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by russellbailey
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 25 with twin Mercury 150 Four Strokes
Replies: 0
Views: 14012

1984 Outrage 25 with twin Mercury 150 Four Strokes

I did a speed run [using my 1984 OUTRAGE 25 with twin 150-HP Mercury FOURSTROKE engines] on the lake earlier this week. I have the same 17-pitch REVOLUTION4 propellers as were on my prior Optimax 150-HP twin engine. The gearing is slightly lower at 1.92:1 on the FOURSTROKE engines compared to 1.8:1 ...
by russellbailey
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1983 Outrage 25 Installing Leaning Post
Replies: 2
Views: 2912

Re: 1983 Outrage 25 Installing Leaning Post

I installed a leaning post on my 1984 Outrage 25. Odds are good yours is the same construction on the tank cover. Look under the deck at a fuel access port. In mine, that area has about 1.25" of plywood built up beneath the fiberglass. If you use a screw, you don't want to penetrate the bottom ...
by russellbailey
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: Ritchie Compass from Outrage 25 $85
Replies: 0
Views: 2764

FS: Ritchie Compass from Outrage 25 $85

FOR SALE: for $85, a Riche Compass. See high resolution pictures of compass at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a6z9e9slfl6wfxf/AAA1jv9HiZb3QRorWKwbzPtQa?dl=0 I had a compass on my 1984 Outrage 25 when I bought it in 2010. A few years later that developed a leak, and I sent it back to Ritchie for repair. ...
by russellbailey
Thu Aug 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Turboswing on 1984 Outrage 25
Replies: 0
Views: 2119

Turboswing on 1984 Outrage 25

I get questions sporadically about the Turboswing on our 1984 Outrage 25. I just got back from a week at a lake where we used it a lot. We use it to pull a tube or when we are pulling two kids at a time. If pulling 2 at a time I have these rope wraps on the bar that keeps the pulleys towards the edg...
by russellbailey
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options
Replies: 10
Views: 4767

Re: 1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options

After more reflection and study, I decided to order Fourstroke Mercury 150s. Reasons for that choice. 1. Power from the Fourstroke 150 should be roughly comparable to Opti 150 based on published reports, which is adequate 2. Weight of Fourstroke 150 is only slightly heavier than Optimax 150. 3. Can ...
by russellbailey
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options
Replies: 10
Views: 4767

Re: 1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options

Thank you jimh - very helpful. I knew you would be on top of the G2 differences.
by russellbailey
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options
Replies: 10
Views: 4767

1984 Outrage 25 with bracket - twin engine Evinrude G2 options

I am trying to figure out details about Evinrude G2 repower options for my boat, and am considering the range from the G2 150 up to the G2 200 HO. I am also interested in the iDock control option that is available. I appreciate your help with my questions. My 1984 Outrage 25 has twin 2006 Optimax 15...
by russellbailey
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Re: Raising console in Outrage 25

PATXBill, no drawings - these were just made to exactly match the footprint of the old starboard risers (which I've since sold) and to get the height I wanted. I can easily slide the batteries in and out from underneath the console - no more lifting. In addition, I did part of the re-rigging sitting...
by russellbailey
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Re: Raising console in Outrage 25

Don, that really did not occur to me. I had in my mind spacers to avoid having to modify the console itself. While I can manage some projects on the boat myself, I don't have the same level of finish polish as a professional does with things like fiberglass, so I would have had to have someone else ...
by russellbailey
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Appropriate Transom Weight for Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: Appropriate Weight for Whaler Drive

Good pictures - my boat does not have the tubing running from the forward area sump. Instead, there is simply a drain plug in the sump. We trailerboat mainly and the boat has never been in the water more than two weeks at a time, and in that time period the sump has never had any appreciable water i...
by russellbailey
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Re: Raising console in Outrage 25

[The new battery cables are made with 00-AWG]--just to be safe with the Optimax. It is a fairly long run.
by russellbailey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Appropriate Transom Weight for Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: Appropriate Weight for Whaler Drive

5 and 3/8" from chine to top of bottom paint on stern side corner.
by russellbailey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising console in Outrage 25
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Raising console in Outrage 25

I have a 1984 Outrage 25 that I bought in about 2010 with the standard Montauk size console. Maybe two years after I purchased it, I raised the console about 3" on starboard spacers. This past winter, it was time to re-core the front floor section. The Outrage 25 has three removable floor secti...
by russellbailey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Appropriate Transom Weight for Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: Appropriate Weight for Whaler Drive

Pete, I'll do a separate post on the console raising to not change thread topics. I experimented with lead about 25 lbs at a time to end up where I am. You may consider experimenting some - I think it makes a very noticeable difference in ride, particularly into choppy waters with helping keep the b...
by russellbailey
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Appropriate Transom Weight for Whaler Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 4994

