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1993 21 ft. outrage - maiden voyage
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posted 11-06-2006 12:25 PM ET (US)
Well, After a month of rigging engines, electronics,and a trailer, I finnaly got to taker her out for the first run. I pull up to the launch in absolutely perfect whaler test conditions, a storm rolling in with 3-4ft seas. My newly installed yamaha takes a jump start (after three days of wiring draining the batteries), and I am off. the hull floats above the stern drain holes with the weight of a 250 yamaha ox66 and a 9hp yamaha kicker.
I hit the waves. After much experience on an 18, 22, and 25 classic outrage, I am awaiting a slam.. No slam. The hull lands on the waves with a very pleasant shake. On side seas, there is no roll, no water splashing in, and a stance as stable as a 26 ft boat. stoping with the stern of the boat facing the oncomming waves lets me take on water over the transom. It quickly exits through the 1.5 inch holes. After a few hours of testing systems, baitwells, washdowns, lights ect. I am very very pleased with the hull.
I have one question if anyone else has this hull. If water enters the fishwells, how do you let it out? Pull the plugs when running? I have a switch for a pumpout on the wells, but there is no pump. I assume I would need to rig a masserator to eat the gills and scales. Anyone with any info, it would be appreciated. In the meantime, it is not a big deal and I will let it drain as I run with it.
posted 11-06-2006 03:14 PM ET (US)
I have a 1997 21 Outrage, I believe it is the same hull.
It is a nice handling hull. This is my third full season with it and I am still amazed at how dry the boat is in all conditions.
I have the electric pump out system installed on mine, so that is what I use. I'm not sure if it is a macerator pump though. If you are going to set up a pump out system, a macerator pump would be a good idea.
My set up, which I believe is a factory set up, uses one pump to drain both boxes. The wide mesh screened drains are at the back of the fish boxes, so even with the pump out system at least a good inch or two of water remains in the box.
I never used the fish boxes to store my catch. The cooler in front of the console is more than adequate to hold the type of fish I keep. So I really can't say the system works well or not. Rainwater accumulates easily in the fish boxes, so that is my only experience with pumping them out.
posted 11-06-2006 03:45 PM ET (US)
RIch, I appreciate the answer. My switch panel has a switch for a pumpout but nothing is connected to it. Where is your pump located? In my console I have the freshwater and saltwater washdown pumps but the console seems like a long run for hoses if the water is exiting the back anyway.
posted 11-06-2006 05:33 PM ET (US)
I have same boat/hull mine is just alittle bigger (23 Outrage). I have pumps on my fish boxes and I am sure you do. However my pumps (just like rtk's) do not work. I have asked several times how they work but everyone's seem to be broken also. Rtk's has the first Whaler that I know of where the pumps work. My pump is located just outside of the boxes in front of the batteries.
posted 11-06-2006 08:52 PM ET (US)
Hmm, my batteries are in the console, as is my oil resevoir. I think the first owner of the boat modified some things and probably took out the non-working pumps. I think I will re-hook it with that macerator we spoke about. I had a lof of water fill the holds fast... but my test drive was in rough seas and rain. Will they stay dry on an average day of boating?
posted 11-07-2006 04:56 AM ET (US)
The pump is installed right next to the bilge pump, under the rear center hatch.
Are the drains installed in the verticle rear wall of the fishbox? Is there a thru hull on the aft port side of the boat (that is where mine is)? If so, then it would make sense that someone took the pump out. The dash switch may have just been installed at the factory along with the others when the boat was built.
I heading out fishing this morning, I'll try to get a couple of photos for you and email this afternoon.
posted 11-07-2006 10:44 AM ET (US)
Rich, the boat is configured as you mentioned, with the drain holes on the rear vert wall and there is a bilge type hole on the starboard rear. I will have to use the boat a few times to see if it is worth rigging or if it is better to simply pull the bottom plugs when running.
posted 11-07-2006 11:01 AM ET (US)
I have the 1998 model , same hull.
the original pump is rule's general purpose 1.5"
about 3000 gph. mine works fine only when the water is above the drain holes. below the level it sucks air and won't pump anymore.
posted 11-07-2006 11:49 AM ET (US)
Thank you assaf, how does it work with fish scales?
posted 11-07-2006 01:08 PM ET (US)
I do store the fish in the well, and there are times that it is full of blood and mess.
I have never had any problem with the pump.
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