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5lranch5 posted 06-03-2004 09:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for 5lranch5   Send Email to 5lranch5  
I have an OUTRAGE 18 that has always had wavy hull sides. What is the cause of this?

It has never affected the performance of the boat.

Tom W Clark posted 06-03-2004 09:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I think the question you are asking is: why are the sides of your Outrage 18 wavy?

The answer is probably that you own a 1981 or 1982 Outrage 18 and those hulls suffered from shrinking foam that tended to suck the sides of the hull in a bit.

There is nothing structurally wrong, it's just unattractive. Some VERY severe examples of the "puckered" 18's were replaced under warranty in the 1980s.

jimh posted 06-04-2004 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Is this problem seen in other models of 1981-1982 Boston Whaler boats?
Mumbo Jumbo posted 06-04-2004 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mumbo Jumbo  Send Email to Mumbo Jumbo     
I have a 1989 18 Outrage that has a "wavy" starboard rear side.
Joe Kriz posted 06-04-2004 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Joe Kriz  Send Email to Joe Kriz     

I purchased my 1978 Montauk in 1988. I noticed both sides of this boat were very wavy so the first thing I did was take it to the local Boston Whaler dealer to have it inspected.

They had a crew of 2 men come out and tap and knock all over the hull. They admitted the hull was wavy but there was nothing structually wrong with it. It was still under warranty at that time and I accepted their analysis.

Well, I owned the boat for 15 years after that without any problems whatsoever. Period. I recently sold the boat and it looked as good as the day I bought it. Well, better actually because of all the original things I added but the hull was still the same. I never had any problems with the hull, it just was wavy.

jstachowiak posted 06-04-2004 10:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
I have a '79 Newport 17' with wavy side hulls.
ryanwhaler posted 06-08-2004 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
My '74 has the same thing.
Ector posted 06-10-2004 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ector  Send Email to Ector     
my 1982 25or the same
WHALERBOY 14 posted 06-10-2004 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for WHALERBOY 14  Send Email to WHALERBOY 14     
My 82 striper has wavy sides too

Joshua Walters

Tightlines & Happy Whalin'

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