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clamsalot posted 11-24-2008 12:15 PM ET (US)   Profile for clamsalot   Send Email to clamsalot  
Hi Guys

My name is Bob, and I have a 1981 22 foot whaler outrage center console, with a 200 yamaha two stroke (1994) and a 2004 tandem axle Sea lion bunk trailer I'm going to sell.

I bought this boat from a gent in NY who posted it on this board, I think it was in 05.

Here's the run down. The boat is in overall "good" shape, but if you are a whaler purist, this isn't the boat for you. I'm not much for waxing and detailing, so it doesn't show like some of the boats on this board. But it's very solid. Yes you could clean it up and make it pretty nice, but frankly I'm more into catching fish than looking pretty. My wife would agree.

the guy I bought it from had some gelcoat repairs done on the starboard bow area as it scraped up against some pilings in his slip during a storm. It was well done, but you can see a bit of the color change. To me it was insignificant, as I said I'm all about function, not fashion. It was solid as a rock and that's all I cared about. The fact that it was well done was simply a plus.

the boat has the larger console, which some may like and others may not. It gives you a ton of room to mount things if that's to your liking, but for me I'd have rather had more walk around room. There is a beautiful blue console cover that's in tremendous shape. I'd call it almost perfect. Up front, there is a canvas "dodger" that the previous owner had made. I haven't unfurled it since I got it and it too was perfect. The seating arrangement is a bit odd. There's a Todd swivel seat, and along side that, a single person leaning post with two pole holders (rocket launch style)

The steering is a basic and boring old teleflex unit, it's not hydraulic. The best and brightest part of this boat is the floor. There is not the slightest bit of flex anywhere, and that includes the hatch covers. I'm 200lbs, and I can jump up and down anywhere and it's like landing on concrete. rot is not an issue.

Its set up for two batteries and a switch. Some of the incidentals don't work. For instance the bow and stern lights. The Yamaha tach works fine. I'm trying to remember if anything else was fluky, but I can't think of it. It's got two bilge pumps that work fine, a horn that works fine, and a salt water washdown pump that would work when it wanted to. ( probably a wiring corrosion problem i'd guess)

the engine itself is a love/hate sorta thing. Let me explain. I bought the boat with the full and total idea of doing a full rebuild. The guy I bought it from said that the engine had low compression in one cylinder, and that wasn't a major problem for me, I was going to slap a 200 HP suzuki on it anyway.

I dragged the boat from NY to Florida and the 2004 dual axle trailer pulled perfectly. Yes there's bearing bud's.

Then something sort of silly happened. I started using the boat just the way it was, and decided instead to rebuild my late fathers boat first. So, I used the boat in the Sarasota area for two years. The motor starts and runs fine, I just didn't push her past about 4K rpm so that weak cylinder wouldnt' let go. Even at that, you're traveling at some 30mph, so it wasn't an issue. it idles so well you'd be hard pressed to know it was damaged.

So, I chased redfish and trout for two years, and did a complete rebuild on my dads boat. ( it came out great, thanks.) Then, just as I turned my attention to starting the whaler, a lifestyle event hit and we had to move back to NJ for a year (job move). The whaler rebuilt came to a halt.

The boat is as usable as the last day I fished it seven months ago. The only thing I started to do was power wash the bottom and begin to remove the layers of bottom paint that was on from it's life in NY. If we threw 2 batteries in it, it would take you fishing tomorrow.

So, there's the story. The boat is in my moms back yard in Sarasota FL. I'm coming down at Christmas for the week and would like to sell it then, if possible. This boat could be used forever just the way she sits, or it could be redone to it's original glory. I do think that the motor should either be rebuilt ( I know a great rebuilder, it would run 2800 bucks complete) or replaced. Although I'm confident that if you didn't push her, she'd last another couple seasons.

I looked hard to find the perfect candidate for a total rebuild, but I didn't want to start with junk, that's why I bought this boat, it wasn't junk and was the perfect rebuildable. But life has gotten in the way, and I already have two others (dads boat in fl and my Steiger in NJ)

I'm under no duress to sell this boat, it could sit where she's at for another year or two and I could then get to it. But I feel that it's just as easy for me to sell it if I can. So, how much? Im not too hot and heavy on the negotiation thing. I want to get 6K for it. That's boat, motor and trailer, and the trailer is almost like new. (galvanized, surge disc brakes, even a new LED light kit)

I'm trying to locate some pics I have on this computer somewhere, and I'm sure I'll find them. If you'd like to chat about this boat, my email is

clamsalot posted 12-21-2008 07:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for clamsalot  Send Email to clamsalot     
I found a few pictures from when I bought her two/three years ago. She isn't as clean as this right now, but it does show you what can be done.


clamsalot posted 12-21-2008 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for clamsalot  Send Email to clamsalot

Sorry for the two posts, I couldn't find an edit button to put these photo links on my original

Casco Bay Outrage posted 12-21-2008 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
CW does not allow inline images from members.

By adding [url] before the address and [/url] at the end, they will become links.

Greg_B posted 12-22-2008 07:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Greg_B  Send Email to Greg_B     
When will you be down? I'm heading in the opposite direction and will be in NY until the 29th.
Contender25 posted 12-22-2008 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for Contender25  Send Email to Contender25     
Did I miss the price is the run down?
jeffs22outrage posted 12-22-2008 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
clamsalot posted 12-22-2008 04:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for clamsalot  Send Email to clamsalot     
Hi Greg B,

Im in Sarasota now for Christmas, and then go back up on the 27th. I'll be back down in sarasota around the end of January.

I've had quite a few emails (thanks CW) and several asking about electronics. So, here's the deal concerning them.
What I will leave with the boat is a garmin color fish/depthfinder, a standard horizon vhf, and a marine cd player that frankly I have no idea if it everworked or not. I literally never tried it. There is a garmin gps that I will be taking off the boat however. The gps on my other boat broke, and I'm simply going to use this one.

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