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The Baron posted 06-16-2005 10:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for The Baron   Send Email to The Baron  
I am in the market for a classic BW. I am thinking along the lines of an 18, 20 or 22. As trailering is something I'd like to retain as an option (I have a 1990 Toyota FJ62 w/3,500 lbs capacity), the smaller boat might be best.

I'd love some guidance from those of you more experienced in these matters about pros and cons of differnt boats and configurations and, anything and everything that I should be looking at and for in buying a boat of this type and age.

With that, I'd also like to know what I should be expecting to pay.

Many thanks!
Ian

Buckda posted 06-16-2005 12:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
First Ian, welcome.

You've posted to the wrong forum since the 18, 20 and 22' Outrages are all classic Whalers.

Your only real option with your present tow vehicle is the 18' Outrage, since when you begin adding people and gear, you'll come really close (and maybe over) your GCVWR really quickly. I know - I have an 18 and tow with a 3,500 pound rated SUV.

Wow..so that was easy. Go with the 18.

Next, you need to tell us how you'll use the boat for us to provide advice on how to set it up:
Will it be used for fishing? What Kind? Trolling? On a big lake (i.e., great lakes) or ocean? Or will you use it inland on the bays mostly? What kind of weather will you use it in? How far do you normally travel to reach your destinations? How many people?

These data points will help us guide you on seating configurations (leaning post, RPS, captains chairs, stern seat, etc) powering options (twins, single with a kicker, single only) and canvas options - (SunTop, full enclosure, etc.)

Dave

jimh posted 06-16-2005 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Repost this to the proper area. Thanks. This thread will not be archived in this area and will be deleted.

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