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beachbum posted 06-19-2003 11:28 PM ET (US)   Profile for beachbum   Send Email to beachbum  
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.
Holy Cow posted 06-20-2003 10:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
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

~ Mary

diveorfish posted 06-20-2003 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
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.

InHerNet posted 06-20-2003 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
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:
The windshield is distorted on the radius corners.
The plug in the livewell does not hold and before you are aware that it is loose, all of your bait is dead while running. The plug is like a sink stopper.
You need to have a quality safety catch for your anchor chain or you will see your anchor flying out in front of you while under way. Happened to me twice before it was replaced.
The fish boxes should be sealed under the hatch lip, they will overflow into your bilge.
Other than the windshield everything can be fixed or changed.

My boat sold in four days after I listed it on the Internet. I sure do miss her!

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