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Local Boy posted 08-26-2006 04:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for Local Boy   Send Email to Local Boy  
I had planned to buy 1994-1997 24 outrage, but have several 1998 23 with new hull styling. Looks more like ski boat then standard Outrage styling. I can't find what water length is new style 23. Anyone have any comments on the rough water (off shore) differences between 1994-1997 24 Outrages and 1998-1999 23 outrages


bsmotril posted 08-26-2006 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
If you want a dry ride, the Outrage and Conquest 23 hulls from 1997-2000s something are the driest boats I have ever been on. They do very well in a short steep chop, and will plane down to less than 20mph with twin V6s. BillS
Joe Kriz posted 08-26-2006 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     
Local Boy,

Both models use the Accu-Track hull....

assaf posted 08-29-2006 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for assaf  Send Email to assaf     
I didn't ride the 23 hull , but rode many times on a 1997 24 outrage with two 200 optimax.

Great stable and dry ride , the hull feels very solid, and moves in the chop very soft.

one of the best boats I rode.

KSFLOORCOVERING posted 08-29-2006 11:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for KSFLOORCOVERING  Send Email to KSFLOORCOVERING     
23 Outrage I have been in 5 ft seas and it handled great with three daughters ages 7, 5, & 2.

oroseiwhaler posted 08-30-2006 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for oroseiwhaler    
Local Boy,
i bought '98 a new '98 Outrage 23 with 2 150 HP Yammies and T-Top and i still own and love her.
A very stable, very dry boat, planning speed is 20 knots/3000-3500 rpm.
Here in the mediterrean sea we rarely have swell, mostly very steep 3-7 foot chop. The boat performs well in swell but pounds in steep chop, so planning in choppy (3+ '')conditions is often impossible. The double outboards make it quite sternheavy, so i shiftet 2 of 4 batteries (in to the console and "bingo" the boat performs much more softer in chop. To less weight on the bow will make it pounding and too much will increase the tendency that the bow gets pushed off the track by the waves.
I don'├Čt think that the Outrage 24 performs much more better under choppy conditions, a remarkable effect will have a Outrage 27 or more with a accutrack hull.

I think that i will keep the boat untill i have the money to buy a bigger Outrage, and the money to put gas in it....

If you get an 23, feel free to ask me anything about it, i rigged 3 times the motors (Yamaha Carbed, Yamaha HPDI and now Yamaha 4-Stroke)it by my self and still i do all maintance by my self.

Good luck


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