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All 21' OUTRAGE OWENERS 70-1978
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posted 09-07-2003 12:25 AM ET (US)
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....
posted 09-07-2003 10:22 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-07-2003 10:35 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-07-2003 10:56 AM ET (US)
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
posted 09-07-2003 11:58 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-07-2003 05:52 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-07-2003 06:34 PM ET (US)
"Tops around 80-50" ?? What do you mean? 80 MPH???
posted 09-08-2003 08:20 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-08-2003 11:42 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-09-2003 11:15 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-09-2003 02:28 PM ET (US)
missed the typo -
sorry for the excitement!
posted 09-10-2003 05:59 PM ET (US)
1971 21ft outrage with ribs, 225 - 1988 yamaha V6EXCEL. only recently got the boat, needs a lot of work, planning restoration this winter....
posted 09-11-2003 10:00 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-13-2003 10:01 PM ET (US)
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...
posted 09-14-2003 06:17 PM ET (US)
You mnetioned 65 gallon fuel tankage. Do you have saddle tanks?
posted 09-14-2003 07:49 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-15-2003 12:49 PM ET (US)
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....
posted 09-19-2003 04:10 PM ET (US)
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 email@example.com
posted 09-27-2003 11:42 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 10-03-2003 03:47 PM ET (US)
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