.  PHOTO
  70.5 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  
97 Ranger 461VS 24" Raker, 5.5" CMC hydraulic, Lowrance LMS 160,   Cowboy/Bowtie - NC
     150 Johnson Garmin 160, MotorGuide Tour 781 36V.  
            FastStrike 69 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "Great boat for all bass fishing,  
  docks, open water.  Would like to find someone in Mid-NC  
  to recover seat.  I've had several boats of other name brands,  
  2 Rangers.  Ranger/Chevy from now on.  Great team."  
99 Ranger 518SVX 24" Renegade, Zercom Clearwater ProFlasher,   Scott - VT
     200 Evinrude Zercom CID flasher, Minnkota Maxxum 101# Tm.  PHOTO
  72 mph @ 5900 rpm (speedo).  
01 Ranger 205VS 25" Tempest, Garmin 160, Minnkota 74# TM.  BrianB - MI
     225 Merc 70 mph.  
98 Ranger R93 25" Trophy, 6" Rite Hite jackplate. Propshaft is 2.75" below  Bill - MN
     200 Merc EFI the pad.  71 mph @ 5900 rpm.  
96 Ranger 487VS 24" Trophy, 6" T&H Marine hydraulic, Garmin 240,   Rick - OK
     200 Mariner Garmin 160, OMC TM.  Propshaft is 2.5" below the pad.  
     Magnum EFI 71 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
93 Ranger 374V Humminbird 100SX, Humminbird Wide One,   MartyB - MS
     150 Merc XR6 MotorGuide TM.  63 mph @ 5800 rpm (speedo).  
  "Great ride, and plenty of room.  Looks like it just came out   
  of showroom.  Love it!!!"  
89 Ranger 361V 22" Typhoon prop, 6" CMC jackplate, Lowrance X85,   Frank - IN
     150 Merc Humminbird Piranha 3, MotorGuide 767 TM.   
  "Boat has a lot of extras."  
00 Ranger 518 VX 25" Tempest, 12" Mercury hydraulic jackplate,   Derek - GA
     200 Merc EFI Lowrance1240A flasher, Lowrance X65, X15 GPS  
    Updated 3/22/03..... MotorGuide 782 TM.  69.3 mph  
92 Ranger 361 25" Powertech, 10" jackplate, Lowrance X85 (console),   Bill - LA
     175 Merc EFI X70A, MotorGuide 767 TM. Motor is 3" above the transom.  
  64 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps).   
  "Man what a sweet ride....."  
94 Ranger 481V 24" Tempest, 10" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance LMS160,   WaterHead - NY
     175 Merc EFI X75, MotorGuide 756 TM.  66.9 mph @ 5600 rpm   
  (gps). "Excellent Boat in rough water."  
00 Ranger 518 25" Tempest, Zercom flasher, Humminbird electronics,   Marko - IL
     200 Merc MotorGuide TE 80. "Lovin' the new Ranger.  This is the   PHOTO
            Optimax third Ranger I've owned and wouldn't switch for the world!  PHOTO
  Great boat....great ride!"  PHOTO
94 Ranger 482VS 24" Raker, Humminbird 400TX, Humminbird ID60,   Walt - TN
02 175 Evinrude 58 mph @ 5300 rpm (speedo). "Bought it brand new in '94,   
  best toy I ever had.  Just re-powered with a '02 Evinrude,  
  one sweet motor.  Boat has always been kept in an   
  enclosed boat house and is in like new condition. I live on   
  and fish Fort Loudon Lake near Knoxville, Tennessee."  
82 Ranger 330V 24" OMC prop, Humminbird Sonar 3D, Eagle Fisheasy,  Udamdan - TX
     150 Johnson MotorGuide 24V 45# TM. 61 mph @ 5700 rpm (gps).  
  "I bought this boat three years ago for $1800 as the motor  
  was low time, but the seats and interior needed to be   
  replaced! The boat looks good now as it's Blue flake with  
  a Teal hull and Silver stripes.   It's a classic now that it's   
  20 years old and I have No Payments!!"  
