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by BamaBoater
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:37 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Request for appraisal, 2011 170 Montauk
Replies: 10
Views: 543

Re: Request for appraisal, 2011 170 Montauk

Who cares what an appraiser says the boat is worth, buy the boat.
by BamaBoater
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Stern Seats
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: 170 Montauk Stern Seats

I am thinking to make a 3/4-inch-thick wood seat. Then attach or hook or snap-on a throw cushion.

I will make the backrest from teak and have cushions made. I believe I can do this for much less [cost than the Boston Whaler seat].
by BamaBoater
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Stern Seats
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: 170 Montauk Stern Seats

Sometimes I have several adults on board, and other times it is just my wife and I.
by BamaBoater
Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Stern Seats
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

Re: 170 Montauk Stern Seats

PHIL--thank you.

I may buy the two stern quarter seats.

I think the bench seat would be nice if you always had passengers. The bench seat would take up a lot of room. The bench seat would not be handy for swimmers getting in and out from the swim platform.
by BamaBoater
Thu Dec 24, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk Stern Seats
Replies: 14
Views: 1383

170 Montauk Stern Seats

For my 2019 170 MONTAUK I want to buy a full-width stern seat or two quarter seats that have a backrest that mount in the rod holders at the transom. Q1:Who sells these seats? Q2:What is the cost? Q3: Could I make my own? [Moderator's note: deleted three posts that were trying to solicit information...
by BamaBoater
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

I ended up using a piece of 2 x 8 lumber. It worked for a short trip to my brother's barn for the winter.
by BamaBoater
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Effect on Towed MPG of Weight Saved by Aluminum Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 655

Effect on Towed MPG of Weight Saved by Aluminum Trailer

I have the standard steel trailer for my 170 MONTAUK. If one did a lot of towing of a 170 MONTAUK boat on a trailer, a lighter aluminum trailer would save a lot in fuel costs.
by BamaBoater
Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2019 170 Montauk Range
Replies: 4
Views: 658

2019 170 Montauk Range

I plan longer boat trips with a 2019 170 MONTAUK with 115-HP engine with 20-gallon fuel tank capacity. I realize that the wind, currents, weight in the boat, etc., will be factors.

What range can I expect?
by BamaBoater
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

Jimh -

Thanks for your ideas suggestions.

I live just south of Dayton. 1,200 miles is a long trip, maybe make it a couple of weeks the next time.
by BamaBoater
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Re: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

Thanks jefecinco and Masbama, I am down [in Gulf Shores, Alabama] right now, but didn’t bring my boat. The docks at our condo are out of commission. We are right near Ono Island and the bridge. I had the boat out in the inshore waters three times in the summer of 2020. I am getting the hang of it. I...
by BamaBoater
Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

Thanks Jim.

I believe the dealer told me to trailer it in the full up position.

Basically, one needs to raise it enough to just make sure it doesn’t rub the asphalt and the wedge or piece of wood, would keep all the pressure off the hydraulic cylinder.
by BamaBoater
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Mercury 115 FOURSTROKE Trailer Bracket

I have 2019 170 MONTAUK with a Mercury 115-HP FOURSTROKE engine. The engine operating manual says to travel in the vertical position. The dealer told me to travel with the engine up [later clarified to be in the full-up position], with the bracket engaged. The engine is too close to the ground [when...
by BamaBoater
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama
Replies: 10
Views: 880

Navigating Gulf Shores, Alabama

In May 2020 I purchased a 2019 170 MONTAUK that was the dealer's leftover. I live in Ohio, but frequently go to the Alabama Gulf coast. I grew up boating on Lake Cumberland in Kentucky. The waters around Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Ono Island are new to me. I am learning more every day. Point me ...
by BamaBoater
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: Black Top Legend: 170 MONTAUK at Haulover Inlet

I wonder if [BLACK TOP LEGEND] would take a passenger or two. I would like to ride along with him, however my back might not agree. He is definitely one with his boat as he skims along.