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david in boston posted 02-18-2000 10:03 PM ET (US)   Click Here to See the Profile for david in boston   Click Here to Email david in boston  
Does anybody know anything about a whaler model called the Tashmoo? what year was it made? what size/configuration? also any suggestions for an engine for my first boat, a 72 montauk? it came without an engine. what is a good size and do you think I can get a decent used engine for around $3,000. ? Thanks for your help. David in Boston.
Ed Stone posted 02-18-2000 10:57 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Ed Stone  Click Here to Email Ed Stone     
Hey David,
You could mount a outboard as small as a 35hp according to the specs,but I would suggest somewhere between a 70 to 90hp.You might not need that much power but if you had a large load or ran into some rough weather you would have plenty of power to get home.I ran a 85hp Yamaha on my 17 and was happy with the performance.$3000 should be plenty of money to buy a good used outboard.That 17 Montauk is a great boat!
There is some great Info in the other part of this website about your boat.
See Ya,Ed Stone
kingfish posted 02-19-2000 12:27 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for kingfish  Click Here to Email kingfish     

Had an '82 Montauk with a 90 hp Evinrude and an '84 Montauk with a 100 hp Mercury; never had them side-by-side, but they felt similarly powered, and personally (call me leadfoot) I'd go for more power (top off at 100) if you can afford it. Montauks are great boats, they can do/be just about anything, and can trailer like a dream.

Welcome to the ranks!


david in boston posted 02-19-2000 04:57 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for david in boston  Click Here to Email david in boston     
Thanks for the info about engines.any specifics about brands? which are reliable, omc, yamaha, honda??? any help would be great. I would like to find an engine soon so that it will be ready for the spring. are there any reputable dealers in new England area in used engines? I am going to the Boston Boat show this week and plan to shop around.
bigz posted 02-20-2000 10:20 AM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for bigz  Click Here to Email bigz     
Well these two sources were listed a while back by Larry G, as hard to beat for pricing and shipping was minimal for Merc and OMC might want to check them out ----

Now everyone has their opinion on what is better but in truth all three ( four if you include Honda ) make darn good engines and like anything else there is always a remote possibility you'll end up with a lemon --- really up to the individual to decide after doing their homework, I think for what it is worth. Regards Thomas

Chris posted 02-20-2000 10:51 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for Chris  Click Here to Email Chris     
David, In ref. to your inquiry about the Tashmoo model. I can tell that I saw one for sale in a local marina. It was a 1972. It was advertised as a 16 but was actually the standard 16'4 " hull used for all the 17 models. It was White with blue interior. Console and seat were fibergalss (no wood to be found). Additionally, helmsman's seat was a permanent back to back design. Rear of seat could be used to seat passengers with cushion, or could have a wood insert that would create a cutting board or work station.
david in boston posted 02-25-2000 04:41 PM ET (US)     Click Here to See the Profile for david in boston  Click Here to Email david in boston     
I saw some tohatsu engines at the new england boat show and thought they were pretty good. the price was around 4500 for a new 70. has anyone heard of these? they clain to be workhorse engine

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