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whalersman posted 07-14-2002 08:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalersman   Send Email to whalersman  
Does anyone have the Fishing Package installed on their Outrage 17 or 18?(1996-1999) I am trying to find out what exactly what was included and what it looks like installed. I believe these are some of the items that are included;
Fishing Station
54 Qt. Igloo Cooler with Seat Cushion and Cleats
Tackle Box Drawers

Is their anything I missed?
I am interested in any comments about the above and photos of the Tackle Box Drawers. How do you like the Tackle Box Drawers? Are they large enough to handle most/all your tackle or will they hold just a change of shorts? I know this is a broad question as no tackle box is ever big enough... but, how does it measure up to your needs?
I already have everything above except for the Tackle Box Drawers and am interested in possibly installing them if they are worth the time and trouble of doing so.

gf posted 07-14-2002 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     

You're close...

According to the 1999 Boston Whaler catalogue which I have in my hands, there are two Fishing Packages available for the Outrage 17.

Fishing Package #1
Fishing station
Tackle drawer
Extra rod holders (2)

Fishing Package #2
Fishing station
Tackle drawer
Extra rod holders (2)
Super leaning post with livewell

Ed Stone posted 07-14-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     
The leaning post with livewell also has
the raw water wash down.
I added the third and forth rod holders
to my 17 Outrage.
Ed Stone.
Jerry Townsend posted 07-14-2002 10:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Joe - my 17 OR is a 96 and the 'fishing package' did not, as I recall, include the tackle drawers - anyway I don't have them. I thought that I had one of the fishing packages and have the compass, the cooler/seat/cleats, 2 rod holders under each gunwale - and I don't know what the fishing station is. However, in the '98 catalog, I see what look like drawers in the port side of the console with the top of the drawers at about the top of the gunwale.

As such, I would not be impressed as it would be difficult to access them. But, if I were to decide to mount two tackle drawers, where else to mount them? ---- Jerry/Idaho

whalersman posted 07-14-2002 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Thanks for the feedback. I thought I was close in the options for the Fishing Package. I have seen the Leaning Post and had forgot about it. I didn't even think of the Raw water Wash Down... Also, I do remember about the extra Rod Holders... I guess I will hold off on adding the Tackle Box Drawers until I see a photo to see what they look like and hear from someone that either likes them or thinks they stink..

Just got back from Idaho purchasing a 1996 Outrage 17 for a friend of mine. I own a 1978 Montauk and a 1997 Outrage 17.... How do you like your 17? My wife and I wanted just a little bigger boat to cut thru some of that coppy water so we bought the Outrage 17. We don't have the heart to sell the Classic Montauk....
I am going to send you a photo of the Fishing Station. It is way too cool if you have a need for it. We do...... Baiting up for Salmon on the coast is much easier using this Fishing Station...

Jerry Townsend posted 07-15-2002 12:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Joe - I slipped a cog - the picture in the catalog shows the fishing drawers on the starboard side (I normally think left and right rather than port and starboard and still getum mixed up occassionaly) - my apologies. Anyway - the fishing drawers are on the right hand side. I saw your e-mail, downloaded it, but can't read it with AOL in memory too - so that will have to wait for a bit.

I used to have a 13 Sport (1976) and wanted a bit more in view of the evening storms that hit, by definition, the intermountain area. I have seen 3-5 foot breaking waves come up on an intermountain lake in a matter of 10 minutes. Fortunately, the 10 minutes was sufficient to get to a shore and find some shelter. In 1996, I found a Montauk and the 17 OR at a dealer and wound up buying the OR. Very nice !!! - more free-board than the Montauk, wider, a bit heavier, and a deeper V hull - all of which improves the stability, smoothness and dryness.

I have a 115 Johnson Ocean Runner V-4 which is a good compromise for this area - gets up on plane quickly, moves right along at 25-30 mph at around 4500 rpm (not wot) and still will idle at around 2 mph. Pulled kids on tubes but no skiers.

This is a good compromise - big enough to take relative big water, stable, dry, smooth riding and trailer's very well. I have a single axle Shoreland'r trailer under it and have no complaints. Now, if I were over on the coast and fishing the ocean frequently, I would have a 19 or 21 - but for this purpose, the 17 is ideal in my mind. My wife doesn't like water and was only in the 13 one time! I had her in a canoe one time. But, she feels comfortable in the 17 OR - that must be an unequivable recommendation.

Where did you find the one for your friend in Idaho?

Hope you enjoy yours as I do mine. --- Jerry/Idaho

whalersman posted 07-15-2002 01:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
I knew what you meant by the Starboard side as it would be very difficult to install the Tackle Drawers on the Port side due to the Large Door already installed there.

Here is a link to a photo of the Fishing Station:
We picked up my friends 1996 Outrage 17 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It also has the Johnson 115 Ocean Runner and a ShoreLandr Trailer. Nice boat and nice engine. I have always been an OMC man but I thought I would try a Merc to see what all the Hype was about. The Merc seems fine but is a lot taller then the Johnson, about a foot and a half taller. About the same weight though. Time will tell if I like the Merc over OMC.

BillD posted 07-15-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
I am looking to buy a fishing station for my 2000 Outrage if anyone is willing to part with one. or wants to tell me where to buy one.

Also I looked at a 2000 18' Outrage with the Fishing Package and it also had Aft coaming bolsters in addition to the equipment listed above.

aubv posted 07-15-2002 05:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

I like the tackle draw on my 17' 96' OR. I also found that I could take one drawer out and place my VHF radio there. I ran the antenna wire up one of the rod holders in front of the cc by simply pulling off the drain boot. I mounted the antenna on the vertical railing with a nylon swiveling antenna mount with a 3 foot whip antenna. No drilling holes and works well.

whalersman posted 07-20-2002 11:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Do you have any photos of the Tackle Drawers? I have not been able to see any boats with them already installed.

I have called several Boston Whaler Dealers about the Fish Station for a friend of mines 1996 Outrage 17. Most dealers are selling them for $332.00.... Be carefull though as some dealers were asking $450.00... Go Figure!

Thanks for the info and Regards,

aubv posted 07-22-2002 11:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

I can send pictures but it will be a couple of weeks, I may be able to scan from catalog tomorrow. Will e-mail them to you.

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