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JohnJ posted 08-31-2009 12:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for JohnJ   Send Email to JohnJ  
I'm interested in moving up from my Outrage 18 to a 22 Revenge and ready to sell my Outrage.

Here are some specifics on my boat:

1988 Outrage 18, Yamaha F115 (installed new in 2007) 100hrs plus 4 years remaining on transferable factory warranty, 2001 Magic Tilt trailer, Mills canvas (forward shelter, flying top and windshield) new in 2007, RiteHite 8" setback engine bracket, stainless boarding ladder, Garmin GPS/Sounder, Standard Horizon VHF and antenna, canvas console cover, teak bow pulpit with roller and anchor lock, custom stainless siderails.

Asking $16,500

Boat is located in New London, CT.


Pic here:

JohnJ posted 08-31-2009 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ
Peter posted 08-31-2009 07:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I did exactly that 9 years ago, from a 1987 Outrage 18 to a 1986 Revenge 22 WT. It's a good move. Good luck with the sale.
Aubie72 posted 08-31-2009 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Aubie72  Send Email to Aubie72     
John J,
Where are you located?
JohnJ posted 09-01-2009 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
JohnJ posted 09-04-2009 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
Lower price and a bump.


johnhenry posted 09-04-2009 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for johnhenry  Send Email to johnhenry     
Nice boat, very tempting. What is the weight of the boat/motor? I Have an 08 Montauk 170 and am curious as to the difference in towing one over the other.
elaelap posted 09-05-2009 11:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     

I had the same exact boat, same year, with the same motor. I towed it without any problems initially with a 'midsize' Dodge Dakota V8 2x4 and later with my current truck, a 2005 Toyota Tacoma 6-cylinder 245 hp 4x4, both manual transmissions.

My boat, in perhaps an 8+ condition, sold essentially in one day at this website about three years ago for $15K, and my F115 had 750 well-kept hours, a lot more than this one. Didn't have any of that nice canvas, either.

I regret selling 'Cetaceous' to this day, BTW, and if this boat were available on the west coast I'd be very, very tempted. For those potential buyers who wonder about the efficacy of a 115 four stroke on a classic OR 18, use your search engines at this website--I posted many times about how well the combination worked for me.

Good luck with your sale, JohnJ. Sweet boat. Hope you don't get seller's remorse, however...


JohnJ posted 09-06-2009 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
Forget buyers remorse... I got "posting it for sale at a great price" remorse right after I hit the send button. Unfortunately 2 boats is most definitely not an option and I'm certain I will miss it when its gone.


JohnJ posted 09-17-2009 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
As per some inquiries, I would be willing to take a 13 Whaler in trade towards purchase.
JohnJ posted 09-24-2009 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
I'm still interested in taking a 13 in trade towards purchase.
JohnJ posted 09-27-2009 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
Bump for last price drop for this season.


This is a lot of value for the money.

JohnJ posted 10-04-2009 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
elaelap posted 10-04-2009 07:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
I can't believe this hasn't sold long ago, with that motor and its low hours, the boat in beautiful condition, the nice canvas, and, most importantly, it's a classic Outrage 18 from 1988, perhaps the best year for arguably the best all around skiff ever made. Man oh man...I guess it's true what they say about the economy.


JohnJ posted 10-05-2009 10:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
Thx Tony,
I'm rather surprised myself, but its a great rig it will likely find a buyer sooner or later.
lizard posted 10-06-2009 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for lizard  Send Email to lizard     
I am surprised that this boat has not sold, even if you factor in the "New England" factor, which is that most every smaller (under 32 ft.) boat in a marina in CT is a Whaler. So, a lot of supply.

It is a screaming deal with new power, new canvas, engine bracket, etc. I wish mine had the rear rails.

I am in John's position, as I get ready to list my Montauk, which has been a very easy boat in every regard. (The 18 is harder for me to launch, can not do it single handed. The 19 in CT is in the water, so I have never had to launch it.) I , too, have no room for 2 boats. I keep telling myself that someday, I will have the financial ability to own a summer place, on a river or lake somewhere, where the Montauk would be perfect.

John, can you hang on until Spring and try to sell it then?

JohnJ posted 10-06-2009 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
I agree... might need to wait until spring and can hold on until then without issue, it would be nice to get her sold before then but I should be able to get a little more for her if I keep her until April.

PR_Flak posted 10-07-2009 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for PR_Flak    
Beautiful boat - it's what I'm looking for, but frankly, I'm not ready to buy anything yet - you know, "the economy." I'll be looking with real intent in the Spring. Best of luck!
elaelap posted 10-10-2009 04:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     

I'm starting to take this personally ;-) I really can't believe the economy has changed so radically that such a fine boat for this very fair asking price hasn't been gobbled up by now. Damn, if she were out here on the other side of the country I'd probably end up buying her myself, even though I'm just beginning my search for a nice 80's Montauk, and another classic 18, much as I loved ol' Cetaceous, is too big for my plans at this time.

Buy this boat, someone, or I'll shoot this dog!*

*Anyone remember the name of the magazine which had a similar imperative on its cover one month many years ago?

elaelap posted 10-10-2009 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Oh, of course:
pglein posted 10-10-2009 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
Gosh, if I didn't already have an 18' Outrage, I would be all over that trade.
JohnJ posted 10-10-2009 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for JohnJ  Send Email to JohnJ     
Lol... nice Tony. Course if it doesn't sell I'll just get to keep it longer. How bad do you regret selling yours??? Thats got me thinking.
John from Madison CT posted 10-11-2009 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Great boat, great engine, incredible price !!!

Somebody is going to get a gem. I only wish I needed a boat like this.

elaelap posted 10-11-2009 10:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
Since you asked, I greatly regret selling my 'Cetaceous' 18, John. After using her extensively for two years (760 hours on the main motor, who knows how many on the kicker), I found myself doing most of my boating in our partnership Revenge, 'Strike3', which my boat partners and I keep in a slip in Bodega Bay. I couldn't justify having a beautiful OR 18 just sitting on her trailer at home gathering dust, so I sold her (as I said above, for $15K in essentially one day, advertising only at this website), and bought a smaller personal BW for knocking around the lakes, rivers & bays.

Three important factors contributed to the swift sale, I believe: 1) The economy; 2) The boat was very well known here--I had posted many photos and tales of her adventures over the two years I owned her; and 3) We are on the west coast, where clean classic Outrage 18s are relatively rare compared with your location. (Actually, the three factors were probably just the economy, the economy, and the economy.)

Anyway, I certainly wish you luck with your sale, and I envy in advance the lucky soul who ends up with her. While 'Cetaceous' is incomparable to my mind, in truth she was lacking many of the advantages of your boat: she had no canvas, no bow roller anchor set-up, and her motor--the same as yours--had 650+ more hours.


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