99 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest, Lowrance X75, Lowrance flasher,   Cdn3 - WV
     200 Merc EFI MotorGuide 84# TE.  69.1 mph @ 5850 rpm (gps).  
  "Had the boat 3 years.  Fishes and handles well.  Not the   
  fastest on the lake, but comfortable and easy to drive.  
  Minimal walk."  
87 Ranger 371V 22" Raker, Lowrance X65, Eagle Supra Pro ID,   Bassman - PA
     150 Johnson GT Johnson TM.   68 mph @ 6500 rpm (gps).  
  "I purchased this boat about 6 years ago.  I have loved it   
  from day one.  A lot of my bassin' buddies have new boats  
  but I love my old tub.  It looks like new and runs like new.  
  Why pay all that money for something I already have!!!"  
02 Ranger 210 Reata 23" Yamaha ProSeries, Garmin 160, 240.   Hutch - MO
     225 Yamaha Minnkota Maxxum 65# TM.   PHOTO     PHOTO
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97 Ranger 461VS 23" Tempest, Lowrance X85, MotorGuide 107# TourEdition  Spanky - GA
     175 Mariner Motor is 2 1/2" off the transom. 64 mph @ 5600 rpm(gps).  
  "Let's get real, I've read the listings for the 461's and I   
  haven't seen anywhere near that speed.  The info I've posted  
  is running my boat with the motor in the 3rd hole, full of gas,  
  2 sets of gear, 4 batteries and 2 people. These people getting  
  68 and 69, what are they running, a stripped down boat?"  
03 Ranger 195DVS 25" Tempest, Garmin 160, Lowrance X85,   Mmusky1 - IL
     200 Merc EFI Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  65 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  PHOTO
02 Ranger 185VS 25" Tempest, Garmin 240 (2), Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  MAN - IA
     150 Merc "Still in set-up period and looking for answers. This boat is   
            Optimax awesome.  Went to the factory to pick it up and was very  
  impressed with the staff.  What a feeling to ride in style."  
02 Ranger 518VX 25" Tempest, Lowrance X91, X16 color w/gps.  McQ - WI
     200 Merc  1240A flasher in dash. MotorGuide 36V Tour Edition 107#.  
            Optimax 72 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo). "Love the ride, fishability and  
  beauty of this boat.  Cooler is smaller than my old 461 and   
  so are the livewells, but storage is increased.  X16 getting a   
  lot of interference. A few other small glitches but otherwise  
  extremely happy."  
96 Ranger 461VS 23" OMC prop, Lowrance X65, 1210A, Evinrude TM.  George - NY
     Comanche 68 mph @ 5400 rpm. "I'm not sure what the previous  
     150 Johnson owner did to this motor but it's scary fast."  
97 Ranger 518DVS 25" Tempest Plus, 4" RiteHite hydraulic, Lowrance GPS2000  Mike - WI
     Comanche Lowrance X75, MotorGuide 779 TM. Propshaft is 2" below  
     200 Merc the pad.  62 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "I bought this boat  
  used this spring and am really happy with it, however I'm   
  slightly disappointed with the top end from this Merc EFI.  
  I've tried a few different props including a Ballistic 25,   
  Power Tech 3 and 4 blade 25 and Trophy 24. I was told   
  this is a "heavy" version of the 518, but I would think it should  
  run faster than 62 mph.  If anyone has any experience or   
  advice, I'm all ears."  
98 Ranger 518 VS Tempest prop, Lowrance X75, MotorGuide 767 TM.  Ranger - IL
     Comanche    
     200 Merc    
01 Ranger 520 DVX 25" Yamaha, 6"Detwiler, Lowrance  X91, X71, 1020 flasher,  JBryan2 - GA
     225 Yamaha Maxxum TM. 70 mph @ 5800 rpm (speedo).    PHOTO
    Updated 12/7/02.... "Just got the jackplate and hotfoot installed.  The boat will   PHOTO
  fly now.  Handles great."  
