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reeltime2 posted 10-18-2000 08:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for reeltime2   Send Email to reeltime2  
I found a realy nice 1986 Newport that I an considering making an offer on. Does anyone know what the weight diffrence is between a 17 Montauk & 17 Newport? I only have the corvette as a tow vehical & I am conserned about weight. I do like the extra "cap" on the rails it gives a place to store my Fly Rods. Anyone know if A 12' fly rod will fit in there?
Rick
bigz posted 10-18-2000 08:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
950 for the Newport vs. 900 for the Montauk base weights
triblet posted 10-18-2000 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Those weights are for the boat only. Gotta
add motor, trailer, fuel, battery, etc.
I figure my whole Montauk rig weighs
around 2000 pounds or a little more.

Check your owner's manual. The manual for
my '87 vette says towing is not recommended.

Chuck Tribolet

Sam Collins posted 10-19-2000 03:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sam Collins  Send Email to Sam Collins     
I own a 1979 Newport which I enjoy very much. 12'Flyrod ? Maybe..The only problem that I have had are the front bucket seats The inside wood guts are failing fast. New replacements are 450.00 each !!
rwest posted 10-19-2000 05:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for rwest  Send Email to rwest     
Hi,
I checked with a local 'Vet owner who said don't try to trailer anything that big with it. He said that the Vet's transmission can't handle towing due to the way it's geared for high end rather than for loads. Also the breaks will be a problem trying to stop a following load.

Ron West

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