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72outrage posted 09-07-2003 12:25 AM ET (US)   Profile for 72outrage   Send Email to 72outrage  

I am taking a poll on all early model 21' Outrage boat motors. Can all of you that own this boat reply with what motor you are running, the YR, Make, HP, all pro's and con's! Any performance numbers; speed, gas mileage, power, problems, ect....

Thank yoo.

HAPPYJIM posted 09-07-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Mine is a 1973 with an 1985 150hp Evinrude.
I'm still in the process of restoration but I hope to have it in the water for the fall season.
fina posted 09-07-2003 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for fina  Send Email to fina     
I have a 1971 21' and just powered it last year w/a 2002 200hp merc, new alum. saddle tanks and hydraulic steering. Awesome boat but I'll be selling it this Fall because I just bought a 22'Outrage.
bkovak posted 09-07-2003 10:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for bkovak  Send Email to bkovak     
I had a '76 21' Outrage with twin Johnson 90's. Great package for offshore fishing. Would run around 30 mph with one motor and over 55 with both WOT.
HappyJim, good luck with your 21. I miss mine but, I'm happy with my 18 Outrage! Brian
HAPPYJIM posted 09-07-2003 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
Thanks Brian,
I will post some pics when I finally get it in the water. My job has really kept me too busy and I just started another business doing parking lot sweeping so the free time is not there. Looking forward to stripper season on the Outer Banks soon.
dfmcintyre posted 09-07-2003 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
1999 200HP Yamaha Saltwater Series. Alum Prop. Single 40 internal tank.

Tops around 80-50, one person, 1/4 tank, minimal gear. At slow a slow on-plane cruise, slightly over 3mpg.

No problems, would recommend the Yamaha.


72outrage posted 09-07-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for 72outrage  Send Email to 72outrage     

"Tops around 80-50" ?? What do you mean? 80 MPH???

goldstem posted 09-08-2003 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for goldstem  Send Email to goldstem     
we have a '71. Powered by an unkillable (but slowly dying) 1982 Evinrude 140. Top speed around 33mph. We cruise in the low 20's. Stays on plane in the mid teens. Would like to repower with the suzuki 140 or the new Yamaha 150 four stroke.
Jinfun posted 09-08-2003 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jinfun  Send Email to Jinfun     
I think ours is a 71. Ribbed sides, hull # 00185. I have an early 80's 200 hp Merc V6, manual mix. Motor still running fine since rebuild 5 years ago.

However she really smokes at start up, I think I smoked out our entire bay starting it yesterday. Fine once you get going.

ctoutrage posted 09-09-2003 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for ctoutrage  Send Email to ctoutrage     
2002 Bombardier Johnson 175 40-45 @ 4000, 45-50 wot @5000

2 year warranty , no issues. gas mileage with the carbs has not been bad... new 40 gallon internal.

dfmcintyre posted 09-09-2003 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
missed the typo -


sorry for the excitement!

arctic cruiser posted 09-10-2003 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for arctic cruiser  Send Email to arctic cruiser     

1971 21ft outrage with ribs, 225 - 1988 yamaha V6EXCEL. only recently got the boat, needs a lot of work, planning restoration this winter....

Jim Bennett posted 09-11-2003 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jim Bennett  Send Email to Jim Bennett     
My 73 Outrage 21, restoration completed this spring, is powered with 2003 Mercury XR6 150hp with 3 blade SS prop. With 1-2 persons, ~ half-full 40 gal tank I have had top speeds of 45-50 depending on water conditions and trim. Speed was measured with wheel-type "sensor". Very happy with performance - no complaints.
Al_A_Buy posted 09-13-2003 10:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Al_A_Buy  Send Email to Al_A_Buy     
1974 21ft Outrage, 1985, 185hp Johnson. With four people, a full fuel load (65 gal), full cooler, flat water, I make 35 to 40 mph at 5500 rpm. At WOT I am burning about 20 GPH. I suspect that I'm not getting everything that my motor is capable of making. Either that, or I'm dragging around a lot of water...

Al W.

dfmcintyre posted 09-14-2003 06:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Al -

You mnetioned 65 gallon fuel tankage. Do you have saddle tanks?
My 1973 came only with the 40 gallon internal.


HAPPYJIM posted 09-14-2003 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for HAPPYJIM  Send Email to HAPPYJIM     
I know this is the wrong forum but figured since we all had the same boat here goes.
If anyone needs some pictures of a kicker mount for their boat, I can send pics of mine.
It looks original but the only decent picture I could find was on the Whaler CD,1978 Outrage.
Al_A_Buy posted 09-15-2003 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Al_A_Buy  Send Email to Al_A_Buy     
DF - I've "installed" a 27 Gal Tempo under the RPS mounted in-front of the console. Ran the fuel line to a three way petcock mounted in the splashwell that allows me to select the prime (in-deck) or secondary (Tempo) fuel source. Output of the petcock connects to the input side of a Racor fuel/water filter.

As far as the 65 gal statement is concerned, I allow the difference to be a small safety margin....

Al W.

Jinfun posted 09-19-2003 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jinfun  Send Email to Jinfun     
Hello Happyjim,

Would love to get some photos of the kicker motor setup. I've got a standard one on the starboard side which I would like to upgrade.

I'm at

Rob Kammer posted 09-27-2003 11:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for Rob Kammer  Send Email to Rob Kammer     
We just purchased a 78, it has a 1990 200hp johnson and a 1990 9.9. Between weather and other duties we havn't been out too much. The boat is fast, I don't know how fast yet becuase I usually have kids with me and I don't want to scare the wee out of them. It's a pretty rough ride in the chop, I havn't been able to find a comfortable speed, it's either wallowing with the bow way up, or flying over the tops and beating us all up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
JayR posted 10-03-2003 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
Add a drag racing parachute to that rocket!

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