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Rage 15 purchase
|Author||Topic: Rage 15 purchase|
posted 06-23-2002 01:20 AM ET (US)
I have read most of the forums on this site and understand that many people are down on the rage but i bought one anyway. I got a 1994 rage 15 with the 115 omc...great condition, low hours and on a trailer with two boat covers for $2500 dollars. Seemed like a good deal to me. What do you all think? Also, any tips on maintenance, parts or performance mods for this engine. Any tips would be great as i sure do not want to blow the powerhead as seems to be a common problem.
posted 06-23-2002 04:55 PM ET (US)
Good price for sure. The key is to find someone to "take" it off your hands when you tire of it. Keep us posted. Mark
posted 06-23-2002 09:20 PM ET (US)
I never had any powerhead problems only that the PLASTIC flywhell cover kept cracking. I went through 3 of them and quit. OMC gave up too!! They didnt care to support an obsolete product! It ran strong but smoked a hell of a lot. Make sure you keep the impeller housing guide shafts WELL GREASED!!!
It's not an IF but a WHEN, until you suck something in the impeller grates!
posted 06-23-2002 09:47 PM ET (US)
You might disconnect the VRO tank and mix the fuel/oil mix yourself. If I remember right running lean was one of the problems. I beleive that there was some threads about the VRO tank in the Performance forum. Good Luck with the Rage. I think you basicly got the hull free with the purchase of the engine.
posted 06-24-2002 12:26 AM ET (US)
thanks for the reply's. hope to keep this boat running for a few years and then move up into something nicer. Have had many whalers in the family while growing up from 13' classic with 40 horse merc to my dad's 19' outrage. Now this is my chance to get my 3 y.o. daughter introduced to boating properly.... in a whaler. Thanks for the tips...until I get the service manual I ordered for the engine I'm runnin' a little blind. Traffic...already sucked up a ski rope....Ha, Ha....after only a week of use. It was pretty easy to clear out though. Do you think a omc manual for that engine would include info on the jet drive. Thanks again
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 06-24-2002 10:05 AM ET (US)
There is a way you can use a livewell flow alarm,to let you know if your water intake gets blocked so you dont fry your engine.I would definately use this as a prcautionary measure.You definately got a good deal at $2500.00 Enjoy your new boat!!
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