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hutchinson01 posted 02-02-2005 09:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for hutchinson01   Send Email to hutchinson01  

I just purchased a 1999 23' Outrage. It has a 250 Yamaha on the back. Does anyone know what the best MPG I should expect? I was told 3 MPG, does that sound a little optimistic? Would be interested to hear pros and cons anybody would care to share on their 23 outrage, recommended equipment etc.

bsmotril posted 02-02-2005 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Is the Yammi 2 stroke, 4 stroke, or 2 stroke HPDI ?
BillS
aquaman posted 02-02-2005 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for aquaman  Send Email to aquaman     
Hutch,

3 mpg sounds very optimistic to me. If your 250 Yam is an ox66 EFI you can expect closer to 2 mpg. I run a 250 on my 1994 24' Outrage and regularly get 2 MPG if lightly loaded with a 15" x 17" SS series prop. Your 23' might be a little different then the earlier 24' but I don't think by much with regards to exterior hull design.

SeaBiscuit posted 02-03-2005 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
My '99 23 outrage has twin 2000, 150HP OX66 (fuel injected 2 stroke) Yamahas. I average 1.75 miles per galon with big props. Typically cruise in the 30's (fast). Max speed is 52 m/hour.
Pros: fast, heavy, dry
Cons: heavy & thirsty ($)
I fish mine offshore averaging 120 or so miles per trip. I have always fished whalers and I love the solid feel & big bow of this one. I also like the simple lay out. I have a little trouble with water getting inside my console, difficulty monitoring the oil levels and front hatch banging in rough seas (I tie wrap it shut each time to eliminate). I'd love some more dry storage on the boat, but will make do w/o.
Fell free to email me or continue this thread if you have any specific questions.
Nick (SeaBiscuit)
hutchinson01 posted 02-03-2005 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for hutchinson01  Send Email to hutchinson01     
Thanks for the replies, it's a yamaha 0x66 2 stroke, so I guess it looks like I am looking at 2 mpg. I can't wait for winter to end so I can burn some gas!
kamie posted 02-03-2005 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for kamie  Send Email to kamie     
SeaBiscuit,

Sounds like you have yours setup for mostly fishing. I was wondering how the 23 would do for basic crusing. Looking for a comfy ride, in a boat bigger than by 87 18 Outrage. Not looking for a real fishing machine, but something I can cruse the river and the bay.

Hutchinson01,

Was wondering how the 250 did. If I pick one up, I would be looking for twin 135s but most of the 23 Outrage or 230 Outrage that are out there have singles.

SeaBiscuit posted 02-03-2005 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
kamie,
yes, my 23 is set up primarily for fishing, but with the build in folding seats it makes for a great cruising boat for my family. I have two boys 9 & 11 years old. They, and my wife are a lot more comfortable on the 23 compared to my 19 OR II.
I think a 23 with a single 225 F would make a very good all arround cruising boat.
SeaBiscuit
hutchinson01 posted 02-04-2005 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for hutchinson01  Send Email to hutchinson01     
Kamie,

It did well. I only ran it for about 45 minutes, and it has been in storage until Spring. I don't think I'll have problem with the power. I am a little concerned with going offshore with the single motor. I am debating whether or not a kicker would be worth the expense.

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