Ranger Tugs R-31By Capt. Bill Pike
CONDITIONS DURING BOAT TESTAir temperature: 67°F; humidity: 80%; seas: calm; wind: variable, light
LOAD DURING BOAT TEST170 gal. fuel, 70 gal. water; 4 persons, 1,000 lb. gear.
TEST BOAT SPECIFICATIONS
Transmission/Ratio: ZF63 w/1.97:1 ratio
Props: 19x22 4-blade NIBRAL Acme
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|Speeds are two-way averages measured with Stalker radar gun. GPH taken via Volvo Penta display. Range based on 90% of advertised fuel capacity. Sound levels taken at the lower helm. 65 dB(A) is the level of normal conversation.|
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT ON TEST BOAT
NOTEWORTHY OPTIONS: Navigation package w/ Garmin GPSMAP 5215 at lower helm and GPSMAP 5212 at upper helm ($13,997)
Garmin GHC 10 autopilot ($5,999)
5-kW Onan genset ($13,300)
28,000-Btu Cruisair A/C system ($7,650)
Kyocera solar panel ($2,000)
Webasto diesel furnace ($5,450)
Side-Power wireless remote for thrusters ($759).
This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.