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ghwillis posted 07-12-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)   Profile for ghwillis   Send Email to ghwillis  
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.
Dick posted 07-12-2001 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I am not sure what it is but it is not a Montauk. Montauks are all center consoles. I may be a 17 Sport.
Dick
Tsuriki BW posted 07-12-2001 10:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
Possibly a Katama?
gunnelgrabber posted 07-12-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
most likely a katama--see cetacea# 30
Tsuriki BW posted 07-12-2001 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tsuriki BW  Send Email to Tsuriki BW     
A unique Katama. Worth contacting BW for some history on the hull, and the original that was purchased if you can.

Tsuriki

lhg posted 07-13-2001 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.
JFM posted 07-13-2001 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
It could be a Newport.
Tom W Clark posted 07-13-2001 10:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.

JFM posted 07-13-2001 10:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Sorry Tom you are right. I see that the newport wasn't built until 1997.
triblet posted 07-13-2001 11:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
1997 ????

Chuck

Tom W Clark posted 07-13-2001 11:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
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.
JFM posted 07-13-2001 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Once again Tom you are right. I am sorry. You guys are on the ball today.
Bigshot posted 07-13-2001 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
While your down there....
ghwillis posted 07-13-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghwillis  Send Email to ghwillis     
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?
Whaletosh posted 07-13-2001 04:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whaletosh    
Yes, they will respond, us the link for tech support:

service@whaler.com

Might take a couple of days

Sean

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