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by Tacky79
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Orange Beach Boat Show at The Wharf Marina

Someday, we'll fly out to a real boat show so we can see all the Whaler lineup, and others. Here at the Denver boat show, there are maybe 2 or 3 Whalers (understandable, given the market) and about 12 trillion ski/surf boats with obnoxious wraps and paint schemes and huge speakers and trailers with ...
by Tacky79
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1114

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

If I rebuild a 2019 190 Montauk with the same options I have on our 2017 190 Montauk, the 2019 is about $10,000 more expensive. ($56,200 vs $46,300) That's a 21% increase in 2 years. If someone were able to negotiate a discount, it'd take a 25% discount to get (the new version of my 190 Montauk) dow...
by Tacky79
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1114

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

My 2017 190 Montauk base price was $36,281 per my paperwork. If the 2019 190 Montauk base price is now $47,497, that's an increase of 31% over two years. So, if those numbers are accurate, Boston Whaler has had some stratospheric price increases. I haven't kept up on pricing since buying our boat, s...
by Tacky79
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1114

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

I did say "near" that price. I can tell you that I paid near that price for a new Montauk only two years ago, so there's one data point. Now, that is two years ago, but still, pricing hasn't gone up that much in two years, has it? Boat show pricing, from what I'm told, typically allows for...
by Tacky79
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices
Replies: 36
Views: 1114

Re: 2019 170 MONTAUK Retail Prices

You should be able to get a 190 Montauk with a 150 HP engine near that price [$42,000], I'd think. Especially with boat show pricing.
by Tacky79
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More

Perfect boat:
--retractable sun shade; check.
--Ski pole: check.
--twin 225s: check

Beefy looking trailer, too--is it aluminum?

Congrats
by Tacky79
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More
Replies: 22
Views: 1659

Re: 270 Dauntless: Trolling Motor; Single v. Twin Engines; More

That 270 Dauntless is a nice boat!

The 270 Dauntless is our grail boat, but we're going to stick with our Montauk for a few more years. More pics, please.
by Tacky79
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury VesselView Mobile Module Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Mercury VesselView Mobile Module Sale

....I specifically asked Merc support if Trim and other functions like Boost will be available via the Vessel View Mobile and they said, "Yes." Interesting, but I'm a bit skeptical. What engine do you have? I can't find any trim indication on my app for my 150 HP FOURSTROKE. Note that the...
by Tacky79
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury VesselView Mobile Module Sale
Replies: 13
Views: 624

Re: Mercury VesselView Mobile Module Sale

I paid full price last summer. I think it was $275. I mostly use it to try and accurately track my fuel usage, and to verify hours on my engine. I installed under the Mercury 150 FOURSTROKE engine cowling, but I think I saw a connector that would work in my center console. I might move it there in t...
by Tacky79
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

"I would not care to own a yacht that required any crew." I agree, Butch. My wife talked about taking a cruise, and I decided that I'm not spending a vacation on a boat unless I'm the captain (or maybe a good friend is the captain). Our best vacation ever, was bareboat chartering a 45-foo...
by Tacky79
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

I just called my bank to see if I had $10MM in my account and they laughed at me and hung up.

I think I'll keep my yacht expenses in the sub-28' Whaler category for now!
by Tacky79
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

You should save this link, just in case that lottery ticket comes through.
;-)
by Tacky79
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Re: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

Re: trailerability, I think we are quickly moving towards having a boat that we leave in Wisconsin and we plan to retire there in the somewhat near future. But yes, trailerability is important for the short term. We can tow 5,000-lbs now, and that 220 Outrage would push that limit--maybe exceed it. ...
by Tacky79
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler
Replies: 16
Views: 1031

Winter Boat-dreaming About a New Boston Whaler

Our 190 Montauk is away on vacation (inside storage for winter), so we sometimes day dream about the "next boat" this time of year. I have a few questions regarding various Whalers that seem like a good fit for our next boat. We are a family of five with a dog and new to power boating--two...
by Tacky79
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Best Way to Sell A Boston Whaler to a Whaler Enthusiast
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Re: Best Way to Sell A Boston Whaler to a Whaler Enthusiast

Jon - are you talking about the 22' Outrage that we normally see at Anderson Dock in Ephraim? We visit there every summer--right across from Ephraim Yacht Harbor. If so, Beacon Marine in Sister Bay would probably sell it on consignment, but Boat Trader or YachtWorld would get you a lot of attention ...
by Tacky79
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Whaler Harpoon Sailboat
Replies: 4
Views: 714

Re: Whaler Harpoon Sailboat

I have a 5.2 Harpoon, and decent models seem to go for about $2,000 with trailer.
by Tacky79
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Which Whaler
Replies: 7
Views: 1099

Re: Which Whaler

We have a 2017 190 Montauk and we enjoy using it for fishing, skiing with the kids, and hanging out/sunbathing/messing around/jumping off/cruising. The advantage that I can see, for the Montauk, is the bow has that big flat deck which is great for fishing in calm waters (as well as sunbathing, nappi...
by Tacky79
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Montauk 190 Front Railings
Replies: 3
Views: 434

Re: Montauk 190 Front Railings

Like Butch, we don't have bow railings on our 190 Montauk. I've never been on the boat and thought "I wish we had railings".

