Search found 191 matches

by Ridge Runner
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 4863

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

Thank you for sharing the photo - I like the T-Top and most useful in Florida. It seems like Amazon has the HD7 in stock: https://www.amazon.com/Lowrance-000-117 ... rds=HDS-7#
by Ridge Runner
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk
Replies: 14
Views: 4863

Re: Chartplotter for 170 Montauk

My choice would be a Lowrance HDS-7 Gen3. It should fit nicely in the corner on the console. Here is a picture of an older HDS-5 mounted on my 2005 170 Montauk, the unit is interface with my E-tec via NMEA-2000 and with the VHF via NMEA-0183. I should have went with a 7" unit at that time - but...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

If Ohio is with-in range Clemons Boat in Sandusky, OH was been in business since 1966. I have a friend who purchased a Boston Whaler from and was very happy with the experience. http://clemonsboats.com
by Ridge Runner
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

I have found the larger national dealers can be difficult to work with. Family dealerships that have been selling Boston Whalers for a long time should make your purchase experience much more enjoyable. Last year I purchased a 210 Montauk from Hance and Smythe in New Jersey. They have been in busine...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment

Thank you Jim for all the information and insight. You are correct the stern of the boat is perfectly even with the end of the bunks. I do think the cause of the sway is that the E-TEC is positioned a bit farther aft than the original Mercury outboard. Weighing about 100-lbs heavier (the E-Tec power...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment

I am very apprehensive about moving the winch post forward which would pull the boat up the trailer and change the way it sits on the bunks supporting the hull. Butch - yes it's the factory Karavan trailer, the trailer tires where about 2psi off the max, I run my Expedition tires at 44psi - 50psi is...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment

I have a 2016 210 Montauk that I upgraded the engine from the stock Mercury FourStoke 150hp (455lbs) motor to an Evinrude G2 200HO (537lbs). I did not get a chance to tow this boat in its stock configuration. When towing the boat home from the selling dealer to my marina last spring, a 70 mile trip,...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10995

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

I know you mentioned going to a four-stroke, but the Evinrude E-TEC 60-HP outboard would give you the same performance that you get from your current set-up which you stated that "you love". The E-TEC 60 has 863-cc in displacement and weights in at 240-lbs. A plus for me would be the exten...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 2010 Montauk 170 Moeller 22-gallon On-deck Fuel Tank Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 2340

Re: 2010 Montauk 170 Moeller 22 Installation

The installation on my 170 Montauk is also as RobertO described. The fuel line is installed under the seat and exits the deck at the starboard front corner under the RPS. Please do post a picture of your layout.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Re: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane

Tohatsu did not invent the term "Mixer". It is a standard term used in the NG/LPG industry, typically used in large industrial systems. The term "mixer" and "carburetor" have been both been used as LPG fuel has been adapted for use in consumer products. Here is an examp...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: Whaler Parts for Sale
Replies: 32
Views: 22416

Re: Whaler Parts for Sale

Email sent regarding the T-Top.
by Ridge Runner
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Plant Expansion
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Boston Whaler Plant Expansion

A strong indicator of Boston Whaler's health and growth is that they currently have 68 open full-time positions they are advertising for in Edgewater, Florida. Fifty-nine of the positions are in manufacturing.
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jan 18, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Re: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane

According to Tohatsu: "The MFS5C LPG is based on the MFS4/5/6C engine platform with some key changes to allow it to use LPG or propane. The MFS5C LPG comes from an existing reliable, proven and durable platform. The major component changes to the propane-powered version are the fuel regulator, ...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 4441

Re: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed

You will want to get the propeller spinning up as quickly as possible in order to pull up a skier, so a small diameter propeller with limited cupping and some stern lift (bow lift is a problem when pulling up a skier - you want the bow of your boat to drop as quick as possible). I had good luck with...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed
Replies: 12
Views: 4441

Re: 2003 170 MONTAUK Top Speed

In 2003 the 170 Montauk would most likely have been powered by the Mercury 90HP two-cycle engine, a strong performing outboard (reported to be closer to 100HP). The 2009 Yamaha 90HP two-cycle engine is an excellent outboard that should last a very long time, but it is reported to be an under-perform...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Brunswick to Sell SEA RAY
Replies: 13
Views: 4006

