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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by jester125 View Post
    Sorry I haven't responded to you but I figured it out, the cheap metal T type handle on the drain plug had corroded and must have been ripped off somehow. I spent a while trying to remove it and installed a new SS one. As far as the bilge, my Rage didn't come with a bilge pump as it was an option along with nav lights. I bought a 600gph bilge pump and I plan on mounting it where you have yours but I don't know where to, or if I even should drill a hole in the hull to install the thru-hull fitting. If you could explain how yours is I would appreciate it.
    Thanks, Chris
    My bilge pump discharges through the transom high above the waterline near the port side. The hose is simply a piece of garden hose and the fitting wasn't caulked in to the hull so now I think maybe the previous owner added that himself? Who knows. The transom has plywood in it. Mine seemed dry, despite the wet foam in the lower portions of the hull.

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by PrickofMisery View Post
    I had one of these for a minute. Cool, fun and functional little jet powered skiffs. One upgrade/option that will drastically improve performance and handling on these boats (aside from swapping the 6M6) are trim tabs (mine were hydraulic). They made a huge difference in performance and control.

    Jester the steering wheel was OEM. Its seems to be a change they made during production sometime in 92.

    If you guys don't already have it here is my gift to you, the factory OEM Owners Manual. I also have the Yamaha Service Manual supplement which further details the engine and drive maint/repair that was provided by Boston Whaler in conjunction with the owners manual.
    Cool little boats, would love to come across another one.
    Wow, thank you for the manual!

    I've read several people post that trim tabs really helped. I haven't really felt like mine could benefit from them. Maybe someday I'll give them a try.

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    I picked one up after a short search. Planning to upgrade it and thinking trim tabs maybe an option if I find it does not perform as I expect. My thoughts are the engine placement of the 92-93 will help. The OP help steer me to the Rage. Good write up.

    I threw up some pics of the boat at www.jetrage.com. Will be adding forum functionality to discuss the 92-93 model years exclusively. Look forward to making this boat all it can be.

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    I have the exact same rage but nowhere near as good of condition of yours. I added the smart tabs to mine and made a huge difference, little to no porpoising. I’m swapping out the Yamaha 650 to a 701cc I have from a VXR Pro I got on the cheap.

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    Do you find the smart tabs compromise your reverse handling much? I am ready to order a ss impeller & wear ring once I figure out which to install (opinions appreciated).

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    My 92 Rage has less than 100 hours on it. Stock 650 for now, but a modded 701 is going in shortly.

    With the stock motor and clean original aluminum prop, and pump all stock, she GPS'd 30-31mph with just me driving.

    Then I tried a few different pitch stainless props from my parts hoard, and I also modded an intake grate from a 701 wr3 (has the curved rear ramp and smaller opening = more pump preload pressure at speed, and I cut out the 2 center bars), and I also installed 701 wr3 ride plate wedges. So just these pump mods but still a 100% stock 650 motor, and I went 35.7mph, with much much better acceleration and half the time to plane speed.

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    If I can get the Rage over 35 mph i would be happy with that result. I am thinking of starting with a fresh engine and If I do so I would want a direct drop in replacement 701. What engine setup are you installing?

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    I'm aiming for 40mph with just the driver. Would like to achieve low 30s at least with 4 adults aboard.

    I have a large storage garage for my skis (many super jets and a couple sit downs) and hoard of spare parts that includes about 7 or 8 low hour 701 and 760 motors. The one thing I don't want to do with my Rage is cut the hood or floor (like I have seen some do) to make clearance for the OEM 62t or 64x exhausts. Noise is also a factor, as even with a stock 650 the motor at cruising speed makes conversations impossible. Looking like my plan is to use a 61x motor with westcoast head (premium pump gas compression) along with a coffmans sizzler pipe from my wr3 and a tdr waterbox from a wr3 (will just fit in place of the OEM fiberglass whaler tube shaped waterbox) - may just need to raise the ebox a couple inches. Also adding an inline resonator from a Polaris after the waterbox, to quiet things down and give me somewhere to dump the water from the pipe bypass without adding a pisser fitting. Should get me right about 75-80hp with much more torque and similar fuel consumption to the 650. Might also eventually add a wet jet single 46mm set up with built in reed stuffers at some point.


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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    I have a larger drive thru storage in the front of Holiday Shores but unfortunately not full of motors. Great for working on all the toys out of the elements. Leaving my skis stock all these years leaves my at a disadvantage for upgrading this as you described as a "bathtub". My thoughts are to immediately upgrade to ss impeller, ss wear ring, ss stator and to install a direct 701 drop in. Next off season fine tune and add any other mods/upgrades deemed necessary. Looking forward to a great summer on the river!

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    Re: 1992 Boston Whaler Rage w/ Yamaha WaveRunner III Jet Drive

    Quote Originally Posted by FishinSam View Post
    Thanks for the manual. Mine was missing pages.
    Know of anyone with the wood location diagrams? Thinking of attachments and would like to know where the wood is for solid installs.
    I know it's an older thread, but I thought this was the best place to post the wood locating diagram I have for my 1993 Yamaha Rage. Also included is the factory option list. Both were in the original documentation package I got with the boat. IMG_1290.jpg
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