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FISHNFF posted 03-23-2001 02:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for FISHNFF   Send Email to FISHNFF  
Just curious. What is the most HP you have seen on a Whaler, of each respective size? Thinking back over my travels I have seen:

13'Sport with a 60 Evinrude (2 cylinder), heard of a 70 Evinrude out there.

15'SuperSport with an in-line Merc 90 in San Diego.

16/17' Nausset with a Merc BlackMax 175(2.0 liter block).

18' Outrage with a Yamaha 200 (Bought used. To this day my friend has not opened it up). Twin 115 Mercs on this site.

22 Outrage with WhalerDrive, twin Yamaha 200.

hardensheetmetal posted 03-23-2001 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     
Couple of months ago I was talking to a guy in Jersey about his 18' Outrage with an Evinrude 235. Talk about a rocket!


Alaska posted 03-23-2001 07:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Alaska  Send Email to Alaska     
Back in the early 80's the harbor masters dept in Seward Alaska (just south of Anchorage) was running twin 200's on their 21 outrages. Most likely for towing I suppose.
Lil Whaler Lover posted 03-23-2001 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     
Early 60's in Mystic Connecticut, I saw a Sport 13 with a custom mahogany front deck, like on a Penn Yan Swift, and hanging on the stern a dock-buster 6 cylinder Mercury. I am quite sure that it was a 70 hp. That was a "Whaler Moment" for me.
kingfish posted 03-23-2001 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Our very own LHG (Lary Goltz) has an Outrage 18 with twin 115's - jimh's article on brackets in reference section has some photos of the motor installaion.


Peter posted 03-24-2001 02:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I've seen a 13 with an Evinrude 70.
I've seen a 15 with an Evinrude 115.
dfmcintyre posted 03-24-2001 08:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
The family had a Nauset in '71 that had a Merc 125 inline 6.

Is squirrely a verb?

kingfish posted 03-24-2001 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
I think that would be an adverb, but it works...
OutrageMan posted 03-25-2001 12:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
Shees FISHNFF...

A 22 Outrage WD with 2 Yam 200's???!!! I have that boat, and I cant imagine throwing a couple of duces on it! I have a Yamaha 250 and it runs a bit fast.

I just couldn't imagine the incredible chine walk or porposing with that kind of power.

As far as over poer goes I have a relative that put a Johnson 235 on a 1977 19' Outrage. He also carpeted the deck. Probable to provide traction for when he "hit it."

(hello uncle R) :)

reeltime2 posted 03-26-2001 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for reeltime2  Send Email to reeltime2     
Ive seen a 13 80's Sport W/ 70 merc.
& a 17 w/ 135 maraner Almost bought this one.
hauptjm posted 03-26-2001 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
Watch it guys, the insurance Police are listening!!!!!
tbirdsey posted 03-26-2001 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for tbirdsey  Send Email to tbirdsey     
Perhaps lhg will reveal what he was running on his 17 when he introduced me to whalers back in the early 70's. If my memory is right, he would more than qualify for this list. Let's just say I can remember passing cars on interstate 787 which parallels the Hudson just north of Albany - and I don't mean we were passing them while towing the whaler behind his Grand Prix - we were on the water!!
Maerd posted 03-27-2001 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Maerd    
I bought a new Montauk in 1989 and wanted to have more than 100hp. I talked to a lawyer, my insurance man and the Coast Guard. I bought a 100 Johnson. One big court case can wipe you out.
whalernut posted 03-27-2001 09:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Maerd, the 1989 Montauk`s are beutiful boats, Desert Tan, Barbour Rubrail-nice! And if you have the Teak Trim even nicer. I wish I had one of those from the eighties, the Golden Era of Whaler. Regards-You`re Buddy-Jack Graner.
Bear posted 03-28-2001 04:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bear  Send Email to Bear     
Question....I've heard (perhaps inaccurately) that if you put an outboard more than what's rated for the boat, then you can run into insurance, liability problems. Either you can't get insurance, or if your in an accident, then your automatically at fault....basically bad news all the way around. Fact, fiction, or somewhere in between??
JimU posted 03-28-2001 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
It could also be an adjective.
lhg posted 03-28-2001 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I've owned 4 Whalers, all powered over the rating.

1. 1958 13 Sport, with 1979 Merc in-line 4 50HP.(powerhead rated)
(This boat would do about 45, with a 17" 2 blade bronze prop (remember those?) and it got a little squirrely and chine walked at that speed, but handled it).

