JPD

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  1. We have tie 33 Tall rig and rate around 160 with a 145 lp head sail....no complaints.
  2. Sounds like you know the boat very well. Ours is fairly well set up. We haven't raced seriously in years but back in the day with non furling sails, on a tuff luff, with a VC bottom polished down to 600... we got a lot of hate.
  3. Still own and love our Ranger 33 after 30 years, now restored from the keel up.
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    the greatest

    Had the joy of sailing one 200 miles, most of which was broad reaching in hellish conditions. All day plane crash sounds pretty accurate....
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    Vodka and Ambien use by a crew member

    For distance races, bring a body bag...ambien and alcohol can often be a trip to the freezer.
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    Pearson 10 Meter

    Sounds good but issues like overheating which is fairly common in A4s wouldn't necessarily show up until the boats pushed under load. On the plus side A4s are easy to maintain and rebuild.
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    Pearson 10 Meter

    A friend of mine had one years ago. The boat seemed pretty solid and sailed to its rating, excepting under about 8 TWS. He had a Volvo diesel. I had an A4 for years and found it to be a real PITA. Unless the engines been rebuilt I would expect the usual headaches from a 40 yr old raw water cooled gas engine.
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    Auckland, NZ vs. Newport, RI

    Absolutely nothing compares to Sydney.
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    Cheap light wind PHRF machine..

    I have to agree with that. We sail an R 33 on the east end where theres plenty of wind, and the boat does equally well. Good boat for what it is.
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    Gary W Mull

    We love ours too, even after 26 years...Nice weekender, sails well for a dinasaure, and still looks nice. The 33 can also be very aggravating to the competition around the bouys. I was in touch with Bob Grey years back who very successfully sailed his 33 in the trans pack. Not something I would do, but the boat's capable.
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    J35 Anarchist

    So Jim what jib do you typically use when daysailing with the family in 10 -15.
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    J35 Anarchist

    Some of these boats do extremly well short handed, both around the cans, and distance racing, and w/o the extra weight. Paladin, who sails out of Port Jeff LI comes to mind....won the Bermuda Race double handed division.
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    J35 Anarchist

    This is done deal. The previous owner took fantastic care of this boat and I consider myself lucky to have found her...now all I have to do is learn how to sail it.... Cool boat--I remember that it was never raced that hard. Did you buy it from the original owners? Good luck with the learning curve: more touches=better performance. Thanks...I believe this is the second owner who has not raced in years either.
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    J35 Anarchist

    This is done deal. The previous owner took fantastic care of this boat and I consider myself lucky to have found her...now all I have to do is learn how to sail it....
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    Gary W Mull

    Hey boomer.. Thanks for the photos..nice to see there are other Ranger fans still around.