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ShrimpBurrito posted 06-01-2002 09:42 PM ET (US)   Profile for ShrimpBurrito   Send Email to ShrimpBurrito  
Has anyone been able to fit their 18' Outrage in their garage? Width looks ok, and it looks like it might fit lengthwise with a swing tongue in an average sized garage. The height could be a more substantive problem.....
JBCornwell posted 06-02-2002 12:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
If you have 8" doors and a 24" wide garage, you can catty-corner it in. No other vehicles. 7' door? Forget it.

Good luck.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

wildeone posted 06-02-2002 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for wildeone  Send Email to wildeone     
Put mine in last winter for a rehab.
8x7'door, 24' garage. Took off bow rail, swin platform, and console rail. Then placed the boat on swivel jack stands (4). No way the trailer would fit.
FLUKEDUKE posted 06-03-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for FLUKEDUKE  Send Email to FLUKEDUKE     
An 18'OR w/o a swim platform and 5' of trailer tongue will JUST fit into a 26' deep garage (outside foundation dim's).
lhg posted 06-03-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
My findings are different. My 18 Outrage, with 10" setback engine brackets, large Merc 115 engines, factory bow pulpit, trailer, and with console raised 4" has spent it's entire 16 year life in a garage. The garage is 22'-2" (exactly) in inside clear length, with a 8' x 8' overhead roll up style door. The trailer tonge is not the folding type, the whole rig fits by an inch, literally, but it fits!. My trailer has an overall width of 6'-8", and the boat sits over the fenders.

However, before raising the console, this boat would fit under a 7' high door also, by dropping the tailer jack as low as it would go and pushing the boat in to get the console rail under the door. By putting the 18 Outrage on a wider trailer, where the boat will fit between the fenders, it will also fit under a standard 7'(high) x 9' (wide) residential garage door. A friend kept his 1990 18 Outrage in his garage at his home this way. Length of the garage should be 22-23'. By using keel rollers under the boat, you don't need a long tongue length to launch the boat.

crashq posted 06-05-2002 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for crashq  Send Email to crashq     
It depends on the trailer, etc. I have a single axle trailer with large truck tires (15 or 16"). With the height of the rails around the console, it would not fit in the garage.
ShrimpBurrito posted 06-05-2002 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for ShrimpBurrito  Send Email to ShrimpBurrito     
Well, it is encouraging to see that some have been able to fit theirs in an average sized garage. That's wanted I want to hear. Thanks!
lhg posted 06-05-2002 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Crash's comment is short an to the point. It's all in selecting the correct trailer configuration that will allow the fit.

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