1987 Outrage 18

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1987 Outrage 18

Postby LFB » Wed May 17, 2023 1:59 pm

I just purchased a neglected 1987 Outrage [18]. I am pretty sure it hadn't moved in about five years, as I have passed it periodically at a storage facility. On May 12, 2013, on a whim, I asked the front desk for the owners number.

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Re: Introduction - 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Phil T » Wed May 17, 2023 8:07 pm

Fantastic!

Let us know any questions, how-to's, parts, supplies.

We can help you at every step.

Been there. Done that.
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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby jimh » Wed May 17, 2023 8:14 pm

That 1987 OUTRAGE 18 will look much better after a good wash and scrubbing. You can probably triple your investment in a few hours of hard work.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby LFB » Thu May 25, 2023 12:09 pm

jimh wrote:That 1987 OUTRAGE 18 will look much better after a good wash and scrubbing.
Here are links to pictures after a weekend of washing and scrubbing:

https://gifyu.com/image/SuzeA

https://gifyu.com/image/Suzeo

https://gifyu.com/image/SuzeO

https://gifyu.com/image/Suze1

https://gifyu.com/image/SuzeD

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Masbama » Thu May 25, 2023 10:53 pm

Looks great. Where did you find it?

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby jimh » Fri May 26, 2023 9:10 am

Based on the registration number on the hull, it looks like a the 1987 OUTRAGE 18 was from Michigan.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby LFB » Fri May 26, 2023 9:34 am

jimh wrote:Based on the registration number on the hull, it looks like a the 1987 OUTRAGE 18 was from Michigan.


jimh:

The boat was previously registered in Mississippi (MI).

Masbama:

It was found in coastal Alabama.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Masbama » Fri May 26, 2023 1:46 pm

Nice. Great find right in my own backyard.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby MarkCz » Fri May 26, 2023 4:00 pm

The after cleaning pictures look amazing. It's hard to believe it's the same boat.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby jimh » Fri May 26, 2023 5:34 pm

LFB wrote:The boat was previously registered in Mississippi (MI).
Hah! You are so right. I forgot that the boat registration codes are much older than the postal ZIP codes, and Michigan is MC for boats and MI for postal. And that is really dumb because I live in Michigan.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby LFB » Mon Jun 26, 2023 4:31 pm

I just wanted give an updated picture after over month of work

https://s12.gifyu.com/images/SQjLZ.jpg

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Phil T » Mon Jun 26, 2023 5:20 pm

Turned out as I hoped it would.

Well done for saving her.
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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby jimh » Mon Jun 26, 2023 9:06 pm

That is a dreamboat OUTRAGE 18.

To get there from what you started with must have involved a lot of scrubbing.

It is hard to see the level of finish in your restoration, but seeing the boat afloat it looks a million-times better than when you bought it.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Indiana Dave » Tue Jun 27, 2023 7:25 pm

Great find and a fantastic outcome. You saved her.
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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby Kapharms » Wed Jun 28, 2023 8:23 am

Spectacular job restoring a classic. She is a real head-turner.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby LFB » Wed Jun 28, 2023 4:54 pm

jimh wrote:That is a dreamboat OUTRAGE 18.

To get there from what you started with must have involved a lot of scrubbing.

It is hard to see the level of finish in your restoration, but seeing the boat afloat it looks a million-times better than when you bought it.


jimh:

Here are some before and after comparison pictures to present the level of finish.

https://gifyu.com/image/SQayV
https://gifyu.com/image/SQaGP
Canvas cleanup:
https://gifyu.com/image/SQaJZ

Thanks to all for their kind words on this cleanup project.

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Re: 1987 Outrage 18

Postby jimh » Thu Jun 29, 2023 7:56 am

LFB wrote:
jimh wrote:That is a dreamboat OUTRAGE 18.

To get there from what you started with must have involved a lot of scrubbing.

It is hard to see the level of finish in your restoration, but seeing the boat afloat it looks a million-times better than when you bought it.


jimh:

Here are some before and after comparison pictures to present the level of finish.

https://gifyu.com/image/SQayV
https://gifyu.com/image/SQaGP
Canvas cleanup:
https://gifyu.com/image/SQaJZ

Thanks to all for their kind words on this cleanup project.


The teak wood gunwales and trim are really nice. Perhaps you can describe the method you used to bring back that wonderful, rich teak look.