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whalertim posted 05-02-2002 09:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalertim   Send Email to whalertim  
Take into concideration 2 boats. The first is a 18ft Outrage, 150 Johnson, No gear, No Gas. # 2 is a 20ft Outrage, Twin 75 Mercs, No gear, No Gas.
Question- With Everything being equal, such as year, tops, if any, which boat takes the least amount of water to float?
Jerry Townsend posted 05-02-2002 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Aside from the one with the greatest displacement and the least weight - I don't know. ------- Jerry/Idaho
James posted 05-02-2002 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     
The 20 probably has a greater specified draft (deeper V), but with the twin engines, it may distribute the rear engine weight better than the 18 with a single concentrated engine load. As a result, my guess is that both will require approximately the same draft.


PMUCCIOLO posted 05-02-2002 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

Do you have a bonefishing excursion planned?


whalertim posted 05-02-2002 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
No Bonefishing planned. I have a small place at Surf City NC on the mainland side on the ICW. The water there is shallow! I mean Shallow!!! We are talking 1 ft at low tide. the Montauk I had did okay when it came to getting around SLOWLY. But I was wanting to get a larger boat. 18 to 20 BW. It is about 80yards from the ramp to the deep water and durring low tide it can be a chore. I may have to start putting in at the marina.
acseatsri posted 05-02-2002 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
The boat with the twins, no doubt! Difference in draft is only about an inch not counting engines-if that. The big difference is in the engine placement- the twins only require 20" shafts, vs 25" for the single. The twins are offset from the "V". Not sure if I explained this clearly. With my kicker, I can run in about a foot of water- not much more than the hull depth in the water- because it's toward the side of the boat.

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