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ranar 17

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:35 pm
by captaindave
Hi all, does any one know anything about a 17 foot ranar are they a good sea boat, and what size engine can they take. Thanks Dave

ps, I think ive got the spelling right .......RANAR...... :D

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:24 pm
by tomcat
The spelling is Rana. I have no experience of them myself. I understand the company have been producing under that name for in excess of 30 years. The early boats being clinker built wooden construction. I believe the latest boats are injection moulded polymer rather than grp. The vessels I've seen struck me as very low freeboard.


Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:35 am
by captaindave
Thanks Tomcat, for your information. hoping to get one this weekend i will post again once iv'e been out on it. Dave. :D

Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:19 pm
by barehooks
hi the rana boat is an ideal first boat to learn in there is hardly any freeboard and become unstable over a force 3 trust me ive had one or two they are a great river boat tho. engine size i would recommend a 15 hp would push at full throttle about 15 knots depending on the weight your putting in it.
hope you enjoy it and learn lots