Re: Appropriate Weight for Whaler Drive

I have a Hermco bracket rather than WhalerDrive, but it is not all that different. I also have a minimalist Outrage 25 with small console. I found that it sits better and rides better after moving batteries in the console and adding 200 lbs of lead in the anchor locker, which approximates the weight...
by russellbailey
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: SURVEY: 15-footer Owners Who Install Jack Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 2812

Re: SURVEY: 15-footer Owners Who Install Jack Plate

We have an MJ-5 on ours - it is setup in the 5" offset negative 6-degree orientation. http://www.bobsmachine.com/Convertable-MJ5-25-or-5-setback-manual-jack-plate-200-HP-MAX-100-205000.htm After we identified the height that worked well for us, I removed the adjusting screws for better clearanc...
by russellbailey
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats
Replies: 14
Views: 6834

Re: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats

[The COOSA board thickness was] about 3/4-inch.
by russellbailey
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats
Replies: 14
Views: 6834

Re: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats

Here are pictures of [my OUTRAGE 25 with added Hermco engine bracket] before and after [the original engine splashwell was] glassed over. Existing splashwell with new transom built up: http://continuouswave.com/forum/download/file.php?id=1076 Fitting Coosa board to the area: http://continuouswave.co...
by russellbailey
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Optimax Oil Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 2785

Re: Optimax Oil Alarm

A more articulate description of the jumper is found at

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/019894.html

Testing the tank and sensor can be tricky, so using a jumper avoids that - if the jumper fixes it, it is either the sensor or the tank. Replacing the tank fixes both.
by russellbailey
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Optimax Oil Alarm
Replies: 7
Views: 2785

Re: Another Optimax oil alarm

If the under-cowling oil tank is staying full, you could try jumpering that tank wiring connectors and seeing if that resolved the alarm. If so, the under-cowling oil tank sensor has failed. I'd think you should measure zero resistance if the sensor worked right, or nearly zero - 0.3 sounds like a b...
by russellbailey
Sat Jun 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 6462

Re: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer

porthole, I've pulled my Outrage 25 off a couple of times also, but as you say the lift kit would make it much smoother. I use wood blocks for the keel, two of their regular stands for the stern, and two more for the bow. I would pull my much smaller Striper 15 off with various different supports bu...
by russellbailey
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats
Replies: 14
Views: 6834

Re: Unused Splash Well on Whaler Drive Boats

I agree - glass it over.

That is what I did on my Outrage 25 when I installed a Hermco bracket.
by russellbailey
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer
Replies: 14
Views: 6462

Re: Offloading Outrage 18 From Trailer

macfam and tom glynn Did you purchase the Manual Boat Lifting System (http://boatstands.com/product/manual-boat-lifting-system/) or the Foldable Boat Lift System (http://boatstands.com/product/foldable-boat-lift-system/)? I am considering the foldable one for my Outrage 25. I already have the boatst...
by russellbailey
Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1989 SPORT 15 Hydraulic Steering
Replies: 7
Views: 3735

Re: 1989 SPORT 15 Hydraulic Steering

Baystar [hydraulic steering] works fine. We have it on our Striper 15.

What are you seeking in a picture?
by russellbailey
Tue May 30, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures

Attached is a close up of the fuel fill holes on my boat. The fuel tank vents attach only to the single outer layer of fiberglass, and the foam is exposed internally. It is clearly a weak spot. The forward hole had some radiating stress cracks in the gelcoat around it from the flexing of the fibergl...
by russellbailey
Mon May 08, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mashed fuel fill hoses under tank cover - 1984 Outrage 25
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Mashed fuel fill hoses under tank cover - 1984 Outrage 25

I replaced the old fuel fill hoses that run to the twin 70 gallon tanks on my 1984 Outrage 25. When I laid the floor back down, it squeezes the hose appreciably. My floor is flat, and is original, and my tank is also original and never removed, so I don't think either of those are the reason for the...
by russellbailey
Fri May 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Console risers for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1933

Console risers for sale

I have the standard console in my 1984 Outrage 25, and have replaced the console risers I had previously with some much taller ones (I went from 3" to 8.5"). My old ones are for sale. They are in great condition - made of black starboard by Raymond Martin at Martin Marine Design. You can s...
by russellbailey
Fri Apr 28, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Wire Size For High Current Load
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Re: Wire Size For High Current Load

Thanks for your input jimh.
by russellbailey
Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Wire Size For High Current Load
Replies: 2
Views: 2496

Wire Size For High Current Load

This is not for a boat, but is for 12-Volt DC wiring for an inverter on my tow vehicle, but the same principles apply as for boat wiring. I have a big inverter (1500-Watt steady state, 3000-Watt surge) that I want to wire in my Suburban. I'm already set-up with a second battery under the hood with A...
by russellbailey
Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 25 Baitwell plumbing and wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Re: Baitwell plumbing/wiring on an Outrage 25

Thanks msirof2001.

