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gf posted 09-24-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)   Profile for gf   Send Email to gf  

Despite the slowing economy used classic Whalers are still selling pretty well here in New England. I believe that the '86 Revenge 22 for sale in Maine and the '88 Outrage 22 in Connecticut both listed on this board have sold in the past two weeks.

I'm going to check out a 1991 Outrage 22 in Maine this week. It has the Whaler Drive and is rigged with twin 1991 Mercury 135s (V6s, I believe).

I know the standard fuel capacity on these boats is pretty small (77 gallons, right?), how would I know if it has the optional larger tank?

Any other noteable options to keep an eye out for?

Any ideas on what the towed weight would be? I'm thinking around 4700 pounds - the hull at 2100, twin Merc 135s at 900, fuel & oil at 600, 200 for misc. and 900 pounds for a tandem axle trailer.

jimh posted 09-24-2001 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
My PACIFIC Trailer--tandem axle--weighs in at 1100#. That was before I added several sets of brackets and rollers. You might be on the low side at 900# allowance for the trailer.
Peter posted 09-24-2001 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
The dry weight of a 22 Outrage with a Whaler drive will be closer to 2300 lbs. Without a WD, I believe the advertised dry weight is about 2050 lbs.
lhg posted 09-24-2001 05:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
If it's in good shape, that sounds like a great, rare Whaler. The 129 gallon gas tank eliminates the aft bait well, so if there IS a bait well, it's the 77 gallon tank.

Trailer weights are all over the place. The Continental keel roller trailer under my 25 Outrage weighs 910 lbs. But I've seen 25's on trailers that weigh more like 1600lbs also.
The all welded, galvanized structural steel channel frame trailers are the lightest and strongest. Tube section trailers tend to be much heavier, and not as strong or rigid, since they are bolted together instead.
Aluminum trailers are also light weight.

I highly recommend the reversible pilot seat (raised 4 or 6") in a boat like this rigged with V-6 twins, since you can put the Montauk style 28 gallon auxiliary tank under it when you need additional capacity. I suppose a good leaning post design could also allow a spare tank underneath.

I guess your carried weight about 4000 max, plus weight of trailer. A 4300lb capacity trailer, with tandem 13" tires should do it.
The boat should do about 46-48MPH.

JAC posted 09-25-2001 09:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for JAC  Send Email to JAC     
IF you need the aditional fuel, and you will with twins, consider the aux. tank under the leaning post. It is cheap insurance, considering a tow uswally starts at $300.
Take a look at "Ltd Leaning Post FS" in the marketplace section. This came out of a 22' Outrage Ltd edition and has room for a tank underneath.
reelescape1 posted 09-25-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
My 90 22 OR has twin v-4's, I have a Nautical Designs custom leaning post/tackle storage with 6 drawers, 2 lure hanging, 2 rod holders,2 cabinets and 24 gal. tank under.

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