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Ed Stone posted 10-20-2003 09:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ed Stone   Send Email to Ed Stone  
Can someone comment on the ride of the 240 Outrage in
rough water?
I would like to water test one with twin 150 opti's.
and the optional leaning post with baitwell.I like where
they relocated the batteries and ignition switches down
below.I also like the 9600 pounds of swamped capacity.
The breakers and electrical wiring looks organized.
The helm is changed with the steering wheel being on
a horizontal surface versus vertical.
The transon seat is not as wide as the 23 and the
transom door has changed to plastic.The overboard
drains are now exposed.The design of the in floor
fishbox hatches have changed.The hatches also now
have stainless hydraulic lifts.The fuel capaicity
is 16gallons less and the water is 10 gallons more.
I know the transom deadrise is sharper than
prior years,but properly placed strakes should
stable the boat while trolling or drifting.
I have read where some compare this boat to
recently discontiued models.I don't buy that because
the length to beam ratio of the 24 is within reason.
Thanks,Ed Stone
diveorfish posted 10-23-2003 05:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Are you thinking about getting one?
Ed Stone posted 10-25-2003 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ed Stone  Send Email to Ed Stone     

Diveorfish,
I'm just looking.I like the sharper deadrise at the
transom and the swamped capacity.
I checked out your homepage and seen pictures of your
23 Outrage.I see you have the electronics box.How's that
workout for you.
Is that your gps antenna mounted on top your T-top?

I have outriggers but they are different from yours.

What type of fishing do you do out west?
Ed Stone
diveorfish posted 10-27-2003 07:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Ed: Yes I do have the electronics box. All I have in it though is my radio. Since it is too high for my wife, I also had another mike installed just right of the console electronics box. To be honest, I really canít see putting anything you have to look at up there. Maybe thatís because Iím only 5í 10Ē.

I have my chart plotter/radar and fish finder/sounder installed in the console electronics box. That way they are easy to view while under way.

Also, my GPS antenna is indeed mounted on my T-top as you saw.

As far as fishing goes: We go after salmon, striper, halibut and rock fish. I also dive off the boat for abalone as well.

Folks are also nuts for albacore fishing out here in the late summer. I have not done this yet but I intend to next year.

My outriggers are the ďTop GunsĒ that are installed from the factory. They came with the boat and I donít know how to use them or, for that matter, what to use them for. I know you can use them to troll for albacore so hopefully I will put them to use next year.

That 24í is nice but my 23' does the job. Most boats out here have less than 20 degree deadrise at the transom so my boat rides better than most. To be honest, I have not been passed by anyone yet since Iíve been going offshore even though I just go just fast enough to keep from pounding yet maintain an effective plane. I have even done this in 7 foot seas but I got really airborne a couple of times and that proved a little to exicting for me so I slowed down.

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