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peterhdreel posted 07-20-2003 12:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for peterhdreel   Send Email to peterhdreel  
Anyone out there with this Boat. Which engines are better, the Optimax or the 4 strokes.What is your range.
What kind of fuel milage you get.What is the cruising speed.
Thanks in advanced
newt posted 07-21-2003 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
My boss has the 27' Outrage with 225 4-strokes. He claims 52 mph best top speed on flat water, and can routinely hit 48-49 mph.

I will try and get more info for you on fuel usage, cruising speed, etc.

mustang7nh posted 07-26-2003 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for mustang7nh  Send Email to mustang7nh     
I drove a 2003 Outrage 240. I believe its the same hull as the 27, just shorter. Deeper V was definitely smoother in chop. It had twin 150 Optis. First time I've been in a boat with Optis, they ran fine as they should for brand new. What I didn't like was the size of the console and the leaning post. I'm 5'10" but felt like the top of the console was up to my chin when driving. Take out the potty and give me a console I can sit and look over please! If you sit on the leaning post you were up on a perch and couldn't hold on well if it was rough. Actual floor space is not large IMO. I saw a 27 on the lot and climbed in it. Same impressions in terms of ergonomics. Best part of boat seemed to be improved ride in chop.

As far as engine choices on a 27, in using Regulator performance reports, its seems that in single applications a 4s gets better economy but slightly less top end. In twin applications, 4s get less speed and slightly less economy at same mph than a pair of direct injection motors (max hp). Don't know how this generalizes to other applications, but food for thought.

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