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Macman posted 12-14-2001 09:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for Macman   Send Email to Macman  
I have been looking at a 95 19' Outrage II w/ a 96 140 Johnson. I remember reading that this hull was sub-par...I didn't find much about the boat on a search of the older posts.
It sure looks nice on dry land. Any owners out there? It could be had for about 17k...fair? What about the porpoising problems that I recall reading about?
Thanks in advance...
reelescape1 posted 12-15-2001 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for reelescape1  Send Email to reelescape1     
I had a 1996 19' OR with Yam. 200. Porpoising was TERRIBLE!! Evidently they made that particular hull 2 years only. I'm not sure if it was 95-96, or 96-97.I spoke with a dealer after I sold it , he said the weight distribution (console, tank placement, etc.) was wrong. Run the boat loaded as you normally would and decide for yourself. We went to a 90 22 OR and while it doesn't ride as "forgiving" in the rough stuff, its a world of difference!
lhg posted 12-15-2001 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
The 92-95 19' Outrage II is a great boat, with the classic Dougherty hull, it's last year. Don't confuse it with the "supposedly new and higher tech" 96 model, mentioned above. Porpoising is not an issue, and in reality is not an issue with any of the classic Whalers that I know of. Usually, it is a result of limited engine trim, most specifically, the early OMC PT models. Because BW was so heavily allied to OMC in it's early days, close to 90% of the dealers, BW's suffered from the poor design of OMC's engine trim unit. Mercury invented Power Trim, and locked up the patents on it's design, forcing the others to work around it, usually with inferior results.

Getting back to the boat, see the Rendezvous section, page 1, where Jimh has written a good article on the boat, with pictures.
It weighs about 600lb more than it's predecessor 18 Outrage, mainly because of it's third liner shell design.

It's too bad it doesn't have one of the 150HP 60 degree V OMC engines on it. The 4 cylinder 140 was not a great performer.

lpaton posted 12-17-2001 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for lpaton  Send Email to lpaton     
Just my 2 cents worth for reelescape1 but I have a '96 Outrage III with a 200 hp Yamaha. The only time I experienced porpoising was with 10 people on board and a full tank of gas and only at WOT. Generally I love the boat but feel that it is a little stern heavy and would not want to have a heavier engine.

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