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David posted 07-05-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for David   Send Email to David  
Friends,
What would be a fair price for a 1974 Montauk with 1990 Evinrude 70, all in decent shape. Is this a good generation or should I look for an 80's build? Many thanks,
David
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Depends on condition, trailer, options, etc. Could be anywhere from $2k-6. 7 was 1st year of white hulls, but 76 was 1st year of new hull design. That still have the wooden console?
JohnT posted 07-05-2001 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnT  Send Email to JohnT     
I recently (2-3 months ago) bought a 1977 Montauk (in very good, but not excellent, condition) with 1990 Johnson 88SPL and perfectly restored teak, new rubrail, 28 gal Pate tank (under RPS which had been raised a few inches), bimini, console/RPS cover and trailer (in excellent condition) for $7,500. The boat has been great all summer and I have no worries that it has lots of life left in it. The fellow who sold it to me is a good friend who said that if I didn't want it, he'd try to sell it for more like $9,000... I price checked at boattrader online (IIRC) and $7,500 was about average for the boat (but mine is in better than average shape, plus I knew it well having been on it many times).

Hope that helps.

JohnT posted 07-05-2001 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for JohnT  Send Email to JohnT     
A quick search on www.boattraderonline.com showed people asking from about $5,000 to about $9,000 for Montauks with 70 hp engines in age range from 1970 to 1978. Those are asking prices, of course...
David posted 07-05-2001 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for David  Send Email to David     
Friends,
Amazing turn around on thoughtful replies. Like instant messaging. Since this morning when I posed my question about the '74 Montauk, I got a lead on an '87 Montauk with 90 Tohatsu, full canvas, trailer and "extras" for $7500. Deal if in good shape? What about the Tohatsu. Decent motor? What should I look for when scoping out this boat. Many thanks.
David
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Same year Tohatsu? Great motors, very simple, same as Nissan. That 87 sounds like a nice boat at a nice price. Check the usual and do a compression test and check foot for milky oil. Negotiate $ then test drive. If happy, pass the cash.
David posted 07-05-2001 01:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for David  Send Email to David     
Bigshot,
The motor is a '93. Are there different seating configs for the Montauk of this vintage? If so, consensus on the best of them? Any particular pecadillos (sp)? I was reading an archived discussion about potential water absorbtion in the hulls of early vintage Whalers. Any particular structural issues I should scope out? Thanks again for your kind assistance.
David
David posted 07-05-2001 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for David  Send Email to David     
Friends,
Amazing turn around on thoughtful replies. Like instant messaging. Since this morning when I posed my question about the '74 Montauk, I got a lead on an '87 Montauk with 90 Tohatsu, full canvas, trailer and "extras" for $7500. Deal if in good shape? What about the Tohatsu. Decent motor? What should I look for when scoping out this boat. Many thanks.
David
Bigshot posted 07-05-2001 03:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
With an 87, should be fine as far as foam, etc. The 74 be a bit wary of soft spots. I believe 78 the industry went to closed cell foam. With the 93 that is a great deal if it is in nice condition. Roll with it, fast or it will be gone, like tomorrow.
David posted 07-05-2001 07:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for David  Send Email to David     
Bigshot/Whaler Cow,
More details on the '87: total of 60 running hours on the '93 Tohatsu since '96; new coverings on the cushions all around; bimini and canvas foredeck cover; new battery,etc. Asking $7500. As we say in Maine, I am all over this one like stink on a day old clam bake. Sea trial tomorrow. Will report. Many thanks, whaler cow. Yours,
Whaler calf
Barry posted 07-05-2001 08:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
I bought my '74 Montauk with '89 Merc 90 hp and trailer, all in very good condition, for $6,750. That included delivery from IL to OH.

The '87 sounds like it may be a better deal.

whalernut posted 07-05-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
The 73` `16-`17 hull was the first year for the Tan Hulls. I have a 73` `16 Currituck and it is Tan and very stable and I just love it! It is lighter than the the post 75` hull. I paid $4750 for mine in above average condition in Mich. It all depends on which hull design you like better and what kind of ride you are looking for. The older hull is rougher riding but more stable and requires less horsepower to plane. The opposite for the post 75`s. I like both. Regards-Jack Graner.

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