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by rlboeri
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Skeg Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2039

Skeg Replacement

Hi All, This is a tough one to admit to. My son and I were boating in Lake Champlain this past weekend. We were having a great time when on the last day there we ran into an "uncharted" rock. We were doing about 20 mph and tore the skeg right off the 2 1/2 year old Evinrude E-Tec 90. Ugh! ...
by rlboeri
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence
Replies: 15
Views: 7416

Re: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence

Jim, I did not plan my trip to coincide with the whales. It was the only time that I could go. It turns out that the Belugas are there year round. Apparently they move a little further out into the Saint Lawrence during the winter, but they can still be seen. Spring, summer and fall they are in the ...
by rlboeri
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence
Replies: 15
Views: 7416

Re: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence

Phil--Thanks so much for taking the time to format and post the photos and videos for me. I appreciate it as I am sure all of the CW members do. Someday I hope to be smart enough to be able to do it myself.

Cheers,

Bob
by rlboeri
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence
Replies: 15
Views: 7416

Re: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence

Good morning all, Thanks so much for all of your advice. I would highly recommend the trip to the Saguenay Fjord, it is a spectacular place. It took about nine hours to make the trip towing the 1988 Montauk "Always an Adventure". My son and I left after work on a Thursday night and spent t...
by rlboeri
Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence
Replies: 15
Views: 7416

Boating in Eastern Canada, St. Lawrence

Good afternoon all, I hope that you are all enjoying the summer and getting out on your Whalers. My son and I are interested in towing my 1988 Montauk up to the Saguenay - Saint Lawrence Marine park in Quebec, Canada. The boat is all ready to go and the trailer was just outfitted with new tires and ...
by rlboeri
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: 16-footer Dive Ladder on Gunwales Instead of Transom

Hi. I installed a swim platform from Martin Marine (http://www.martinmarinedesign.com/monta ... tform.html) on my Montauk last year. It works great. Has a folding three step ladder and rails to grab on to. May solve all of your problems.

Bob
by rlboeri
Wed May 24, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Advice for bimini for Montauk 17
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Re: Advice for bimini for Montauk 17

I have had a Mills bimini on my 1988 Montauk for a number of years. It is an extremely well made product, easy to install and deploy. It has held up very well over the years. i always keep the cover on it when not in use. My suggestion would be to go for the Mills.

Bob
by rlboeri
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: E-TEC Top-mount Remote Control Too Large
Replies: 9
Views: 3949

Re: E-TEC Top-mount Remote Control Too Large

You are correct in that it is slightly too large for the mounting position on the Montauk console. My installer made a black Starboard mounting panel that overhangs fore and aft just a bit. It keeps the bopttom of the control unit sealed, loooks ok, and works just fine.

Bob
by rlboeri
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1988 Montauk 17 Anchor Storage
Replies: 1
Views: 1213

1988 Montauk 17 Anchor Storage

Wondering what you all do to store your anchor/chain/rode to prevent gel-coat damage. For years now i have stored mine in a 2 1/2 gallon bucket in the forward locker. But it is a pain in the butt getting the rode and chain back into the bucket without tangling it. I also covered the ends of the Danf...
by rlboeri
Wed Sep 21, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5986

Re: Trailer Modifications

Thanks all for your suggestions. I went with the Smith-brand 60-inch-tall PVC-covered metal guides. So far, my experience with them has been great. They especially help when launching and recovering solo in a wind and current. No complaints. I also had the entire trailer re-wired. andI exchanged all...
by rlboeri
Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5986

Re: Trailer Modifications

Jefecinco, I cant seem to find the trailer mounted ratchets on the BassPro website. Do you have a link? Will they stand up to repeated dunking in salt water? Sounds like a great idea. Contender, I believe that the bunks on the trailer are carper covered metal. I could probably just screw the star bo...
by rlboeri
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5986

Re: Trailer Modifications

So far, great recommendations. Keep them coming!

OldKenT--how do you set the keel rollers in relation to the bunk height?

