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17 vs 17
|Author||Topic: 17 vs 17|
posted 10-11-2001 08:52 AM ET (US)
I am in the market for a used Montauk, but I have come across an oppurtunity to grab a 17 outrage, 1992. I understand the differences in terms of specs and appearance, but doe anyone have a ny practical differences they can share? Especially interested in any insights into the Outrage 17. Price is an issue here, so bumping up to the 18 outrage (wow) is likely not an option.
posted 10-11-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)
Knowing the specs and differences between the 2 is key. The outrage will take more power and more fuel and also won't trailer as easy. Regards, Jay PS: The outrage will ride better in heavy seas.
posted 10-11-2001 01:40 PM ET (US)
I own an 18' and am very familiar with the montauk and If the price is right and the equipment is good I would definately not hesitate, however there were 2 distinct stern configs on the 17' outrage. One has a raised deck like fiberglass motor well extending across the transom which I tend to think is waisted cockpit space. I think whaler did too because they changed the design to include 2 rear seats with storage beneath and a livewell in the center between them. I wish my 18' were configured this way. Having said all that I would definately go for that 17' outrage model with a 115 60 degree OMC it would be even better! Please give us the particulars of the boats.
posted 10-12-2001 09:19 AM ET (US)
Thanks guys, my concern is that the rough water ability of the outrage will not outweight what i give up in the shallows. on me to decide, but i appreciate the input. how is the fishing space in the outrage vs montauk? can't imagine it is all that different.
i have never seen a 17 outrage. seems odd to havea 17 and an 18 in the same model. why would they ignore the 17.6 i wonder ;)
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