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CFoshee posted 10-12-2000 11:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for CFoshee   Send Email to CFoshee  
I maybe thinking about getting a BW sometime in the beginning of next year. I want one that can go shallow for the 2ft waters and be able to go light offshore fishing. My question is, how shallow can an outrage go as well as the montauk? I know that offshore the outrage would do better.

thanks for your help..
Cary

TRIDENT posted 10-12-2000 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRIDENT  Send Email to TRIDENT     
I run my Montauk in water less than 2 feet deep. You can't stop and expect to get back on plane in less than about 30". The Outrage could never go there. I also run out in the Gulf up to 10 or 12 miles off the beach when it is nice. DragsABurnin'!
CFoshee posted 10-12-2000 05:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFoshee  Send Email to CFoshee     
Thanks Trident for the information. It seems like the Montauk is the way to go.. I wonder though.. if i were to add a jackplate onto it would that help it get back up and going from a stop in 24" of water??
maverick posted 10-12-2000 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
I've owned 2 17s, and now an 18.6 Outrage. Both have performed well in shallow water, and when under power - either blast off or up on plane in shallow water, I can tell no difference, as both seem to draw about the same during these times. At idle, I'd say it's a different horse, the Outrage probably drawing several more inches. I had 90s a Rude and Johnson on the 2 17s, and now have a 150 J on the 18. All engines were fairly new with LOTS of mojo. Offshore, both boats are quite safe and seaworthy, but my Outrage rides significantly better for these older bones, I can carry 63 gallons of gas, and can leave the self bailing plug out at ALL times, which are some positives. The 17s were quite easy and quick to sell, as they cost about 1/2 as much vs the Outrage and are very well known and respected. I've been out 20 miles in both boats, and was not concerned, but choose weather and wind wisely. I do like the dry, smoother ride better. Trailerability is about the same, launching about the same, fuel economy slightly higher on the 18. Either boat is a winner when you consider SAFETY, UTILITY, RESALE. Best, Chuck

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