DaBigBamboo

Newbie
Dec 6, 2011
23
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Kkai, Molokai
Name
Mike
Boat
17' Outrage
Aloha Gang!

I have recently acquired a 1990 Outrage that I've stripped and begun to refit. Everything came off and I ve been filling screw holes, grinding out delaminations on the deck, reglassing, filling and fairing etc. I'm just about ready to prime with polyester and then I'll have a final fairing session or two before I roll on some gelcoat.

My commitment is to put twin Honda 50s. I've hit a bit of a snag and I'm looking for some insight and advice. The 1990 Outrage has the back deck over the gunnels and transom concealing the batteries and fuel tank. Not anymore. Gone. I've done away with that so the aft deck is open. My issue is the transom notch on this boat is less than 36". Motors are 14" wide at the bracket which incidentally is the widest dimension of the motor. This leads me to my first question:

What is the minimum space between two Honda bf50s? Is it the common sense answer of "enough room to pivot port to starboard without interference"?

Second question:

The splashwell would be too small to allow access to outer engine bracket mounting bolts; the liner at this area obstructs access. I need to notch/widen the splashwell. What are the recommendations to complete this modification while not reducing structural integrity?


Mahalos to all readers and responders!

Mike
 
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karlow

Twins 2017
Apr 29, 2004
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Duarte/Covina
Name
karl
Boat
20' skippy Topless /17' whaler Wet Ride (sold) /18' Outrage
Did you check the Whaler sights to see if anyone has put twins on their Outrage Mike? You are asking the wrong guys.

KP
 
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Dec 5, 2011
420
232
Santa Monica, Ca.
Name
Tony O'Connell
Boat
Hardcore
I have owned 3 whalers including my current 1990 22 Outrage with a 225 Honda.
I would strongly recommend that you put on the maximum hull rated single outboard that you can. My friends 18-19 is underpowered with a 100 HONDA and the extra weight of the four strokes hanging on the stern is something you have to be very careful about. Good luck, T
 
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tanner.s

Fish Slaughterer
Oct 18, 2012
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599
San Diego
Name
Tanner
Boat
1997 Proline 23 W/A
With motors being so reliable, I'd just go single with a kicker to keep you into the swell if it comes to that. Etec would be the first choice for a smaller, lighter boat as it is smaller and lighter.
 
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