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18' OR in the garage?
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posted 06-01-2002 09:42 PM ET (US)
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.....
posted 06-02-2002 12:41 AM ET (US)
If you have 8" doors and a 24" wide garage, you can catty-corner it in. No other vehicles. 7' door? Forget it.
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posted 06-02-2002 06:20 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-03-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)
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).
posted 06-03-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2002 02:52 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 06-05-2002 07:21 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 06-05-2002 08:01 PM ET (US)
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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