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timing posted 07-08-2005 05:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for timing  
I'm about to possibly be a first time Boston Whaler owner. I just put an offer on a 1999 Outrage 21. It has a Yamaha 200-HP. Visually, both are in excellent condition. Excellent chance we'll get to an agreed price. Subject to test run, and mechanical check of the motor compression.

I would appreciate first hand opinions of ride/handling qualities of an 1999 21 OUTRAGE. What should I expect? I boat mostly in Barnegat Bay NJ, where we often get strong south winds which churn a short intervaled 1-2 foot chop. I occasionally make an ocean fishing run ~4 miles out. For reference, the only other Boston Whaler boats I've been on were a 1993 13-footer, and, most recently, an 1988 Outrage 20.

What specifically should I look for and test for on a 1999 Outrage 21?

Lastly, is there a place on the web I could retrieve a PDF of the 1999 Whaler brochure?

By the way, I've had other five boats over the past 25 years: 16-silverline, 20-searay, 22-fourwinns, 20-pursuit (favorite so far), and 24-cobia.

Sincere Thanks,

jimh posted 07-09-2005 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
rtk posted 07-10-2005 09:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for rtk  Send Email to rtk

I have a 1997 21 Outrage and boat in the same area as you. Between the afternoon south seabreeze and the weekend boat wakes the bay can really churn up.

The boat does handle the chop well, but I find myself having to adjust engine trim and trim tabs to get a decent ride in varying conditions.

I think the boat needs trim tabs. The ride on my boat improves dramatically with the tabs down some and engine trimmed almost all the way down.

Offshore or nearshore, the trim tabs will let you plane at a slower speed, which greatly improves the ride in the stiff 3 to 4 footers we get when the southeast seabreeze that comes in early afternoon.

The boat is extremely dry in the chop, really all conditions I have been out in. I can't remember any instance of taking any spray in the boat over the front of the boat.

I use my boat exactly how you descibed your use and I am very pleased with the performance of mine. I fish until the end of November with it- staying dry when it is 35 degrees out is great. I honestly don't put foul weather gear on- just my Carharts the boat is so dry.

I do have a t-top with an enclosure, which does help with comfort.

I think it is a great boat for the area. If you sea trial the boat, do it some afternoon when the seabreeze is blowing and it is choppy, see how you like her under those conditions.

Good luck with it.


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