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by otter
Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

When the water is exiting this drain hole on the 1998 Outrage II 17ft it is going directly into the rear sump where the bilge pump can be activated to expel any water that has accumulated.
by otter
Thu Oct 21, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

Re: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

Thank you for your replies regarding this unusual hole. I am convinced it is a drain coming from the fuel tank area. Sue from Beacon Marine mentioned that there may be an O-ring that seats under the cap. I may try to pick up an O-ring. There are also spider cracks coming out from the hole which I wi...
by otter
Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner
Replies: 11
Views: 1040

1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Unusual hole and plug in hull liner

On my 1998 17 Outrage II there is a white plastic plug directly above the bilge pump that had three screws attaching it to the wall of the sump that is located directly behind the helm. I thought initially this hole had something to do with the bilge pump functioning. I'm not really sure what functi...
by otter
Sun Sep 26, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Water coming out of rigging tunnel
Replies: 0
Views: 423

1998 17 OUTRAGE II: Water coming out of rigging tunnel

On my 1998 17 Outrage II there is water accumulation in the cockpit sump area. I always have the sump area below and behind the helm seat plugged. This is where I have an electric pump located to expel any excessive water out to sea. My concern is the drain located in this same sump, which appears t...
by otter
Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Fuel Tank Level for Winter Storage

Q1: is a full tank best to prevent moisture buildup over winter? Also, on a related topic: Q2: what method can be used to indicate then a boat's fuel tank is nearing full capacity? I notice [on this particular boat that] when filling the boat's tank to full capacity the only way I find out the tank ...
by otter
Sun Sep 12, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: 1998 OUTRAGE II Unspecified Length: Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea

The boat is a 1998 OUTRAGE 17 II.

[An entirely new topic was introduced to this discussion. The new topic has been moved to its own separate thread.--Moderator]
by otter
Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Determining Water Intrusion in Transom
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Determining Water Intrusion in Transom

Is there away to find out if the transom in a Boston Whaler boat has been compromised other than using a moisture meter? BACKSTORY: I recently purchased a 1998 Outrage 17 II, and am restoring it. On the transom there is a rubber strip that goes across this entire top from the rub rail on each side. ...
by otter
Sat Sep 11, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

1998 17 OUTRAGE II Three Questions about Water On Deck Path to Sea

I have 1998 Outrage II [initially off unspecified length but later identified as being an 17 OUTRAGE II]. The boat has a stern [sump or compartment] where the [sump] pump is located. The boat has a self-bailing [cockpit with] scuppers which are slightly above the waterline, but every so often the sc...
by otter
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Silicon Caulk as Sealant
Replies: 2
Views: 1536

Silicon Caulk as Sealant

Q1: is silicon caulk a sufficient sealant to seal the gap between the collar of a rod holder and the main rod tube of the rod holder? Q2: is there a better material to use for this than silicon caulk? BACKSTORY: the center console on a 1998 Outrage ll 17 has rod holders mounted to the forward side o...
by otter
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Preparing Boat For Storage
Replies: 10
Views: 2211

Preparing Boat For Storage

Recently I purchased a 1998 Outrage II with a Yamaha 130-HP engine. I want to fog engine while running the engine dry but I am not sure how to cut fuel flow. The boat has a 56-gallon built-in fuel tank. The fuel line coming to engine has no uninterrupted attachments. The only point of attachment is ...
by otter
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 Outrage II Aft Live Well; Water-Fuel Separating Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 2741

17 Outrage II Aft Live Well; Water-Fuel Separating Filter

Just recently purchased 1998 17 Outrage II. FIRST TOPIC ON DRAINS FOR LIVE WELLS: I found two live wells in the aft cockpit deck: one on each side below cushioned seat. The prior owner had no plugs in the drain holes so they are just open. Is it recommended to put plugs in drain holes if not being u...
by otter
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thread Locker for Console Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Re: Thread Locker for Console Screws

The screws [that are continually loosening are] the screws that go into the side panels of the center counsel. They screw in tight but loosen up--I expect from the vibration. I will try putting pine shavings in the screw holes and see how that works. I can try silicon caulk later if need be. Thanks
by otter
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 1215

Trailer Bunks, Polyethylene Slip Pads, Replacement Wood

With the purchase of a 1998 17 Outrage II boat, I also acquired a boat trailer. The trailer has a bad bunk. I decided to replace the wood with polyethylene slip pads because the polyethylene slip pads make the boat much easier to load. I purchased some new polyethylene slip pads and fastened them to...
by otter
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1998 17 OUTRAGE II Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

1998 17 OUTRAGE II Auxiliary Engine

I recently purchased a 1998 17 Outrage II with a 130-HP Yamaha engine. I plan to add a stern mounted auxiliary engine of 8 to 10-HP. The 17 OUTRAGE II has a swim platform on port so an auxiliary engine could only mount on the starboard side. Give me suggestions on the best mount for [an 8 to 10-HP a...
by otter
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Thread Locker for Console Screws
Replies: 6
Views: 1455

Thread Locker for Console Screws

[Moderator's note: this thread was begun in the INTRODUCTION FORUM. The INTRODUCTION FORUM is not a boating forum. The thread has been moved to the REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS forum for discussion. The author has been notified of the move by a private message.] I have [1998--always use four digits for...