I think I’m an Admiral!

A commodore is in command of two ships. An Admiral is in charge of three or more ships.

I have a Ranger 26, an O’Day Widgeon 12′ day sailor and a old “iron sides” single crew scow of a “tub” dry docked in my back yard. Adding a cork, a stick with a sheet, and an oar would make the SS Rust Bucket sea worthy. Shoot, I’ve even seen a few of the same class vessels in real races! I know that some may quibble, but the fact is that I’m at least a Commodore and I think that Admiral is now appropriate, especially considering my extremely nebulous power to corral the larger Ranger 26 Fleet.

Yes, I know that technically a fleet should sail together, but with only about 70 Ranger 26 hulls in existence, I think we all need to stick together. Besides, it’s becoming an ever smaller world and right here on Ranger26.com we do, in a way, all come together and share a bond that stretches across oceans. So without further introduction, I present to you with a very particular sense of importance (but completely un-ordered), the Ranger 26 Fleet!

Please note: If you have newer, higher quality photos that you can send me, I would love to update your listing. Also, I will do a blog post about every owner who sends me several photos and a little bio of themselves and their darling.

 

Fleet Owners Gallery

The Great Effort - Ranger 26 Sailboat

Great Effort | Shannon & Dale Toronitz | Sidney North Saanich Marina, Sidney, BC

 

Sundagger, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Sundagger | Craig Funk, Nigel Longland & John Belnap (co-owners) | Hood River, OR

 

Sundagger Under Sail

 

Black Swede, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Black Swede | Bill Day & Kristi Hug | Sandy Point WA

 

Irish Mist | Hugh & Nancy Foulke | Ferndale WA

Irish Mist | Hugh & Nancy Foulke | Ferndale WA

 

Shearwater, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Shearwater | Guy & Vicky Stickney | Kalispell MT

 

Friendship, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Friendship | Tony Lawrence | Vancouver WA

 

Aja, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Aja | Steve Worthy |Sylvan Cove, San Juans WA

 

Spontaneity, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Spontaneity | Kim & Travis Snider | Seabeck WA

 

Innisfree, Ranger 26

Innisfree | Bruce & Jennifer Searl | Eugene OR

 

Tichuck, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Tichuck | Michelle Weston | BC Canada

 

Sandbakkle, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Sandbakkle | Dave Johnson | Poulsbo WA

 

La Veronica, Ranger 26 Sailboat

La Veronica | Gary and Mary Kay Wesnitzer | Roosevelt Lake, AZ

 

Reliance Ranger 26 Sailboat

Reliance | Marilyn & Rick Nelson | Whitefish MT

 

Annie Moggin, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Annie Moggin | Kevin & Monique Moore | Renton WA

 

Narnia Bound, Ranger 26 sailboat

Narnia Bound | Mike & Patti Ellis | Port Orchard, WA

 

Narnia Bound & Ferry

Narnia Bound & Ferry

 

Lone Ranger, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Lone Ranger | Dan Feldman | Los Angeles CA

 

Lone Ranger, Spinnaker

Lone Ranger, Spinnaker

 

Lone Ranger's gorgeous wood floor!

Lone Ranger’s gorgeous wood floor! (Aft)

Lone Ranger's gorgeous wood floor!

Lone Ranger’s gorgeous wood floor! (Forward)

 

Blue Heron, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Blue Heron | Jay Berube | Kettle Falls WA

 

Blue Heron under sail

Blue Heron under sail

 

Puff, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Puff | Steve & Elena (Ellie) Adams | Camino CA

 

"C Ranger, Ranger 26 Sailboat

C Ranger | SOLD – New Owner | Dave Johnson

 

Camelot, Ranger 26 Sailboat

Camelot | Coos Bay Area

 

Please note: If you have newer, higher quality photos that you can send me, I would love to update your listing. Also, I will do a blog post about every owner who sends me several photos and a little bio of themselves and their darling.

 

10 thoughts on “Fleet

  1. Bob Jacobson

    I am looking for a Ranger 26… hopefully with an outboard… anybody selling … previous owner of the Annie Mogan.. I miss these fine boats !! Bob Jacobson

  2. Mike Hall

    Hello Bruce: I own a 1977 Ranger 26. Hull #11, with inboard Yanmar diesel motor. I keep it in Dana Point, CA at the Dana West Marina. I am only the second owner (2 1/2 years). Would like to participate in this website. I have pictures of my boat that I can share. Regards, Mike

    • ranger26@searl.com

      Hi Mike!

      I would love to have you and your boat on the site. If you like, I’ll even do a feature post about it. Send me the photos and a few pages of information about it and some of your adventures in her and I’ll post it later this fall.

      Bruce

  3. Rob Robinson

    Hi All,

    I am thinking about buying a used Ranger 26 which does not have a trailer. I would like to buy, rent, borrow one to move her 200 miles from WA to OR. Any takers?

    Rob

    • ranger26@searl.com

      Hi Rob, After my boat is in the water in the spring, you could borrow my trailer for a move. Ask me again then. Bruce (Ranger26.com)

  4. Jerry

    I am in the process of doing a complete renovation on my KR 26. All interior walls and cabinets have been either removed or chopped up to the point where they need replaced. Does anyone have a source and or detailed photos of head, bulkhead walls, breaker panels, etc. ? Any info would be appreciated.

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