Re: Brunswick to Sell SEARAY

Excerpts from a security analysts: "Brunswick bought Sea Ray in November,1986 for $350 million. At that time Sea Ray had annual sales ~$400M and a production of ~28,000 units a year with ~4,500 employees. In 2016, it is estimated that fewer than 2,500 Sea Rays were sold in the U.S and that Sea ...
by Ridge Runner
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: EVINRUDE I-COMMAND, ICON Pro, ICON Touch
Topic: Replacing I-Command Gauges with ICON Gauges
Replies: 1
Views: 1575

Replacing I-Command Gauges with ICON Gauges

I have a 2010 E-Tec 115HO which was originally rigged with one 3.5-inch I-Command gauge and two 2-inch I-Command gauges. After many years of being in the Florida sun the LCD displays on the gauges have become unreadable. Will the Evinrude ICON Basic series gauges be a fairly simple replacement? I re...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Firm That Sells Older, Rebuilt Engines
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Firm That Sells Older, Rebuilt Engines

An excellent small outboard restoration company is AFA Marine in Largo, Florida. Here is a link to some of the vintage outboards they have for sale: https://www.smalloutboards.com/antiques.htm

[Separated from a thread on a tangential topic--jimh]
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1976 Montauk Thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: 1976 Montauk Thoughts

I agree with Jim, the static trim looks very good. Good luck with your possible purchase.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure

There is no way that a bimini top should even be on a small boat running at 37MHP in 2.5' chop. I was out on Raritan Bay almost every day two weeks ago in the same nasty wind driven chop. I enter the bay at the Keansburg Pier and then make the run out and around Sandy Hook (about a 30 minute run). I...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Winterizing Pumps and Plumbing
Replies: 0
Views: 1147

210 Montauk Winterizing Pumps and Plumbing

On my 2016 210 Montauk I have the RPS livewell with pump and a separate raw water washdown pump. Are there any tips for winterizing these systems? The owners manual does not address winterizing these systems.
by Ridge Runner
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure
Replies: 24
Views: 6971

Re: 190 Montauk Bimini Design Failure

On the newer Montauk series of boats, I do not think Boston Whaler designed the Bimini tops to be run with the top in a folded down position. On my 170 Montauk I have the same concern you have described. The proper way to run with the top in a collapsed position is with the top up and the cover on w...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 210 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 7026

Re: Montauk 210 Thoughts

I agree with Andy and would either add the split bow rail or find a boat with one installed from the factory. You should do a sea trail with the currently installed Mercury 150HP outboard, it's is a strong motor that is reported to produce over its rated HP. I did do a swap out of the 150HP Mercury ...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Montauk 210 Thoughts
Replies: 25
Views: 7026

Re: Montauk 210 Thoughts

"Worth it" --value is relative. The use case that you describe seems like a good fit for the 210 Montauk. I own a 2016 210 Montauk. I moved up from a 170 Montauk this spring, and right now I use the 210 Montauk off the New Jersey coast and regularly run about 10 miles off the coast in roll...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Fuel Tank Level Gauge; Fuel Management
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: How low should I allow fuel tank to run (190 Montauk)

Dutchman - The major difference is that your 2008 Mercury 60HP outboard's EFI is accomplished by using a throttle body, and the Mercury 150HP outboard on the 190 Montauk uses a completely closed fuel system with sequential multi-port electronic fuel injection. It is not advisable to run fuel injecto...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Fuel Tank Level Gauge; Fuel Management
Replies: 15
Views: 4015

Re: How low should I allow fuel tank to run (190 Montauk)

Most of the boats I have owned have the same concern that you mentioned, the first half of the tank as measured by an analog fuel gauge, last longer than the second half. My current 210 Montauk is no exception, with a 66 gallon fuel tank, at a measurement of half a tank left on the fuel gauge the bo...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Aug 25, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11155

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

As mentioned in another thread - with a length of 17' 4" the Boston Whaler marketing department could have easily named this a "175 Montauk".
by Ridge Runner
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11155

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

Here are few pictures of the new 2018 170 Montauk from the Sarasota Florida Boston Whaler dealer meeting (originally posted on Facebook by Hampton Watercraft and Marine):
Swim Platform.jpg
Swim Platform.jpg (49.47 KiB) Viewed 10951 times