But, I can see what you mean - having short railings would probably look good!
by Tacky79
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Introduction
Topic: Exclamation Point
Replies: 4
Views: 844

Re: Exclamation Point

Great info!

Thanks!!!!

;-)
by Tacky79
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Tow arch
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: Tow arch

Phil - do you have one of those Turbo Swings? Looks like a great option for me as well. I was looking at the Whaler tow arch, but it wouldn't allow me to use the boat cover that I have now. I think this Turbo Swing would.
by Tacky79
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing

We just drove through there week after last on our way up to Door County all the way from home here in Denver. The "sea" conditions in Lake Michigan and Green Bay were very different than I see here on lakes in Colorado, so it was fun to experience that in our 190 Montauk. I wish I could h...
by Tacky79
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: 1st Annual Whaler Lake Michigan Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 2016

Re: Lake Michigan Crossing

You are all going to be right down the road from Beacon Marine. Maybe Sue will bring down a nice cooler full of beer for you!
by Tacky79
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits
Replies: 10
Views: 1257

Re: 2017 to 2019 Boston Whaler Boats with Self-bailing Cockpits

190 Montuak has nice, big self-bailing drains. Given that the bilge pump draws little power, I'd think a solar charger would do the trick, despite overcast weather.

Or, put the boat on a lift or a floating dock--maybe.
by Tacky79
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

Congrats! Someday, we'll take a look at one, as it's probably the best boat for our family.

Looking forward to the pics.
by Tacky79
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Anchor
Replies: 5
Views: 845

190 Montauk Anchor

My brand new Danforth got jammed (between boulders or something), and I had to cut it free, along with six feet of nice stainless chain, too. I need to pick up another anchor. I had a S600 9-lbs Danforth. It really stinks to cut the rode on a brand new anchor! For a 190 Montauk what anchor is best? ...
by Tacky79
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Boating Newbie

Most “family” boats are a hit with the wife and kids for a year or two, then dad’s out fishing with his brother after that. Good point, and I think that's where the Vantage makes good sense. Decent for fishing, yet VERY family friendly with the cushions and head, etc. If I ever budget $150k for a b...
by Tacky79
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

I put a 5/32" cotter pin in last night and I'm sure it'll work just fine. Snug fit similar to how the pin fits. I think the danger would be if you were to use a smaller diameter cotter pin. I just want to make sure it's right so as to avoid losing a wheel along the highway in the middle of nowh...
by Tacky79
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boating Newbie
Replies: 15
Views: 1571

Re: Boating Newbie

230 Vantage sounds about right for you, but it's $150k and can't quite get into the shallow waters that the Montauk can, but we are only talking a difference of inches, so that may not be of concern. It's better setup for 8 (to 10) people than a center console, in my opinion. From my readings, the D...
by Tacky79
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Dutchman - here's a pic and video. In the video, the guy shows removal of this L-pin and at 2:30 in the video, he explains why they don't use a cotter pin. This drawing shows how the grease has to travel from the zerk to the inner bearing and back. The L-pin would be at the top of this picture holdi...
by Tacky79
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Per Karavan, if you use a cotter pin, the grease may short circuit and not get pushed to the inner bearing. But, that only matters when pumping grease, so I guess I’ll pump grease with a 5/32 section of rod, then replace with a cotter pin when done.
by Tacky79
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

We are about to take our annual trip to Wisconsin from Colorado and I inspected the Karavan trailer bearings, and tightened one. Upon removal of the castle nut L-pin, I destroyed it. Nearest replacement comes from Karavan and they want $75 to get it to me this week. Does anyone have experience with ...
by Tacky79
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

mobroy - did you end up buying this Dauntless?
by Tacky79
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re: 190 Montauk New Rear Seats

My 2017 had the aft seating as an option and the backrests slide into the rod holders. In 2017, the seat bottoms don't fold up, though, so that's a nice improvement.

But I really like the bow storage (fishbox), as we are always looking for more room to store things.
by Tacky79
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 Montauk Console Cover
Replies: 1
Views: 352

190 Montauk Console Cover

I'm thinking about getting a console cover since we'll be slipping our 190 Montauk for a week or so coming up.

