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podangus posted 06-18-2001 07:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for podangus   Send Email to podangus  
My first post here. i am looking for a fishing boat and I have found a 1993 17' Outrage for sale.

I have never had (or even been on) a whaler before. I guess the 1993 isn't considered "classic". Can anyone give me their opinions of this boat? (i already know it is overkill for what I need ... but my wife won't come along into the strait unless the boat is "overkill")

It is ...
1993 Outrage 17'
1993 Merc 115
1993 Merc 9.9
hyd steering
shorelandr trailer
downrigger / fishfinder/ bimini top.

I haven't seen it yet but the owner says it is in "showroom condition" --- always garage kept. Been in saltwater but always washed /flushed the same day.

Any ideas what a reasonable price might be?


Dan posted 06-18-2001 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
If everything's really in top condition, my guess is 12,500. I think the 1993 was before the Outrage 17 was redesigned and might qualify as a classic. I'm sure someone will correct me if wrong. I know someone who has the same boat and loves it.
Macman posted 06-18-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Macman  Send Email to Macman     
I looked at a 93 Outrage with a 93 Evinrude 120 recently. Appeared to be in top condition. The asking price was 13,900. It sold in a couple of days. 12,500 with a kicker would seem to be a good deal.
whalernut posted 06-18-2001 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I drove a 1991 `17 Outrage and it is basically a scalled down `18 Outrage, a little shorter and thinner beam. It isn`t as stable as the Montauk, but has a little more room. If it is nice for $12,500 go for it, that hull is Classic styling, but made in Florida. Regards-Jack Graner.
Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 09:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
How much is he asking? Any electronics($$)?
podangus posted 06-19-2001 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for podangus  Send Email to podangus     
The guy is asking $19500 Canadian (about 12500 US). What are electronics($$)? ... do you mean GPS and VHF, those kind of things?

He said it has downriggers (not sure if they are electric, I'll check if I go see the boat)

Thanks for all the info so far. Sean

Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Oh boy! You do not know what downriggers are? They are a type of fixed mount fishing pole type of thing for getting the line to the bottom while trolling. Electronics are exactly the VHF, GPS, fishfinder, etc. Just the basics can add a quick $1000 so they are important if they work. $12,500 is a great price as long as it is nice, Hyd. steering is a big plus and rare on a boat that size. The kicker is worth close to a grand, etc. If it has decent hours and is clean, buy it in a heartbeat.
RHLOOS posted 06-19-2001 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for RHLOOS  Send Email to RHLOOS     
Recently purchased a 1996 17' Outrage for 18'000.00. All fresh water, excellent condition, VHF, Fish/Depth Finder, Kicker Motor Bracket{no motor}, Galvanized Trailer, afew other accs. Introduced it to the Ohio River over the weekend, still only a 17' boat, but a very soft/ dry ride. I love it! I chose this size because I wanyed something I could still trailer w Toyota 4-Runner. Also, I chose Outrage ouer Montauk because of hull design, wanted a better ride in rough water {30' Sea Rays}. ROB
podangus posted 06-19-2001 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for podangus  Send Email to podangus     
Thanks for the replies everyone.
Bigshot: I do know what a downrigger is! I do not know whether the downriggers on the boat have electric motors to reel in the cable and the weight (the electric ones are about $300 more than a manual one up here.)

I'll check it out and who knows, I may be the proud owner of a whaler soon.

Bigshot posted 06-19-2001 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Most are manual on that size boat. Do NOT wait too long at that price. In FL that would be GONE in 1 day.

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