Do you have any pictures of the wiring or plumbing of your setup? If so, I'd be interested in seeing them.
by russellbailey
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Outrage 25 Baitwell plumbing and wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 2437

Outrage 25 Baitwell plumbing and wiring

I intend to put a baitwell into my 1984 Outrage 25. It will be a 50-gallon model with dimensions of about 40" wide by 24" by 24". I will place it butted up to my leaning post, where it will slide partly under the post. I have my middle and front [removable deck panels] up at the momen...
by russellbailey
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 162 qt Igloo cooler with cushion
Replies: 0
Views: 1985

162 qt Igloo cooler with cushion

This is from my 1984 Outrage 25. The cooler and cushion were on the boat when I bought it. I did replace the lid 2-3 years ago as well as put stainless steel latches on it. Pictures at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lscx4apgmts6nzc/AABWUQzv58fh8k2vB6AR-9cEa?dl=0 This is the same basic cooler at at https...
by russellbailey
Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: Outrage 25 Suntop
Replies: 9
Views: 4348

Re: For Sale: Outrage 25 Suntop

Sold to runpasthefence
by russellbailey
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale: Outrage 25 Suntop
Replies: 9
Views: 4348

Re: For Sale: Outrage 25 Suntop

This suntop is still for sale and looking for a boat to go on.
by russellbailey
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 23 WALKAROUND: Survey of Owners Who Have Added Floatation Bracket
Replies: 3
Views: 2319

Re: 23 WALKAROUND: Survey of Owners Who Have Added Floatation Bracket

I did this on my 1984 Outrage 25 a year ago - pictures are in a post on this site. I really like it.
by russellbailey
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 2 high-rise jackplates to run a 5" longer shaft motor
Replies: 0
Views: 1839

2 high-rise jackplates to run a 5" longer shaft motor

I have two Hydrodynamics Magnum jackplates for sale. See http://www.hydrodynamics-usa.com/products.html#RAPID_JACK The sizing was specifically to run 25" shaft twin engines on my Outrage 25. 10" setback Magnum rating - up to 300 hp per jackplates black powder coated includes Hole Shot plat...
by russellbailey
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Complete Whaler RPS for sale - excellent condition - $750
Replies: 1
Views: 1631

Complete Whaler RPS for sale - excellent condition - $750

I have for sale a complete Whaler RPS package that I removed from my 1984 Outrage 25 when I replaced it with a leaning post. All parts are in excellent condition except the risers which are structurally great but need new varnish. Pictures at http://s1205.photobucket.com/user/russellbailey3/library/...
by russellbailey
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100

Last chance on these before they go to the scrap yard.
by russellbailey
Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale - $2500
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale

From rearmost double roller to front most roller - 196" center to center Bunks are 112", 2x6, and supported at 4 cross members. These are overly long for most boats and could easily be shortened. Minimum distance from trailer rear to bow roller - about 236" depending on adjustment of ...
by russellbailey
Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:27 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale - $2500
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale

5200 lb Dexter axles

i can measure in the next few days.
by russellbailey
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures
Replies: 5
Views: 3831

Re: OUTRAGE 25 Hull Fractures

jimh, photo Outrage25HullSideStarboard.jpg is of the bilge pump through hulls, and is not quite as thin as the fuel vents. For the fuel vents on the port side, Whaler cut away the inner fiberglass and the foam and has them simply attached to the thin outer fiberglass. I've wondered about the cracks,...
by russellbailey
Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale - $2500
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: Continental 10,000 lb keel roller trailer - for sale

Bumping the ad back up. This is ready to roll and in great condition.
by russellbailey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100

Someone with a 25 has to want this part - it is unique and very well done.

My other option is to just scrap it for the stainless steel value (about 50 lbs so approximately $30).
by russellbailey
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100
Replies: 4
Views: 2857

Re: For Sale - Outrage 25 - stainless transom brace - $100

runpasthefence, there is a whole thread on the bracket installation at http://continuouswave.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=112&p=6373&hilit=hermco#p6373 It can be expensive depending on how much you do yourself. You have to remove the engines, and while you do that you may well want to o...
by russellbailey
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:39 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Complete Whaler RPS for sale - excellent condition - $750
Replies: 2
Views: 2353

Re: Complete Whaler RPS for sale - excellent condition - $750

Still for sale. Perfect for your winter boat projects.

I've got it covered in storage where it can sit for a while, but I'd just as soon someone take it and start using it. You'll not find a nicer one for sale.
by russellbailey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - Specialty Marine bow lights for Outrage
Replies: 1
Views: 1511

Re: For Sale - Specialty Marine bow lights for Outrage

Sold to John_Madison CT
by russellbailey
Sat Oct 08, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: For Sale - boarding ladder for Outrage / Revenge
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Re: For Sale - boarding ladder for Outrage / Revenge

I added 4 additional pictures in response to questions. 1 shows it from inside the boat, and you can see the rod holder that it inserts into, and the other three show it deployed from outside the boat.