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Well... It finally happened. 28 Jun 2020 01:19 #105572

I think the angle is quite different between the Vagabond and the Ranger, the wider transom on the Ranger results in a lesser angle on the Ranger at the corner.
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Well... It finally happened. 27 Jun 2020 23:05 #105566

This was before the Refresh. When I get back home I will send current photos. The fit is the same.
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Well... It finally happened. 27 Jun 2020 23:03 #105565

Mine are the same.

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Well... It finally happened. 27 Jun 2020 15:15 #105551

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Can any other Ranger owners share some pics of their rear corner braces?

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Well... It finally happened. 25 Jun 2020 21:28 #105491

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Is there much difference between Vagabond and Ranger corner brackets? The Ranger brackets don't seem to match up as well as they seem to when compared to my Vagabond.

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Well... It finally happened. 21 Jun 2020 02:18 #105332

If you have a good heat gun and several good clamps and some hardwood blocks you can clamp on three sides of the bulge then heat the bulge and either tap it down with a flat faced hammer or clamp it flat and let it cool. The hammer will shrink it better but either way it may take a few treatments.
The heat will make it bulge more and hammering it or clamping it flat will force it to shrink, if you use the hammer tap it gently, either way you need enough heat to make it bulge and it needs to cool so you can see how it reacted and how far you have left to go.
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Well... It finally happened. 20 Jun 2020 22:15 #105321

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What's the best way to fix this? Add heat before clamping back in place? Hit it with a hammer?

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Well... It finally happened. 20 Jun 2020 22:12 #105320

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Also made me a backer for the helm to keep from pulling the dash out

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Well... It finally happened. 20 Jun 2020 22:09 #105319

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Finally got the chance to rough in the transom wood for Lisa's boat. The board of mahogany I got was *just big enough to replace the old boards. However, the original outer boards were short of the bottom by about 2". To add those two inches and the two inches to raise the transom height, I'm short on mahogany. Plus the cabinet shop didn't do a great job of planing the board on the ends.

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Well... It finally happened. 30 Apr 2020 15:36 #104164

I might be interested in that motor if it is still available.
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