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penbay01 posted 02-11-2008 02:38 PM ET (US)   Profile for penbay01   Send Email to penbay01  
I [may] buy a mid-size Boston Whaler boat, and I've found a 1995 Outrage at what I consider a decent price. However, first I'm not sure that it's even listed correctly (may be a Dauntless) as it is a 21-footer with twin 135-HP Mercury motors. This seems quite over-powered, no?

My main concern is that I'm having trouble determining the generation of this hull, and therefore the general consensus on its performance. Can someone please give me some background on this hull and compare it to, say an 1980's version? It looks like less of a cathedral-style and more of a vee, to me.

The boat i'm looking at is listed here:¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=1575&url=

Thanks in advance.

Tom W Clark posted 02-11-2008 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
The 1993-1998 Outrage 21 is not what we call a "Classic" Whaler. It was designed by the Peter Van Lancker design team during the Reebok ownership of Whaler in the early 1990s.

Nonetheless, it is a fine boat (mercifully devoid of the ghastly Euro transom) which is rated for up to 300 HP so a pair of 135's is not overpowered.

penbay01 posted 02-11-2008 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for penbay01  Send Email to penbay01     
Has Boston Whaler ever used hull designs from another Brunswick company?
Tom W Clark posted 02-11-2008 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
jimh posted 02-11-2008 08:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I believe that same hull was used under the 21-Walkaround model of c.1990 production, and that is a fine boat that can really handle itself in all kinds of seas and weather.

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