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Ponchee posted 10-20-2000 02:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ponchee   Send Email to Ponchee  
Hello everyone,

I'm a BW Forum Newbie so bear with me....
I found a 73' Montawk in fair condition with a 87' Merc 90.
All the rails and seat are in good condition but it has it's share of bumps and bruises.

BTW it has the Pedestal mushroom type console.

I've owned many boats so repairs can be done fairly cheap.

I'd appreciate some Idea's on it's value.
He wants $3500.
I'm tempted to pick it up but I haven't swallowed the hook yet.
You see I'm a miser when it comes to spending $$.

rwest posted 10-20-2000 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for rwest  Send Email to rwest     
Not seeing a photo of the boat makes it hard to say if the price is a deal but less than $4000 for a 16 footer is hard to beat. If the engine has been taken care of and especially if its been used in fresh water and if the trailer is Ok then it sounds like it woudl be good. I recently got a pre 72 Whaler with very heavy duty trailer but no engine for 2900. The hull is in great shape but I have to locate rails. I am getting a Mahogany console and will be refinishing the boat as a "Nauset". The guy who traded in this Whaler bought a 87' Montauk w/o engine for 6K so all things being even, you may be getting a good deal.
maverick posted 10-20-2000 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
The price sounds reasonable IF: The OUTER hull has NOT been damaged, hit, repaired. Look for signs of previous damage, and IF there is BOTTOM PAINT, I'd be suspicious. Gelcoat damage (white paint on hull) I don't believe is a big deal, cosmetic only. Same for spider cracks in gelcoat - no biggie and expected in older hull. IF it's solid and undamaged, then it'll take a beating, and has a lot ofof life, in my experience. I've owned 2 17s; one 1971, one 1975. Good used trailer in unsalty condition is worth about $350 or so, hull at $2500, motor being a 1987 - I'd guess $1000 or so depending on condition. A good hull is what you're really buying. Best, Chuck, aka Maverick

Ponchee posted 10-21-2000 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ponchee  Send Email to Ponchee     
Hey Thanks guys.....
This makes me feel ok.
I appreciate the advice. I wasn't sure I was going to get a response but you all made me feel better by replying.

I'm looking at trying to pick up Shaky's Montauk or this one.
I'm torn. :0-)

Big difference in price but big difference in boat too.

If I do not pick up the older one I'll take some pictures and pass them along for someone else to pick it up.
Whalers shouldn't just sit on a trailer.
They were made to float.

TC posted 10-25-2000 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for TC  Send Email to TC     
This is my first post so bear with me! I've been lurking for a month or two and have gotten some great info. I am the guy who traded RWest's boat. The boat I bought is an 89 not an 87 and i paid 5700 which included the 27 gal tank, all rails and accessories,a mills boat cover and a mills bimmini top. Along with my Mercury 60 horse 94 model motor. I have a total of 8200 for a beautiful montauk. I loved the old classic but i couldn't afford to restore it properly and I also go to the outer banks of NC alot and am amazed at how much smoother the newer hull design is. I love this site and I have loved whalers since I saw them when I was 5 years old.
bigz posted 10-26-2000 07:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
TC welcome to the forum as a contributing member --

Sounds like you do have one beautiful/functional Montauk -- and you certainly did very well on the price ---



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