Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

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GAwhale
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Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby GAwhale » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:19 pm

What is the best cover to buy for my 2001 Montauk 17?

The old one has a big tear in the front. I called Mills and priced what they call a mooring cover for a classic Montauk 17 with center console and front rails. They quoted me $1,099 plus about $45 to ship.

I am looking for something for half as much money. My boat sits on a trailer not a mooring. I have a constant battle keeping mud daubers out (here in Atlanta, Georgia) so the cover must seal tightly all the way around (even the outboard motor).

Any suggestions are appreciated.

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Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby jimh » Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:30 pm

Nice to have you back.

I can't offer advice on a cover. I just had a mooring cover made for my boat. I used a local canvas company. They did great work, but it was expensive. The custom-designed made-in-Pacific-Blue-SUNBRELLA-fabric cover's cost was in that Wm. J. Mills & Co. price range you just mentioned ($1,100).

Re mud-wasp nests: when I first bought my REVENGE 22 W-T Whaler Drive boat, it had been down in Florida for a while, hardly getting any use. Every time we would hit a bigger wave and take a hard landing, another mud-wasp nest would come loose from under the the gunwales or somewhere. It took a few trips and some big seas, but soon they all revealed themselves and broke free.

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Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby Dutchman » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am

I bought my cover through iBoats where they offer semi-custom covers that fit many of the Whaler and are made by several different suppliers for a lot less than what Mills wants. Mills covers are of great quality and design but for the price conscious person the covers at iBoat are a good deal and Sunbrella is also offered there.
I'm very happy with the cover I bought (see below) with bow rail and motor cover. I even use it when traveling over 150 miles to keep grime out and nosy eyes out.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/evF9z2fcBrcSosvj7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/u3vHQ3kVKdbdf7H17

Go here https://www.iboats.com/shop/boat-covers/custom-boat-covers.html?find=boston-whaler-17-montauk-center-console-bow-rails-o-b-motor-hood-1980---2002-10150873&finder=22 and keep in mind they just show a standard image and not your boat and the cover will fit like shown in my pictures.
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Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby Phil T » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:30 am

I have read very positive reviews of Carver semi-custom covers for many Whaler models. Westland also makes very good options as well.
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Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby frontier » Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:58 am

Dutchman - noticed you have a 1st generation Toyota Highlander tow vehicle for your Boston Whaler . Same here. Best vehicle we've ever owned. 336,000 miles and still going strong.

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Re: Cover for 2001 Montauk 17

Postby Dutchman » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:04 am

Frontier I hope to get 200K (another 50K) out of her and great to hear you can get 300k+ out of them. Like with our Whalers it is all in the maintenance. I had 555K on a Volvo B-4 somebody hit me and therefore insurance totaled it.

Besides the boat I also haul a camper twice the boats weight but with the brake controller the HHL works fine.
Thinking about a newer one but can't justify the expense when the current Highlander runs fine.
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