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Bob Zollo posted 10-07-2003 07:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bob Zollo   Send Email to Bob Zollo  
Does any have a Honda 90 hp on a outrage 17'or that size?
alkar posted 10-07-2003 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Bob, we have some friends who have a Honda 90 on their Outrage 17 and they love it. The motor is heavy, but the static trim on the boat is fine. The performance is fine too, but they're not using the boat for a hot-rod; it's basically a fishing boat/taxi.

I'm a Honda fan. I've got a pair on my boat - but I'd still recommend something lighter for that 17.

whalersman posted 10-07-2003 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Bob,

Which Outrage 17' are we talking about...

The 17' Outrage I, from 1990 to 1995 or the
17' Outrage II from 1996 to 1999?????

Joe

Perry posted 10-08-2003 01:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Perry  Send Email to Perry     
At 373 lbs, the Honda 90 will not be too heavy for your the 17' Outrage. It may be a little under powered though.
alkar posted 10-08-2003 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
For approximately the same weight you could have an injected 115HP or a carbed 150.

If higher performance is important the Honda is the wrong choice. If you want a comfortable, tractable, reliable, fuel-efficient machine, the Honda's a good choice.

whalersman posted 10-08-2003 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
alkar,

If this is the 17 Outrage I, then the boat is only rated to 120 HP MAX...
A 90 HP engine should work just fine if the person is not a speed freak and doesn't Water Ski...

If this is the 17 Outrage II, then as far as I am concerned a 90 HP will not do the trick... I had a 1997 17 Outrage II with a 115 HP on it and I would not want any less HP on this boat.... 150 is the max HP for the 17 Outrage II...

Joe

alkar posted 10-08-2003 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
I guess we agree :-)

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