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cinco de whaler posted 04-01-2002 09:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for cinco de whaler   Send Email to cinco de whaler  
Does anyone know what size the original fuel tanks were in a 1980 22' Outrage. Mine only has one tank in the belly but it appears someone removed a smaller tank from the rear portion by the transom?
SSCH posted 04-01-2002 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for SSCH  Send Email to SSCH     
I think the base boat had a 77 gallon tank. There was an optional 129 gallon tank that replaced the in-the-deck live well just forward of the splash well. I had a '92 model 22 and know this to be correct for that year. My older Whaler catalogs indicate that this is true for some previous years as well. I'm not 100% that the 80 model was the same.
boe_marsh posted 04-21-2012 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for boe_marsh  Send Email to boe_marsh     
I have a 1980 21.4 Outrage. I called Boston Whaler and asked them what the OEM tank was for my boat. They told me it was BW 40...a 40 gal. tank.
dfmcintyre posted 04-22-2012 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
The '79 model was a plastic 77 or 80 gallon. I don't recall an optional tank under the deck in the rear where there was a teak hatch, for that year. I checked my '79 and '80 spec / price books and couldn't find any reference to an optional tank. Could it have been custom fabricated or dealer installed?

Regards - Don

BTW - is your tank metal or plastic?

boe_marsh posted 04-22-2012 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for boe_marsh  Send Email to boe_marsh     
metal painted aircraft undercoat green
Teak Oil posted 04-22-2012 01:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Teak Oil  Send Email to Teak Oil     
The rear cavity should not be for a fuel tank but a live well. There also could have been a water tank there, not sure if that was an option in 1980 but it was an option in later models.

Everything I have read only lists a single 77 gal or single 129 gallon, never dual fuel tanks.

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