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CFoshee posted 11-06-2000 09:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for CFoshee   Send Email to CFoshee  
I am trying to look at the differences between those years. I think the 89 and 90 do not have wood trim? The 86 has a little more wood trim than the 87 and 88?? What about the hull or such..

thanks in advance for your input.

lhg posted 11-06-2000 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Actually, you picked years where the boats are literally identical! All with the tan gelcoat, same console shape, same teak trim and same rails! These were the Montauk's very highest quality years in my estimation, as long as you don't mind taking care of teak and tightening bow rail screws occasionally.
Tom L posted 11-07-2000 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
lhg: What the quality of some of the earlier years. Say 83. I am looking at one. Thanks Tom L
lhg posted 11-07-2000 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
83's & 84's are also fine. The only difference is in the steep sloped instrument panel configuration on the console, making them hard to read while standing. 1983 was the first year of this console, which is still being used, except for the panel slope being "relaxed" in 1986.

There is one difference during this 83-90 period that I may have missed, regarding the bow locker cover. Sometime during this period it was changed from teak to fiberglass, with permanent hinges being added.

Tom L posted 11-07-2000 02:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
The 83 boat does have teak forward locker cover. Not sure about permanent aft holddown. Regards the instrument view while standing: Wonder if practical to remove instrument panel and fashion wedge shaped teak shim to make the view flatter when standing?
dgp posted 11-07-2000 02:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Larry, at my dealer's marina is a early 80 something Montauk but in liew of the RPS it has a back-to-back pilot seat and inplace of the ususal cooler is another molded seat. Both of these are in desert tan and according to the dealer these seats were factory options. Sound right to you? Don
CFoshee posted 11-09-2000 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for CFoshee  Send Email to CFoshee     
Thank you lhg for your input. I think starting with the 89 year they started with the fiberglass bow locker cover. I could be wrong. This form is such a wealth of info for anyone interested in BW period. I do not own a BW yet (fingers crossed)... hope to soon during the off season. I could kick myself for not getting Shakeys 88 Montauk. oh well, Just now that me and my buddy is really ready for one, financially. If you or anyone know of a good used Montauk prefer 89 pls let me know.

Thanks, again for a great forum..

JJD posted 11-10-2000 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for JJD    
My 89 still has the teak trim and bow locker.
CFoshee posted 11-10-2000 03:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFoshee  Send Email to CFoshee     
humm.. so 89year Montauks do infact have the teak bow locker. I guess maybe its the year 90 that the bow locker is changed over to fiberglass.
CFoshee posted 11-10-2000 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for CFoshee  Send Email to CFoshee     
This makes me wonder something. you know that sometimes when you buy a car that is being sold as a 1990, but in reality it is really a late made 1989 with the 89year options and style. would this apply to bw boats as well?
Lil Whaler Lover posted 11-10-2000 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     

In an effort to help with this discussion, I am going to copy the standard equipment lists from the 1987 brochure and from the 1990 brochure. Please note that in the 1989 brochure the Montauks are all pictured with the teak bow locker cover and in the 1990 brochure they are all in fiberglass.

1988 Montauk 17 Standard features include: fiberglass console, including teak access doors, dash panels, locks console plexiglass windscreen, console stainlessrail, mechanical steering with stainless wheel, switch panel with 2 pre-wired accessory switches, fuses and bus bar * reversible pilot seat * stainless bow rail * stainless side rails * bow eye with lifting eye * chrome bow norman tie-up pin * drain plug * heavy-duty rub rail * pair of ski/lifting eyes * teak bow locker cover * bow chock * international navigation lights * battery box with hold down strap. It also noted that a fire extinguisher pocket was optional.

Note: in 1987 the only difference was the Mopntauk came with Inland Navigation lights.

The 1990 Montauk standard features include: fiberglass bow locker cover * bow eye with lifting eye * bow chock * bow norman tie-up pin * stainless bow rail * fiberglass console, including teak access doors, dash panels, locks, console plexiglass windscreen, console stainless rail, recessed fire extinguisher, mechanical steering with stainless sheel, switch panel with 2 pre-wired accessory switches, fuses and buw bar * reversible pilot weat * stainless side rails * heaavy duty rub rail * international navigation lights * battery box kit * drain plug * pair of ski lifting eyes.

Looking ahead a couple of years it seems that Whaler offered two versions of the Montauk from 1991 to 1993. One had the teak trim on the console and the other did not, There is no longer any reference to teak in the 1994 brochure. Dave

dgp posted 11-10-2000 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
My '97 catalog shows a teak option on the Montauk and I believe that option was dropped completely in '98. Don
TC posted 11-11-2000 11:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for TC  Send Email to TC     
My 89 montauk has the teak trim on the console but the bow locker is fiberglass.
lhg posted 11-13-2000 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Don, thanks for refreshing my memory. I do agree that if you made a special order, you could still get the teak console and seatback as an option. By 96 or 97 not many dealers were stocking this option, and most were all glass.

The fiberglass seat you refered to earlier is shown in the option catalog, and was originally designed for the Outrage/Revenge series. I don't think too many Montauks were sold that way.

SFALLEN posted 11-15-2000 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for SFALLEN  Send Email to SFALLEN     
My 1992 montauk has a fiberglass bow locker hatch that is rotting from the inside out.
I would like to replace it with a teak one from an older model.Will one fit, and does anyone have one for sale. thanks

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