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KSFLOORCOVERING posted 06-19-2005 09:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING   Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING  
I just bought a 23 Outrage with twin yamaha 150's and I am looking for other people with the same set up to ask some questions.
jimh posted 06-20-2005 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
It is more effective to just ask the questions.
SeaBiscuit posted 06-21-2005 12:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
I own and fish a 1999 23 outrage with twin 150 Yamaha two strokes. What are your questions?
KSFLOORCOVERING posted 06-22-2005 07:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     
Hey SeaBiscuit,

Well I was wondering which motors you have ox66?

What is the top speed you reach mph?

What kind, size, and pitch are your props?

How do I pump out the fish boxes in the floor? Is the swith in the transom with the raw water and fresh water swithches? I push the switch that I think says live well pump out and can hear a pump. However when I hold my hand up to the area where the water is suctioned out I can barely feel it. I thought maybe this pump I am hearing might be used in the baitwell pump out. I can't figure if the pump is cloged, broken, or being used in to many areas.

Plus I just wanted to know someone else out there with a set up like mine. I would apreciate any help.


bsmotril posted 06-22-2005 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
The floor pump for the fishbox is typically wired to the ACC-1 switch. The type of pump they use is very prone to airlock, and as soon as the water level in the box gets close to the level of the intake, it will suck air and quit pumping. sometimes it is very hard to get it to start pumping with the box full of water if it has airlocked and lost prime. If you run the pump while running the outlet from your seawater washdown into the box water intake, you can sometimes break the airlock. The most sure proof way to drain the box is pull the plug with the boat running on plane, it will drain quickly that way. BillS
SeaBiscuit posted 06-23-2005 09:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
Hello KSF,
where are you located? I live in Wilmington, NC. Not many Whalers with Yamahas around anymore.

My motors are OX66

Top speed 50 mph full fuel, 2 people, T-top and gear

Michigan Wheel 14.25 by 19 Rapture props

Very happy with props and motors

Bill S is correct all around. I take the plugs out to flush the fishboxes. No fishbox pump on my 23. Every pump on my boat has failed, at least once. The raw water pump is pricey yet not very fast at all. A hi speed pick up would help with the livewell a lot, but such installs are a pain in foam filled boats. The wiring can be easilly exposed on bildge and sump (have to keep an eye on those). I have a secong bildge pump installed in my boat for added safety.

I will be happy to answer any other questions you may have
Enojy your Whaler.

Nick (SeaBiscuit)

KSFLOORCOVERING posted 06-23-2005 10:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     
Hey SeaBiscuit,

Last year I almost bought a 23 Outrage from somebody in Wilmington. It had Yamahas on it and the person advertised that it would run 55 mph. The guy worked for Wells Fargo and I think his name was Scott. You signed your name nick so I guess you are not the same person (plus I remember his did not have a t-top). You didn't buy that boat and put a t top on it did you?

Any way thanks for your reply. Mine runs 47 mph with 17 pitch props. What do you think about 21 pitch?


SeaBiscuit posted 06-24-2005 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
this is one and the same boat. I bought it from Scott, had the top built. If you don't mind me asking, why did you shy away from that deal?
I guess it is possible that the boat could do 55 w/o any load and top, but I never tried that.
Where do you live?
What year is your 23?
I don't know enough about props to offer advise on the 21 pitch. I am very happy with the performance of the set up on my boat.
KSFLOORCOVERING posted 06-27-2005 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     

I was young, dumb, broke and hadn't sold the boat I had at the time.

I talked to Scott several times and looked at alot of pics, but I never went to see the boat. I live in Columbia SC and I really didn't understand or know enough about Boston Whalers. Not buying your boat, I really regretted because I couldn't find any others with Yamahas until recently.

I know you really got a nice boat that has been taken care of. What did you end up paying for it? Mine is a 2000 with 285 hours and I paid $40,000 with out a trailer.

I know alot of people like Mercury. My last boat had 2001 Yamaha 150 ox66 and I loved that motor. I drove the crud out of it and it never failed me once. So I am a Yamaha 150 ox66 lover and you don't see many Whalers with the Yamahas.

SeaBiscuit posted 06-27-2005 09:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
I feel the same way about Yamahas. This is my fourth Whaler and they all have had Yamahas. I have some personal experience with Mercs and prefer Yamahas so far.
As you will remember my boat was a 1999 with 2000 motors with X warranty which expired (unused thankfully!) this month. 240 hours on the motors at the time of purchase. I paid 37 K with a brand new trailer, but no top and poor electronics. Have invested another 10 k in electronics, top and riggers.
I am very happy with her. Let me know if you are ever in this area and we'll take a ride.
KSFLOORCOVERING posted 06-27-2005 11:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     

We will be coming to Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach some time I'm sure this summer. My father in-law just remarried a girl who lives in lives there. That is a great place to boat and I will send you an email when we come.

thanks for responding and stay in touch

SeaBiscuit posted 07-04-2005 01:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for SeaBiscuit  Send Email to SeaBiscuit     
10-4 Ben,
sorry for the late reply. Been out of town. Let me know when you make it to this area and we'll hook up.

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