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Bigshot posted 06-02-2003 03:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bigshot   Send Email to Bigshot  
Lookig at a 1991 17'outrage with a blowed up moto. how do you think it would do with my 70 evinrude 4 stroke? The hull weighs only 120lbs more but v is deeper with 4" more draft than the montauk. Who owns one and what does she do with your hp?
Sal DiMercurio posted 06-02-2003 06:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal DiMercurio  Send Email to Sal DiMercurio     
Big shot, I don't have experience with the 17' by do with the 18' outrage & I doubt the 70 will do it any justic.
The 18' OR gets up & gos with a 150 hp which is twice the hp, plus 10 more ponies then your 70.
The 17' OR is only 1 ft shorter.
I just don't feel 60% less hp is gonna get it done or even be close to what she needs.
BKANE posted 06-03-2003 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for BKANE  Send Email to BKANE     
BIGSHOT, I have a 1992 17OR with a 115 Johnson. It really seams to handle nicely. I have only had it seince December so I am no authority on it but I would say a 70 hp would not be enuff. It is like all WHalers a solid boat as you know and it takes a little more than the thinner skinned boats. I would say getting below a 90 and you would regret it. I already am contimplating a 130 when my motor starts to act up more than I can take. By the way for speed I am getting 42-45 MPH.
Good luck and sorry to read about the demise of your other boat. A similar event took place to my 13 FT'r when I was a kid. But it happened whlie it was stolen. Brendan
raydent99 posted 06-04-2003 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for raydent99  Send Email to raydent99     
I have a 1994 Outrage with a 90hp Johnson. It jumps on plane in about 2 seconds, and runs 40.5-42mph at WOT. I think a 70 hp would be enough to provide *acceptable* performance, but the extra weight of the four stroke will hurt a little. Whaler says 50hp is the minimum on that boat. I'd say it'll work OK...but don't plan on waterskiing behind it.
Bigshot posted 06-05-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I scrapped the idea and put a deposit on a newtauk. thanks for the info, I bet she would have been a 35+mph machine which is kinda lame.

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