Is most of the boat weight taken by the rollers or the bunks?
by rlboeri
Tue Aug 09, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Trailer Modifications
Replies: 19
Views: 5986

Trailer Modifications

OK, this is for Phil, but I am hoping that you all will weigh in. I have a 1988 Montauk 17 resting in an E-Z-Loader galvanized trailer with bunks. Works pretty well, although lining it up to load by myself can be challenging in a heavy wind or current. Since the boat is pretty much all set and I can...
by rlboeri
Wed Aug 03, 2016 11:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Hi All, Well, I finally got a chance to put the newly repowered Montauk thru her paces. Your skepticism at my claimed 50.2 mph was well founded. I thought I would get back to you all since you have been such great help. The misreporting was the result of unfamiliarity with my new Lowrance HDS-7 Touc...
by rlboeri
Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB Console Rod Holder for Montauk
Replies: 0
Views: 1156

WTB Console Rod Holder for Montauk

Hi All,

Looking for a used console rod holder in good condition for my 1988 Montauk. Would like to add one to the boat for the seat back padding, but don't want to break the bank. Let me know if you have one for sale.

Thanks,

Bob
by rlboeri
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Hi Guys, No mud at all, I appreciate the input as always. I did not get to run a reciprocal course due to time restraints. I did run at WOT twice for very short runs, and again, this was absolutely flat calm, 90 degrees, with no wind. Also a brand new Lowrance HDS-7 Touch Gen 2 that I was trying to ...
by rlboeri
Tue Jun 28, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Hi All! Hope that you all are enjoying the summer. I finally got the re-powered 1988 Montauk in the water for the first time with the new Evinrude E-TEC 90. Un-freaking-believable! It is incredibly smooth, has enormous amounts of torque, almost silent, no smoke, and scary fast. I was fishing on Lake...
by rlboeri
Thu May 19, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Replacement for Combined Sidelights Lamp
Replies: 2
Views: 1448

Replacement for Combined Sidelights Lamp

Hi all. The finish on the [combined sidelights] navigation lamp on my 1988 Montauk is looking a bit ratty and I am thinking about replacing it with the newer LED model sold by Specialty Marine. What is your impressions of the [quality of the replacement lamp sold] by Specialty Marine? Any thoughts b...
by rlboeri
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

Re: NMEA-0183 Interface

Thanks Jim. Great advice. I will wire the two so that it will display on the HDS when receiving a DSC call from another boat.

Thanks again!

Bob
by rlboeri
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Propeller Locks - Worth It?
Replies: 7
Views: 3028

Propeller Locks - Worth It?

Hi All,

Now that I have a stainless Viper prop on the new outboard, I am wondering about the use of a prop lock to prevent theft. Do any of you use them? Is it worth adding? Any downsides? Thanks for the help.

Bob
by rlboeri
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

Re: NMEA-0183 Interface

Got it Jim. Thanks. I didn't understand that at first, but it now makes sense (building the backbone). I may hold off on that for now. Seems a bit expensive just to see the operating parameters of the new engine. Maybe a project for another day. Also, there isn't a whole lot of room inside the Monta...
by rlboeri
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

Re: Connecting a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2 Touch to a Standard Horizon GX2000 - HELP!

Thanks Jim. I appreciate the input (no pun intended). Trailer plug is a no go.

Bob
by rlboeri
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

Re: Connecting a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2 Touch to a Standard Horizon GX2000 - HELP!

Jim et al, You are brilliant! This is exactly what I needed. Within a few minutes I understood perfectly what I needed to do. If you all don't already do it, you need to be teaching a college course. I am sure you would be great at it. The guide will now be enshrined in a frame on my wall. One quest...
by rlboeri
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: NMEA-0183 Interface
Replies: 18
Views: 6710

NMEA-0183 Interface

Back to the well again for some help. I just purchased a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen 2 Touch chart plotter and fishfinder combo for the 1988 Montauk. I already own a Standard Horizon GX2000 VHF. I would like to connect the two so that the DSC will transmit my position if necessary. I have no idea how to do t...
by rlboeri
Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Oetiker Clamps
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Oetiker Clamps

Well OK then. As usual, Jim is a wealth of information. guess I will use the "O" clamps from now on.