New Montauk 170 2.jpg
New Montauk 170 2.jpg (92.86 KiB) Viewed 10951 times


New 170 Montauk.jpg
New 170 Montauk.jpg (70.83 KiB) Viewed 10951 times
by Ridge Runner
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Paying Sales Tax on Boat Purchase
Replies: 5
Views: 2178

Re: Sales tax question

Florida Department of Revenue, Sales and Use Tax on Boats : Boats Sold to Nonresidents A nonresident may purchase a boat tax-exempt if sold by or through a registered boat dealer or yacht broker. The nonresident must remove the boat from Florida. The following requirements must be met: - The purcha...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal

This is a typical hinged bow rail (non-BW boat): Bowhinge.jpg Because of the large unsupported length of your bow rail, I would be inclined to fabricating a split bow rail, it would create a very strong hand-hold in the bow. Adding a hinge in such a large unsupported length of railing could create p...
by Ridge Runner
Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal
Replies: 10
Views: 3194

Re: Ventura 210 bow rail modification and toilet removal

The Ventura 210 has a lot of bow rail to work with and it seems if the bow rail was cut in the middle you could split the bow rail and have it fabricated to drop-down and connect with the deck close to the front of the anchor locker: Ventura 210.jpg Here is an image of the split bow rail factory opt...
by Ridge Runner
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 MONTAUK v. Classic OUTRAGE 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: 210 MONTAUK v. Classic OUTRAGE 22

Comparison images of the hulls:

22' Outrage (from the Cetacea section):

Image

210 Montauk:

Montauk3.jpg
Montauk3.jpg (141.73 KiB) Viewed 2760 times
by Ridge Runner
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 210 MONTAUK v. Classic OUTRAGE 22
Replies: 6
Views: 2819

Re: 210 MONTAUK v. Classic OUTRAGE 22

Very nice write-up of your observational and statistical comparison of the two boats. When I choose to move up from a 170 Montauk to the 210 Montauk I was also struck by the size of the boat. It is a large 21 foot boat. The size of the bow and cockpit area is hard to match in any-other 21 foot boat....
by Ridge Runner
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: T Top on a 16' Dauntless
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

Re: T Top on a 16' Dauntless

Besides a custom made T-Top two of the most popular after-market brands are: Fishmaster: https://fishmaster.com Stryker: http://www.strykerttops.com In general after-market T-Tops are not that heavy as stated in the FAQ section on Fishmaster's site "T-top with fabric weighs right at 75 lbs with...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: T Top on a 16' Dauntless
Replies: 13
Views: 4417

Re: T Top on a 16' Dauntless

The some T-Tops fit very close to the console. I believe that most of the weight will be directly over the console area so much closer to the bow, possibly adding a small benefit of some additional weight forward:

T-Top2.JPG
T-Top2.JPG (57.15 KiB) Viewed 4363 times

T-Top1.JPG
T-Top1.JPG (57.62 KiB) Viewed 4363 times

T-Top3.JPG
T-Top3.JPG (78.55 KiB) Viewed 4363 times
by Ridge Runner
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power
Replies: 22
Views: 7071

Re: 2001 16 DAUNTLESS: Sell or Re-power

That Mercury 90-HP ELPTO two cycle is a work horse. General Specifications on Mercury 2001 90hp 2 stroke: Full throttle rpm range: 5000-5500 Number of cylinders: 3 Piston Displacement: 84.57 cu. in. (1385.8cc) Cylinder Bore: 3.500 in. (88.9mm) Stroke: same 2.930 in. (74mm) Gear Ratio: 2.3:1 Weight: ...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

Here are few performance statistics: Two adults onboard, half a tank of fuel ~33 gallons, 85 degree air temp, 72 degree water temp, mild chop, saltwater. Average time to plane ~3.13 seconds - I did 5 runs Top speed 50MPH at 6,000RPM's - I still had some throttle left Propeller: 14 3/4" x 17&quo...
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3484

Re: Value of a 1978 Boston Whaler 4.6 Harpoon

This website may not be very active any more, but it will give any Harpoon owner a good overview and bit of history of the boat. Also there are a few links to the original brochures: http://www.ruach.net/Harpoon.shtml
by Ridge Runner
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Stabil 360 Marine
Replies: 14
Views: 4569

Re: Does Stabil 360 Marine Stabilize Fuel for up to 12 months?

