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by GWD
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 10846

Re: 2018 170 MONTAUK

My 2018 Montauk 170 finally arrived after a four-month wait. Since there were build items that were attractive the wait was worth the four months. The dealer took three weeks to rig it as we wanted: —Raymarine Axiom 9 MFD —MinnKota Ulterra iPilot and Heading Sensor —two Cannon Magnum 10 STX downrigg...
by GWD
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Safest Form of Payment
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

Re: Safest Form of Payment

I actually had what I believed to be a scammer offer to pay through PayPal. But PayPal can be too easily manipulated using a credit card or bank account. He claimed he was from 1500 miles away and couldn't come by a see the boat. His "agent" would pick it up but wouldn't handle cash. Never...
by GWD
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 10846

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

Dutchman: Thank you for the advice. I'm hoping to see just what you point out. The 170 just has to be smoother over wakes and rough water. The new Merc should be a lot quieter than the old 25 HP Johnson 2-stroke. Even at idle it made lots of noise. That is one reason we went to a MinnKota 55 for tro...
by GWD
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Bow Trolling Motor and Rail Removal
Replies: 9
Views: 3432

Re: 170 MONTAUK Bow Trolling Motor and Rail Removal

Last week I just ordered a 2018 Montauk 170. One of the options was a split front rail ($40) instead of the full rail. The 2018 beam is a bit wider, but maybe that wouldn't make a difference since the rail comes in two pieces. It might just make the front opening 4-inches wider. The Boston Whaler we...
by GWD
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 10846

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

Thank you for the detailed and rapid response. Very informative post to help guide my thoughts. Coming from a 14-foot fishing boat that makes 22-MPH at best, the 40-MPH number is eye popping. My wife thought the old boat was too fast. Don't know what she'll think of this new screamer. And at 46-MPH ...
by GWD
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 10846

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

Just purchased a 2018 Montauk 170 at a boat show. The dealer advised the 90 HP for normal use, the 115 HP for heavy loads and pulling skiers. Since I will be mostly fishing with my wife, I went with the 90 HP. But the choice can be changed since the boat is on order. Any opinions about the motor cho...