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Cole posted 03-28-2003 12:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for Cole   Send Email to Cole  
Brand new (never registered) 2000 18 Outrage with 150 Optimax, Hydraulic Steering, Fishing Package, Cooler Seat, Sun Top, Mills Mooring cover, new tandem axle trailer.

Warranty on boat/motor starts at time of purchase


BillD posted 03-28-2003 03:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
That s a very fair price. Especially with everything "new" . I paid that last year for the same boat with about 120 hours on it (plus some electronics anchor etc.)

Great boat as well.

jimh posted 03-28-2003 09:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Changed TOPIC; was "What do your think of this 18 O/R deal..."]
captbone posted 03-29-2003 01:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
Thats a good price for the 18 whaler but you are still getting an 18 foot boat. Mako, grady, pursuit, regulator and oceanmaster are all ready boats and you could get a larger one of those for the same price. I heard of a 1995 oceanmaster 31 in great shape with 225 ocean pro rudes go for $36,000. While that is $10,000 more it is a different world of boats. 18ft compared to a 22ft+ is a different beast and for that price you can find a different beast if you want one.
tabasco posted 03-29-2003 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
For that money I myself would consider the new Nantucket 190 with it's 8 ft beam.
seasicknes posted 03-29-2003 09:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
So have you got the 18' outrage ???

seasicknes posted 03-30-2003 11:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
Have you seen the 2000 - 18' outrage. This boat is BIG for an 18'er. Has a 90 gallon tank, fish boxes and the bow is as big as a 21' outrage. I believe the beam on the 18'er is 8'2" or so.
The nantucket is only slightly longer, but has no fish boxes and the gas tank is smaller. But, I do like the traditional notch type transom compared to the euro transom.


Cole posted 03-31-2003 12:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cole  Send Email to Cole     
Yes, bought the boat...should be here in a couple days...I'm very excited but at the same time sad to see my 17 O/R go...that was (and is) a great boat!
roofer posted 03-31-2003 04:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
Cole you are going to love this boat, with a 150, it should get up and move. this boat can do anything you want and be stored in a garage at the end of the day. it is really a great boat that listed originally for around 37-39k. the list price is why they don't make it anymore, after having one for a full year I am sure that price and not performance is what caused it demise. it is really a great boat.
Cole posted 03-31-2003 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cole  Send Email to Cole     
Struggling with placement of electronics...can you send me a couple pics of your console. In particular I'm trying to decided whether I should mount the GPS/Fish Finder on their own brackets or mount a piece of rigid plastic in side the electronics box and then flush-mount the instruments??
roofer posted 03-31-2003 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     

I sent you an e-mail with some information, if you need more information please let me know.

seasicknes posted 04-01-2003 12:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
Stored in the garage ??? You must have fairly large garage compared to the most of us.

Your old 17' outrage was very nice. Seen the pictures of them on ebay.


prxmid posted 04-01-2003 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for prxmid  Send Email to prxmid     
I have a 99 18 OR with 150 also. I have the gps/fishfinder and vhf in the electronics box on their mounts, and a stereo cut into the console below the gauges, works great
PSW posted 04-01-2003 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
I was told by a whaler dealer in Canada that in all his years as owner of the dealership he thought the short lived post classic 18 was one of the best made by whaler. He said the cost of building the boat and the consequent price to consumers was its biggest downfall. You are one lucky guy. I would buy that boat for 26k in a heart beat.


Cole posted 04-01-2003 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cole  Send Email to Cole     
Just got a call from the shipper...he's running ahead of schedule and will be delivering the boat at midnight tonight! I could have asked him to wait until morning but he wanted to drop of my boat and get a couple hundred miles towards his home (the East Coast before going to sleep). I couldn't see making him wait...and I probably wouldn't have been able to sleep anyway knowing my new Whaler was sitting on the side of some highway...waiting for the sun to come up.

Oh sleep for me tonight...but I don't really care...4.5 hours and counting I'm really excited!

eaglet1122 posted 04-01-2003 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for eaglet1122  Send Email to eaglet1122     
Not to scare you but you better have some good light to inspect that boat. My friend just bought a car and had it shipped 1000 miles. His driver ditched it late in the night. Come morning he could see the dammage that was not visable under the lumuns of his maglight. And guess how far the driver was. I am sure that all will be great just run to walmart and get some $7 dollar high output lights. Stan
Cole posted 04-02-2003 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cole  Send Email to Cole     
WOW...THAT'S A BIG 18! Can't believe the size of this thing as compared to my 17...I'll have it in the water in a couple weeks after I have the trim tabs and electronics installed...I can't wait.

Just exactly what I wanted...more of a good thing!

seasicknes posted 04-02-2003 10:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
Told you. don't know how "ROOFER" can put it in a garage (standard size). That bow of the 2000 - 18'er is as big as a 1996 - 21 outrage. Both my buddies has these boats and they put them side by side and you can see how big the 18'er is.

Notice how wide she is too.

Just wait to you fill it up. It takes 90 gallons !!!

Good idea adding trim tabs to it. It does help for that boat.

Did this boat have the T-top option ? Leaning post ?

And its way bigger than your old 17' outrage


Cole posted 04-02-2003 11:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cole  Send Email to Cole     
No leaning post or T-Top. Leaning post I might have considered...but T-Top is not an option for the Marina that we harbor cruise high tide I have to lower my head just to make it under some of the lower bridges.

Don't get me wrong you can't ever get trapped...there's always a way to go that doesn't require you to go under a bridge, but then you wouldn't be able to do full laps around some of the small residential islands. It would be like starting at 3:00 going to 11:00 and then having to go back to 3:00 the way you came vs. continuing all the way around the dial back to 3:00

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