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Old 11-14-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I'm on BBC quite a bit. If you haven't checked it out, it's a good resource for motors, electronics, jack plates and other fishing related things. It's also a well organized forum and pretty friendly atmosphere.

Anyway, here's a link to BBC that covers a 520 build start to finish. Pretty neat thread. Anglers Port Marine let the BBC members come up with the color scheme for his demo boat and then documented the entire build.

http://www.bbcboards.net/ranger-boat...t-central.html
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Sand on the floor. Hmm.... I could see that working.
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Wonder why no other types of boats put such time and work into their trailers.
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Wonder why no other types of boats put such time and work into their trailers.
Good question. I love my Ranger Trail. Especially the Cool Hubs...no more slingin' grease. The matching fiberglass fenders are real eye pleasing too. Nitro has started to offer colormatched fiberglass fenders now too, but their trailers still don't catch my eye like a Rangertrail.
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I have an 2002 Ranger that has the cool hubs, love them. I'm not sure when Ranger started with "Road Armor" on their trailers instead of paint, but glad they did it.
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Here's another I posted a few years back of a factory built Ranger tour:http://checkmate-boats.com/forums/sh...t=Ranger+boats
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Sand on the floor. Hmm.... I could see that working.
But is that because they use SO much chopper gun rather than hand laying all the fiberglass? I was really surprised to see that.
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I'm not sure why Ranger does that, but I can assure you the boat is built like a tank. Mine looks like it rolled out of the factory and its 13 years old.
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Your colors are a LOT better than the boat they built for that thread too
I'm guessing they use so much chop because of the production schedule and cost. Adds weight though.
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But is that because they use SO much chopper gun rather than hand laying all the fiberglass? I was really surprised to see that.
Wasn't surprising to me. Lots of company's use those things. And for certain boats, perfectly acceptable.

I'm not sure I could let the shop get to be so messy.
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