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stevej posted 03-02-2003 07:22 PM ET (US)   Profile for stevej   Send Email to stevej  
I am considering buying a 1992 Rage with a 50 HP Yamaha jet. I would like to hear some comments on this model.
Clark Roberts posted 03-02-2003 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
This Rage is so low on power that I could not stand to drive one... I have tried... absolutely gutless and won't handle at low speeds... getting to a dock or on trailer is a hassle... wouldn't have one unless to convert to outboard power... You asked for opinions! Happy Whalin'.. Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
TRAFFICLAWYER posted 03-02-2003 11:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for TRAFFICLAWYER    
if your gonna throw your hard earned money out, just donate it to some worthwhile charity, at least you'll get the benefit from the IRS which is a lot more than you'll ever get from that Rage.

p.s. I HAD a rage 1994/115 omc.

tuna1 posted 03-06-2003 04:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
The 92 Rage with Yamaha Drive system is a fine little craft.I own 2.Use them for flats fishing down on Cape Cod-work great.A mis understood craft on this forum.The Rage series kept Boston Whaler Alive and Open,when it almost was closed by it's owners at the time.Were it not for the profits the Rages generated at the time Boston Whaler would be Dead and Closed.
Bigshot posted 03-06-2003 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I would not go that far, they are a cheap alternative but that 50hp jet is a bit sluggish, especially if you ski or carry more than 1 passenger. I would not buy one unless it was mint and under $2k.
newdad66 posted 03-10-2003 08:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for newdad66  Send Email to newdad66     
What about the 15' with the 115hp OMC. Is this enough power to carry 4 adults?
What sort of things are there to watch out for with the engine / drive?
captbone posted 03-10-2003 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
It does have enough power but for the most part they get beat pretty bad. It like a jetski or waverunner, it just begs to be run WOT. If you have your heart set on one then check compression, and paint on the motor. If the paint is white or peeling then it has been overheated bad. Also check the bottom to make sure she has not been beached alot. I think your money will be better spent on a Montauk or Newport with a 90 hp. You can do so much more and not get laughed at. Ever see anyone fishing off the back of a rage.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 03-11-2003 08:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Captnbone,i fish off the back of mine,makes one heck of a nice casting deck.
captbone posted 03-11-2003 12:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
You have 70 evinrude hanging off the back, that is different.
BOB KEMMLER JR posted 03-11-2003 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for BOB KEMMLER JR    
Actually it's a 75 hp johnson,with boysen reed valves and weisco pistons,should be a "true" 75 hp now,maybe even a tad more.The rear deck,is actually one of the things i like about the rage over the duantless,it gives me a nice casting deck,and my wife a nice place to layout.
newdad66 posted 03-11-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for newdad66  Send Email to newdad66     
Is it a huge job to convert a Rage to outboard power? I am a little concerned with the lifespan of the jet and when/if it failed could I power it up with an outboard.

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