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kwik_wurk posted 03-28-2008 02:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for kwik_wurk   Send Email to kwik_wurk

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JMARTIN or Tom W Clark: Since you are the Puget sound guru's, do either have the pulse on this boat?

pglein posted 03-28-2008 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
Sounds nice. Too bad they didn't include any pictures.
JMARTIN posted 03-29-2008 04:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
I do not know the boat. The phone number is from the east Seattle area and the boat is on Whidbey Island, I guess. They do not mention a year, twins are rare in Puget Sound on a boat of this size. If one croaks, well you got to repower the whole shebang. The EZ loader sounds like rollers to me. The swivel hard case seats, did they have this type of seating on the Outrage? John
frontier posted 03-29-2008 06:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
John raises an interesting point about twins.
If one of those 70's bites the dust, you would probably need to replace both.
Twins are great to get you home, but what happens when you get there?
Two new 70's (2-stroke)= about $12,000.
One new 150 (2-stroke)= about $8500.

Kingsteven18 posted 03-30-2008 05:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kingsteven18  Send Email to Kingsteven18     
If one croaks, buy a used one for $1500.
WhalerAce posted 03-30-2008 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
Dadgummit, I was just ON Whidbey Island for three weeks. Saw a 13' SS at the Oak Harbor Marina, an old 21' Outrage in a storage yard outside of Anacortes, a 9' Sport for sale at the Anacortes marina, and what looks like a 25' Revenge in the city marina, but I seemed to have missed that one! Darn.

Also, met a couple who were just coming in from testing their new-to-them 11' tender. Dougherty-era, but showroon fresh looking. They also have a Montauk. I told them about ContinousWave (spreading the gospel, ya know), so we may see them post soon.

Now I am back in the South (SC) and heading to Florida tomorrow.

--- WhalerAce

Tom W Clark posted 03-30-2008 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
That boat is probably the same one that has been on and off of Craigslist a few times already. As I recall, the boat was formerly picture don a mooring buoy and the asking price was considerably higher.

I would not be too excited about that boat, at least not at that price. Twin 70s are very reliable power but on the Outrage 18 they will not be very fuel efficient, even by old time two stroke standards.

Remember, photos of boats in online ads ALWAYS make a given boat look better than it is. Ads for boats that do not include photos are (naturally) imagined to be even nicer still even though the converse is usually true: they are often beat.

JMARTIN posted 03-31-2008 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN

They got a picture now. Like Tom said, pictures can be misleading. This was definitely not a close up. There looks to be some staining indicating to me that it has spent some in the water. The seats look like OEM seats.

Are we suppose to be looking at boats on other sites? I seem to remember that Jim asked us not to use his forum for this.

Tom is the Puget Sound guru. I just post too many pictures and have some knowledge of the Puget Sound area. My Boston Whaler knowledge is limited to my two Whalers, my buddies Whalers, and what I have learned from this site.

If there is an interest in this boat and it is reletivley close, that means the upper portion of Whidbey Island, I would go take a look for you and take some pictures. John

Buckda posted 03-31-2008 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
The cost to repower a boat is always a factor in the decision to buy used (or should be)...but for $2,500, the "blown" engine can be rebuilt, and you STILL have the redundancy of the twin engines.

Twin 70's likely see about the same MPG, or perhaps a slight disadvantage, as a single 150. The performance is probably less than a single 150, but the handling will be better in seas and in close quarter maneuvering. The boat with twin engines will also get you into shallower water (though I don't think that's really a problem out there).

The seats look OEM.

I would not be afraid to look at this boat seriously. But seriously ask yourself if you need twins, and if this is the boat for you - it is easier to take a good boat to great than a bad boat to good.

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