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1995 24' Outrage
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posted 02-11-2002 02:58 PM ET (US)
Well, I started out looking to buy an old 22' outrage, and now I'm looking at a 1995 24' outrage with twin Yamaha 200s (saltwater series).
Does anyone have any opinions on this hull or the hull/power combination?
ANY AND ALL comments/opinions/thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
posted 02-15-2002 03:34 AM ET (US)
I'd recommend calling a friend of mine, Roger Schulzinski. He has spent more hours on a 22'Outrage and now a 24'Outrage than anyone else I know. His knowledge is virtually encyclopedic! His telephone number is (386)767-8521.
posted 02-15-2002 08:04 AM ET (US)
I've owned an Outrage 24 since 1997 and will give you any information you'd like. Great boat best riding Whaler I've owned to date. It's also for sale since I've moved up to a Whaler 31.
posted 02-15-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)
Do you know if the 1995 hull is different than the 1997?
How's the ride quality?
Anything I should look out for in examining the boat?
posted 02-21-2002 02:14 AM ET (US)
It is my understanding that there are two things to inspect on the 24's (and 21's): First is the gelcoat for yellowing from too much styrene (I don't know if that's the correct spelling of the compound) in some batches. Second is delamination of the bow hatches. Again, there were some problems reported with the hatches separating, exposing the foam core.
As far as performance is concerned, (My experience is VERY LIMITED due to several short trips in both boats!) the 21 Outrage had a smoother ride than the 22 Outrage, but it didn't seem to track as well. They were both very dry. The 21 also seemed to get over the "hump" while planing slower and strained the motor (both 225HP OMC powered)a bit compared to the 22. I don't know if this applies to the 24, as it is considerably larger, but some of the characteristics may be similar. I hope that this helps.
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