01 Ranger 518VX 25" Tempest Plus, Lowrance X65, Minnkota Maxxum 74#,   RangerRich - TN
     200 Merc 5000 rpms. "Well, I got my DFI kit on the Optimax and she  PHOTO
            Optimax is screaming.  Took two plugs out of the prop for the hole  PHOTO
  shot, it's very good now with full tanks of gas, gear, and   PHOTO
  full livewells.  My top end rpms is now 5600 and even   
  getting a little chine walking now.  SWEET!  I don't have   
  the top end speed yet.  Holes are plugged on my speedo and   
  no gps.  It's running pretty fast.  Quick enough for this guy....  
97 Ranger 462 VS 25" Yamaha, Lowrance X70A, LMS 350, 1240 in dash.  Chris - IA
   175 Yamaha HPDI Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  Motor is 3.5" off the transom.  
  65 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).   
90 Ranger 391V 24" Turbo 4 blade, 10" D.I.Ind. Turbo Jack,   Hubcap - NY
     200 Johnson Garmin 160, Lowrance X60, OMC TM.  
  73 mph @ 6000 rpm (speedo). "I called Ranger and spoke  
  to Dale and he told me to measure from the bottom of the   
  pad to the top of the plate and the measurement should be  
  between 25 and 25 1/2 inches."  
97 Ranger 487VS Lowrance X85 (2), MotorGuide TM.  2thman - LA
     Comanche    
     200 Merc EFI    
02 Ranger 185 VS 25" Tempest Plus, Garmin 160, Garmin 240, Minnkota  Wendell - AL
     175 Merc EFI Maxxum 65#.  Motor is 2" off the transom. "Still in the   
  break-in mode so I don't know top speed yet.  Only have 4  
  hrs on the motor, but it feels strong. So far I'm very impressed  
  with the quality, ride and fishability of this boat. I waited  
  53 years for my Ranger and I've not been disappointed.   
  It's a great boat !!"  
01 Ranger R81 25" prop, Garmin 160, Minnkota 74#.   Jim - MS
     150 Yamaha 64 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo). "Picked this boat up today,   
            VMax (4/29/02), new 2001 model still on lot.  Upgrading from   
  16 footer with 90 hp. Dealer took it to water to begin break  
  in. Hit throttle hard once, boat hit 64 mph, fastest I've ever  
  owned was 50 mph. Looking forward to a larger, safer,   
  as well as faster boat."  
02 Ranger 185 VS 25" Yamaha ProSeries, 6" Vance jackplate, Garmin 240,  James - SC
     150 Yamaha  160, Minnkota Maxxum 74#.  61 mph @ 5400 rpm (speedo)  
            VMax "Best riding 18 foot boat I've been in.  Proud to be a Ranger  
  owner.  It's definitely worth the wait."  
02 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest, 6" Bob's Machine Shop hydraulic, Lowrance  Eric M - WV
     200 Merc 1240A, Lowrance X71, Minnkota Maxxum 74#.   
            Optimax "Bought this boat as a replacement for my 1991 361V and I  
  love it!  Almost bought a 195VS but the large flat bottom  
  front storage compartment in the 518 is the greatest idea  
  Ranger has had in years.  It comes with a ProStow tackle  
  organizer.  Still breaking in the Opti but it feels like a strong  
  runner thus far."  
02 Ranger 185VS 23" Tempest Plus, 6" T&H Marine, Lowrance X49, Garmin   BassBandit - AL
     150 Merc EFI 240, Lowrance LDT-3001, Lowrance GlobalMap 100,   PHOTO
     Lowrance 1240A in dash flasher.  
