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Trade up from a 20 to a 23
|Author||Topic: Trade up from a 20 to a 23|
posted 06-19-2003 11:28 PM ET (US)
I am a long time Whaler owner...Montauk for years and a '97 20' Outrage. I am considering moving up to a newer 23' Outrage. Any comments or thoughts on the 23 would be helpful.
posted 06-20-2003 10:39 AM ET (US)
Do these Centarys Compete??? HC
The 23'Center Console is $42,755.with T-top and a
Yamaha 225hp 4- stroke. Call Marvin if you have any
further questions. (302) 422-2040
posted 06-20-2003 04:56 PM ET (US)
It is more to tow and store but, it pays off when you are out on the water.
With a 23 Outage, you get all the stuff that makes a Whaler a Whaler such as unsinkability, stability and durability. Plus you also get ample seating/fishing room for 6, a 30 gallon built-in livewell and an enclosed head for the fairer crew members. You also get a huge 166 gallon fuel tank so running out of gas is never a concern. Best of all you get a very smooth, very dry ride in the rough stuff. In fact, the ride is the best feature of the 23 hull which includes 23 Conquests as well. You can pretty much go anywhere you want with impunity.
Also, for what it's worth, people are constantly drooling over the boat at the launch ramp and on the road. Believe it or not, it’s even a “chick magnet” if you can take advantage of such benifits. No, you can’t go wrong with a 23 Outrage.
posted 06-20-2003 08:23 PM ET (US)
I see from your profile that you are in Venice. Hello neighbor! I owned the 23 Outrage for two years and loved it. As you know if you fish around here you need to step out in the Gulf a bit of a distance to find some good hard bottom and clear water to bring home some nice groupers. The Outrage can handle the 4 to 5 foot seas if needed, and I can attest to that running 28 miles off Venice Inlet two years ago in July. I took a few rough waves over the motors and into the cockpit when drift fishing. The water and wind just got worse on the ride in. I had the whole boat airborne over one wave returning. I would say she is built to take a beating.
These are the only items I was not satisfied with:
My boat sold in four days after I listed it on the Internet. I sure do miss her!
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