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schollis posted 05-21-2002 12:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for schollis   Send Email to schollis  
Looking for opinions abou this boat
jacko posted 05-21-2002 03:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for jacko  Send Email to jacko     
I bought one of these boats a couple of years ago and in my opinion it is an excellent boat. I use it for skiing, fishing, exploring and just going to the pub! Where I live in Poole UK there is a prevailing South Westerely wind which always kicks up a 3-4 foot chop,sometimes much bigger. I have a Yamaha 175 2000 on the stern which on a flat sea can push it along at 50mph at 5100rpm. In heavy chop the engine is fine and anything less than an Outrage 18' I think it would be very uncomfortable and wet.
The very wide beam of the boat makes it feel much bigger than 18ft. I recently had 7 people on board whilst wakeboarding!

Not much, since buying mine I wish I had the leaning post option instead of the pilot seats. The designers, using there wisdom, have removed the footrests for the driver seats so I'm having some made now.
The bow arrangement hasn't been thought out well also as the seats are a waste of time for anything! same with the coolbox.

I'm not sure what type of info' you were looking for so please feel free to disregard this.
Anyway hope it helps.

stroke posted 05-21-2002 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for stroke  Send Email to stroke     
I have the 18 outrage after upgrading from a 16 daunt. This boat rocks, i have a 150 on it v6. After this weekend (antigua fishing tour) i see that a few things that would be great and a must for the boat are,
1) get the hard top with electronics box.
2) get the fresh water washdown
3) get the leaning post
4) Comfort package in the front as there is no real bow seat.

Other then that i love this boat alot.

roofer posted 05-21-2002 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
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.

this response is also posted on a question I asked. I really love this boat, it is just a ton of fun. I noticed a response as well to your question where they said they had 7 people on the boat and went wake boarding. Do you use the standard Ski Pylon or did you figure a way to get the rope up higher as many wake boarders like? any help on this would be appreciated.

roofer posted 05-21-2002 10:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
Note: Shortly after taking delivery of my boat I noticed the Gas gauge light was on, this was also accompanied by a intermittent beeping. I had a full tank of gas so it was a little perplexing. It turns out that while the boat was technically new it had still sat around for 2 years. The Fuel filter was simply old even though not previously used. The dealer came out to my house and replaced it at no cost and the problem was fixed, the filter was causing a false reading. Just something to note in case you buy a 2000 and have the same problem.
jacko posted 05-21-2002 10:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jacko  Send Email to jacko     
Just a standard ski pylon. At the moment I dont think my ability at wake boarding warrants it !!
It could be quite difficult to rig up a high line because of the high central console position.
Just to make you feel better here in the UK I paid about $35,000 for my 18 new.
roofer posted 05-21-2002 10:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
Jacko, I tavel to London a few times a year for work. I have discovered that everthing in the UK cost the same amount of GBP as dollars. even though they don't convert to a one to one basis. you have a very expensive country. Enjoy the boat!!!

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