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duckduckgoose posted 03-29-2001 01:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for duckduckgoose   Send Email to duckduckgoose  

I am planning on getting an older whaler 19-22'. I have only had "newer" boats and after a trip in a freinds i need one. I have no idea what the difference or pros/cons of the two styles of hulls the mid 70s bannana style or the early eigghties style. I want a boat that I plan on keeping and using for a long long time. I fish year round in louisiana coastal waters and some loght offshore. I notice small cracks in gelcoats and other age induced wear and tear. What should I be concerned with keeping an eye out for and which would be the more stable better riding and more solidly constructed in your opininions.

Please I need alittle, alot of input. I am wary o buying an older hull....but I will I am dazzled by these boats
thanks,

jimh posted 03-29-2001 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Of all the Outrages the 1970's 21-Outrage has the most unique hull, characterized by the truly outrageous profile of its shear line and rub rail.

The 1980's 22-Outrage has a more "classic" hull profile.

As for the exact differences on the underwatter hull form, I belive the newer boats are deeper draft and have a deeper Vee hull.

The difference is age could also be significant. The vee-hull Outrage could be almost twenty years newer than an early 70's hull.

I think there is a bit of resurgence in interest in the older "banana" curve boats, so owning and restoring one might be a good project to undertake. Finding a suitable boat might prove difficult.

--jimh

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