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John F posted 08-23-2008 03:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for John F   Send Email to John F  
I'm going to move up from my Montauk, and I think I want to get a mid-90s 19/20 Outrage. I've seen '96 Outrage 19s, and ''97 and '98 Outrage 20s advertised. I've also found from reading here that they're essentially the same boat. Can someone tell me what years this hull was built? Is it just '96-'98? In looking for one, are there any specific weaknesses to look out for?


onlyawhaler posted 08-23-2008 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     
They were started in 1996 and called the Outrage 19. It was changed a year or two later to the Outrage 20, same boat.

Boston Whaler Catalogues have them listed through the 1996-1998 years, however they were also sold (not in 99 catalogue) during 1999 as a limited production.

I have a 99 and think they are great boats. Big center console with twin doors, lockable electronics box, twin fish boxs and two foward lockers for storage and anchor.

The rear quarter seats hide the oil tank on the starboard side of mine and the port side provide a storage/livewell area.

I like the overall feel and fit of things . Here is a link to pictures of mine¤t=outrage004.jpg

Downside issues? There are a couple. It tends to be stern heavy and has a tendency to drift into a porpoise bounce when trimed up for cruising with a full tank or everyone stand aft. A touch on the trim tabs (needs tabs) ends that when it is loaded that way.

The rear scuppers on each will leak while the boat is under load aft and gradually fill the fish boxs with water unless plugged. That is a bit irritating.

Fishbox pumpout option fixs that and just put in your scupper plugs and it isnt' a problem.

The bait cutting table and sky plyon in the rear are great and very handy.

I have a Yamaha 225 and it gets up on plane very quickly and at sealevel will exceed 50 mph.

Overall, a great boat and I am very happy with it. I highly recommend the model and there are some good deals out there on this model.


onlyawhaler posted 08-23-2008 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     
Sorry that link isn't working above. Try the link for pictures in my account profile

Thanks and good luck

phatwhaler posted 08-23-2008 11:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
I've got a 1996 19 Outrage and I basically agree with onlyawhaler. Mine's powered with a 1996 200 Merc. I just picked this motor up a few days ago from a guy in my neighborhood. I get 50mph at 5400 rpms with a 19 pitch prop. According to my Navman fuel flow meter I can get just a little over 3 statue miles per gallon. I don't have trim tabs, however they'd be nice. When I have a couple fat buddies in the back she does porpoise a bit.

I'm pretty happy with this boat, I came over from a Shamrock so I like the speed and better ride.

In seven years of ownership I've trailered this boat all over the state of Florida.

This picture is during a crossing to Bimini.


John F posted 08-24-2008 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for John F  Send Email to John F     
Thanks. I'm on the lookout for an Outrage now. Anybody know this one?¤cy=USD&access=Public&listing_id=56329&url=


Casco Bay Outrage posted 08-24-2008 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
John -See my post in your other thread.

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