    Updated 2/13/03..... Motorguide 767, hot foot. Propshaft is 3 3/8" below the pad.    
  61 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps)  
02 Ranger 520 25" Yamaha ProSeries, Garmin 168, 240.  Greenfish 1 - OH
     225 Yamaha Minnkota 74# TM. Motor mounted in 3rd hole.   PHOTO       PHOTO
  73 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps)  "This boat is really coming   PHOTO       PHOTO
      around, the more I run it the better it runs...about 10 hrs on   
  it now.  Really happy with the package."  
        Updated 5/23/02... "Finally getting her broke in, tried another prop this week a   
  25" Trophy, rehubbed.  Not as fast as the Yammy prop."  
93 Ranger 481 25" Renegade, 6" CMC hydraulic, Lowrance X85, X25,   Greenfish 1 - OH
     150 Johnson 1240, Johnson 56# TM. 64.2 mph @ 5550 rpms (gps).  
            FastStrike "Excellent condition, only set outside in front of a motel room."  
93 Ranger 372V 23" Turbo, Lowrance X70, Minnkota TM.   Wayland - TX
     150 Evinrude Motor is 2" off the transom. "Yet to test new prop."  
01 Ranger R61 22" Laser II, Garmin electronics, Minnkota TM.   Jim - MS
     90 Merc 52 mph @ 5200 rpm (speedo). "Bought new 2001 R61 in   
  March of 2002. 90 Merc turning 5200 rpm with top end of  
  47-48 mph.  Tested boat with 4 different SS props 4/02/02.  
  Ended up with Laser II 22". Now getting 51-52 mph, still  
  turning 5200.  Much happier."  
01 Ranger R-61 21" prop, Garmin 160, Garmin 160 (front tm mount).  DougM38 - FL
     90 Merc Minnkota Riptide 50# TM. 47 mph @ 5200 rpm (speedo).  
        Updated 4/24/02..... "Just purchased a Mercury Laser II prop and now getting  
  50 mph @ 5200 rpm with full tank of fuel."  
95 Ranger 372V 24" Trophy, 6" HiJacker, MotorGuide 767.  CharlesR - GA
     150 Mariner 65 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). "This is my first Ranger, I love it,  PHOTO
  all around great boat.  Looks like a brand new one. I bought  
  it from a friend that upgraded to a 21' Bullet."  
02 Ranger 522DVX 26" OMC Raker, 6" Bob's hydraulic, Lowrance GPS  John522VX - WI
     225 Rude Ram 160 LMS, Lowrance X65, Minnkota 101# TM.  
  70 mph @ 6000 rpm. (radar). "Boat is Red/Gold. Has  
  Ram Mount for the trolling motor and all the latest Ranger  
  gadgets. Also has Lowrance flasher, tilt steering, 3 bank   
  onboard charger, hot foot, lighted interior, remote oil fill,   
  livewell pumpout, etc. Boat replaces my 2000 522."  
00 Ranger R71 21" Renegade, Lowrance X65 (2), MotorGuide 767 TM.  Robert - TN
     115 Evinrude 58 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
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97 Ranger 482 VS 23" Trophy Plus, Lowrance LCX-15MT w/GPS,   Craig B - KY
     150 Merc EFI Lowrance X65, MotorGuide 67# TM.   
  65 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps). Hot foot, engine mounted in 3rd  
  hole on transom.  
89 Ranger 361V 23" Shooter, Garmin 160 (2), MotorGuide 767 TM.  Zach - VA
     150 Johnson 50-53 mph @ 6000 rpm (speedo). "I need help with props.  
            FastStrike Anyone with some info running a 361V with a 150, please  
  send me some info.  Looking for a lot of speed and about  
  5500-5700 rpm.  Turning way too many rpms; I need to find  
  out which prop I need to try.  Just bought the boat with the  
  Shooter prop. Send all Help Please........  
