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2000 18 ft Outrage, condensation in gauges?
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posted 05-20-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)
I have taken delivery of a new left over 2000 18 ft foot outrage. It is a really amazing boat and I look forward to going out on it all week long. I noticed a little condensation in the Fuel gauge and Volt gage. It was not a lot but never the less it is a new boat. I spoke to the dealer and they said that is normal. That in the past they have tried to repair/replace them but it still showed up from time to time. Is this normal? What should I do if anything?
posted 05-20-2002 05:36 PM ET (US)
It may or may not be normal, but it is very common. My 1996 guages do the same thing, as do all of the guages on the boats at work. Not every gauge will "fog" up, but most do on humid days. A nice hot, sunny day will usually clear mine up for a while. I think it's more of an irratation than a point of concern. In my opinion. :-)
posted 05-20-2002 05:57 PM ET (US)
Be sure your gauge lights are wired so that they automatically go on with the ignition.
The heat drys out the fogging and moisture, and keeps it out.
posted 05-20-2002 05:58 PM ET (US)
Any idea why there are quite a few of these 2000 boats around... I myself am considering one...What kind of deal you arrange ?
posted 05-21-2002 09:27 AM ET (US)
Thanks to everyone who answered my post, you responses are very helpful.
I am not sure why there are still 2000 around. I bought mine with a leaning post, 135 opti, canvass cover for the center consul and leaning post. Dual batteries, compass, ski pylon, bimini top. I did not buy a trailer with it. I paid $26,500 for the boat, plus tax. I tried getting them down to $26,000 and even walked away from the deal for 2 weeks they wouldn’t move. Thus I eventually gave in and paid $26,500. After receiving the boat I can honestly say it was the best decision I have made in a long time. Its really fun to go out on Lake Michigan, and when the water get a little rough, it makes boating all the more fun. I hope this helps.
If you need anything else let me know.
posted 05-21-2002 10:55 AM ET (US)
$26.5K sounds like a good deal for a new, leftover 2000. Did that price indclude a trailer?
I have seen used '99s for sale for a lot more.
posted 05-21-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)
I did not get a trailer so I figured that would cost another $1500-$2000. then I added a fish finder, VHF radio, steroe and had the marina install all of it. I didn't want to start cutting up my new boat on my own, it would have been bad. that cost me about another $1400 with instaltion. I looked online at used boats many of them include these items so that should be considered as well.
posted 05-21-2002 12:04 PM ET (US)
Having owned a 1994 17 outrage and now
a 1999 21 outrage I always experienced some kind fogging in the instrument guages, it gets to the point that I now just ignore it,
it still funtions fine but just a little annoying.
posted 05-21-2002 12:06 PM ET (US)
There are probably so many new 20' Outrages around because the original cost of them was just under the cost of a 21', and the 21' was a lot more boat. (Higher sides, fuel, etc..) That is what I found when I was looking at them and opted for the 21' for just a couple of thousand more.
BTW all, my 21' Outrage is for sale now since I am looking at getting a Conquest!! Check out the MarketPlace forum for the 1996 21' Outrage.
posted 05-26-2002 09:56 PM ET (US)
My guages fog up too -- not a big deal.
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