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by Dutchman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

jimh wrote:...If the two boat hulls could use a common trailer, that is not quite the same as their hulls being "the same."


Correct--they can use a common (same) trailer-- must be my EAFL problem.
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2016 170 Montauk Trailer Guide Bunks
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

Re: 2016 Montauk 170

Excellent price for a great boat, you'll enjoy it immensely but won't be as smooth as the old Outrage you had.
by Dutchman
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk: Remove rails and center console for shipping via container
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: 170 Montauk: Remove rails and center console for shipping via container

OK my bad we had what I think was a 99" or 100" wide which would be 2" to narrow for the 170 Montauk apparently. Maybe take those plastic fenders off and it would fit in the than 40ft larger containers. (45', 48', 53') These larger ones are sometimes wider and used as semi-trailers. B...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

Top sides are different but from what I understand the wetted part of the hulls are the same.
You pictures would be more useful if shown from aft with rise and from the bow.
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 170 Montauk: Remove rails and center console for shipping via container
Replies: 7
Views: 1840

Re: 170 Montauk: Remove rails and center console for shipping via container

I have moved a similar size boat stacked up but due to it size just left it on the OEM trailer as the width would just accommodate it in the container with the boat only being 6'4" wide. Please keep that in mind as the original trailer will give excellent support. You could part below and build...
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

Rich, I understand and thanks for your mutual feelings.
Just snow and slippery roads here today thunderstorms moved East.
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Re: Hello SPRING

Yea it is always warmer in Juneau.
Had to cancel the camping here in SW Michigan due to the water at the Ft. Custer not being able to turn be turned on last weekend.
Jim, Wilbur looks good.
by Dutchman
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts

Maybe it's just the New England area with the ocean temps and mountains that have a greater influence on the weather creating variables that are difficult to provide accurate forecasts. D---not just where you are. We have the same problem here in southern west Michigan with the big body of water to...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Mercury Introduces a V6 FOURSTROKE in 175, 200, and 225-HP
Replies: 25
Views: 6554

NEW MERC V-6 ENGINES

BOATING magazine gives the new Mercury V6 engines a good review and shows all their advantages. See https://www.boatingmag.com/mercurys-new-v-6-34l-outboards?cmpid=enewsh041218#page-6 [Editor's note: the article linked above appears to the the on-line version of the article mentioned earlier in the ...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 1990 21' Justice Dive Door Seal
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Re: 1990 21' Justice Dive Door Seal

Check your local hardware and box store for some weather stripping you could use. There are so many different weather stripping for bottom of doors available, maybe some sweep could work.

Also try Twin City Marine.

Find out from Boston Whaler Customer-service who the OEM was.
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Just purchased 170 Montauk
Replies: 4
Views: 1805

Re: Just purchased 170 Montauk

That was a great deal. How many hours on the engine?

Did Boston Whaler offer a four-stroke-power-cycle engine then?

Is the engine a Mercury 90-HP two-stroke?
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts

Jim--thanks for making this a separate thread. Yes I don't watch local news either for the same reason you mention. I too use weather-underground for the same reasons Butch mentions, they seem to be pretty accurate. As I deal with weather on the east side of Lake Michigan I use a lot of the weather ...
by Dutchman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 170 MONTAUK Fire Extinguisher
Replies: 3
Views: 1230

Re: 170 MONTAUK Fire Extinguisher

Jaybird if you buy any USCG approved NEW extinguisher that would fit lengthwise(width of case) it will come with new mounting strap and therefore you should be able to install it. Might it be horizontal or vertical like most. I had to use the new mounting(strap & neck "U") that came wi...
by Dutchman
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Re: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

Too often these local stations are 50 miles from where I want to have the weather predicted. Technology used aby these degreed-meteorologists quite often is generalized to cover all. Here in West Michigan their is quite a difference between the weather on the coast (South Haven) and the weather in K...
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating
Replies: 14
Views: 3376

Accuracy of local television station weather forecasts for boating

[In another thread on another topic, a this topic was introduced. I have separated this sidebar topic to its own thread, which discusses the accuracy of local television weather broadcasts--jimh] ASIDE to Jim--that is local news for you, they must fill up that half hour and their weatherman or gal s...
by Dutchman
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 Sport Mooring Cover
Replies: 3
Views: 1297

Re: 150 Sport Mooring Cover

If it is vinyl it is a custom after market type cover as OEM covers are canvas and made by Great Lakes as stated before. You have the boat and cover so you should know what it looks like.
A vinyl cover is not a standard OEM option.
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Raising the RPS....again.
Replies: 7
Views: 2115

Re: Raising the RPS....again.

