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by AZ1986
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV

Phil T-thank you for the advice.

[If the engine mounting height is raised to] two-holes-up, will [the propeller blades then] have cavitation?

Doing 30-MPH in the 17 Montauk felt like I was going a lot faster.

Thanks again for everyone's input. This is a great place
by AZ1986
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV

[The MONTAUK 17 boat was] able to get 30-MPH top speed. This was with 6-gallons fuel, 300-lbs of crew, and [an engine speed of] 5800-RPM. The hull has a painted bottom.
by AZ1986
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV

[I re-wrote the test data from its original presentation which was a bit difficult to read due to unusual composition and punctuation--jimh] PERFORMANCE REPORT Boat: 1986 Montauk 17 1986 Engine: 2018 production year SUZUKI DF60AV; full-throttle range 5,300 to 6,300-RPM; 8-hours engine run time. Cost...
by AZ1986
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: MONTAUK 17 Re-power

[Editor's note: this article has been extensively revised from its original form, and two articles combined into one.] The Yamaha F70 price quote was $9,500. I purchased the SUZUKI DF60AV. It is like the Mercury 60-HP. The dealer Whalertown in Maryland recommends the Command Thrust. I bought the SUZ...
by AZ1986
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: Bought Suzuki 60

I bought a 250-lbs Suzuki DF60AV for $6,300 including a tachometer and installation. It consumes 1-GPH.

The MONTAUK 17 pops up on plane.

Thanks to all for your advice.
by AZ1986
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

[M]y next choice would be the 90 Suzuki-- but 343-lbs weight is a concern.

[T]he older Montauk only weighs 900-lbs bare.

I want to be in the open Chesapeake. I am concerned about freeboard in choppy seas, I guess.

Thanks.
by AZ1986
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

That's what I am thinking. Thanks.
by AZ1986
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

Re: Consider Yamaha F70

Yes, I did consider the Yamaha 70, but the cost is $9,500 compared to $6,500--is that really worth it?
by AZ1986
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 11676

MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV

I need to re-power my 1986 Montauk 17. It has a 1986 Yamaha 70 HP; I love the way [the boat] performs, but [the engine] has low compression in bottom cylinder, and needs a new lower unit. I want to upgrade to a cleaner and more efficient four-stroke-power-cycle engine with electronic fuel injection....