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Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate #13675841 08/21/20 06:15 PM
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Looking at buying a new RT188P, decked out w/ the Mercury Pro SX and Power Pole option. However, having difficulty finding out the overall storage length (tongue swung open) in the configuration after speaking with 2 different dealers and White River Marine Group (Ranger parent company). I have 22' 2" to work with in the garage in my current home.

It's my understanding Ranger offers either a Manual Jack Plate (reported to be 6" setback) or the TH Marine Micro Jacker (website lists 4" setback). Youtuber Mike Gilbert over at Working Class Zero posted a video about his new RT188P. He was kind enough to respond to an email I sent and said he went with the manual jack plate and it didn't quite fit his 22' garage straight in.

Ranger reports the storage length w/out jack plate to be 21' 8". Anyone have a similarly equipped RT188P that could possibly measure and confirm the actual storage lenght?

Thanks much!

Re: Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate [Re: IMRedeemed] #13676291 08/22/20 01:27 AM
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For it to be that short it would have to be with the outboard trimmed down.

I am looking at a storage building and mine measures almost 24' with the motor up, no jack plate, and the tongue folded.


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Re: Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate [Re: BigDozer66] #13678882 08/24/20 07:13 PM
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Wow! Quite a bit longer than the 21' 8" Ranger claims on their website. Thanks much!

Re: Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate [Re: IMRedeemed] #13678944 08/24/20 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by IMRedeemed
Wow! Quite a bit longer than the 21' 8" Ranger claims on their website. Thanks much!


He said with motor up.

Re: Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate [Re: tmd11111] #13679299 08/25/20 01:29 AM
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Originally Posted by tmd11111
Originally Posted by IMRedeemed
Wow! Quite a bit longer than the 21' 8" Ranger claims on their website. Thanks much!


He said with motor up.


I would guess it would close to what they say if I trimmed it down and turned to the side.

I have never measured it with it down but if I get a chance I will go take it out of storage and measure it. cheers


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Re: Ranger RT188P storage length with jack plate [Re: BigDozer66] #13680131 08/25/20 08:05 PM
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