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Whaler owner manuals need more info!
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posted 07-19-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-19-2001 12:30 PM ET (US)
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 SE
19' Outrage II
What really killed me, is that the address is printed as:
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.
posted 07-19-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)
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?
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