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jjt posted 03-06-2001 09:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for jjt   Send Email to jjt  
Just wanted to let you folks know, I have truly enjoyed spending many late nights reading through the forum until I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.
The knowlege I have gained in a very short amount of time by listening to others joys and exsperiences, has been truly helpfull
in some of my decision making.

Late in the season last year I sold my late model 13' sport with a 25 evenrude. I had lots of fun but with my family rapidly expanding, I was tentatively looking for my next step up to a montauk. I found a beuty on the eastern tip of Long Island, She is a 1996 with less than 80 hours, allways kept in drydock and religously servised. This baby even had teak option, (thats what ultimatly sold me. I just placed an order with Daves to provide me with a bow cusion and stern seat.(don't be angry, I had Dave follow my schetch to create a custon seat. I will be calling Leslie when she gets back to work next week at mills to order a bimini top.

I was curious to here what you guys think of the outboard I have on the montauk, I have not read anything throuout this forum mentioning comments on Honda outboards.
My montauk is powered by a 90 horse 4 stroke.
In the short time I was able to enjoy the boat, the motor has been a dream, maintenence free.The actual sound the motor creates is more like music than anything else.

Needless to say I love this package completly. It cruises at about 43 mph at 5400 rpm's. I will have to check this as soon
as the snow here melts...

I would love to get some opinions on this package, or even the motor.

Thanks again for all the fine information,



Soho posted 03-06-2001 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
I just repowered my 69 Nauset and was looking at a 4 Stroke for it. I was however concerned about the extra weight it would put on the stern as well as the extra cost, which I could not see ever making up in fuel savings ( factor in the time value of money..) At any rate I went to another 90 Yamaha - which incidently seems to be a pretty popular package for the Montauk. The commentary on this site as regards the right engine for a 17 was pretty extensive, enlightening and by no means definitive - not really sure that there is a correct answer - to each their own. On the Honda - I had heard that there were some problems with the 90, but only rumors. I do know that the person here in Bermuda who was putting Hondas on Catamaran Power Boats he was bringing in seems to have migrated to Yamahas. There may be other issues at cause here as well.

I would be interested in hearing how she handles with the Honda on her- a picture of her on her lines would be useful too.

Just my 2 cents,



jjt posted 03-07-2001 09:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for jjt  Send Email to jjt     

I must say, regardless of the outboard, Bermuda is the place to be whalerin around.

As far as how the boat handles, I love it.
I only have owned one other whaler, and it was a 13' with a 25 evinrude. I had a lot of problems with that one.

This spring I will try and find another montauk with a motor other than mine, and go for a ride. That will give me something to compare.

Once I get some water time I will try and post some shots, right now they would be the inside of my garage!

Any body else have any thought camparison between honda and any of the competition?



Maerd posted 03-07-2001 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Maerd    
I owned a Montauk with a 100 Johnson and factory stern seat with two 12 gal under the seat. If two adults sat in stern seat it was low in the water in the back. I had to ask the heaviest to sit in the bow. With the extra weight of the 4 stroke you may want to hold off on buying the stern seat until you have two adults stand where the seat would be and check out how she sits. Good Luck
jjt posted 03-07-2001 10:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for jjt  Send Email to jjt     
I have allready placed the order...
I have two little girls 5 and 1
they should be ok. However I will have to ask my big lug friends to sit up close to the bow.

Hope they don't mind a little pounding!


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