ranger 20 - 1 Pages

Add to MyNauticExpo favorites
ranger 20

Catalog excerpts

RANGER 20 If you don’t need the speed sea going boat for fishing from. of a modern boat to reach far Built by Outhill Boats the off marks, this traditionally Ranger series follow traditional designed 20-footer is an excellent lines but they are built from Plenty of room up the bow, and a livewell too! BFM ed, Dave Barham, takes this rather nifty open boat for a spin. state of the art modern materials giving the best of both worlds - good looks with ease of maintenance. The space on this boat strikes you immediately, which is partly thanks to the small engine, leaving plenty of room in the cockpit. The Ranger 20 only needs a small engine because it is a displacement hull and the 28hp Beta fitted to the test boat is the biggest they fit, a 20hp engine is as much as you need, with no loss in top speed. The hull has a natural speed limit built in and a bigger engine will not make it go any faster, by staying within the hull speed very little power is needed to push the boat along, giving massive savings in fuel costs. Deck space is important on an angling boat and the Ranger 20 has loads. The high sides to the cockpit make this a very safe boat to be in too, it would be difficult to fall overboard, but if you did there is a boarding ladder over the stern to make getting back on easy. Everything about the You can easily fish four in this boat. Ranger is practical and designed to make life easy. Your kit stows away neatly in the large lockers dotted around, with a box either side, another large locker across the front of the cockpit that is also the step for setting the anchor, another in the bow section and then the full width stern bench locker. You will not be wanting for storage space, that’s for sure. On the bow itself there is a hatch to the large anchor locker and a roller fairlead with a mooring bollard to tie off to. For rods and landing nets there are racks to keep them out of the way until needed along the sides. A large livebait tank was fitted in the bow, which is ideal for searching out bass during the summer months. Because the Ranger 20 has a conventional propeller drive, the engine sits in the centre of the boat covered by a box that makes a good seat. When the engine cover is lifted there is access all around the engine, making servicing so much easier. The engine cover sits on rubber seals and the wiring is protected up the inside to the instruments mounted on the console, and protected by a polycarbonate window that hinges down to allow access to the ignition and electrical switches. The whole deck is covered in teak planking, making the boat look really smart, but it also gives great grip and adds a sound deadening effect - and I have to say it was very quiet. All in all a very comfortable fishing vessel. The rear bench seat, storage and tiller. Simple Steering Steering the boat is done by a tiller arm, another traditional aspect that has been incorporated, but even that adds to the simplicity and helps create more room on deck. There is no need for a large console, you can just stand at the back and enjoy the view, without the massive wind rush of a fast boat, you don’t need the shelter of a console and windscreen, giving more useable deck space. Steering the boat is easy, thanks to the simple gear lever and the tiller, but you have to remember to put the steering arm the opposite way to where you want to go. There was a steering damper There’s stowage for rods and nets too. fitted, in the form of a rope bridle. It seemed to help quite a bit by taking the shake out of the tiller arm and helping to keep it steady. The boat didn’t turn as fast as an outboard powered boat, but she rode the waves with ease and was a very comfortable and dry ride, just rising over each wave as it came. Incredible Fuel Economy The major advantage of the Ranger over modern, fast boats is her incredible fuel economy, because she is only using about 20hp she burns about two litres per hour, on average, so your day fishing will not cost you an arm and a leg in fuel bills. Servicing this engine is a doddle. Running flat out she only burns four litres an hour, but there is no advantage to running the engine that hard, the boat goes just as fast at lower revs. This is due to the displacement hull having a finite speed, which we got up to 7 knots, but in reality you are better easing back and going at 6 knots with half the effort. For estuaries, harbours and marks closer to home the Ranger 20 offers superb seakeeping and minimal running costs, which together with the affordable price to start with makes it a pretty good package. 2 SPECIFICATIONS Overall Length OVERALL BEAM Weight (bare boat only) Load capacity Persons capacity RCD Category INFO Prices Price with Beta 28hp - £26,500 inc VAT Beta 20hp inboard diesel engine £25,875 inc VAT The helm and dash are compact but very practical. Contact Outhill Boatbuilders, Henley road, Outhill, Studley, B80 7DU Tel: 01527 853798 Website: www.outhill.com

 Open the catalog to page 1

All Outhill Boatbuilders catalogs and brochures

  1. The Flying Fox

    2 Pages

  2. ranger 500

    2 Pages

  3. RANGER 17

    2 Pages

  4. Helm Seats

    1 Pages

  5. Deck Lockers

    1 Pages

Archived catalogs

  1. RANGER 12

    2 Pages

  2. FOX 330

    2 Pages

  3. Bench seating

    2 Pages