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by Montauk2003
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Replace Lowrance sonar - Montauk 170
Replies: 0
Views: 3760

Replace Lowrance sonar - Montauk 170

I have the original Lowrance sonar that came with my 2003 Boston Whaler Montauk 170. Is it difficult to replace including wiring running through the hull? I am having some problems with the Lowrance getting scrambled readings after about two hours of boating and turning it off and on did not fix the...
by Montauk2003
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Center console boat with T-Top around 20 feet
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

Center console boat with T-Top around 20 feet

Hi fellow Whaler fans. I am thinking about getting a second boat and wondered if anyone had any experience with a Sea Pro or Sea Fox around the 20-foot. I am keeping my Montauk 170 and would never part with that.
Thanks,
Dan
Lake Wylie, SC
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by Montauk2003
Mon May 21, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Risk of Using Old Polyethylene Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Re: Risk of Using Old Polyethylene Fuel Tank

Hi Jim: I was curious based on what the mechanic said, especially when he was not trying to sell me a new gas tank. The next time I see the mechanic, I will get the theory behind his thoughts. However, I have polyethylene tanks in the 15 year old range I use for my lawn mowers and never had any prob...
by Montauk2003
Mon May 21, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Risk of Using Old Polyethylene Fuel Tank
Replies: 2
Views: 1302

Risk of Using Old Polyethylene Fuel Tank

What are everyone's thoughts [about the risk of using an old polyethylene fuel tank? I am not sure what risk there would--especially when using non-ethanol gasoline. An [unidentified] marine mechanic told me that old fuel tanks should be replaced after [an unspecified number of] years. BACKSTORY: I ...
by Montauk2003
Sat May 19, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: PATE Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: PATE Fuel Tank Replacement

Phil T wrote:If you are referring to this tank: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/moeller--22-gallon-white-above-deck-fuel-tank--11052461, the answer is...yes it fits without modification.

Hey Phil. That is the one I ordered.
Thanks,
Danny
by Montauk2003
Sat May 19, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: PATE Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

Re: PATE Fuel Tank Replacement

jimh wrote:Please give the dimensions of the available space. Please give the dimension of the new fuel tank you may buy.

The PATE was 30" long x 19" deep x 14" high. Looks like the Moeller 22 gallon should be fine.
Thanks,
Danny
by Montauk2003
Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

Re: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90

Hey Peter: I sold my 2003 Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE and upgraded to a 2018 Yamaha F90. The Mercury ran rich, was tough on spark plugs, and the four carburetors needed to be synchronized occassionally. I was going to try a hotter plug but decided not to. —Dan
by Montauk2003
Fri May 18, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: PATE Fuel Tank Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

PATE Fuel Tank Replacement

Hi fellow boaters.

I need to replace a PATE 27-gallon on-deck fuel tank used on a 2003 170 Montauk. What will be a good substitute?

Will a Moeller 22-gallon tank (UPC739729011454) slide in without any modifications or lifting the seat on a 2003 170 Montauk?

Thanks,
Danny
by Montauk2003
Tue May 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

Re: Prop - 2018 Yahama 90HP 4-stroke Montauk

Just for your information, the original motor was a Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE which came with a Mercury 13x18 Vengeance propeller. This propeller had a lot of low end torque but I thought engine speed or RPM on the top end were more than I felt comfortable with in the over-40 MPH boat speed range. I jus...
by Montauk2003
Tue May 15, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

Re: Prop - 2018 Yahama 90HP 4-stroke Montauk

Thanks Phil for your recommendation.
Danny
by Montauk2003
Tue May 15, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90
Replies: 5
Views: 3264

170 MONTAUK Re-power with Yahama F90

Hi fellow members. I just upgraded the engine on a 2003 170 MONTAUK to a new Yamaha F90. I am not sure what size propeller to install. I plan to use a stainless steel propeller with a pitch that is good for all-round use, including pulling a small float or tubing. Any input would be greatly apprecia...
by Montauk2003
Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

Usually when a timing belt in a car engine breaks, the valves may get bent and destroy the motor. Not sure what damage would occur if a timing belt in an outboard breaks.
by Montauk2003
Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

I noticed the 90HP Suzuki has a timing chain as opposed to a timing belt. Although I would prefer a chain drive over a belt drive, I never had a belt break before or go out of adjustment. May not be a significant difference. Thanks--Danny
by Montauk2003
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

Thanks for the detailed response which is very much appreciated! I was hoping to see some Suzukis on Lake Wylie today but all I saw were mainly Yamahas and Mercurys.
Have a good one,
Danny
by Montauk2003
Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

Danny--there certainly are regional preferences for engines and the dealer representation either causes or reflects that. I was in North Carolina a few years ago and every black engine I saw on the water was a Suzuki. I can understand how a Mercury dealer could be scarce in your area. Hey Jim: What...
by Montauk2003
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

Each of the major outboard manufacturers has a decent, reliable 90-HP engine. For most buyers it comes down to: --price --weight --features (i.e. self winterization) --instrument options (networking, digital gauges etc) --local dealer service Dealers will give you a single number (like $12,132) wit...
by Montauk2003
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Re: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

I suspect the original engine on a c.2003 170 MONTAUK would be a Mercury. Have you considered a new Mercury 90 FOURSTROKE as a replacement? Hi Jim: I did consider a Mercury a while back but I could not find a dealer near Charlotte NC that does engine upgrades. The reason to upgrade was to get a fue...
by Montauk2003
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Montauk 170 Re-power Choice
Replies: 13
Views: 4304

Montauk 170 Re-power Choice

Hello again everyone. I am in the process of buying a new 90-HP four-stroke-power-cycle engine to install on my 2003 Montauk 170. I am thinking about a Yamaha. Some dealers are pushing a Suzuki or a Honda. What are your thoughts? I am located near Charlotte NC so dealer selection may be a factor. Th...
by Montauk2003
Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

Sounds like you did well Marc. I am weird about my Boston Whaler so I will add finding a technician who is familiar with them to do the installation. Thanks.
by Montauk2003
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

Jim: I have the Montauk 170 dated 2003 and it is like new since it sits in my garage most of the time. I will do that math and see if it is worth switching brands. If it is less than $1,000, I may go with the Yamaha. thanks again.

[Edited thread topic to reflect a 170 MONTAUK.--jimh]
by Montauk2003
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

Thanks for the great advice Jim ! If I need to drive 200 miles to find the right dealer and certified technician, I will.
Dan
by Montauk2003
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

Jim: I was leaning towards Yahama due to authorized dealers being in driving distance from Charlotte. I have a 2010 Yamaha 70hp 4 stroke on my pontoon boat and it appears much smaller and is very quiet compared to my Mercury 90hp 4-stroke. Then I wonder if the 100 less pounds would make it less dura...
by Montauk2003
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

jimh wrote:Several years ago when in coastal North Carolina around the Southport area, Suzuki outboard engines were about all I saw on boats there. There were several dealers in the area.

What would be your choice Jim in a 90HP 4-stroke? Thanks for your help.
by Montauk2003
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

Re: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

I will check out the Suzuki four-stroke-cycle outboard engines, I will see if there are any dealers near Charlotte, North Carolina. Thank you--Dan
by Montauk2003
Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8328

2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine

Hi fellow boaters. I am thinking about re-powering my 2003 Montauk that currently has a Mercury 90-HP FOURSTROKE with carburetors. I would like to go to a fuel injected version. Not sure if I should stay with a Mercury or switch to a Yamaha. I was thinking about the Yamaha 70-HP since it is around 1...