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by fly by night
Fri May 31, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 13392

Re: Kicker for classic Montauk 17

TransFueler wrote:I'm also interested in adding a kicker and have pretty much decided that an 8 to 9.9-HP two-stroke is the ticket.


What did you end up doing regarding a kicker on your boat?

Recently I saw (a photo of) 15-footer with a 9.9 HP kicker; it didn't appear horribly stern heavy.
by fly by night
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 13392

Re: Kicker for classic Montauk 17

jimh wrote:FLY-BY-NIGHT--it is my pleasure to share a few new words with my lotic friends.


    Dictionary result for lotic
    /ˈlōdik/

    adjective: (of organisms or habitats) inhabiting or situated in rapidly moving fresh water.
I hope inhabitants of rapidly moving salt water also provide some pleasure. :)
by fly by night
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island
Replies: 12
Views: 14058

Re: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island

Thank you very much for the information. I have also looked at the area in Google earth and transposed waypoint to my GPS to help show where the channel through the flats is. (see yellow track on attached jpeg) I would really like to see the track through the flats from your GPS, if it isn't too muc...
by fly by night
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 13392

Re: Kicker for classic Montauk 17

Thanks for the advice, guys. I was already thinking about moving the battery to the console to try to get some of the weight off of the stern. I guess I will give up on the idea of a kicker, although I do have an old 5-HP Mariner (made by Yamaha) that I have been thinking about repairing when I get ...
by fly by night
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 13392

Re: Kicker for classic Montauk 17

Yes, I'm running a Yamaha F75 and stern weight is a problem. The [engine splash well] scupper holes are already slightly below water. The reason for the kicker would strictly be for peace of mind, not fuel savings or trolling.
Thanks,

FBN
by fly by night
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Kicker for classic Montauk 17
Replies: 13
Views: 13392

Kicker for classic Montauk 17

I have a classic Montauk 17. I am considering buying a kicker. I know that a long shaft model is required, but the owner's manual doesn't recommend any horsepower. [Give me a horsepower] recommendation.
by fly by night
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island
Replies: 12
Views: 14058

Re: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island

How much water did you show in the "flats" area? The NOAA chart for that area (http://www.charts.noaa.gov/BookletChart ... Charts.htm, #11522) makes it look pretty scary!
by fly by night
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island
Replies: 12
Views: 14058

Re: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island

runpasthefence wrote:A little update - I made this loop a couple of times this summer in my 25 Revenge Cuddy. It's still a little tricky, but pretty simple overall.



Wow, did you run Capt Sam's in the 25 Revenge?
by fly by night
Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island
Replies: 12
Views: 14058

Re: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island

Thanks to all for the info. I had my Montauk in the Kiawah River this summer, but didn't have my bottom machine on the boat so I didn't try going through the flats. I will definitely give a try some other time.
by fly by night
Sat May 14, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Circumnavigating Kiawah Island
Replies: 12
Views: 14058

Circumnavigating Kiawah Island

I'm a Chesapeake whaler (85 Montauk) but I have been spending more and more time in the beautiful South Carolina low country and may retire there. For the Charleston crew: is it possible to circumnavigate Kiawah Island? When I'm down there I see lots of boats on the Capt'n Sam's Inlet side of the Ki...