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Dt Diesel Heaters
Dt 22-30-40
Quiet hot air heating
so you and your
neighbours can enjoy the peace.

Above: The Yamaha F200 main and
behind, is the Yamaha F9.9 trolling
motor. The swim platform is a good size
for swimming, boarding or landing a fish.

Nordic Series Cook Top
Cook And Heat YourBoat!
that can heat your boat.
Finish cooking and drop the
blower lid down and you have
a hot air heater to warm your boat.

Inset: The test boat had the solar panel
on the cabin roof to keep the batteries.

in the way of performance, but again,
Ranger surprises you.
This is really a deep vee planning
hull, and with the Yamaha F200 fourstroke engine, we accelerated to planning speeds in eight to ten seconds,
cruised quietly and effortlessly at 18 to
20 mph doing 3,900 rpm, and we
understand the boat can achieve 2.4
mpg at cruising speeds.
The R-23 can easily tow tubes or
skiers and if you're in a rush, top speed
is 38.7 mph! Even at that speed, the
boat was easy to manage and the ride
was very pleasant. You can carve into a
fast turn easily and around the docks;
it's easy to handle but the test boat also
had a bow thruster to make docking
even more simple.
In fact, the test boat was loaded with
all the options including a Garmin
autopilot system with a remote. You can
set the R23 to cruise a course at modest
speeds and you can use the remote to
steer if needed while you move around
the interior.
The test boat also had the optional
Yamaha F9.9 trolling motor. This is a
sweet little engine that can fish for
hours on little fuel and the remote system steers it, too. It's there in case of an
emergency or a breakdown to add a
measure of comfort when cruising. The

cockpit is well set up for fishing and
there are deck areas to mount equipment like downriggers if you want.
AT THE HELM
Other equipment on the test boat
included the Garmin GPS Map XSV
and 7612 HD Broadband Radar. You
can travel just about anywhere with
this. The stereo included Bluetooth and
satellite, plus there was a Standard
Horizon VHF radio. The helm seat
allows standing or seated operation,
there's a footrest, and the huge curved
windshield gives great outward vision.
You even get big windshield wipers, a
handsome wooden steering wheel, and
the Yamaha digital engine instruments.
With reverse cycle heat and air conditioning, a generator, and even the
option of a heater for cold weather
cruising, the Ranger R-23 is ready to go
anywhere and do just about anything.
It may not be everyone's cup of tea but
check out the Ranger website
(www.rangertugs.com) and the Tug
Nuts area (www.tugnuts.com) where
understandably fanatical owners plan
cruising rendezvous events. Our heavily
optioned test boat was supplied by the
Lefroy Harbour Resorts in Ontario,
who also run events and activities for
their owners. *

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Fully automatic operation with MPC5000
Full range of sizes: 150 to 2800 GPD
Easy to install modular designs
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2018

At the Helm: Christmas in June
Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
The Port Hole: June 2018
Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - At the Helm: Christmas in June
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: Killarney - Killarney Mountain Lodge and the spectacular surrounding cruising offer endless adventures for boaters of all sizes. With all the recent renovations and additional amenities now available, you should give some serious consideration to adding the area to your 2018 ship’s log. By Jennifer Harker
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 490
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Travel Destination: B.C. Gulf Islands - Now, there is no ice cream as delicious as the ice cream you can buy when your vessel is at anchor. As we prepared to sail further into the Gulf Islands, I was dying to find out what excitement in ice cream lay ahead of us. By Catherine Dook
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - The Port Hole: June 2018
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Club Profile: Bay of Quinte Yacht Club - Bay of Quinte Yacht Club caters to the interests of both sail and power boats and their crews, who enjoy cruising, racing and the camaraderie of the social scene at the Long Reach Bar. By Katherine Stone
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Power Review: Ranger Tugs R23
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - DIY/Tech: Pyrotechnic Distress Flares vs. Electronic Distress Strobes - Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares have only been introduced in the last couple of years - and they aren't CCG approved for use in Canada. But which one is best? And when should you signal for help? By Andy Adams
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 52
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - 53
Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Life Onboard: The Galley Guys and Our Little Secret
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Canadian Yachting June 2018 - Crossing the Line: BVI Un-trashed
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