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Dick posted 04-03-2006 07:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for Dick   Send Email to Dick  
I just came across a 1998 17 Outrage with a Merc 125 and other goodies. The boat looks real good.
Anyone have this combination and how does it perform?
bsmotril posted 04-03-2006 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Only downside might be with the motor. That motor is a 2+2 4 cylinder. It only runs on two cylinders below 2500 rpm, then transitions to all four. This results in some rough running and surging if you try to operate in the narrow rpm band around that transition. It also results in a pretty good surge of power up onto plane. On the plus, it gets better fuel economy trolling than it would running on all 4 cylinders.
Jerry Townsend posted 04-04-2006 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Dick - I have a '96 17 Outrage with a 115 Johnson OceanRunner - and this works well for me - 3 or 4 adults fishing and just dinking around. I have no experience with the Mercury engine. Also recall that I am up in the air about 4500 feet.

If things work out, I'll see if it floats in the Sound this summer/fall. ---- Jerry/Idaho

jimmy c posted 04-05-2006 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimmy c  Send Email to jimmy c     
The 17 Outrage 11 in my opinion is one of the best Whaler hulls....very deep vee, dry,smooth ride,high freeboard.Great for rough water.
The Merc motor should run on two cyl. to 1800 rpm
This is done by progressive linkage.If set up properly you will not even notice it working.
4 Boys posted 04-05-2006 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for 4 Boys  Send Email to 4 Boys     
This is an outstand boat. I have the same power and have been well pleased. The motor has not missed a beat.
Dick posted 04-05-2006 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I was able to get into the boat today and do a thorough inspection. It is a saltwater boat and has been rode hard and put away wet, I'll pass on that one.

I'm going to the dealer tomorrow and look at a new 150 Montauk
the 170 is out of my price range if I go new.

Dick posted 04-05-2006 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I just talked to my dealer and they have no 150 Montauks in stock they do have one on the way, only the 4th that they have been able to get this year. I put a deposit on it contingent on a sea trial.
David Livingstone posted 04-05-2006 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Livingstone  Send Email to David Livingstone     
Dick great to hear that you are getting back on a whaler. Is there fishing in your future?


Dick posted 04-05-2006 09:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Oh yes, I know there some big bass out there that I haven't hooked yet.

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