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20 Ft Outrage Expectations
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posted 01-12-2005 08:41 PM ET (US)
I recently upgraded from a 1992 Outrage 17 to a 1996 Outrage 20 with Evinrude 175 with nice fiberglass T-Top. I was only able to test drive the new boat for a short trip. As I sit looking outside at the big green tarp adorned boat in the back yard I find the wait for better weather a bit taxing.
What I am wondering is what can I expect from this new boat such as fuel use, ride, speed. It currently has the two seat setup I am concidering changing it out for leaning post. Does anyone have recomendations for or against this change?.
posted 01-12-2005 11:16 PM ET (US)
I strongly recommend you KEEP the seat set up, if your going to use the boat for cruising, skiing etc...The leaning post is great for fishing and long trips offshore in seas. But, the two seats are great for cruising particularly when your legs get tired. My 25' Outrage has the leaning post/bait prep station which is great for me because, I use the boat specifically for fishing...Good luck.
posted 01-12-2005 11:55 PM ET (US)
How is this for another point of view, Get the leaning post. You couldn't give us those seats, we consider them worthless.
While I've not seen a leaning post for the 1996 20'. We have a 2001 23' and find the lean post the best of all worlds, lots of storage under the split lift up cushions. Ours has a fold down foot rest and a removable back rest. Two can sit on it very comfortably. The hand rails that go around it are terrific and very solid. Additionally, it allows for storage of a cooler underneath it. I sit on the post with my feet on the gunnel when trolling or cruising.
posted 01-15-2005 08:48 PM ET (US)
What works for you? Good pedestal seats are very secure for everyone, and the other for other reasons. Both have great usages, but its all about you and your tolerable crew!
Two guys sitting side by side on a leaning post, its your choice! :)
posted 01-15-2005 09:46 PM ET (US)
What do you know? Have you ever even been on a boat that has a leaning post?
Oh yeah, Mine!:)
My comments are based on an older boat that my family owned that had the swivel seats, none of us like them.
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