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2004 21 Outrage
|Author||Topic: 2004 21 Outrage|
posted 06-05-2004 11:40 PM ET (US)
I saw a new 21 Outrage with only a 150 Merc for power. Wonder what kind of performance he is dealing with....
posted 06-06-2004 12:03 PM ET (US)
My guess would be that the performance is something like that of the 190 with the 115 HP four-stroke. Propped pretty low and near 4,000 rpm before getting on plane. Maybe 36-37 mph at redline.
posted 06-08-2004 11:08 PM ET (US)
Pat, a 150 was on mine at the dealers. I told them to take it off and put it on an 18' and then find me a 225. They claim it will do mid 30's once it gets up on plane, which might take a day or two with as much beer as I carry on board. Whoever has that boat will be repowering, or selling in the not too distant future. Let's face it, almost all of the Whalers made today are heavy/heavier boats and need all the ponies that you can put on them to make them fun/fast.
I learned my lesson with the Dauntless 16 with a 90 4 stroke. If I was doing that all over again it would have the max HP of 115 on it, not because it wasn't fast. High thirties (37-39) was good enough for me, but the time to plane, bow rise, ski ability was for the birds. The transom pocket had a lot to do with it, what a dumb idea that was. So the lesson learned is to buy the most horsepower that your boat can handle. Geez, I sound like Larry.
posted 06-08-2004 11:11 PM ET (US)
speaking of transom pockets. What was it for ?
posted 06-10-2004 08:35 AM ET (US)
My understanding was that it was to allow for the motor to be mounted higher on the transom vis a vis the latest in bass boat fashions. What it really does is reduce bouyancy in the stern, reduced the motor weight capacity, increased time to plane, and ability to plane with out some weight up front. A generally bad idea that lasted about two years.
posted 06-12-2004 02:25 AM ET (US)
That whaler must have been won in a raffle. I cant imagine a respectable/decent dealer mounting that lil motor on there. Probably needs 10 cases of beer on the bow to get it on plane. ;)
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