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Kent Ranger 26, 1979, Lake Travis, Texas, $12,000, Price reduced 8/2/11 to $10,500, SOLD 9/16/11

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Kent Ranger 26, 1979

Kent ranger sailboats were built tough in Kent, Washington and designed as pocket cruisers. Kent Ranger 26's are traditional appearing boats that can easily be single-handed and trailered, yet have all the features of much larger boats.

La Dolce Vita is in very nice condition!

I brought her from California to Texas in July 2010 and put her on Lake Travis.

  • She is currently moored at my dock.
  • I live in Houston and thought I would have more time to spend sailing her on the lake with my boys; unfortunately that has not been the case and I would prefer to sell her to someone who has more time to enjoy sailing.

    The Kent Ranger 26 closely resembles a Flicka, though it is a larger boat with much more room below deck. This boat was designed by Raymond H. Richards and is unique in that she has a ballasted keel with a centerboard and an inboard diesel engine.

    La Dolce Vita is powered by a Yanmar 1GM10 inboard diesel with a new fresh water/raw-water cooling system completed in 2009. I believe the engine needs the thermostat replaced.

    Down below, there is standing 6' 2" headroom, an enclosed head immediately to port, a full galley to starboard and a settee forward that seats 4-5. This easily converts to sleep two, making a large and comfortable queen size berth. Two ample sea berths are to port and starboard of the companionway ladder.

    I do not have a trailer for this boat.


  • Hull/Sail # 33
  • LWL: 22 feet
  • Draft: 2' 4" without centerboard; 4' 10" with centerboard lowered Original centerboard currently not installed but is with boat
  • Beam 8 feet
  • Ballast: 1600 lbs (lead)
  • Engine: Yanmar 1GM10 Diesel with freshwater conversion
  • Fuel tank: six gallons
  • Teflon Shaft Seal is new
  • Water: 30 gallons estimated
  • Holding tank: 6 gallons estimated
  • Galley: Newly installed Hillerange, 2 burner propane stove/oven with gas vapor monitor
  • Head: newly installed Lavac head with all new hoses, 2009
  • Nav Area: Unique fold up nav table with VHF near companionway; new VHF masthead antenna
  • Settee: New cushions, 2009
  • Batteries: Two new batteries and a Tru-Charge 10 amp multi-stage charger, 11/2009
  • Rigging: New stainless steel standing rigging completed 2010. Newer running rigging
  • Spars: Aluminum mast and boom etched, painted with new wiring raceway, 2010
  • New cleats, new mast hardware; New spreader bases, new spreaders, new masthead sheaves and tabernacle mast base, 2010; new anchor, steaming and deck lighting; new wiring from mast to top panel, 2010
  • Sails: Main with two reef points; jib is 8.5 oz Ullman, hank on, with one set of reef points.
  • Winches: original to vessel in good condition
  • Anchors: Danforth mounted on bowsprit, chain and line; smaller Danforth with line for stern
  • Cockpit: Three lazarettes. Starboard houses propane tank. Center is for lines and fenders. Port holds the diesel tank and fuel filter. There is a 4-inch Ritchie Compass mounted on the port companionway area. There are older foam cockpit cushions for the cockpit.
  • Bilge: Guzzler 400 manual bilge pump; Small Rule bilge pump is in the bilge (automatic)
  • Through Hulls: ball valves
  • Canvas: All exterior canvas is new; sail cover, handrail covers, winch and tiller.
  • Foresail bag is also new and is designed to be left on deck.
  • Autopilot: Autohelm 1000 tiller autopilot
  • Teak: Exterior teak varnished and in good condition with wood tiller.

    I sold my sailboat today. The ad can be removed.

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    Kent Ranger 26, 1979 sailboat

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