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Newtauk1 posted 09-21-2008 07:29 PM ET (US)   Profile for Newtauk1   Send Email to Newtauk1  
How does the 2000 18' Outrage ride in the ocean? I am looking at one powered by a 2000 Optimax 150hp.
Moose posted 09-21-2008 09:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moose  Send Email to Moose     
Very, very well.

That is the exact combo I have, photo in my profile. I'm pretty sure there is not another 18 foot boat I'd rather be in on the ocean. Very solid boat, good deadrise, 90 gallon gas tank and large fish boxes.

I've only had it offshore a handful of times, the Gulf Stream off Hatteras and Ocracoke Inlets, great days. I prefer the ride on the ocean with the nice spacing between waves, vs. the more washboardish Great Lakes, but lately I've been too lazy to drag it down to Hatteras.


Newtauk1 posted 09-21-2008 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Thanks Moose. Nice looking picture. I am looking at one for sale. Has about 200 hours on the motor. It has a leaning post rather than seats.
podosky posted 09-21-2008 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for podosky  Send Email to podosky     
Moose: Other than the higher console, your Outrage looks very similar to my 2006 180 Dauntless. Did the 18 outrage evolve into the 180 Dauntless?
Moose posted 09-22-2008 01:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moose  Send Email to Moose     

200 hours on a 9 year old motor? Yikes, that sounds exactly like mine! I better make sure my wife hasn't listed mine for sale!

Feel free to email me if you have any questions that I can try to answer.


I'm not much of a student on the history of the models, but...

Whaler discontinued the 18 Outrage after the 2000 model. Story around the campfire was the same one you always hear, the 18 was too close in price to the 21 of that era. They went on to revamp the line up, the 210 became the entry level in 2001, then later they added the renamed 190 Nantucket as a 190 Outrage. I do catch myself doing a double take when one goes by on the freeway, "was that a Outrage or Dauntless?"

Interesting site:*/

Newtauk1 posted 09-22-2008 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Newtauk1  Send Email to Newtauk1     
Moose, Unless you just bought a new 'vette then it's not your boat. The owner just bought a new 'vette. He stated that the boat was not used for two seasons. I have 200 hours on my 2003 outboard.
K Albus posted 09-22-2008 03:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for K Albus  Send Email to K Albus     
Podosky, the 18 foot Outrage did not evolve into the 18 foot Dauntless. The two boats have different hulls, and for several years Boston Whaler offered both models at the same time. I believe the Outrage has more deadrise, and it certainly has a sharper entry. As a result, the Outrage will ride smoother in choppy seas. The Outrage is more of a "big water" boat than the Dauntless.

Moose posted 09-22-2008 07:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moose  Send Email to Moose     

This is getting scary! My wife has been naggin' for a Corvette for years! No kidding.

Thank goodness you mentioned it had a leaning post or I'd be very worried.

RonB posted 09-22-2008 08:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for RonB  Send Email to RonB     
Great boat! I had one with the 135 Opti and wish I still had her. I believe she is on the West Coast now as the gentlemen who bought it from me arranged to have a trucking company take her from the East Coast to the West Coast.

I now have a 2007 190 Outrage (Nantucket) and if I had to compare, this is what I liked about the 2000 18 Outrage that my 190 Outrage does not have.

Much heavier so it did better in rough water. Bigger gas tank (90 vs 60 gallons).

Dual under the main deck batteries, my current Outrage only came with one and takes up a lot of room in the center console.

The big fish boxes...not only good for fish, but storage as well, they also had a nice pump out.

I had the aft cutting board table with the two extra rod holders.

The only thing I didn't like about it was that it was a heavy boat for me to pull, as I used a V6 Toyota Tacoma Quad Cab. I was at the limit of my towing capacity.

All other items being equal I was just as pleased with my 2000 Outrage as I am with my 2007 Outrage.


podosky posted 09-22-2008 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for podosky  Send Email to podosky     
Moose: Thank you for the website info. I looked at the archive for the 18 Outrage. It seems to be a great boat! I was unaware this model existed.

K Albus: Thanks for the info. I see by your profile you have the same model (2002-2007) 180 Dauntless as we do.

fishinchips posted 09-27-2008 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Thats the biggest 18 I seen.
Grady, Edgewater, Hydra-sports don't make them that big.

The whaler 18 (1999-2000)had a bow just as big as a 1997 - 21 foot outrage. No kidding.

Ken (170 montauk / 22 hydrasports wa)

Moose posted 09-29-2008 11:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moose  Send Email to Moose     
A few years ago I was kind of barked at by a Johnny Citizen in Saugatuck for tying up my 18 Outrage at the city shoppers dock. There is a sign at the end of the dock that states it's only for boats 20 feet in length, or less. He was pissed off at me and didn't want to listen when I tried explain to him it's only 18 feet long.


Is the one you've looked at going to be yours?

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