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BValentine posted 12-12-2000 01:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for BValentine   Send Email to BValentine  
I own a 1978 22' Outrage that I'd like to outfit with a bow mount 70 - 100 ft-lb electric. Anybody have a slick bow mount set-up for a 22' Outrage that is effective and removable? I'm trying to find a solution that does not require modification to railing, running lights, front cleat etc.. Preferably like to find a mount that could be easily removed.
Thanks for any input.
lee s posted 12-13-2000 01:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for lee s  Send Email to lee s     
::Bob, did you look on page 14 in the Cetacea section? I think the first Montauk up uses a removable bow mount trolling motor. Maybe you can contact that guy...lee s
lhg posted 12-13-2000 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The Outrage 22 was introduced as a 1979 model, so yours must be one of the very first ones made, probably later in 1978. But I'll bet it's actually a 1979 model year. If it's original, it will have a red rubrail insert instead of the black. Have never heard of anyone using an electric trolling motor on such a large boat, with a high offshore bow profile like the 22.
BValentine posted 12-13-2000 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for BValentine  Send Email to BValentine     
Serial number indicates that it is a 1978 hull. I still have the Whaler Engineering Department's Wood Locating Diagram for the boat and its dated 11/7/78. Boat has black rub rails, but don't know if they are originals since I bought the boat used in 1987.
lhg posted 12-13-2000 08:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Yes, that would confirm your boat is actually a '79 model year boat, and you should consider it as such. You must have one of the very first ones built. And it did come originally with a red rubrail, which is now almost impossible to obtain. (Early Outrage 20's and Newports also had the red insert) Boats are not like cars in that if today (in December) you buy a 2001 year car, it will always show as a 2001.
But if today you bought a 2001 Whaler, it would show as 2000 year boat on the serial #.
So 20 years from now, someone looking at the boat would mistake it to be a 2000 rather than a 2001, thinking it to be older than it really is. I would think that anyone attempting to identify the MODEL year of a boat should consider it the next year if it was manufactured in September or later of a given year. There has been considerable confusion on this issue, especially when attempting to determine which year major changes were made in the Whalers. This has also probably been a problem with the various State watercraft registration departments, which might later correct model years of boats to conform with vin #'s.
jimh posted 12-13-2000 09:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As usual, lhg is right on the money. Here is a Newport with RED RUB RAILS!



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