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Dan posted 07-19-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for Dan   Send Email to Dan  
I recently bought the Whaler manual for my 1999 17' Outrage. I was hoping for information specific to my model. The same complete information you get when you buy a car, which in many cases are priced as much or less than a new Whaler. Anyway, the Whaler manual for Outrage models, I believe, is the same manual for all Outrages -- filled with unspecific generic info. I wish the manual had a wiring diagram, directions for installing options (live bait well), etc. The manual contains quite a bit of general boating information -- information I can get from other sources.

Thankfully, Whaler has the great Chuck Bennett. Chuck is very helpful. Over the course of numerous e-mails, one thing led to another and I wound up getting some very useful info -- in the below deck storage box located in the stern, there is a removable nylon screw-type plug. Chuck told me this is for "draining water that finds it's way around the gas tank areas," and that I should remove the plug and let it drain from time to time. Yesterday, I opened the drain and was "rewarded" with a half gallon or so of fresh water. Too bad this info wasn't in the manual. Oh well, just thought I'd share the info. Cheers.

GAwhale posted 07-19-2001 12:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
Dan - I agree the manual is way too general. I believe that I received the same one when I bought my 2001 Montauk.
It is called Center Console Series and includes:
17' Montauk
17' Montauk SE
17' Outrage
19' Outrage II
21' Outrage
24' Outrage

What really killed me, is that the address is printed as:
1149 Hingham Street
Rockland, MA 02370 USA

It gives good information, but very general. I would have liked some very specific information as to the best trailer set up for my Montauk.

I do like the red nylon folder with zipper to keep all my important Whaler stuff. It has a cool Whaler logo printed on it.

PDM posted 07-19-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for PDM    
Dan...

That is critical information that Whaler should make more available. Where does that water go in the winter? The answer is that it probably stays there and freezes which I suspect is less than ideal. Is there any resource other than this great website and pure chance where one can get this kind of usefule info? Anyone?

Paul

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