Where is the picture of the drawer?
I didn't see one only the wood "blocks" increase below the cast RPS legs.
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 150 SPORT Trailer
Replies: 12
Views: 2625

Re: 150 SPORT Trailer

Call Karavan (the trailer supplier) and get a 150 Montauk or Sport trailer. The hulls are the same and you'll get a trailer set up for your boat. You don't have to worry about the weight as the trailer was designed to handle it. Another option: check with a Boston Whaler dealer. The trailer quite of...
by Dutchman
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 150 Montauk
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Re: 2018 150 Montauk

I called Boston Whaler: a 90-HP engine is not an option now and not in the future. I wish it was an option, or at least could put a 75HP or so on her, because the 60HP is not enough power for such a heavy boat. Maybe in the future with motor weights going down and HP going up by the time I need to ...
by Dutchman
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Re: Hello SPRING

Couldn't find the eggs in mid Michigan and above due to the 6-inches of snow that fell. Not Spring yet.
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB 17' MONTAUK Covers
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: WTB 17' MONTAUK Covers

Why buy 3 separate covers when you can get a complete one for less. I bought my cover from this outfit and was surprised about the great fit and different type of materials and colors they have available. See https://www.iboats.com/shop/boat-covers.html?find=boston-whaler-17-montauk-center-console-b...
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Summer Kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 1529

Re: Summer Kitchen

Which boat are you interested in? Model and year?
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal

Congrats, you'll like [the OUTRAGE 18]. {The Boston Whaler OUTRAGE 18 is] a nice vessel. Run the motor until it dies and you'll have a good deal.
by Dutchman
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal
Replies: 11
Views: 2897

Re: OUTRAGE 18 Appraisal

and another important question to all that Jim mentioned; salt water or fresh water use, i.e. where located
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Hello SPRING
Replies: 16
Views: 4825

Re: Hello SPRING

But the water is not hard(frozen) anymore so if we wanted to we could brave a ride in the water.
I'll wait another 6 weeks or so Spring or not.
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Safest Form of Payment
Replies: 9
Views: 2975

Re: Safest Form of Payment

As Phil said: a personal check or certified bank cashier check is okay. Don't turn over proof of ownership until the money clears. and is in your hand or your account. After that happens, you can mail the re-named title to the new owner as proof of their ownership. It is important that you have buye...
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK
Replies: 33
Views: 11156

Re: Boston Whaler Introduces the 2018 170 MONTAUK

GWD--there is a difference in going 100-MPH in a Bentley and 100-MPH in a Yugo. I'll bet she won't know your going 25-MPH or even 30-MPH in the 170. [Ability to put on extra speed] is great safety to have when you need to go faster. I assume your 14-foot boat had a two-stroke-power-cycle engine, whi...
by Dutchman
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk
Replies: 7
Views: 2233

Re: Replacement Karavan Trailer Fenders 190 Montauk

Have you tried Karavan direct 920-928-6200 Option 3
by Dutchman
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 1999 11-footer Two-tone Deck Gelcoat
Replies: 1
Views: 960

Re: 1999 11-footer Two-tone Deck Gelcoat

Looks nice but no never seen it like that but it looks great and unless you are a keep as original fanatic that job looks well done and is desirable to me.
by Dutchman
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 270 OUTRAGE Spray Curtain Ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: 270 OUTRAGE Spray Curtain Ideas

D4655
Did you ever get a solution and if so what does it look like
by Dutchman
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

Maybe the skip a heartbeat feeling would come by restoring an older one. I too had many boats but always classics (30 to 40+ years old) and always got compliments and people saying what a nice boat. I still get that with my youngest boat the little Montauk I have. I understand the frustration and y...
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Matching Varnish Hue
Replies: 8
Views: 2795

Re: Matching Varnish Hue

Looking at the console door hue I would have gone with Interlux Schooner Gold as that will bring out the teak the best. Z Spar is great varnish also but doesn't give you the golden teak hue. I recommend the Schooner GOLD. Yes you must lightly sand between coats and I recommend WET sand with 220-300....
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Can Power Pole be removed temporarily?
Replies: 1
Views: 772

Re: Can Power Pole be removed temporarily?

