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aubv posted 12-23-2002 03:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for aubv   Send Email to aubv  
Just received a post card, from BW, introducing the new 320 Outrage.

Described as ..."More than 32 feet in length with a width of 10'2" beam, it's our biggest outboard model yet." also states the boat has a 23 degree dead rise.

Looks like all the other go fast fishing boats. Same styling as the 260. Does zero for me. fwiw

diveorfish posted 12-23-2002 04:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Aubv: Remember though, itís an unsinkable go-fast boat.

At first blush, I think it would be way cool. When I was searching for my boat, many folks really bashing whalers about their ride. These same folks were singing the praises of Contender, Regulator and Bluewater with their 24, or better, degree deadrise deep V hulls. I would love to see a Whaler that would shut those folks up.

On the other hand though, is there a big trade off for the increased deadrise? I have never been on one of those go-fast boats to judge the ride in all situations. I was watching a fishing show once and these guys were fishing off a go-fast boat drifting in a fairly good swell somewhere off Florida. That boat was rocking so bad I thought the passengers were going to be ejected into the water. Can you get stability and deadrise in the same boat? Could those with experience enlighten me?

JoeyP posted 12-23-2002 05:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
In my experience, you get more side to side roll with the greater dead rise. As long as you are moving it provides a easier ride. A wider beam helps.
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 12-23-2002 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
Now if the Whaler folks can OEM the 250 HPDI they'd really have something for the SKA circuit!
BMR posted 12-23-2002 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for BMR    
Word is the boat is a good runner in the 50 MPH range with 250's. The added beam as compared to the 8'6" to 9' beam boats should keep it more stable even with the added dead rise. A buddy say it obn the river in Edgewater last week and it looked nice. Fiberglass T top and all.

Will have to see in person. Will anyone take pictures at the NY show?

Dick posted 12-23-2002 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have no idea what the max HP rating is but I would expect it to be shown with a pair of the new Merc 250 4 strokes. Sounds like an ideal combination to me.
James posted 12-23-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     
The SKA type boats are in demand and the 32 ft. Center Console boat market is being pursued by practically all the better builders (Contender, Regulator, SeaCraft, Mako, GW, etc.). The tournament winners demand features that (whether accurate or not) are not generally associated with the classic Whaler designs. BW is a business. You cannot blame them from providing a sleek, go fast type option in this apparently lucrative category.

Now, if BW came out with a 190 that resembles the classic design style, well I for one would buy it.


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