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|Author||Topic: 1992 Rage|
posted 03-02-2003 07:22 PM ET (US)
I am considering buying a 1992 Rage with a 50 HP Yamaha jet. I would like to hear some comments on this model.
posted 03-02-2003 07:57 PM ET (US)
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
posted 03-02-2003 11:10 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-06-2003 04:07 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-06-2003 04:11 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-10-2003 08:03 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 03-10-2003 08:26 PM ET (US)
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)
Captnbone,i fish off the back of mine,makes one heck of a nice casting deck.
posted 03-11-2003 12:44 PM ET (US)
You have 70 evinrude hanging off the back, that is different.
|BOB KEMMLER JR||
posted 03-11-2003 01:26 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-11-2003 06:46 PM ET (US)
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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