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by Mattwarner
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Just to update got some good weather over the weekend and headed out to take some more readings with just myself on board and 60l of fuel results as follows: These were taken SOG by Raymarine GPS which records max speed and reset after each run. average of 34.5kts = 39.7mph @ 5000rpm Just to recap m...
by Mattwarner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

I confirm the speed was measured by GPS so the speed was speed-over-ground or SOG. The speed was measured at 37-MPH in one direction and 36-MPH in the other direction.

I will retest with just myself onboard and post new baseline results.
by Mattwarner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Yep, I am not going to try the new stainless [that is, a BALLISTIC brand 13.5 x 17-pitch propeller] until I have re-tested [the aluminum propeller] with the [engine having clean] carburetors. I will also test with just me in the boat so I can do some more testing. Unfortunately the speed limit in Po...
by Mattwarner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Just to note, my initial article mentioned motor mounted two holes up but this was a mistake; the engine is only one hole up.

[I emended your initial article in this thread to make note of that--jimh]
by Mattwarner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Thanks Stu.

[The TOHATSU 90-HP on the 1979 MONTAUK 17] is mounted on- hole "up". I figured [this mounting height] would be ok.

To raise [the engine mounting] another one- hole or two-holes higher would not be difficult.

What is the general consensus [on engine mounting height]?
by Mattwarner
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Just to update, I ran for the first time this season with the tachometer hooked up and WOT engine speed was a disappointing 4250-RPM. Boat speed was 37-MPH with two young kids on board (8 and 6) and about [8-gallons] of fuel. [The 1979 MONTAUK 17] hull has not been [bottom painted with anti-fouling ...
by Mattwarner
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 3499

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

If it makes you feel better the BASE PRICE in the UK is $55,174 plus all the extras!
by Mattwarner
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Engine finally identified: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60

The engine [designated as a Tohatsu MFS60] shown below is a new model that weighs 217-lbs. Tohatsu60-1.jpg [I deleted an enormous JPEG file that contained a picture of text. Please do not post pictures of text. When text is posted as a picture of text, all searching possibilities are lost. Please po...
by Mattwarner
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: Clarification of what is saved

A "decent savings" in what respect? In weight? In money? Sorry I was referring to the new Tohatsu 60hp. I have a 90 Tohatsu 2 stroke which is a 1995 and running great, but thinking its on borrowed time. Here in the UK the Yamaha F70 is expensive at over $10,500 plus rigging with a three-y...
by Mattwarner
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Re: 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60

[The 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60 engine] seems to be the same as the 50-HP version. The same weight [suggests that the manufacturer, Tohatsu] must have squeezed an extra 10-HP [from the same engine]. How [will a 2019 Tohatsu 60-HP Model MFS60] perform on a classic Montauk? [The performance is] ob...
by Mattwarner
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K

Thanks Phil,

I think the best option will be to come up with my own version, I like the idea of both storage underneath, a backrest and pull out sun lounger
by Mattwarner
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Re: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K

Hi Phil, Thanks for posting this, I would love to find someone selling an OEM (not speciality) rear bench seat for my 17 Montauk who would be willing to help another whaler owner out by arranging shipping to the UK. I could have one made locally (or fashion something out of wood) but I wont be happy...
by Mattwarner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K
Replies: 6
Views: 1056

Seat Fabricator Willing to Ship to the U.K

[Wants to know a fabricator who can ship a seat for a Boston Whaler to the United Kingdom.]
by Mattwarner
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

After all this I was offered top money for the little 6hp Johnson kicker and decided to sell it!
by Mattwarner
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

Thanks for everyone's input. I am very reluctant to drill holes to mount an auxiliary bracket. I think a rubber transom pad {shown below) looks like the best option.
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Flexible material used for outboard transom protection
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by Mattwarner
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Semco Teak Oil
Replies: 3
Views: 855

Semco Teak Oil

Give me an opinion on Semco teak sealer Natural. BACKSTORY: Last year i sanded my Montauk RPS teak seat back and teak doors. The overwhelming opinion was to go with oil rather than vanish despite my love of Epifanes on my old 13-footer. I used a high quality furniture grade tung and linseed oil; it ...
by Mattwarner
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Protect Hull from Damage Mounting and Removing Auxiliary Engine

I acquired a Johnson 6-HP long shaft which I have stripped and rebuilt over the winter and plan to use as an auxiliary engine for my classic Montauk. I will be taking the 6-HP engine on and off [the MONTAUK] regularly. I want to minimise damage [to the hull and transom of the MONTAUK]. I may use adh...
by Mattwarner
Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

Well turns out you cant get PVC pipe in the UK and its all now ABS at least from hardware/plumbing merchants.

