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2000-18'Outrage or 22'Dauntless
|Author||Topic: 2000-18'Outrage or 22'Dauntless|
posted 05-19-2002 01:59 AM ET (US)
Trying to decide between the two.
Price around the same, Outrage is less.
Both have 4 stroke 130's.
posted 05-19-2002 05:44 AM ET (US)
The choice of powerplant calls the performance of both boats into question, but for different reasons: The Outrage may be adequately propelled by a 130HP engine, but not the heavyweight Honda. The static and dynamic trim of the boat will, most likely, be adversely affected, resulting in sluggish planing, poor drainage, and a low top end. The Outrage 18 is made to have an element of performance to it, and I suspect that a large, relatively heavy engine such as the Honda 130 will detract from that.
The Dauntless 22 will support the weight of the engine well. However, a substantial lack of performance will result by powering it with a 130HP Honda. I'd hate to see how that boat (or any boat) would plane with an engine with such a relatively high HP to weight ratio. A 200 or 225 two stroke would be more suitable. The boat will accelerate briskly, plane quickly, and offer respectable cruise and top speeds. Drainage should not be an issue with the 130, as the Dauntless 22 can handle a relatively heavy engine on its transom.
Perhaps proposing a lighter more powerful engine package may entice the dealer to be more flexible if he realizes that you're a serious buyer. No matter what engine package you decide upon, I'd suggest your making acceptance of the boat contingent upon your satisfaction with the boat's performance on a test ride.
Best of luck to you in your decision making.
posted 05-19-2002 09:01 AM ET (US)
The 22 Dauntless has a min HP rating of 135 HP, probably based on lighter 2 stroke engine. So 130 four stroke is out of the recommended range.
I don't have a 2000 cat to check specs for recommend HP for 18 OR but the 18' Dauntless has a min HP of 125. The OR's tend to be heavier so you maybe right on the lower edge of recommend HP.
I think they are both under powered. If the engines are mounted on the boats take them for a test ride. If not, I would be looking for more HP.
The Outrage series is more boat than the Dauntless in the same range but you are comparing an 18' to a 22'.
posted 05-27-2002 12:05 AM ET (US)
18' Outrage with a 135 Optimax ?
22' Dauntless, 130 honda ?
20' Ventura ?
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