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John from Madison CT posted 05-23-2002 03:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for John from Madison CT   Send Email to John from Madison CT  
Hi Guys,

I come to all of you for some advice and comments on a boat I am looking at. Here she is in a nutshell:

1988 22' Outrage Center Console
Whaler Drive
'97 Yamaha 250hp Outboard (appears to have low hours as it's very very clean, no rust at all)
Super Console
Tee Top with Radio Box
1 year old Furuno Radar
2 year old Furuno GPS (non Chartplotter)
Shorelander (sp?) bunk dual wheel trailer

Price is $20K out the door. Boat is an 7-8 out of 10.
What do you think? Anyone have firsthand experience on the ride/performance too?

Thanks guys. Let's hear it good or bad !

John from Madison, CT

tuna1 posted 05-23-2002 03:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
Remove a low mounted thur hull and check the foam core for water-The most important step to do first. See my remarks below on the 15'Rage link below. I have 2 14' hulls both made in 1992(1 in Rockland,the other in Edgewater)with over 300Lbs of water in the better looking hull,and can't explain how the water got in.
andygere posted 05-23-2002 03:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
That sounds like a really nice boat. I think a clean 22 with recent Yam power, a T-top and Whaler drive would go for more where I live (West Coast).
Chap posted 05-23-2002 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Even with the extra storage, I stayed away from the super console because of the deck space it took up. I was not looking for a T-top but depending on its installation, it may take up even more room. Something to think about and depends on your priorities.
Good luck.
Chap posted 05-23-2002 04:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Also for what it is worth:


OutrageMan posted 05-23-2002 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I think that is a very fair price. Here on the Great Lakes similar boats go for about 3-5k more.


David Ratusnik posted 05-23-2002 06:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
John- Sounds like a stand up boat. 20K, who knows- depends on whether or not the Yam lasts. If you get 2-3 yrs the price is fine. If it takes a dump (head, lower unit, electrical etc-major) then price is juuuuuust ok. .03 David
Barry posted 05-23-2002 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
'88 22 with a Whaler Drive, newer power and with the 250, plenty of it. Sounds like a very good deal. Go for it!

Good luck,

donel posted 05-23-2002 10:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for donel  Send Email to donel     
sea trialed a '85 OR 22' w/o whaler drive and '98 yam 250 and flew at 56 mph on gps. ride was great - condition wasn't - found and got a '85 22' in 9+ condition with original 235 johnson ( 150 total hours each ) for 12k, and will install ttop. the yammy 22' had super console with large ttop and seemed balanced out pretty well with no space issues. sounds like you've found a keeper, although tuna recommends the imperative check.
selling prices in carolina thru florida topped out beneath 20k.
MCano posted 05-24-2002 05:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for MCano  Send Email to MCano     
Hello John,

The asking price of the 22 Outrage you described seems to be ok. I have a 1986 - 22 Outrage Cuddy (see Cetecea Page 48 for details) that was appraised at $26,000 about 2 years ago. I'm would guess that my boat would be worth about $2,000 more that the one your planning on purchasing in that it is a cuddy and has many options.

Good luck on your purchase.


hauptjm posted 05-24-2002 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
20k for a 7/8? I think your right on the line on price. 7/8 can mean different things. Are the minus points cosmetic, electrical or structural? Can you fix whatever it is on your own or does it require the services of a pro? Is the compression and lower unit, etc. confirmed by a mechanic? If these and some other basic questions are answered to your satisfaction, then it's an o.k. price. Not great, not bad.

As far as the boat in general, it's a wave killer. You'll be sporting about in one helluva sea-worthy vessel. Other than the big 25, you're going to love the places you go when everyone else stays home.

OUTRAGEOUS22 posted 05-26-2002 05:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for OUTRAGEOUS22    
I have a 1988 22 outrage T Top and electronics box small console 77 gal tank. 250 Yamaha 1994 complete rebuild 2002. I would want at least 25,000 if I could part with it. Best cc boat around for trailer. Flat floor and all fishing space. I replaced all lights,wire,hoses,cables,fuse holders,gauges etc.
installed hydraulic steering, added a doelfoil and a jackplate. I'm in love with the boat!!!!!

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