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zzopit posted 07-06-2003 02:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for zzopit   Send Email to zzopit  
I just brought home a 1994 15' Boston Whaler Rage/Jet with the 115. I can't seem to find where to hook up a hose for the fresh water washdown, can anyone assist? contact offline if you want -

I got the boat for a steal at a moving sale, no books or guides werew included. If anyone can hook me up (or point me to) with a owners guide I'd apprewciate it...

tuna1 posted 07-06-2003 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
There is not one.

On the TurboJet there never was a factory approved flushing attachment port!

You should have a raw water strainer installed in the engine compartment.It has a arrow on it to indicate flow direction.On the outputside you can disconnected the hose from the stainer and attach a hose to the hose and turn the water on full and test run the engine for a short time.It's best to only run the engine while in the water,because when run it out of water the seals on the jet pump are not lubed or cooled by the water that would be in the drive and therfore wear at a very high rate.

Enjoy your RAGE and have fun with it.

shallowrage posted 07-07-2003 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for shallowrage  Send Email to shallowrage     
I have a 1995 Rage 15 with the 115 omc motor. There is a flush kit part number 437021. All it is an adapter that you hook up to a water hose with about a 1/4 size tip that you put in a hole at the top of the housing. To access this hole, you slide back the impeller housing and the hole is at the top. I had to get a hold of Boston Whaler to get instruction on how to do it. They gave me a number to Evenrude/Johnson for more info (847-689-7090). Believe me the impeller housing is not easy to slide back or slide back in. What I do after fishing salt water is I stop by the river on the way back home, back the boat down the ramp, start the motor for about 5 minutes, shut her down and then go home for the standard after fishing cleaning ritual. Hope this helps. By the way, the Rage 15 is the black sheep of the Boston Whaler line up but I still enjoy this boat.
tuna1 posted 07-07-2003 11:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
Shallow Rage-
Thank You for Your Straight Info on your TurboJet and flushing methods.

Yes indeed the Rage Series is misunderstood and the Black Sheep in the Whaler family.

But the series made alot of money $$$ for Whaler when it was dearly need,and kept the factory doors open-when they almost were closed.

Besides if everyone liked the samething ,the world would be very plain indeed.

RAGE ON + Tight Lines

zzopit posted 07-10-2003 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for zzopit  Send Email to zzopit     
Thanks for the advice, I found the water intake filter and hooked up a hose. I'll be putting together a Y-valve so I can fresh water washdown a bit easier.

I know the deal with the black-sheep Rage/Jet series. I was originally seeking a 17' CC OB but this came along at a steal price. I boat on the south shore of Long Island (Jones Beach Inlet) and it is sandbar city with plenty of tidal pools and 6-hour beaches. Can't wait to get this baby in the water this weekend.

Our family had a 28' Older Flybridge Sport fisherman (Paacemaker) for years and I am sick of the marinas and slips. Slam up on the beach for me from now on... (just cut the engine first!)

tuna1 posted 07-14-2003 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     

How did the first shakedown go,hope all went well.If any problems,post them so we can help out.

Just purchased another RageII for the fleet.Picked up a 1997-175Hp Mercury SportJet RageII.It's needs some TLC,and it suffers from the scourge of all(my)Whalers - Wet Foam In The Hull.

The previous owner had moored the boat in salt water up here in the northeast,so the drive is all barnicled upped.He has also punched another hole in the front locker in the left corner to let the water drain out of the compartment-into the [Obscene language deleted] hull !!!.

Then again it would not be a Whaler of mine if it had a dry hull...

Will keep you posted about the project's progress.

jimh posted 07-14-2003 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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tuna1 posted 07-15-2003 06:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for tuna1  Send Email to tuna1     
As the site's censor:Why/what do you concider objectionable when the spelling of the word in question is purposefully incomplete and it's used only for a adjective to show how ludicrous the action was??????

This ,No "your" site,here is becoming more a rally board for Mercury/Brunswick Corp,than the open free conversation about Whaler's Good/Bad points it once was.What has changed?

As i have said before;
The good thing about Whalers is the Foam construction,also
The bad thing about Whalers is the Foam construction.

The foam -In the real world- does pickup and contain any water that makes it way into the hull from any type of entry point such as:,delamination of the hull/liner seam joint,cracks,poor beddings around any hole in the hull/liner,loose screws,ect.

Nothing is perfect,and neither is a Whaler!!!
Peace,lets move forward in a positive direction.

PRWhalers posted 07-15-2003 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for PRWhalers  Send Email to PRWhalers     
I understand what you are trying to say by saying the "word". It is commonly used in adults to give more feeling to the word, but you should remembre that there are boys in this forum that shouldn't be looking at that kind of words because it can have a negative effect on them at that age. BTW I hope zzopit can have a lot of fun in that Rage. I think some people say the OMC engine is one with bad reliability but I have no encounter with them so take these as what I have heard.

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