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cheehuu posted 07-11-2008 01:53 PM ET (US)   Profile for cheehuu   Send Email to cheehuu  
I was looking into a 1975 22ft Outrage that has been sitting for many years now. Does anyone know if there were any type of problems with that boat or year. Is there anything in perticular to look out for with that year and model? thanks
jeffs22outrage posted 07-11-2008 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
I would be concerned first off if you are really looking a 1975 22 Outrage as the first year of production for that hull as 1979. I would bet you are looking at 21 Banana hull style Outrage.
cheehuu posted 07-11-2008 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for cheehuu  Send Email to cheehuu     
Thanks, Yah i did not realize that they were not made prior to 1979. Are the banana style outrage's just as good?
jeffs22outrage posted 07-11-2008 08:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Just as good at what?

21's are great boats as well for different reasons. Shallower draft, easier to plane with less horsepower, and I personally love the looks. However, it does not handle rough seas anything like a classic 22 Outrage. The shallow deadrise of the 21 can provide a pounding ride in the chop where the 22 outrage rides right through it. I think the 22 has a lot more usable storage than the 21. Also, the 22 depending on the motor, can have a much great range than the 21.

If you are looking for a boat to use in coastal, flats, rivers, and backwaters the 21 is a better suited boat. If you are looking to head out into large open and at times rough water, look for a 20 (not v-20), 22, or 25 Outrage.

If you are looking at a boat here is a link to a document I created and use when looking at classic used Whalers. You should find it useful for outlining questions to ask and things to look at.

cheehuu posted 07-14-2008 04:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for cheehuu  Send Email to cheehuu     
Thanks alot, Yah im looking to go offshore in this boat so i would definitely want it to handle well in chop.
THanks for you link.
devildog posted 07-14-2008 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for devildog  Send Email to devildog     
Why not a V-20? Isn't it the same hull as an Outrage 20?
My 1980 V-22 is the same hull as your late Outrage 22. Not so with the 20' hull?

Jeff Myers

Whaler19 posted 07-18-2008 10:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler19  Send Email to Whaler19     
I owned a 1981 V-20, and it was really poor in chop, and bigger waves. The pounding was similar to a mid 1980's Montauk...but was more stable. A mid 1980's Outrage 18 or 20 rides so much better. I've owned 2 Outrage 25's and it's the best "small" boat on the big water.

jeffs22outrage posted 07-18-2008 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     

The V-20 is a completely different hull from the later 20 Outrage which used the same deadrise design as the 22 Outrage. The V-20 has very little deadrise compared to the later 20 and is a rough ride in the slop.

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