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I currently own the only Ranger VS1882
in Eugene OR, or maybe in the entire state. I’ve dreamed of owning a Ranger since age 8 when I would watch Jerry McKinnis’ “The Fishin' Hole”, and now have a Ranger, Mercury, Winnebago, and only fish with Stren line. I am 46 and own this dream machine. I’m very blessed; it is perfect for me.
In 2015 we lost our mom to pancreatic cancer.
The three of us brothers live far apart and didn't get to spend much time together up to that point. My entire adult life I had dreamed of owning a Ranger boat. I had fished out of them when I first started tournament fishing at age 16. So with the little bit of money mom left me, I found a Ranger for me! The only downside was it was in Tampa Bay and I live in Reno. So my two brothers and I decided we would road trip it to Florida, pick up my Ranger 461VS, and fish our way home. It took 3 days to drive there and we got to fish on some amazing lakes including Okeechobee for the next week.
Here's our 2006 Ranger 521
Our non-profit organization; CARA YOUNG FISH FOR LIFE TOURNAMENTS, holds several annual events to support the hospital, one of them being our teddy bear drive which benefits their Prayer Bear Ministry. We have been able to donate a little over 1,000 teddy bears in the last two years. May sound like a lot but it's just a drop in the bucket as Cook Children's has given out over 15,000 teddy bears each year in 2017 and 2018 (that's a lot of kiddos coming to the hospital). These photos were taken at the main entrance of Cook Children's at our 2018 teddy bear delivery.
Wow. I have purchased 4 other new boats in my lifetime.
Purchasing a boat from Bucks Island was a dream come true. No BS. No double talk. Straight pricing, no hidden fees. They did what they said they would. Our sales person was great. Melissa was patient, informative and pleasant. Thanks to the entire service department for the excellent rigging to the boat. Thank You Bucks Island. -Happy boat owner Scott French McDonough, GA