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im4bc posted 06-22-2003 10:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for im4bc   Send Email to im4bc  
Just purchased a 2001 outrage 23 with a single opti 225. Have you had any issues with the boat. Good and bad feedback is welcomed. Thank you
VMG posted 06-24-2003 12:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for VMG  Send Email to VMG     
Make sure the seals around the access panel in the motor well aren't cracked/leaking. Heard from one gent who took on alotta water whilst trolling -- float switch on bilge pump wasn't working and before he knew it he had a stern full of H2O. Same with the gasket/seal around the hatch above the batteries. Also recommend an anti-siphon loop in the discharge tube for the aft bilge pump. At certain speeds, displaced water rushing along the aft part of the hull creates a reverse flow which can also result in a buncha H2O in the bilge.
diveorfish posted 06-24-2003 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Cosmetics: I developed a gelcoat spider crack where the aft end corner of the fish box meets the transom on both sides. They are small and cannot be seen unless you open the fishbox hatch’s and look for them. My dealer fixed them under warranty. It is the only imperfections I’ve had so far with the boat. I wonder if any other 23 Outrage owners have had similar cracks?

Smart Gauges: Make sure all the sensors are calibrated properly. I had one oil tank calibrated to 3.0 gallons and the other one was set to 2.8 gallons. I set about to top off the oil tanks and filled the first to 3.0 which was good and I then I started to fill the other one to three. I got to 2.8, which was really full, but I thought it would go to 3.0. I kept putting oil in until it overflowed and spilled all over my transom and swim platform. It was a bone head move on my part.

Also the fuel tank, when underway that fuel is sloshing all around and you can never get an accurate reading. My low fuel warning came on and I started to worry until I remembered I still had about 70 gallons of fuel left. These boats have a 166 gallon tanks so I guess anything under 70 could be construed as low fuel.

Driving: This boat rides great when the bow is a little lower. These boats come with trim tabs for a reason. When you have full fuel and passengers, the boat is stern heavy. When you put the tabs down that sharp vee in the nose will do its thing and you won’t even feel a 2 foot chop. In fact, you really have to use the tabs up to about 35 mph. By about 35 mph, the boat is going fast enough to plane at the right angle for a comfortable ride.

im4bc posted 06-24-2003 10:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for im4bc  Send Email to im4bc     
Great info thanks guys. Any issues I have I will post on the site. Do you still have your 23's
jimh posted 06-24-2003 11:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I hope your boating experience with that nice newer Outrage is without problems. I also hope you don't have any malfunctions with any of the equipment. I hope nothing goes bad or just stops working. As far as I know there is not any particular component that is known to break down on a regular basis.
VMG posted 06-25-2003 08:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for VMG  Send Email to VMG     
Yes. Mine is a '99 w/ twin Yam 150s, t-top, outriggers, leaning post and the usual electronic bells and whistles. Mostly offshore use -- no big complaints.
MassOutrage posted 06-25-2003 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for MassOutrage    
you are such a peckerhead.
diveorfish posted 06-25-2003 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Jimh: This is just a suggestion. You should let this "issue" thing go. Be it right or wrong, it has become part of our lexicon to be used interchangeably with the word ‘problem.’

The following are some definitions of the word problem out of the dictionary:
1 a : a question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution 2 a : an intricate unsettled question b : a source of perplexity, distress, or vexation

The following are some definitions of the word issue out of the same dictionary:
6 a : a matter that is in dispute between two or more parties b : a vital or unsettled matter

Although they are a bit different, they are close enough that waging a one man crusade against the English speaking working world is a futile effort. Being called a peckerhead should tell you something. It may be time to pick another battle.

im4bc posted 06-26-2003 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for im4bc  Send Email to im4bc     
The word issue in my original sentence is grammatically correct. The word issue is used with reference to " a point in question; important subject of debate." (The new Oxford dictionary) The point in question is obvious in my sentence.

I understand Jimh that this is your site and you may rule your kingdom however you wish. In respect to this I will try my best to use the most care possible when selecting my words.

The information on your site continues to be the best for Boston Whaler owners, and for that I thank you. Keep up the good work.


Your peasant IM4BC

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