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hori posted 08-24-2013 12:03 AM ET (US)   Profile for hori   Send Email to hori  
Hello all. Great wealth of info here; great site.

I have been researching about the 1997 OUTRAGE 20 model. I understand this is same as the JUSTICE 19 hull with 20-degree deadrise and AccuTrack hull. Is the hull still stable at rest? It is a deeper vee than the other Boston Whaler boat hulls.

I am also interested to know how this hull handles in the chop and waves. Boston Whaler boats are known to pound badly in chop, from what I have been reading. All replies and info would be appreciated.

jcush87 posted 08-27-2013 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for jcush87  Send Email to jcush87     
I have owned this hull for 3 years now and it is EXTREMELY stable at rest. It does not toss passengers around, and I ave had 4 adults leaning over the gunwhale in (2-3' seas) and had no issues there either. You will have to slow down in a heavy chop with this boat. 16-18mph or it will tend to pound. trim tabs are very helpful. with my 175 i can cruise at 25-26mph and get 3.5 mpg with a medium load and i top out at 43mph light. the hell is a bit stern heavy and the scuppers dont drain the best. but it had tons of storage and is exremely stable and safe feeling.
onlyawhaler posted 08-28-2013 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for onlyawhaler  Send Email to onlyawhaler     
I have it in the 20 Outrage version. I think the Justice 19 is the same hull, just with a heavier layup of fiberglass for commercial applications.

I have had it for about 5 years and its outstanding. Quick to plane, handles rough water, very stable and I like the extra storage it has with fish boxes, forward anchor hatch and forward storage on the bow.

Trim tabs are helpful as mentioned before for rougher conditions.

Its only fault and its not a big one, but it has a 90 gallon tank and when full it tends to make the boat stern heavy and it affects trim somewhat. Add to that a full size 4 stroke main motor in an engine upgrade and you may push the rear scuppers to water level.

Overall , great boat


hori posted 09-01-2013 01:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for hori  Send Email to hori     
Thanks for the replies. Is [a 1997 Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 20] a dry riding hull?
jimh posted 09-03-2013 08:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Moved to POST-CLASSIC.]
jimh posted 09-03-2013 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I disagree with the generalization that all Boston Whaler boats will pound badly in chop. The best remedy for a rough ride (in any boat) is to reduce speed. The notion that there is some defect in design inherent in all Boston Whaler boats that causes them to produce a rough ride compared to all other boats is probably put forth by owners of other boats who probably have never been on a Boston Whaler boat. The long history of the Boston Whaler boat being used in commercial and government service where it was anticipated the boat would be operated in adverse sea conditions tends to suggest that the Boston Whaler boat was probably chosen over other brands for that sort of service. If there actually were an inherent defect in the design of all Boston Whaler boats that caused them to ride rougher than any other boat, you would have to ponder why the Boston Whaler boat was so widely used by agencies like the Coast Guard and towing companies, who expect to operate in the worst of sea conditions. If any other boat would give a better ride than a Boston Whaler, it would seems very strange that the Boston Whaler boat would be so common in those services.
hori posted 09-06-2013 05:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for hori  Send Email to hori     
I would guess that the older whalers do pound compared to a deep vee style boat. If one was to compare another brand with same spec it will prob be same and not a whaler trait.

It seems on the internet that the general assumption is that whalers pound whether they are compairing apples to oranges is not always mentioned.

jcush87 posted 09-07-2013 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jcush87  Send Email to jcush87     
I would say that the Accutrack Outrage 20 is a very dry riding hull. Many who have been on mine comment that it is very dry and much drier than expected. It takes a pretty stiff cross breeze to get passengers wet.

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