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george nagy posted 05-22-2003 04:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for george nagy   Send Email to george nagy  
I'm looking at both the older classic 25-Outrage and the newer 24-Outrage from the 1990's. I'm trying to begin to gather knowledge about the recreational 24 or the 24-Justice.

The setup I would prefer (I think) for the 24-Outrage is twin 150-175-HP smaller v6 outboards. Although the 24-Outrage doesn't have a lot of the classic wooden features, I think it is a very attractive distinctly Boston Whaler looking craft.

What I would like to know from some of you whom have owned/ own them are some of the pros and cons from this model. Any performance numbers would be great as well. Also used pricing by year and years of production.

I have seen a few of these cutting through the waves in the ocean and remember being very impressed.

george nagy posted 05-28-2003 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Tarheel posted 05-28-2003 01:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tarheel  Send Email to Tarheel     

I just bought a '95 OR 24', and powered it with a new Yamaha 225 four-stroke. The 24 has a deep V and offers a great ride. The console and deck layout is excellant. Twin 150s would give you excellent performance (I'm happy cruising at 30-31 mph with my single 225). All round great boat! Feel free to e-mail me direct with any questions (the boat is new to me, but I've taken apart what I could, and I've been all through it).


TOPAZ 29 posted 05-31-2003 07:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for TOPAZ 29  Send Email to TOPAZ 29     
george,i agree with tarheel!!i have a 1994 24' with a single 225 cruises 30mph comfortably and tops out around 40mph!!
leapinlunker posted 05-31-2003 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for leapinlunker  Send Email to leapinlunker     
I own a 97 24OR with twin 200 Mercs. Bought it used, only slightly as it still had first tank of gas remaining in tank, in 1999. Paid $51,000. Guy I bought it from redecorated old plantation homes in the south and fell off a scaffoding in late 1997 one month after purchasing boat. After several operations for broken back over a two year period he decided he could not longer boat in the OR. Still had the stickers on it.

Love the boat and the ride is pretty decent for a 24 footer. The twins run it at WOT close to 52 MPH with T-Top. I typically run at 3200 - 3600 RPM which pretty much is 32 - 36 MPH. Gets an average of 2.2 mpg.

A good friend of mine has a 31 Contender and I have fished off it quite a bit. Would not trade my OR for it though. Sure, it takes the chop a bit better, but I'd rather have the cash difference in my pocket than shave 10 minutes off a 25 mile ride from the wrecks. Send me an email and I will send you some photos.

phatwhaler posted 05-31-2003 12:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     

First of all, sorry I didn't return you're e-mail.

Now the 24 Outrage. The boat I am familiar with is slightly different as it is a 24 Justice with metal gunnels and a tow tower on the back. Consequently it sits a little lower in the back because of the extra weight. As leapinlunker says, a 24 OR with twin 200's is a pretty quick boat. I've seen the 24 hit 44 knots with three Coasties onboard.

Probably the best information I can give you is how has this boat held up after six years of abuse. And the answer is.... Pretty well. Here are some of the items that have caused problems.

1. The factory t-top broke about ten times and then we had to replace it.
2. The metal gunnel boards don't flex like the rest of the boat so they are eating the fiberglass and gelcoat next to the amidship cleats.
3. The pan that is secured over the bildge has broken it's seal many times allowing water to drip into the bildge. Almost sinking the boat one.

That's about it. Otherwise it has held up pretty well to Coast Guard abuse. I mean use.

If you want more info call me at 843-200-7846.

phatwhaler out.

p.s. I'd rather have a 25 Contender.

Walter G Hannig posted 06-01-2003 08:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for Walter G Hannig    
See Cetacea Page 73. This is a 1996 24-Outrage with twin 175-HP Evinrude Ocean Pro's. Top speed, light, is 50 MPH; fully loaded with five buds and a full tank (195 gallon) of fuel and equipment, is 43MPH. Great boat, I bought it used for $55,000 three years ago in February 1999. Was used only one year 1998. I bought a EZ Loader trailer with bunks and added/redid the electronics.
jimh posted 06-01-2003 10:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
As Boston Whaler hull shapes continue to evolve, I have to agree that the 24-Outrage c.1990 is looking rather "classic" these days.
george nagy posted 06-04-2003 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
The more I look at these 24' outrage models the more I like them. They afford more creature compforts such as an enclosed head, ancor rode locker and numerous other storage compartments. I believe that these hulls are taking on a look that is becoming more "classic" with every new model Whaler puts out. I do not like the bow rail configuration and would however change to atwo piece low profile rail if I end up buying one.
Bigshot posted 06-04-2003 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Ut oh! George has 6' itis:)
george nagy posted 06-05-2003 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
B.S. too bad you're not still looking for an 18.
Bigshot posted 06-06-2003 02:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Depends on price George. you know I can't turn down a good deal....I'm a Whaler addict.

My name is Nick and I AM A WHALERHOLIC!

PMUCCIOLO posted 06-25-2003 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

I attempted to send you an email and have been unsuccessful. Would you kindly send me an email to which I can send a reply?


BEACHPANDA posted 02-26-2004 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for BEACHPANDA  Send Email to BEACHPANDA     
Hi everyone! I started out, 2 1/2 months ago having not had a BW (I had a 13' Dori w/ a 50 hp merc in 1978) for many years to buying a 1980 V-20 Outrage. This morning, I just picked up a 1994 BW Outrage 24'. Now I've got two boats and need to sell one of them. I guess the Classic V-20 is going to see a new owner soon.

After reading the above Posts, I'm glad to see that my move is in the right direction. My wife wants a Head, and A/C. I told her that the Head HAS A/C when we're under way.

Only unfortunate thing is that I need to put a couple of coats of bottom paint as it's going to be kept in the water... it's too large for my lift.

By the way, I paid $22,500 and besides all of the nice electronic toys, it comes w/ twin 150hp 2Stroke Yamahas. Oh Joy!


homey posted 02-26-2004 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for homey  Send Email to homey     
george nagy,

I have the 1991 25' Outrage/cuddy/whalerdrive. It has twin Johnson 150's, and many options/upgrades. 142 gallon fuel tank, sink w/baitstation and leaning post. Custom T-Top with electronics. etc.

Pros. Exceptional ride, inshore and offshore. Top speed approx.47mph and cruises around 30mph. Boat will plane on 1 engine. closed transom, never swamps. Teak accents really set the boat off, draws many looks and only takes 35-40 to clean teak and oil. Easy to trailer. (Less expensive then 24')

Cons. Slight rain leak in the seam where the Top of the cuddy is jioned at the hull. (minor nuisance)

jimh posted 02-26-2004 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
George was looking for a boat about 9-10 months ago.
Mojo posted 02-28-2004 05:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mojo  Send Email to Mojo     
I purchased my OR 24 (1996) in Nov 2002, and have had such incredible fun with her. The boat regularly goes 125 kms offshore in F4-5 conditions. Handles the sea well, very dry ride but a little exposed to the elements (hot sun, lashing rain etc). It is the only one in Hong Kong and recently featured in a Jackie Chan Production film - more on that soon. Last week I had the boat on the slip and gave her a new lease of life with brand new Evinrude Ficht engines (150x2). The fuel economy and response has been quite remarkable. I will soon post comparison RPM figures on the board. Going fishing tmrw, after some snapper.

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