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by JamesA2021
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:55 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Purpose of small rope
Replies: 6
Views: 544

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 Purpose of small rope

Thank you for the insights about this rope. If there was a second one it is long gone. I did find the plug in the anchor storage and I agree that it doesn't seem like a great idea to leave it unsealed.

Thanks again for all of the responses.
by JamesA2021
Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Purpose of small rope
Replies: 6
Views: 544

1985 Outrage 18 Purpose of small rope

After pulling the deck from my 1985 OUTRAGE 18 I found a small rope (shown below) coming through the fiberglass at the front of the chase [rigging tunnel] where the controls run for engine. unknown line 1.jpg unknown line 2.jpg Q1: what is the purpose of the small rope? Q2: what is the purpose of th...
by JamesA2021
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:17 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom

Thank you for all of the comments, they all pretty much confirm my initial thoughts. I already have many more questions that I will start a new threads for.

ASIDE: I am located in Charlevoix, Michigan.
by JamesA2021
Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom

I've found the drain in the aft starboard corner. That was plugged with rotten pine needles but I cleaned it out. There was a sump pump there, too, pumping water out the starboard gunwale. The forth drain I'm unsure about is on the very back of the boat about one-inch above the keel [See Figure 4 be...
by JamesA2021
Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom
Replies: 9
Views: 843

1985 Outrage 18 Unusual Drain Hole in Transom

I am renovating a 1985 Outrage 18 I acquired early in 2021. This 1985 OUTRAGE 18 boat sat outside for several years with no covering. I live in northern Michigan [later mentioned as in Charlevoix area]. The boat was exposed to several winters. I've decided to remove everything to see what I will be ...
by JamesA2021
Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Hull Weight to Determine Water Content
Replies: 2
Views: 964

Re: 1985 Outrage 18 Hull Weight to Determine Water Content

Thank you for the information. I do have the reversible pilot seat. I also read the actual weight can vary from boat to boat. Thanks again.
by JamesA2021
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1985 Outrage 18 Hull Weight to Determine Water Content
Replies: 2
Views: 964

1985 Outrage 18 Hull Weight to Determine Water Content

Q1: is the weight of the center console and bench seat included in [the hull weight of a 1985 OUTRAGE 18 boat which somewhere unspecified is listed as 1, 250-lbs]? Q2: Should I also remove the center console and bench before [weighing the hull]? BACKSTORY: I am beginning the process of restoring a 1...