A power pole anchor is normally fastened for no removal, bur maybe you can figure a custom top hinge d like mount and bottom with a pin, so you can lay it horizontal for water sports. You said it is a plus, I don't know if it is. If you want to use the boat for fishing and water sports I would give ...
by Dutchman
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 18 Outrage Rails, Cleats, Chafing Strips
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: 18 Outrage Rails, Cleats, Chafing Strips

As for spring line cleats I'm very happy with the retractable ones I put in my gunwale. I did know where there was wood backing as shown on the schematics found on the owners resources of the Boston Whaler website (or here maybe on this site) It is nice to be able to put them down when not in use an...
by Dutchman
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: TRIPS and RENDEZVOUS
Topic: Inland Waterway: Cheboygan to Conway
Replies: 7
Views: 4400

Re: Inland Waterway: Cheboygan to Conway

We also enjoy the Cheboygan-to-Crooked lake inland waterway trips and wished there was a lock and connection to get to Petoskey. These protected fresh inland water way connections are so much nicer than the Inland Waterway out East and down South we think. When we don't have a full day and still wan...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: SPORT 15 Best Helm Steering System

Love my NFB Teleflex on my 15 with the 60HP Mercury.
I can let go of the steering wheel any time at any throttle (not that I recommend doing that, but I can).
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Problem with changing lower unit oil on Mercury outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Problem with changing lower unit oil on Mercury outboard

I have a larger 60HP Merc but the instruction call for having the motor tilted at a 60 degree or so angle from vertical. Together with the comment Robert made that might be it.
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 17 Update / Paint Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1389

Re: 17 Update / Paint Question

I assume you are talking about a 1976 Montauk 17' Boston Whaler and if you never plan on selling it why not give it the color you like. My wife never like(s) the older Whalers as they didn't offer topside colors like they do now. Personally I don't know if I would like the lack of contrast between t...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

DEK77--I have always had great service at Gull Lake Marine, a very old dealership here in West Michigan which has been in business since 1911 and you don't stay in business that long selling bad service and bad products. They treat me (you) very upright. http://www.gulllakemarine.com/ They go out of...
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change
Replies: 9
Views: 2430

Re: Will Maximum Power Ratings of Boston Whaler Boats Change

The original 170 Montauk was [rated only for] 90-HP; the new 2018 170 Montauk has optional 115-HP. With the lower [engine] weights [the maximum power ratings] seem to increase
by Dutchman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 2018 170 Montauk Prices
Replies: 17
Views: 5063

Re: 2018 170 Montauk Prices

Dek which area are you located maybe some of us can send you in the right direction.
by Dutchman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value
Replies: 8
Views: 2381

Re: Do Old 13-foot Hulls Have Collector Value

Good luck getting any of those prices.
by Dutchman
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Mavericks
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Re: Capsize At Mavericks

Okay so we know for sure now that the boat did capsize as the video shows it upside down and the skipper and crew were OK. The video is amazing that it shows all these surfers but none catching the waves that I could see going through it fast. The whaler caught a wave unfortunately. A lot of surfers...
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: Capsize At Mavericks
Replies: 16
Views: 4407

Meaning of "this guy does this often"

What do you mean by "this guy does this often?" Flipping his boat, being thrown out of his boat, riding the waves.
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: MONTAUK 17 Re-power with Suzuki DF60AV
Replies: 29
Views: 10995

Re: New Engine Purchase Advice

Our 2008 Anniversary Edition Montauk 150 is entering its tenth season. The China-assembled 60 EFI has been a strong performer with zero problems--fuel sipping, quiet, easy to maintain, runs as new, dealers and service easily available virtually everywhere. Same here with our 60HP Mercury on the 200...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment
Replies: 17
Views: 4979

Re: 210 Montauk Trailer Adjustment

If increasing [tongue] weight doesn't work, what about adding [a weight distributing hitch with an anti-sway accessory item]?
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane
Replies: 18
Views: 5923

Re: Tohatsu 5-HP: Gasoline or Propane

Operating temperature ranges? Propane is horrible in cold weather. Of course, most boats operate above freezing, but I would not trust propane for temps below 50F. I would trust it completely and with a small Coleman green tank I would always have a reserve for my small OB and I could use it on the...
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1995 Montauk for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4897

Re: 1995 Montauk for Sale

Thanks for letting me know the boat is North of Chicago (IL/WI) border probably a fresh water only boat.
by Dutchman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1980 MONTAUK at auction
Replies: 3
Views: 1731

Re: 1980 MONTAUK at auction

Little bit of elbow grease would make that a nice boat with 100 HP 4 stroke and hard top
by Dutchman
Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: 1995 Montauk for Sale
Replies: 11
Views: 4897

Re: 1995 Montauk for Sale

Where is the boat located?