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by endus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: More Consolidation: NAVICO and C-MAP Merge
Replies: 4
Views: 4316

Re: More Consolidation: NAVICO and C-MAP Merge

I was recently looking at chartplotters and reading up (again, still have not replaced my plotter despite saying I need to since I bought the boat) and the drama with Garmin and Navionics is interesting. First Navionics started making Garmin-compatible charts, then Garmin updated their firmware to l...
by endus
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Name on side of the boat
Replies: 14
Views: 4085

Re: Name on side of the boat

We have our boat’s name (Equinox) on both sides. Amazingly, I do not seem to have a picture of the side of my boat on my phone but the letters are 5.75 inches high. My wife is a designer and came up with a fairly simple design. Our Montauk 170 has the blue logo/stripes so the letters are that same b...
by endus
Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: 2013 190 MONTAUK: Sump Pump Failure
Replies: 8
Views: 3765

Re: 2013 190 MONTAUK: Sump Pump Failure

I'm not sure if the setup is similar to the 170, I assume it is. Fuse [or] breaker is obviously the first stop. From there, it starts getting a little trickier. It took us some time to narrow down [the cause of] our [boat's electrical malfunction] to [be from] corrosion where the pump wiring is spli...
by endus
Fri Oct 14, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk and Dauntless Hull Shape and Handling Differences
Replies: 11
Views: 4351

Re: Montauk and Dauntless Hull Shape and Handling Differences

Very interesting question. I have found that both the classic Montauk I used to drive as well as my 170 seem to have stability beyond what you would expect from this size boat. I've been in reasonably nasty conditions in both and never really felt any concern whatsoever. Well, as long as I was going...
by endus
Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Sometimes Lower RPM
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

Re: E-TEC Sometimes Lower RPM

Thanks Jim, I am going to watch the tachometer the next time I am out so I can give better information. Throttle lever has been at full throttle, that I have confirmed while experiencing the concern. I should have thought of the fact that S.A.F.E. would limit it to 1,200 RPM. It seems like this is l...
by endus
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Sometimes Lower RPM
Replies: 3
Views: 1615

E-TEC Sometimes Lower RPM

On a 2014 Montauk 170 a 2015 Evinrude E-Tec 90 H.O. is mounted. When the engine is trimmed towards the upper end of the trim range, and when there is flat water, the boat will usually hit about 40-MPH. Sometimes, though, the engine will gradually drop speed to about 30-MPH. I will pay more attention...
by endus
Thu May 19, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 Montauk Re-power with Four-stroke-cycle Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 8334

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

When we re-powered our 2004 Montauk 170, I was dead set on a [engine using a four-stroke-power-cycle] because of my experience with an older Montauk 17. It was used and abused commercially, but [its engine using two-stroke-power-cycle] had a tendency to be very difficult to start, even if you knew i...
by endus
Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Is a classic Montauk a good fit for me?
Replies: 17
Views: 6728

Re: Is a classic Montauk a good fit for me?

I have an 2004 Montauk 170. It definitely rides better than the older Montauk hull, but it's still a very rough ride in any significant seas. I have driven the original Montauk in full blown storms with water up to my ankles in the boat, and have had my 170 out in some very rough conditions as well....
by endus
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Why was the boat I bought so dirty?
Replies: 10
Views: 4604

Re: Why was the boat I bought so dirty?

I cleaned sailboats during the summer as a teenager. What you are seeing is extremely typical. I wouldn't necessarily say the boat had been swamped just based on what you're seeing. Totally possible, but this happens without swamping all the time. Black mold and mildew just happens in boats. The sai...
by endus
Wed Jan 27, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Sun Lounge Option
Replies: 6
Views: 4068

Re: 170 Montauk Sun Lounge Option

Interested in this topic. I had looked around for information about the sun lounge when we bought the boat, but I did not find that much. If I recall, my 04 Montauk doesn't have the wood blocks embedded in the deck to allow me to secure a rear seat, but I don't think there was any such concern assoc...
by endus
Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power
Replies: 9
Views: 7598

Re: 2006 170 Montauk Re-power

This year we re-powered our 2004 170 Montauk with the E-TEC 90 H.O. I am very satisfied with it, though I think the propeller could use more pitch. The 170 MONTAUK will go over 40-MPH, and the boat feels like maybe it has just a little too much power for its own good when running in the ocean--which...
by endus
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: GARMIN new echoMAP CHIRP Products
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Re: GARMIN new echoMAP CHIRP Products

[The new products from GARMIN in the echoMAP CHIRP product line] seem like an overall lower out-the-door cost than the previous models. I have been [planing] to upgrade, so maybe next year will be the year. The model [echoMAP CHIRP] 74dv is definitely the one, if a 7 inch plotter will work on [a Bos...
by endus
Mon Nov 16, 2015 3:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug
Replies: 16
Views: 9532

Re: 170 MONTAUK: First Time on a Mooring; Drain Plug

I would definitely not leave the drain plug out. Even if you are comfortable with where the boat sits in the water, you're going to get marine growth in the sump where it will cause problems and be impossible to clean out. I think the suggestion of a solar charger and leaving the pump on is excellen...
by endus
Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Show Us Your Whaler
Replies: 147
Views: 86131

Re: Show Us Your Whaler

Still much to do and items to fix, but it's getting there. 2004 Montauk 170 "Equinox". This is from August in Essex Bay, MA.

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