99 Ranger 487 25" prop, Lowrance 1240A, Eagle Status GPS, Ultra II,   Rangerman487 - VA
     200 Merc EFI MotorGuide Energy-67# TM.   
  72 mph @ 5800 rpm (speedo).  
02 Ranger 185 VS Garmin 160, Minnkota Maxxum 65#.  "Just bought 2/16,   G.Pugh - KY
     150 Yamaha hope to get wet next weekend and break it in.  This is the   
     VMax HPDI best boat for the money I have ever found. Ranger has made  
  'Top of the Line' quality affordable."  
96 Ranger 462 VS 26" Trophy, Humminbird Wide, (2), MotorGuide Brute.  Bull 625 - IN
     150 Merc Motor is 3" off the transom. 68 mph @ 5500 rpm (speedo).  
  "Great ride and can get in and out of stumps and trees  
  easily."  
02 Ranger 175 VS Garmin 240, Minnkota 65# TM. "This boat had the best   Kybasser - KY
     115 Merc finish and the best price for the amount of boat.  New Model  
     Four Stroke this year.  Replaced the R71.  The four stroke engine is nice  
  for the quiet ride and I can keep up with the two strokes  
  which was a concern at first.  My speed is 1 mph less."  
99 Ranger 518 25" Tempest Plus, Lowrance X-15MT, Lowrance X-75,  Scott W - NC
     200 Merc MotorGuide TourEdition 767 TM. 70 mph @ 5200 rpm.  PHOTO
            Optimax (gps). "This boat rides and handles really well, fishability is   PHOTO
2/02/02 unsurpassed and at 70 mph, not the fastest out there but   
  fast enough for me."  
85 Ranger 350V 24" Shooter, 6" jackplate, Lowrance X70a, Lowrance   Martin S - SC
     150 Johnson GT flasher 1240A, MotorGuide 54# TM.   PHOTO
  58 mph @ 5600 rpm. "This boat is the proof that Ranger  
  builds a quality product and at 17 years old and counting it   
  is still performing well.  It has been updated with a hot foot,  
  onboard charger, a 20 gal. fuel tank for a total of 44 gal.   
2/02/02 capacity, keel protector and custom fit trailering boat cover."  
86 Ranger 330 24" Raker, Humminbird electronics, MotorGuide 750.   JimmyG - KY
     140 Johnson 56 mph @ 5300 rpm.  
     
98 Ranger R-91i 25" Tempest Plus, Lowrance X45, MotorGuide Great White  R-91i - FL
     200 Merc 67# TM. 72 mph @ 6000 rpm (gps). "Best boat I have   
  ever owned.  I love having no carpet, makes for easy   
  clean-up.  The ride is unreal."  
99 Ranger R71 23" Black Max prop, Lowrance X48, Humminbird 128,  BW 71 - MA
     115 Merc Minnkota Maxxum 55# TM. 50 mph @ 5000 rpm (speedo).  PHOTO
97 Ranger 518 SVS 25" Tempest, 6" R&M jackplate, Lowrance X85's (2),   Steve - MO
     200 Merc MotorGuide 756 TM. Motor is 2 1/2" off the transom.  
  69 mph @ 5700 rpm. "Rock solid, may sell if this year and   
  look at either a 195VS or a 518VX but really, really like this  
  boat.  A Ranger is like fishing off your kitchen table. I've  
  owned a fair amount of different type of boats and been   
  around a lot more, nothing compares. Everyone else is   
  playing catchup."  
01 Ranger 522DVX 25" Merc prop, 6" CMC jackplate, Lowrance X15, X71,  Oliver - Ontario
     250 Merc Minnkota 101# TM. "Just purchased the boat and I will not  
  get into the water till April.  I believe I should see around  
  72 loaded and hopefully around 75 with no load.  It is being  
  prepped by Top Gun Marine so I will likely try 3 or 4 props  
  including a couple of Lab finished props. Boat also has   
  custom aluminum battery boxes, Hamby's, Ram mounts,   
  external charger and a hot foot."  
