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John from Madison CT posted 05-29-2002 04:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for John from Madison CT   Send Email to John from Madison CT  
Well guys, the new "baby" is almost here. My offer was accepted and the contigencies have been agreed to. (Motor Tune up, upgraded O2 sensor, new water pump, etc.)

I'm going to sea-trial her tomorrow on Cape Cod. I was wondering if anyone of you can offer any particular advice on what to look for in a 22' Outrage ('88) with Whaler Drive and 250hp Yamaha ('97).

She has a Tee-Top, Super Console, Leaning Post, and a bunch of cool electronics.

This is really my dream boat.

Let me know guys. Appreciate the help.


John from Madison, CT

tabasco posted 05-29-2002 05:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Hey John- could you bring me back 2 nice fresh lobsters or if that's asking too much how about some good New England Chowder ;-)

Good luck with the new boat.......look forward to seeing it in person at our Connecticut July get together.

What are you going to do with the Montauk with the 90 HP Yamaha?

Peter posted 05-29-2002 06:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Take her up to WOT. WOT rpms should probably be in the range of 5200 to 5500 depending on prop. For comparison purposes my 225 Ox66 turns a 15 x 17 SW Series prop to 5300 on a 22 Revenge (about same dry weight as 22 Outrage WD). One characteristic of a dirty or bad 02 sensor is that the Yami won't get to the proper WOT range.
hardensheetmetal posted 05-29-2002 06:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

Well that explains where you have been, out shopping. Boat sounds great, good luck. Will the 22 fit on 'E' dock? (is that 22 + the whaler drive + the motor [+ a pulit?] wow thats like 28' overall) I think maybe you are just getting a bigger boat to move to a dock with a better class of people, especially after I moved in and ruined the neighborhood.

good luck,


John from Madison CT posted 05-29-2002 07:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

The 17' Montauk will soon go on sale. Still contemplating how much to ask for her. What ya think?


As long as no one squeels on me, I should be able to stay on E-Dock, at least I hope to. ( I think 23' is the max for E-Dock), but if asked, the boat is a 22' Outrage.<G>)


Thanks for the advice on the O2 sensor. The upgrade I negotiated should handle that problem.

Keep 'em coming boys.


John from Madison, CT

CaptCornchowder posted 05-29-2002 10:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptCornchowder  Send Email to CaptCornchowder     
Can I come, I live on the way?
gf posted 05-30-2002 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for gf  Send Email to gf     


You dog! Are you married? If so how did you ever convince your wife? I don't recall seeing that boat listed anywhere, did you mention earlier that it was $20K? That seems reasonable.

Let us know how you made out!

...Gordon, Boston

John from Madison CT posted 05-30-2002 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Well Guys, ...the 22' Outrage is officially mine !

I bought it today, paid the dealer in full, minus the trailer which is being haggled over regarding Title issues between them and the guy who traded it to them.

The boat ran well. It has the full Tee Top and curtains on the tee top inner frame which seem to creat alot of drag. Keeped me nice and wind free though on a cool Cape Cod day.

Performance...she would stay on plane at about 3000 RPM's(~20mph) ...WOT tachs out at 5000RPM's and about 45mph.(Speed off lower unit on motor hooked up to Yamaha Speed Gauge)

Not sure it that's the right prop, but I know that Yamaha says the Max RPM's for this motor is 4500-5500 with max HP being produced at 5000RPM's.

I'll play with the prop later.

Very little torque (to port) created by the big single motor.

Overall, I'm really happy. Looks real cool with TeeTop, leaning post, Radar Arch, remote spot light, spreader lights...Can't wait to pick her up.

The amazing thing too is all those bangs and whistles worked, all the lights (Nav, Anchor, Spreader, Spot), all the bilge pumps, 2 wash down pumps etc.

Anyway, I'll keep you all in the loop when you gets to CT and I can run her some more.

BTW, gf, I found her on Got them down $2.5K under asking price.



Peter posted 05-30-2002 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
Sounds like a great deal. Regarding WOT rpms, with the highly "aerodynamic" curtains down, you may pick up a couple of hundred RPMs so you're probably propped right.
North Beach posted 05-30-2002 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for North Beach    
John; Way to go! u did not let the grass grow under that montauk. I'm ready to trade up from my 18--think your wife can call mine and convince her?
John from Madison CT posted 05-30-2002 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
You guys are funny. My wife lets me worry about all the finances in my home, she worries about all the things about the kids, so we have a decent an amicable agreement.

Yeah, I only had the Montauk for about a month before this "dream" Whaler came along. I passed on quite a few other 22's since they were not quite "right" for me. This boat really has every option I ever wanted in a 22' Outrage. Other than a brand new motor, I really couldn't ask for too much more.


aubv posted 05-30-2002 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for aubv  Send Email to aubv     

Congratulations on the new boat. Are you going to trailer back to CT. or take by water?


CaptCornchowder posted 05-30-2002 09:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptCornchowder  Send Email to CaptCornchowder     
Gotta love a new boat,sounds like areal beauty please send pic's congrats!!! cc

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