(Joe has since removed his Ranger 28 from sale. Sorry. Editor)

One of Boat de Jour’s readers has decided he would like to sell his 1976 Ranger 28-2. Joe is listing his Ranger ‘as is, where is’ which is at Lynn Creek Marina on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, TX midway between Dallas and Fort Worth. Slip is paid through September. He is asking $5650 and states that the price is firm. The pictures are from 4 years ago when he bought it. The list of included goodies is below the pictures. Joe says the hull could use a waxing. You can read what I had to say about the Ranger 28 in one of my previous posts here.

Ranger 28

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1976 Ranger 28-2

Joe Pool Lake, Grand Prairie, Texas

Tall mast version of the classic Gary Mull designed racer cruiser.

Auxiliary power:

Westerbeke GM12hp Diesel with Martec folding prop. Very low hours ( <50).


Tall mast

Adjustable split back stay

Gemni twin aluminum headfoil


Gemni bulkhead mounted compasses


New halogen cabin lights

New interior cushions

Force-10 two-burner propane stove

New VHF Radio

Portable AC unit

USCG Type III Marine Head with holding tank and deck pump out

2 anchors with chain and rode

Transom mounted stainless swim ladder

Dual life lines


New electrical wiring and circuit breaker panels, AC Shore power.

Filtered fresh water

Sails and controls:

Controls led aft to cabin top

2 Barient 2-speed primary and single speed secondary

SpinLoc halyard stoppers

4 trunion snatch blocks

New U/K mylar tape-drive 130%

New U/K ¾ oz triradial spinnaker

New U/K mylar/Kevlar main

Back-up sails:

Sobstad Dacron Main

Wangmeester mylar fan- cut 150%

Wangmeester mylar fan-cut 110%

Ulman star-cut spinnaker