Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

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Divin'Ivan
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Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby Divin'Ivan » Fri May 12, 2017 7:37 pm

I thought I'd share this Classic Boston Whaler Outrage 18 restoration that was on a TV Show that some may not get in their areas. The name of the show is Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat, and to say they restored the Outrage 18 is an understatement. The shop actually made numerous modifications, that although nice, honestly take away from the classic Whaler look. I will let you all be the judge, I'm posting links to the episodes in order along with the time where the Whaler coverage begins in case you don't want to watch the other non Whaler related projects. Enjoy.

By the way, I have no affiliation with this show or with any of the producers.

Start at 13:17
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2017/04 ... ler-intro/

Start at 1:22
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2017/04 ... excursion/

Start at 3:48
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2017/04 ... eamboat-2/

Start from the beginning, or 1:22 to miss the show opening
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2017/04 ... eamboat-3/

Start at 17:12
http://www.floridasportsman.com/2017/05 ... eamboat-4/

I'd be interested to hear your comments on some of the "Outrageous" modifications they made to this classic boat.
Current boat - 2018 270 Dauntless, Twin Mercury 225 Verado
Previous boat - 2013 190 Outrage, Mercury 150 EFI - SOLD

quickenberger
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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby quickenberger » Sat May 13, 2017 12:23 am

I have seen the episodes and while the body work is well done, the deck hatch being glassed down is a bad idea in my opinion. I figure its easier to cut silicone to get to the fuel tank than to have to grind or cut fiberglass to get to a fuel tank.
I like the switches used (Bocatech) but at around $50-$90 each I think toggle switches work just fine.
The bilge area is something I'm not decided on yet. It does make more room, but also changes the original way the whaler looks.

Just my $.02

Wweez
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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby Wweez » Sat May 13, 2017 8:53 am

Over the years, it seems that hatch access to tanks is an indicator of quality design vs the skill saw access available on lesser products.
Sealing this might be viewed as a short cut or possibly because of structural changes made in their rebuild process. What did they do down below?

Short version, it smells.

PeteG
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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby PeteG » Sat May 13, 2017 8:56 am

I feel like the room I have in between my (18' Outrage) gunwales and the console is already skinny enough w/o those monster rod holder shoulders sticking out.

The console is high enough to resemble a Guardian (IMHO)

My .02

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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby jimh » Sat May 13, 2017 10:52 am

Cutting out the full-width splashwell dam was a mistake. That horizontal bulkhead running across the stern adds structure to the hull.

porthole
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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby porthole » Sat May 13, 2017 10:53 am

Except for the toe stubbing bow cleat I like it. Probably a few other things I would do differently, but overall she got a custom boat and probably doesn't care about "classic Whaler" look.

Odds are, if the tank was installed correctly, she will never have to worry about the tank again.
As for glassing down the deck? I've had boats that would require cutting the deck and removable panels.

I haven't had to change the tanks on any of them (almost did once) and I prefer the clean look of a smooth deck.

The bilge was a nice change. Eliminate the previous dam and gave some new opportunities (through hulls).

Watching the show they gave all the prices for the other builds, but I didn't see the final cost on this one.
Thanks,
Duane
1999 Outrage 21
1999 Yamaha SW Series II 200

porthole
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Re: Outrage 18 restoration on TV show

Postby porthole » Sat May 13, 2017 10:56 am

jimh wrote:Cutting out the full-width splashwell dam was a mistake. That horizontal bulkhead running across the stern adds structure to the hull.


It did, but at what cost? A non draining unsinkable boat?

They reinforced the transom and I'm sure of the other perceived lost strength was made up in the deck being glassed as a one piece unit.
Thanks,
Duane
1999 Outrage 21
1999 Yamaha SW Series II 200