Bob
by rlboeri
Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Oetiker Clamps
Replies: 5
Views: 2397

Re: Oetiker Clamps

What is the advantage of this over a regular stainless hose clamp?
by rlboeri
Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boarding ladder for Montauk
Replies: 10
Views: 4856

Re: Boarding ladder for Montauk

Tom,

Does it affect in any way the ride of the boat? Does it cause much spray while underway? I am assuming that there is no interference from turning the outboard, how about tying the boat to the trailer/

Thanks for your help,

Bob
by rlboeri
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Mahogany Console and Helm Bench Seat Height Modification
Replies: 8
Views: 4273

Re: Mahogany Console and Helm Bench Seat Height Modification

Hi All. When I get my Montauk back from being re-powered, I plan on raising the RPS by about 4 inches. Bought some really nice mahogany boards this weekend so that I can build a system as shown above. If the screws holding the RPS to the blocks don't go all the way through into the deck (which seems...
by rlboeri
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boarding ladder for Montauk
Replies: 10
Views: 4856

Re: Boarding ladder for Montauk

Thanks All. I am contacting martin Marine.

Cheers,

Bob
by rlboeri
Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Trade MONTAUK for REVENGE 20, 22, or OUTRAGE CUDDY
Replies: 5
Views: 2936

Re: Trade MONTAUK for REVENGE 20, 22, or OUTRAGE CUDDY

Who made the canvas up front? How does the canvas secure on the bottom? Can you take a few more photos?

Bob
by rlboeri
Fri Mar 18, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Boarding ladder for Montauk
Replies: 10
Views: 4856

Boarding ladder for Montauk

Hi All. I have--as some of you may know--a 1988 Montauk that was just re-powered with an Evinrude E-TEC 90. Can't wait to get it back and go out. I am looking for opinions on the best boarding ladder for the MONTAUK. As you know, there isn't a lot of space to stow a ladder on a Montauk. Any ideas ba...
by rlboeri
Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Haven't got it back yet. All mechanical and wiring work has been completed and Eagle Marine did an in-water test run. They are now repairing some minor dings in the gel coat. Hope to get it back next week. Still a bit cold up here for a test drive, but cant wait. I will post photos as soon as I get ...
by rlboeri
Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:40 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Transom Weight for Older 17-footer
Replies: 9
Views: 3712

Re: Transom weight for an old 17

I have a 1988 Montauk, so it may not be the same, but I contacted Chuck Bennett at Boston Whaler regarding transom weight on my boat. He indicated that the engineers at Whaler would not recommend anything over 330 pounds for it. Thought that I would pas it along.

Bob
by rlboeri
Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

One final note. I just called BRP customer service to ask about the interchangeability of the prop from the old Johnson 88 SPL on the new E-Tec (as an emergency spare only). As indicated earlier in the thread, they said that yes it would fit, however the rubber in the hub may be damaged because the ...
by rlboeri
Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Thanks again to everyone for your very valuable input. I will be going with the stainless Viper and holding on to one of my older aluminum props from the 88 SPL as an emergency back up. Great site, great help, great boating.

Bob
by rlboeri
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

One more item. I have two aluminum props from the old Johnson 88 SPL that is being replaced. They are in great shape. Can they be used with the new motor? As spares?

Bob
by rlboeri
Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Jim, How the heck do you find the time to reply to everyone's posts in such detail? You are amazing. Dropped the boat off at Eagle Marine in Sagamore Beach on Saturday for the repower. To Chris' post, they already knew about mounting the motor at least two holes up, so I was pleased. They also confi...
by rlboeri
Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:04 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Just wanted to follow up, I just sealed the deal with a new E-Tec 90 for the Montauk. I got what seems to be a pretty admirable deal by buying the motor at the Boat Show in Boston from Eagle Marine. $8,200 for the motor and rigging, which includes the system check tachometer, the Xtreme cable packag...
by rlboeri
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Chris--thanks for the input. One of my worries was that I didnt know if the 90 three-cylinder would be enough to pull up an adult skier out of the water. Thanks for answering that. I think you helped to seal my decision with a 90 instead of the 90 H.O. Thanks to everyone for your input. I love this ...
by rlboeri
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

Re: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Phil, It has been a while. Missed all of you guys. I appreciate the information. I am now leaning toward the 3 cylinder based on all of your recommendations. I am still wondering a bit about folks feelings regarding long term reliability of the 3 cylinder vs the 4 cylinder. My old 88 SPL lasted 27 y...
by rlboeri
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power
Replies: 39
Views: 16151

1988 Montauk Evinrude Re-power

Good Morning All. I have a 1988 Montauk that needs repowering. Its 1988 Johnson 88 SPL just died. I am considering a new Evinrude E-TEC 90. Initially I was interested in the 90 H.O. four-cylinder. My reasoning for the four-cylinder rather than the three-cylinder is durability and longevity; the 90 H...