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mickey posted 08-20-2000 08:45 PM ET (US)   Profile for mickey   Send Email to mickey  
I looked at a Montauk today that had the batterys, wiring, gas lines and oil lines laying on the deck in the rear of the boat. Is this normal or did Whaler run them under the deck originally or was it rigged wrong. It looked my old 15ft bass boat in the 70s with all the crap laying around. I posted earlier about this boat (94 model at a steal) 8500 bucks. This looked great until I saw the boat. Dont ever take off on a 700 mile round trip until you see pictures. Its amazing how someone could mistreat such a boat in this way and then tell me its in like new condition.
andygere posted 08-21-2000 01:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Fuel lines,steering, electrical and oil (if injected w/tank in console) are all routed through a tunnel that goes from beneath the center console, and opens at the rear bilge area near the transom. Batteries are surface mounted, and cables will run on the surface from them to the tunnel. The same goes for steering cables, gas lines etc. Hope this helps. It sounds like you didnt buy the boat. Were there other problems? Most of this type of thing can be fixed fairly easily.
mickey posted 08-21-2000 04:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for mickey  Send Email to mickey     
andygere: I didnt buy the boat. There was grey paint splashed all over the hull along with 2 or 3 major gashes in the hull. The hull also had the usual knicks and dings. The rub rail was torn out and hanging in one place. The latch was off the cover on the inside of the console. Also the upholstery was coming loose on the cooler seat, the console seat and the rear bench was scratched and cut (by his cat, he said) along with the stitching coming loose. The had mounted a metal plate for a trolling motor with 4 bolts which had rusted so badly that it would have to be replaced. The motor looked like it had been in a hail storm. If there had been only a couple of these problems I might have went ahead and taken it but if the boat and motor was in this shape on the outside who knows what else might be wrong with it. He was a nice guy and I dont think he really meant to mislead but like new is a mater of opinion. Ill just wait and get what Im satisfied with. They are beautiful to look at though.

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