I think I am going to opt for the readily available 12" rod holders and mount of some teak racks as per OEM, does this cause a problem with mounting the OEM cushions?
by Mattwarner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

Re: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Thanks for the info guys, will keep an eye out for a 13.5 x 17 or 18 pitch stainless. Currently it has a 13 x19 but without knowing the current RPM's I cant tell whether I am hitting max RPM on this ALU prop. I agree that actually this is a great little motor, I was planning on repowering but for an...
by Mattwarner
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

The tubing I have been trying to flare actually turns out to be ABS and not PVC. I believe ABS has a much higher melting temperature. I will get some PVC tubing and try again.
by Mattwarner
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Re: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

Thanks guys. I did try that exact technique, but I found the flare to be uneven all the way around.

[The demonstration on youTube] made [forming heated PVC] look easy. I will try again, with some sort of guide on top of the bottle neck so that the PVC tube slides down evenly.
by Mattwarner
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP
Replies: 16
Views: 2190

1979 MONTAUK with Tohatsu 90-HP

Hi. I have a 1979 Montauk and I need a propeller recommendation, please. The MONTAUK is fitted with a Tohatsu 90-HP two-stroke model M90a, and is currently running a 13 x 19 [aluminum] propeller. I do not waterski--just general boating with wife and two young kids. The engine is mounted two-holes-up...
by Mattwarner
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Making Flared PVC Inserts for Rod Holders

Give me some tips on how to flare the ends of PVC tube to replicate the OEM console-mounted rod holders. I have tried using a hot air gun to heat the end and slide over a bottle neck. Although this works, the result is uneven. Is there is a better way? Annoyingly, I can find plenty of rod holders ch...
by Mattwarner
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Steering Wheel Size, Vendor
Replies: 3
Views: 884

Montauk Steering Wheel Size, Vendor

[What is] the correct size steering wheel for a classic Montauk? I purchased a steering wheel on-line, but it is only 13.5-inch in diameter and looks odd. I believe the correct one is 18-inch-diameter. I want to confirm before buying a new one. Recommend a good source. I want one with the Boston Wha...
by Mattwarner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9 TENDER
Replies: 2
Views: 797

Re: 9 TENDER

I've offered the guy £300 (about $400) including the trailer and will see how that goes. The 9 TENDER is not in great condition,
by Mattwarner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1979 MONTAUK Replacement Windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 698

1979 MONTAUK Replacement Windshield

I have a classic [1979] Montauk. Here in the UK parts for Whalers don't come up much . I have found a new replacement screen for a classic OUTRAGE (but doesn't say which one). Will the dimensions work from an Outrage console to a Montauk console?
by Mattwarner
Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 9 TENDER
Replies: 2
Views: 797

9 TENDER

I have the chance to make an offer on a little 9-foot Boston WHaler (hull only) in average condition and needing a bit of TLC. I live in the UK and have never seen another one, but equally I don't think this would be a desirable model. I have two kids (ages 6 and 8) and a 1988 Long Shaft Johnson 6-H...
by Mattwarner
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk
Replies: 13
Views: 1502

Re: Direct fit cooler replacement for a 1987 Montauk

I use a 72-quart Marine Igloo (which I picked up used), and I bought a cushion from Andersons. That works fine for me. [There is] just enough space for my two kids to sit up front on either side of the crook.
by Mattwarner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Fuel Tank Mats
Replies: 4
Views: 746

Re: Montauk Gas Tank Mats

can you let us know how you get on, I am after two as well
by Mattwarner
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood
Replies: 7
Views: 1468

Re: Good Alternatives to Mahogany Wood

I used Sapele and looks lovely with 13 coats of Epifanes.
by Mattwarner
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17-footer Rigging Tunnel
Replies: 8
Views: 1335

Re: 17-footer Rigging Tunnel

I would say someone has tried to install a hull-mounted transducer, and the wire is from tranducer.
by Mattwarner
Wed May 16, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk Console Mounting
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Montauk Console Mounting

I will be remounting my console to the deck of my Montauk this weekend, I was planning on using number 12 x 1-inch screws to mount the angle bracket to the deck with five on each side. Are more fixings or longer larger screw needed? I don't want the console pulling out from the deck, but equally I d...
by Mattwarner
Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1996 Mercury 100 HP
Replies: 8
Views: 1219

Re: 1996 Mercury 100 HP

Sorry to Hijack, however I was offered a similar motor and it was oil injection (mixing) with a built-in oil tank and had the oil level visible from the cowling. I often wondered why don't these motors burn cylinders as surely at low speed, no fuel equals no lubrication to these deactivated cylinders.
by Mattwarner
Mon May 14, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