02 Ranger 520 25" Tempest Plus, 6" Detwiler hydraulic, Lowrance X85  Hookit - CA
     225 Merc (console), Pinpoint 7520 (front), MotorGuide TourEdition  
            Optimax 82# TM.   
90 Ranger 23" Merc HighFive, HiJacker jackplate, Lowrance   Basphish - CA
375 or 363V (Help?) LMS350A, Lowrance X28, Minnkota Maxxum 65# TM.  
     135 Merc 54 mph.  "My first boat!! Yippee!!  Very happy with things  
  so far.  How (or where) can I learn about jackplates,   
  engine setups, etc.?  I've used the "Ranger Specs" to narrow  
  it down to the two models I've listed.  Was thinking about   
  building a deck extension and eliminating the cushions in   
  place of a locker type setup.  Any suggestions/ideas would  
  be appreciated.  Thanks for putting up with "beginning bass  
  boater" and look forward to learning from you all. Thanks."  
98 Ranger R61 14" Laser II, Lowrance X-15MT, Lowrance X-91,  Lawren - ON
     100 Merc Minnkota All Terrain TM. 47 mph @ 5000 rpm (gps).  
  " This is a great boat in all water conditions. It will be up for   
  sale in October 2002."  
89 Ranger 364V 27" Yamaha M, 10" CMC Powerlift hydraulic jackplate,   GlennS - LA
93 150 Merc XR6 Eagle Magna 2 (bow), Lowrance 1240A flasher (dash),   
  MotorGuide Brute 756 12/24 TM.  Motor is 6.75" off the  
  transom.  73.6 mph @ 5900 rpm (gps).  
  "It's almost unbelievable that this boat could run this fast, but  
  it's true. In addition to going from a 5.5" jackplate to a 10"  
  Updated 12/9/04...... I also have upgraded to SeaStar Pro hydraulic steering and   
  now the boat is extremely driveable.  Maybe old Rangers   
  and old Mercs never die....they just go faster."  
96 Ranger 461VS 23" Renegade, Lowrance X70, X65, 1240A.  Chuck - PA
     150 Johnson Minnkota Maxxum 76# TM.  Motor is 2 1/2" off transom.  
  66 mph @ 5650 rpm (speedo).  
  "This boat is GREAT!!  I just bought it, only had it out 1 time  
  and fell in love."  
98 Ranger 488VS 24" Raker, Lowrance LMS 2000 w/GPS, Lowrance X65,  Buzznbass - NY
     200 Johnson Minnkota 74# Maxxum. 67 mph @ 5500 rpm (gps).  
            Venom    
97 Ranger 461 VS Humminbird Portraits, Humminbird in-dash flasher,   Dominic - NY
     150 Evinrude Evinrude BFL4TP 24 V TM.   
            Ficht 60-63 mph @ 5600 rpm (speedo). "White hull, Grey and   
  Red metalflake stripes and Charcoal carpet.  Also added a   
  hot foot, deck extension and rod locker organizer.  
  Very stable and handles great in rough water."  
94 Ranger 391V 25" Tempest, 12" Quicksilver hydraulic jackplate,   CPICK - TN
     Comanche BottomLine 310 Tournament, Humminbird flasher,   
00 200 Merc EFI OMC 24 V TM. 71 mph @ 5800 rpm (gps).  
  "Solid fishing machine."  
86 Ranger 390V 24" Tempest Plus, 10" RapidJack, Lowrance X15,   CAdoorman - CA
86 200 Yamaha Eagle Ultra Classic, MotorGuide TE-109 36V FM BM,   
  Propshaft is 2" below the pad. 65 mph @ 5600 rpm (gps).  
  "I restored this boat to "like-new" condition"  
   ** Note: Carl had so much information and detail on his  
  total restoration that I created a page to detail everything.  
