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Is this really a Mantauk?
|Author||Topic: Is this really a Mantauk?|
posted 07-12-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)
I just purchased a 1979 16' 7" Hull purportedly a Montauk. The original boat was purchased new in 1976 and after some hull damage was replaced with the 79 hull.The engine, seats and other hardware are supposedly fromthe original 1976 boat. I have looked at the pictures on this site but don't see any Montauks that have the fiberglass side console with 2 low riding seats in the front and a grab rail in the middle of the front seat. The pilot seat sits on a fiberglass "shelf" that is attached to the starboard wood insert and is supported on the port side by two cast aluminum legs. The console has a canvas and plastic windscreen.Is this really a Montauk or is it another model from the 1976 year? At any rate I look forward to owning this, my first Whaler.
posted 07-12-2001 10:14 PM ET (US)
I am not sure what it is but it is not a Montauk. Montauks are all center consoles. I may be a 17 Sport.
posted 07-12-2001 10:21 PM ET (US)
Possibly a Katama?
posted 07-12-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)
most likely a katama--see cetacea# 30
posted 07-12-2001 11:33 PM ET (US)
A unique Katama. Worth contacting BW for some history on the hull, and the original that was purchased if you can.
posted 07-13-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)
The original interior you have was definitely from a Katama, not a Montauk. Your description fits perfectly. See pictures elsewhere on this site.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-13-2001 02:40 AM ET (US)
I concur. It's a Katama. 1976 was the last they were produced. You may have the only Katama in the world with the newer, smirked ('77 and later) hull.
posted 07-13-2001 09:26 AM ET (US)
It could be a Newport.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-13-2001 10:00 AM ET (US)
ghwillis said:The pilot seat sits on a fiberglass "shelf" that is attached to the starboard wood insert and is supported on the port side by two cast aluminum legs. The console has a canvas and plastic windscreen
A Newport has a reversible pilot seat and a plexiglas windscreen.
posted 07-13-2001 10:40 AM ET (US)
Sorry Tom you are right. I see that the newport wasn't built until 1997.
posted 07-13-2001 11:06 AM ET (US)
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-13-2001 11:10 AM ET (US)
I assume JFM meant 1977. The last year of Katama production was 1976, the first for the Newport was 1977. The Newport is simply the evolution of the Katama, hence the similarities.
posted 07-13-2001 11:13 AM ET (US)
Once again Tom you are right. I am sorry. You guys are on the ball today.
posted 07-13-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)
While your down there....
posted 07-13-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)
Hey folks,thanks for all the information. I can get the hull # from the original hull. How do I inquire with Boston Whaler for information about it? Do they respond to e-mail inquiries?
posted 07-13-2001 04:24 PM ET (US)
Yes, they will respond, us the link for tech support:
Might take a couple of days
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