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SWarren posted 12-20-2000 08:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for SWarren   Send Email to SWarren  

I just bought an 86 22 revenge with twin 95 115 Johnsons. It has the bow pulp it, and a t-top with full canvas. If any one has a revenge what is the good, bad and ugly on it? Where can I find a bench seat for the back?
MikeS posted 12-21-2000 03:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeS  Send Email to MikeS     
I also have a 1986 22 Revenge, walk through cuddy. I absolutely love the boat. The only down side is a slightly rough ride in chop, but that is typical of all tri-hull Whalers and I'll take that bad along with all the tri hull goods, otherwise I couldn't be happier. The only thing I see about your rig is that it isn't going to be very fast. Mine has twin 120s and it cruises at 30 and does about 50 max. With the single 115 you'll be limited to about 24 mph max.
Otheriwse, you'll love it.
MikeS posted 12-21-2000 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeS  Send Email to MikeS     
Actually I jusr re-read your post and it says "Johnsons", not Johnson so you probably have twins, and that means you'll love the boat!! :-)
SWarren posted 12-21-2000 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for SWarren  Send Email to SWarren     
Mike have you had any problems with the gas tanks? How many gallons is it?
Peter posted 12-21-2000 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
The gas tank holds 77 gallons. I also have a 1986 22 Revenge WT with bow pulpit. Bought it last August so I don't have too many hours yet. Powered by a new 225 Yamaha. Top speed so far with all canvas up and a bottom which could use a good sanding is about 45 mph. It cruises comfortably in the 25 to 30 mph range. I'm not sure how a Revenge with twins handles, but I have trim tabs to correct listing experienced in windy beam conditions sea conditions. The boat handles a chop well when going directly into it, but like all Whaler's with this type of hull, it can pound a little when going into a 3/4 sea. It's my opinion that people are more sensitive to the pounding in a Whaler because the boat is much stiffer than a similar sized boat of typical construction. For a 22' cuddy cabin boat, I think that the walk through design is actually better than a walk around design. I think you'll find that its much faster to get to the bow when docking or anchoring, etc. I wish you best of luck with it and hopefully we'll be able to trade notes as our experience grows.
MikeS posted 12-23-2000 12:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for MikeS  Send Email to MikeS     
I've never had any trouble with the fuel tank. Everything is checked each spring and no concerns have come up. I also used to run larger yachts and on a few of those we had a 22 and a 25 Revenge and we never had fuel tank problems with those either. Where I live in Maine is full of Whalers, and I haven't heard of fuel tank issues. What si the problem so that I can check mine over? leaking? cracks?

I agree that the Walk through is a better way to go. I love mine, very simple and gives a lot more psace under cover. A friend has a 22 walk around with no pulpit, and when I am on his I feel like I am on a much smaller boat.

As for Whaler ride, you have to take the good with the bad. A stiff hull that will take the abuse and not sink, and is stable... I'll take a little pounding over the deep V. :-)

The Revenge with twins is great. With 1986 120s she'll still do 50 mph, and cruise at 28 nicely. As for trim you don't need trim tabs (although they would be helpful in some situations) as you can trim the twins independantly to counter act for weight in the boat (all you friends standing on one side) or ride angle from wind and waves. I'm sure with counter rotation this would be even better.

Thanks!
Mike Smith, Capt.

Peter posted 12-23-2000 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
MikeS

I guess with twins you sort of have your trim tabs built in. The torque of the 225 requires some counter balancing in certain conditions, thus trim tabs are useful on a single engine setup.

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