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alexv posted 05-25-2006 08:01 PM ET (US)   Profile for alexv  

I was wondering if a 100hp yamaha 4-stroke on a Outrage II is acceptable or not. I usually fish with a buddy or two.

Thanks in advance.
A.V. -

prm1177 posted 05-25-2006 08:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
The Max HP on that boat was 150 HP. I had one with an Optimax 135 and just that to be an excellent combo. The specs at the time recommended 115 HP as the minimum. 100 HP strikes me as under-powered, but if you're looking to buy one a sea trial will answer your questions.
Royboy posted 05-25-2006 08:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Mine has a 135 Optimax on it and it's got power to spare. When I was shopping for mine, I saw a lot of them with 115's on them. A sea trial is the best idea, and take a heavy buddy or two with you. You'll know right away if she's got enough power or not.


DBOutrage17 posted 05-26-2006 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for DBOutrage17  Send Email to DBOutrage17     
My brochure from early 1996 says 90hp was the minimum. I have 150 hp so I can't really comment on smaller motors and performance.
Arcturus posted 05-28-2006 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arcturus  Send Email to Arcturus     
I have a 99 Outrage with a 115 ficht, pretty good to plane at about 3000 rpm, top speed around 33 knots. Though with all boats I think prop selection would be critical for that setup to avoid lugging the engine. I put on a 4 blade to plane at lower rpm because I'm 95% of the time in the Pacific. This boat is about 750 lbs. heavier and has a steeper deadrise than the montauk. With the Yamaha you'll get great mileage but don't expect to win many races.
Jerry Townsend posted 05-30-2006 11:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Alexv - You might be on the 'short' side - that is, the boat is rated for a minimum of 90 - and that probably was based on the performance of a typical 2 stroke engine. With a 100 hp four-cycle engine which is somewhat heavier and a couple of good sized adults, it might work - and then, it might be a tad short. But it also depends on the performance of that particular engine too.

I have a '96 17 Outrage with a 115 Johnson/Evinrude and it works great with 3 good sized adults - and I'm up in the air 5000 feet too. But then, I'm only interested in getting out there reasonably fast and then trolling - or pulling the kids on a tube. ----- Jerry/Idaho

alexv posted 05-31-2006 02:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for alexv    
Thanks for everyone's input. I just bought the boat for $18k on e-bay today, its in perfect condition.
Royboy posted 06-06-2006 10:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
Congratulations! I love mine.


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