2. 1971 Nauset, with 1973 Merc in-line 6 150HP.(powerhead rated) This boat would do about 55 with a 21" prop. Boat handled fairly well at this speed, but this has got to be it's max. You REALLY had to pay attention to water conditions!

3. 18 Outrage, shown on this site, with the twin Merc 115's. Does about 60, but because of the non-counter rotating engines, feels a little squirrley at 60, with too much prop torque on the transom. Stern will jump sideways about a foot if you pull the power too fast. CR engines would be much better.
I think twin 90's would be about perfect for this hull if you want to go 50. Twin 75's will not push it to it's comfortable maximum.

4. 25 Outrage, with bracketed CR Merc 200's. This boat handles the 60mph speed like a champion, solid as a rock, with no chine walk. The higher running engines that the bracket allows provides the necessary increased stability at high speed. CR also mandatory here. Boat is rated for 300HP, since it does not have the Whaler Drive unit. I would also be happy with a pair of 150's on it, about 50mph.

lhg posted 03-28-2001 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Typo: The engine on the 13 Sport was a 1970, not 1979.
andygere posted 03-29-2001 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I used to borrow an early '70s 13 with a manual start Merc 50, and SS prop. It was a rocket!
Whaler27 posted 04-05-2001 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler27  Send Email to Whaler27     
I have a 1985 Outrage 18' with a tricked out Yamaha Excel 235. (insane speed)

My cousin now owns my old Outrage cuddy 25 with twin Yamaha CR225's, ported intakes, boysen reeds, bigger jets, it is a flyer.

Also currently own a Whaler27 cuddy with twin Yamaha CR225's, more realistic speeds.

Tom W Clark posted 04-27-2001 10:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
OutrageMan posted 04-27-2001 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
OH MY! I would be scared to ride in that '69...
Tsuriki BW posted 04-27-2001 04:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Re the '69, guy says the engine runs goo, but I don't see a prop on it. Eyes bad?


dhormann posted 05-04-2001 11:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for dhormann  Send Email to dhormann     
I just got my 1970 13' Sport out of the shop with a 40 HP Classic (50 HP Powerhead rated). Hope to get it in the water tomorrow, or Sunday to see what she'll do. It's a rope start.
John OSr posted 06-06-2008 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for John OSr  Send Email to John OSr     

My 1988 20' Outrage with 250hp 1994 rebuilt Yamaha salt water on bracket. See photo

Tohsgib posted 06-07-2008 12:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
That aint crap! 20' boat with 50hp overrated. I have seen a 13' with a 70(40hp over) and been on a 15' with a 115(45 over) and been on a 17 Montauk with a 200 Yamaha(double over or 100hp)....250...c'mon! Just poking fun but serious about what I have seen/driven.
TransAm posted 06-07-2008 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for TransAm    
How bout the Temptation w/ twin 300 Mercury XS racing outboards. 150 over I believe.
deepwater posted 06-08-2008 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for deepwater  Send Email to deepwater     
man this is an old post ,,,but a good one
ptitterington posted 06-08-2008 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for ptitterington  Send Email to ptitterington     
Not Boston whaler stuff,
But about 6yrs ago I purchased what was discribed as a 16ft Piranha and due to the way the boats were packed together I purchased for £130 knowing I had access to a 2 stroke Yamaha 75.

Well it turned out to be a 13ft and I put the motor on anyway. It was scary as hell and I could only do full throttle after a load of beer. Still it got me back into boats.

j_h_nimrod posted 06-10-2008 12:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for j_h_nimrod  Send Email to j_h_nimrod     
I have been in a early 70's or late 60's 13' that currently has a 60hp 4-stroke Yamaha; very nice cruiser.

Lots of 17' boats up here with 140 Suzys both 4 and 2 stroke. 90s on 15' hulls are the norm; great medicine for high seas and heavy loads.

The biggest I have seen is a 17 Montauk with a 200 Mercury. A couple of 175s on scattered around too.

contender posted 06-10-2008 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for contender  Send Email to contender     
Seen a old 17 in the keys with a 175 Johnson a long time ago, also a 17 with a 200 Johnson in the Bahamas, I run a 140 on my safe
Tohsgib posted 06-10-2008 03:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
9' Squall..TWIN 4.5 OMC's. Still under restoration but what a bute.

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