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Post-Classic Outrage 17-18 Fishing Package?
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posted 07-14-2002 08:13 PM ET (US)
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;
54 Qt. Igloo Cooler with Seat Cushion and Cleats
Tackle Box Drawers
Is their anything I missed?
posted 07-14-2002 09:28 PM ET (US)
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 Package #2
posted 07-14-2002 10:02 PM ET (US)
The leaning post with livewell also has
the raw water wash down.
I added the third and forth rod holders
to my 17 Outrage.
posted 07-14-2002 10:59 PM ET (US)
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
posted 07-14-2002 11:11 PM ET (US)
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..
posted 07-15-2002 12:46 AM ET (US)
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
posted 07-15-2002 01:22 PM ET (US)
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:
posted 07-15-2002 03:48 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-15-2002 05:56 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-20-2002 11:17 AM ET (US)
Do you have any photos of the Tackle Drawers? I have not been able to see any boats with them already installed.
Thanks for the info and Regards,
posted 07-22-2002 11:37 PM ET (US)
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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