I 100% agree with Jim. I have had Yamaha 40hp, 70hp and 90hp two cycle carbureted motors - no matter what fuel stabilizers I tried I also had the carburetors "gum" up with longer term storage - as Jim mentions evaporation is the culprit. There should be a screw on each carburetor bowl just...
by Ridge Runner
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1991 17' Outrage Dri-Dek flooring
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: 1991 17' Outrage Dri-Dek flooring

Dri-Dek is an excellent product, but I have found to cover large areas is expensive at almost $7 a square foot - I found a company named Rubber-Cal that sells commercial "S" PVC Drainage Mats that come in full 4'x50' rolls for about $2.40 per square foot. The material is UV stable and used...
by Ridge Runner
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: SMALL BOAT ELECTRICAL
Topic: IPX Water Ingress Protection Ratings
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: IPX Water Ingress Protection Ratings

With modern day to day consumer electronics such as mobile phones now being advertised with different levels of "IP" ratings this has certainly increased the awareness and possibly the confusion in the rating system: The Apple iPhone 7 is rated as IP67 and the Samsung Galaxy S8 is rated as...
by Ridge Runner
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

Well sometimes life gets in the way of the best of intentions. My responsibilities changed drastically and suddenly at work and I have had to travel internationally the last few months. The boat has been sitting on the trailer in the driveway. I am hoping to get her to the marina this week-end and g...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2013 270 Dauntless Trolling Motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2311

Re: 2013 270 Dauntless Trolling Motor

I have heard of some boaters reporting good results with the Minn Kota Riptide engine mounted trolling motors: https://www.minnkotamotors.com/Trolling ... ine-Mount/
by Ridge Runner
Sat May 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchor locker liner
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Anchor locker liner

I just took delivery of a 210 Montauk and I am in the same position. I just ordered a 3' x12' roll of Dri-Dek®: https://www.dri-dek.com I will be using it to line the center console interior floor, fish box, two compartments under the aft seats and the anchor locker. The anchor locker on any model M...
by Ridge Runner
Sun May 07, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 190 MONTAUK Split Bow Rail Option
Replies: 5
Views: 2526

Re: 190 MONTAUK Split Bow Rail Option

When you order the factory installed trolling motor wiring kit, the bow rail is automatically deleted. I have noticed that where the boat dealer is geographically located has a large influence on how the boat bow rails are ordered from the factory. In the southern states, such as Florida, a very hig...
by Ridge Runner
Tue May 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Anchors used for the Montauk 170
Replies: 22
Views: 6913

Re: Anchors used for the Montauk 170

On My Montauk 170 I use a Fortress FX-7 with 8 feet of stainless steel chain as my main anchor and a Fortress Guardian G-5 as my stern and back-up anchor. Most of my anchoring is in sand and soft mud and this set-up has suited me well.
by Ridge Runner
Mon May 01, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 Montauk Console Rod Holders
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Re: 170 Montauk Console Rod Holders

Those [plastic rod holders on a 170 MONTAUK] break all the time. I would replace them with some custom made ones from furniture-grade schedule-40 PVC Pipe. Furniture grade PVC is very smooth, glossy and will last forever. It comes in different sizes and colors and you can just cut a slight groove in...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing
Replies: 9
Views: 3824

Re: E-TEC v. Yamaha: Non-Evinrude Testing

Jim - Thank you for posting the video, extremely well done comparison - the results are very hard to argue with and not unexpected. Taking a normally aspirated, inline 4 cylinder, 4 cycle outboard with 2.8L of displacement and comparing it against a direct injected, 6 cylinder, 2 cycle outboard with...
by Ridge Runner
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

The lower unit of the outboard just clears the water:

untitled.png
untitled.png (70.34 KiB) Viewed 6115 times


The Evinrude 200 H.O. G2 weights 80 pounds more than the standard Mercury 150 FourStroke and 98 pounds less than the optional Mercury 200 Verado Pro FourStroke L6.
by Ridge Runner
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2
Replies: 16
Views: 6895

Re: 210 Montauk Evinrude 200 H.O. G2

In fairness to Boston Whaler engineers all the original motors available when the tow arch was designed did fit properly. When Boston Whaler made the Mercury Verado 200 XL L6 an option a few of years ago this became a problem. I talked to Boston Whaler and they acknowledged the problem. At the facto...