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jimmy c posted 12-28-2004 08:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for jimmy c   Send Email to jimmy c  
I AM LOOKING AT A 2000 OUTRAGE 18 FT. WITH T TOP...IT HAS A HONDA 130 H.P. MY QUESTION IS, IS THIS ENOUGH POWER FOR THIS 2500LBS. PLUS BOAT ? ANY ONE HAVE SUCH A SET UP ? ANY INFO OR FEEDBACK WILL BE MOST WELCOMED....THANKS...HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
seasicknes posted 12-28-2004 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for seasicknes    
The 18' outrage (2000) model minimum hp = 115, max hp = 200
its fitted with a 90 gallon tank. Boat weighs approx 2500 without MOTOR.

LOA= 18' 4"
beam= 8' 3"

I have a buddy that has this same boat. He had a 175 ficht which blew a head. Then got a suzy 140 hp 4 stroke.
He said the boad did not leap onto plane quick enough. Kinda struggles. He put on trim tabs and also added a whale tail fin on the motor.

Its a really big 18'er out on the market. Probably one of the biggest.

Ken

homey posted 12-28-2004 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for homey  Send Email to homey     
In my opinion the 18' should have a 150hp(bare minimum)and ideal with 200hp-225hp. Go on a seatrial and test it...It may suit you...
boxers posted 12-29-2004 01:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
I now have a 19/20 outrage (1998) weighs 2200 lbs with a 225HP Yamaha. I think the 18ft c 130HP would be underpowered in most situations.

Our previous boat was an 18 with a Yamaha 115HP (much lighter than the Honda 130HP). It was ok when boating by myself but I couldn't take more than two passengers into the Ocean. The boat just struggled to get onto plane. My advise is put a 200HP motor on your 18ft outrage if possable.

If you go for a sea trial take along 4-5 poeple so you can really see the limitations of 130HP.

All the best.

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