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ruffstuff posted 08-13-2004 12:27 AM ET (US)   Profile for ruffstuff   Send Email to ruffstuff  
A few questions for anyone that can help....

Where was the livewell located on 1999 18' Outrages if they were so equipped?

The console has a switch labeled "livewell" which operates the raw water washdown...was it one and the same?

Also, can the cushioning bolsters be added to the tops of the gunwales if the boat was not equipped with them?

While I'm at it, where was the freshwater washdown located? I heard some models were equipped, but I can't figure out where it would go if I were to add it.

The printing on the console dash is also coming off or fading... are decals, lettering, etc. widely available from Whaler or OEMs?

I'll be greedy and ask one more question...the ski post says not to use it for tubing....why not and where can you hook up a tube? My kids, guests, etc. love to tube and it makes my wife so happy when I take everybody tubing...she generally ignores my excessive fishing habit.

Thanks for the help...I may have more questions as I am new to this boat.

RonB posted 08-14-2004 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
Hi ruffstuff,

I have the 2000 18 Outrage and will try to answer your questions.

"Where was the livewell located on 1999 18' Outrages if they were so equipped?"

- The livewell was located under the starboard aft seat. I do not have one. I'm not sure how it would be rigged but I imagine it would use the raw water washdown pump. I know according to the diagrams that an access plate would also need to be added.

"The console has a switch labeled "livewell" which operates the raw water washdown...was it one and the same?"

- I have separate switches for the washdown (which I have) and the livewell (which I do not have).

"Also, can the cushioning bolsters be added to the tops of the gunwales if the boat was not equipped with them?"

- I do not have bolsters, but again, the diagram indicates they would not be mounted on the top, but on the inside of the gunwales amd are an option that can be added through your whaler dealer.

"While I'm at it, where was the freshwater washdown located? I heard some models were equipped, but I can't figure out where it would go if I were to add it."

The tank would be located aft of the fuel tank under the deck, I imagine this would only be done at the factory during the boats assembly as it would be a tough job to do it after the fact. The connection to the hose would be opposite where your oil reservoir filler cap is in your splashwell. I do not have a raw wter wahdown.

"The printing on the console dash is also coming off or fading... are decals, lettering, etc. widely available from Whaler or OEMs?"

- Can't help you with that one, I'd check with your local dealer.

"I'll be greedy and ask one more question...the ski post says not to use it for tubing....why not and where can you hook up a tube? "

I have a ski post that I bought from Whaler. It's solid and is made by Swivl-eze. I think the wording seems like a release from liability should someone get hurt while being towed. "Do not use with any equipment which is TIED to the tow rope, such as inner tubes, aquaplanes, etc."

To me that sounds like they do not want to be held accountable if you wrap your tube around a piling at 30 miles an hour .

I mentioned diagrams for this boat, check out the followinf web site for diagrams of newer models:

http://www.whalerparts.com/

Rgds,
Ron


RonB posted 08-14-2004 10:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
"I do not have a raw wter wahdown."

Duh..I do not have a "fresh water washdown".

Too much coffee this morning.

Ron

TomG posted 08-16-2004 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for TomG  Send Email to TomG     
Hi -

I've got a 1999 Outrage 18' equipped with a livewell. As Ron said, the livewell is under the starboard aft seat. Mine operates from the "livewell" switch on the dash. My boat does not have a factory raw-water washdown, but the previous owner inserted a Y-valve in the livewell line and attached a washdown hose...it runs off the livewell switch...there is no separate switch for the washdown.

My neighbor has a 2000 18'...his has both a factory livewell and raw-water washdown. They have separate switches. The hose connection for the washdown is under the aft port seat...mounted in the side of the motor well. I don't know if it is plumbed to the same intake as the livewell or if it has it's own intake. I don't believe there was an option for freshwater washdown...there's no freshwater tank.

Ron answered your other questions...but feel free to ask anything...I'll do my best to help.

Tom

bsmotril posted 08-16-2004 03:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
My Conquest has a single pump for both the Livewell and for the raw water washdown. The livewell drains via a standpipe, and fills via a spray nozzle at the top tucked up under the back side of the well. The Spray nozzle twists/unscrews to open and start filling the live well. The amount it is opened controls the fill rate of the live well. There is no Y valve, and you still get a bit more than a trickle flow out of the washdown nozzle with the livewell spray valve opened fully. Saves the cost of a Y valve, but you have to stick your hand upo under inside the livewell to close the sprayer if you want good pressure from the washdown pump. BillS

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