   Please check out: Carl's Ranger Restoration  
99 Ranger R61 Laser II prop, Lowrance X85, X45, Minnkota TM.  Bass Rat - NY
     75 Merc 50 mph @ 5200 rpm (gps). "I love this boat."  
01 Ranger R93 VS 25" Tempest Plus, Garmin 160 (console), Garmin 160 (bow),  Pete - PA
     200 Merc Minnkota Maxxum 65# TM. "Recent purchase. Still  
            Optimax breaking in Optimax engine.  Ride and handling has been  
  excellent compared to my 1986 350V. Abundance of storage  
  space and bench seating is very comfortable. Rock solid  
  construction. This is my third bass boat (second Ranger) and  
  by far the best fishing platform I've fished out of. Ranger   
  makes one heck of a bass boat! "  
90 Ranger 482V 23" Tempest, 5" Bob's Machine Shop jackplate, Lowrance  BHamp - FL
     150 Merc Z-7200, Humminbird 3TX, Minnkota 74 Maxxum TM.  
  Motor 2" off transom. 58 mph @ 5400 rpm (gps).  
  "Finest fishing machine I've ever owned. Looks brand new.  
  Excellent rough water ride, plenty of storage.   
  Ranger does it right !! "  
95 Ranger R72 "Just got it and haven't had time to fish with it yet, but tested  Leadmacdog - KS
     115 Evinrude it well on Truman Lake with 25 mph wind it ran about 50  
  (speedo). Can't wait for a less windy day to play."  
96 Ranger 495V 23" Tempest, Zercom flasher, Lowrance front & rear  Paul - IL
     Comanche transducers, MotorGuide Gator 50# TM.  
     I/O Merc 73 mph (speedo).  
     Magnum 350    
     270 HP    
00 Ranger 518SVX 25" Tempest Plus, Zercom flasher, Humminbird 400 TX,  Mike - KY
     200 Merc MotorGuide 780 TourEdition. Propshaft is 3" below pad.  
            Optimax "Wondering if a jackplate would help overall handling of the   
  boat.  Should this Optimax be turning more rpms?  
  (Turning 5400 rpm now.)  
02 Ranger 205DVS 25" Tempest, Garmin 240's (2), Garmin GPS,   Ranger 48899 - OH
     225 Merc Minnkota 74# Maxxum. 69.7 mph @ 5750 rpm (gps).  
            Optimax "The foot rest in the new modesl are great, especially on big  
  water, also the seats are more comfortable in this boat than  
  in my old 488."  
01 Ranger R73 25" Shooter 13.25", Garmin 160 at console, Garmin 100  TNMan - TN
     125 Merc on the nose, Minnkota Maxxum 50# TM.  
  Motor mounted flush on transom. 54 mph @ 4950 rpm  
  (speedo). "Great 17 foot boat. I have added the hot foot,  
  rod buckles, boat buckles, half deck extension and CD  
  radio. I am thinking about putting a jackplate on. I changed  
  from a Laser II prop to the Shooter to get more lift.  
  I sure would like to get about 200 more rpm though.  
           Updated 11/1....... "November 1...added a 6" CMC manual jackplate last week  
  and it really helped with the rpms. I am up to 5200 rpm now  
  and running about 59 mph on the speedo. That is probably  
  all this 125 Merc is gonna give me.  I'm going to check my   
  speed with a friend's gps this weekend. I really like the   
  performance with the jackplate on.  It added a little more  
  lift and better steering."  
86 Ranger 390V 25" Predator (13 3/4"), 5" jackplate, Eagle electronics,  CAdoorman - CA
     Comanche MotorGuide TourEdition 109# 36V.  
     200 Yamaha 52 mph @ 5500 rpm. "Bought it 4/2001 in immaculate  
  condition. Yamaha idles like a Lexus and responds very well.  
  Takes rough water better than any other boat I've ever  
  ridden in or, heard of.    

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