17 Montauk repower with new Merc 60hp

I have a classic 17 which currently has a 90hp 2 stroke Tohatsu, I have yet to run it as its been a winter project and the motor seems fine however its been my plan to repower with a new motor for economical and (hopefully) trouble free boating for me and the family. As I have two young children and...
by Mattwarner
Wed May 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Battery Cable Length - Montauk
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Battery Cable Length - Montauk

I am relocating [the engine cranking] battery [from the transom] to the console of my classic Montauk which is currently stripped and being painted so I cannot easily measure [the length of the needed cables] myself. Would 5-meter-length be sufficient for each cable to run from the console to the en...
by Mattwarner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: non-skid
Replies: 0
Views: 794

non-skid

Hi Guys, In the process of painting my 79 Montauk and need to decide on what to do with the deck as the original non-skid had worn away in places and patches repairs mean the original pattern cannot be saved. I have a couple of options and need some opinions/validations before I proceed. note I am u...
by Mattwarner
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: Get-home Engine for 17
Replies: 14
Views: 3776

Re: Get-home Engine for 17

I am in a similar situation and have a 1995 TOHATSU 90-HP as the main engine on my Montauk. I am looking for an auxiliary in the event of failure. Would a TOHATSU 3.5-HP two-stroke be suitable [as an auxiliary engine on a MONTAUK 17]? They are lightweight at 13-kg and would match my c.1995 which hel...
by Mattwarner
Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: RPS fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: RPS fixings

Cheers Phil exactly what i needed
by Mattwarner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: RPS fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

Re: RPS fixings

Hi Phil,

It’s a 1979 montauk, I put pics up on EBW recently on my Resto job
by Mattwarner
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: RPS fixings
Replies: 4
Views: 1048

RPS fixings

How does the RPS attach to the deck? I bought a project which came in bits and filled the old deck holes with epoxy and assume they screw in but what size/length screws?

TIA
by Mattwarner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17 Update / Paint Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Re: 17 Update / Paint Question

I am in the process of painting my 79 Montauk (Desert Tan) and using Interlux Perfection. As you cannot get an exact color match I went for "Oyster White" which was nearest to the original color and it shouldn't look obvious that its non original. Had I been braver I would have gone for a ...
by Mattwarner
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Total Weight on Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Re: Montauk Weight

Thanks for everyones replies, looks like in reality I am going to be looking at over 750kg (sorry should have been clearer this does include trailer weight which are around 100-150kg)
by Mattwarner
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk Total Weight on Trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 1714

Montauk Total Weight on Trailer

Here in the United Kingdom, trailer loads under 750-kg (1,600-lbs) can be towed on a trailer without brakes, and above this laws require the trailer to be braked. I have a 1979 Montauk with a Tohatsu 90-HP two-stroke-power-cycle outboard. Looking up the factory specifications, the Montauk was 950-lb...
by Mattwarner
Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Drain Tubes on 15-footer: Brass or Plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 1665

Re: Drain Tubes on 15-footer: Brass or Plastic

What's your the approx cost of the x4 tubes for a classic montauk? I am in the UK and can only find Moeller brand drain tubes
by Mattwarner
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Windscreen

Thanks rich can I ask why it won't bend properly?
by Mattwarner
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Windscreen

took the plunge and ordered the plastic (after watching numerous videos on youtube!), the size was cut to order so the only thing I will need to do is cut the angles for each side of the screen. My plan is to do the angle cuts when its flat and then build a box template of the console so I can clamp...
by Mattwarner
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Windscreen
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Windscreen

I am looking for a windscreen for my 1979 Montauk, I bought the boat as a project and it was missing a screen, Being in the UK I don't have the option to order from UPD or Speciality marine as the postage costs are as much as the screen. Has anyone made their own screen using polycarbonate, acrylic,...
by Mattwarner
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses
Replies: 9
Views: 3248

Re: Sapele and Mahogany Lumber Source, Uses

I used Sapele on my 13 and couldn't be happier with the look, the grain looks superb imo and much better than the mahogany I had originally tried restoring.
by Mattwarner
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project - Baystar Steering
Replies: 105
Views: 18174

Re: 15 Whaler Super Sport Project

Looking superb! I am also considering the EVA faux teak for my new Montauk project, I've used it on another small RIB and came out great. Are you planning on sanding off the non-skid first?
by Mattwarner
Thu Nov 02, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Interlux perfection
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Interlux perfection

[I plan] on using [Interlux PERFECTION two-part polyurethane topside paint] for an upcoming project. What color of [Interlux PERFECTION topside paint] is closest to Desert Tan?

I will be doing the whole boat; it doesn't need to match just be near to Desert Tan.