Besides Wm. J. Mills & Co., is there another supplier I should consider?
by Tacky79
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

I agree - seems too easy, but as a big dealer, they are probably not too keen on sitting on a 2017 after Memorial Day. I guess I'd just confirm with your sales guy the actual price, all the options, get it in writing and buy the darn thing! Coincidentally, I was "building" a 210 Dauntless ...
by Tacky79
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

You better hurry and go buy that thing before I decide to hookup my trailer and head down there (1000 miles away) and work a trade up deal on my Montauk with them! (I'm kidding. OK. Only 1/2 kidding. ;-) ) That seems like a GREAT price. You could buy it today, use it for the next year, and sell it f...
by Tacky79
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

Well that sounds like a fantastic deal to me, then. 30% off MSRP. There are a few used 2015/2016s for that price. I'd jump on that in a heart beat.
by Tacky79
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1790

Re: New 210 DAUNTLESS Price and Negotiating Advice

If it comes with a trailer, that's a great deal. It seems to me, for a leftover 2017, 10% off should be easy to get (which it looks like you have already, assuming you don't get a trailer). In our negotiations, I just kept the discussion going, asking questions, asking about price ranges, etc. We go...
by Tacky79
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Re: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

Yes - my trailer has 4 disc brakes.

I also use an IR thermometer during long trips for peace of mind.
by Tacky79
Thu May 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure
Replies: 16
Views: 1581

Karavan trailer bearing grease procedure

I have a dual-axle Karavan trailer with the SureLube system. I have had the trailer for a year now, and have trailered my 190 Montauk about 2200 miles. This is my first maintenance. I jacked up the trailer, removed the dust caps, and used a grease gun with Johnson/Evinrude grease (http://shop.evinru...
by Tacky79
Mon May 28, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 190 Montauk: Adding Cleats
Replies: 2
Views: 629

190 Montauk: Adding Cleats

I didn't like securing our 2017 190 Montauk to the dock using only the bow and stern cleats. I have seen other 190 Montauk boats with cleats added forward. I contacted Sue Lodel at Beacon Marine, and she happens to have the same boat, and added cleats to her boat. I ordered the cleats and hardware f...
by Tacky79
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Vessel View Mobile
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Vessel View Mobile

A quick update. I ordered the VesselView mobile module (from Sue Lodell at Beacon Marine) and last night got it installed on my 2017 Mercury 150: ⋅ I looked in the console of my 2017 Montauk 190 and couldn't see that I had any appropriate harness connectors in there to connect, so I instal...
by Tacky79
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Vessel View Mobile
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Vessel View Mobile

Butch - I only have analog gauges, so I'm looking for more information from the engine. Trim would be interesting to me, too.
by Tacky79
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Vessel View Mobile
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: Vessel View Mobile

I plan on buying VeselView Mobile for my 150 4stroke Merc soon, as I'd like to know my engine hours and a better idea of fuel usage and tank level. Before I buy it, I thought I'd ask to see if there are other options worth considering. MercMonitor and VesselView4 are more expensive, but have the adv...
by Tacky79
Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Right - I'm not sure hers are at C1. I was giving that as an example on how that drawing isn't so great, as it really doesn't give you enough data to accurately locate C1, if you wanted to locate that area. I think her cleat is located aft of C1. Her's were not factory options, per my understanding.
by Tacky79
Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Thanks guys. Sue at Beacon Marine--big thanks, Sue--sent me a picture of her 190 Montauk forward cleat with a tape measure showing the distance from the textured part of the gunwale . As soon as I pull the boat out of winter storage, I'll try the stud finder or tap methods to see if I can confirm C1...
by Tacky79
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Thanks Jimh. I don't agree with you, though, on the quality of the drawing. Now... I'm just a Chemical Engineer, so I am not as skilled looking at mechanical drawings, but in my opinion, it'd be a really great drawing if there was a reference point that I could measure from to locate all those pheno...
by Tacky79
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Butch - I agree on the looks - it certainly doesn't add to the good looks of our boats, but the practicality of using that for skiing is very temping. I forgot about access via the hatches. I bet it's not too tough to install. The only other costly concern, is my boat cover would need to be modified...
by Tacky79
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Thanks Butch. Whaler's tow arch looks like this. I was quoted $710.

Image
by Tacky79
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: How to read reinforcement diagram
Replies: 18
Views: 3335

Re: How to read reinforcement diagram

Thanks. Now... the Tow Arch. I'm a bit torn on that one - it's expensive, but would be very nice for skiing and allow us to avoid bending over the engine as we attach the bridle. I'm told it can be added to our boat, but it's hard to imagine how a screwed-in tow arch is strong enough to pull a skier...