Rangeley 14

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Does anyone know anything about the Rangeley 14' fiberglass? How does it handle compared to a Whitehall? I think I found one for sale...I have been looking for a Whitehall Reproduction 14' Spirit and am beginning to give up on the second hand search....


-- Nicholas Pistolakis (npistolakis@earthlink.net), June 13, 2004


Nick - was the boat built by Bob Lincoln? RKL Boatworks out of Mount Desert ME? In the late 80's early 90's he built a beautiful 14' boat called the 'Little Rangeley'. Small Boat Journal published a review of this boat in 1988. I could fax a copy to you if you'd like - Gary

-- Gary Piantedosi (gary@rowingrigs.com), June 14, 2004.

I found a photo of a Rangeley 14 at:


The difference in this photo from a classic whitehall would be the stern. I can't see it too well but the Rangeley doens't appear to have a skeg. This would make the boat turn a bit easier. In anycase go with a checkbook and row it!

There is also a wood 16ft'er by RKL at: http://www.antiqueandclassicboats.com/brokerageboats.html

--------- another ad --------- Posted by john (jywheelanddeal@aol.com) franklin Posted On: 6/11/2004

Little Rangeley 14 rowing boat made in Mt. Desert ME RKL Boat Works comes with rowing seat, 10 foot oars and and galv.trailer.Nice boat, trimed with teak wood and brass hard ware,yet weighs alittle over 100 lbs. can send picturses 975.00 934-4460 jywheelanddeal@aol.com

----------------------------------------- Maybe this is your boat Nick! -Gary-

-- Gary Powell (gwpowell@hotmail.com), June 14, 2004.

That is it....I sent him an email....wish me luck........Nick

-- Nicholas Pistolakis (npistolakis@earthlink.net), June 14, 2004.

One does wonder about the 10ft oars. Maybe he has a row-wing in it. The regular seat and beam of 41" would call for 6ft 6" oars. Anyway the photos will tell all. Good luck. -Gary-

-- Gary Powell (gwpowell@hotmail.com), June 14, 2004.

Does anyone out there know of a person or company that would transport this boat from NH to NJ? It does have a 1991 trailer...Nick

-- Nicholas Pistolakis (npistolakis@earthlink.net), June 14, 2004.

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