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Hi everyone.. New Member
|Author||Topic: Hi everyone.. New Member|
posted 07-28-2001 10:36 PM ET (US)
Hi guys and gals-
My name's Paul, and I've been reading all the great posts here for the last month because I just bought my first boat. It's a '79 Montauk with an '88 Johnson 90 V4, VRO. It has all of the original teak trim and RPS, front bow cushion, cooler w/cushion, Raytheon 365 fish/depth finder, an old VHF radio that is in great shape,a 1 year old bimini top and console cover, and the tailer is an '88 EZ-Loader with a powerwinch.
Toorrow I'll take out the console and inspect the damage. (I want to rstore/rewire the console anyway)
Well... I just wanted to introduce myself, and tell all of you about my boat that I intend to keep for a very long time. I've taken alot of pictures, and would like to post them somewhere for you to see, but I don't know where to post them.
This forum is great, and has been VERY helpful in the restoration of my Montauk.
I look forward to reading and posting to this forum in the future.
posted 07-28-2001 10:48 PM ET (US)
Sounds like you got quite a steal on that boat. Hang around - I know you'll learn a lot here. If you come across anymore 1500 montauks by a dozen or so.
posted 07-29-2001 01:37 AM ET (US)
YOU SUCK!!! Oh, welcome to the club.
posted 07-29-2001 09:12 AM ET (US)
Paul, congratulations on your new boat. I used to have a Montauk and had the same problem with the 4 wooden teak pieces that secure the console to the deck. Wound up, scraping away the rot and filling in with epoxy, then completely refinishing.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 07-29-2001 11:49 AM ET (US)
You belong in jail for theft!
The loose console problem is very common on the older Montauks before Whaler started to use aluminum angle to secrure it. Same thing happened on my '80 MOntauk. For more on this subject, check out: http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/000605.html
posted 07-29-2001 12:34 PM ET (US)
After posting last night I thought about the repair. I decided to use aluminum angle stock bolted on the inside of the console and finished with the teak trim on the outside. That way you won't be able to see the aluminum, and it will be much stronger.
I just got back from a motorcycle ride so I'm going out to take the console out now.
posted 07-29-2001 07:54 PM ET (US)
posted 07-30-2001 11:17 AM ET (US)
Enjoy it and when you "dad" wants to sell his Mercedes for say $100, have him call me.
posted 07-30-2001 04:07 PM ET (US)
On another forum chain I commented that I am working my butt off to afford a whaler next year....if you happen to stumble across a fool who is parting with a "mechanically sound" whaler for about $2500 bucks, I will call in sick to work and drive any distance to pick it up tomorrow.
Great deal - I am certain you will have many years of great use out of this legendary boat.
Welcome to the site (from a fellow newbie).
posted 07-30-2001 04:31 PM ET (US)
I guess blood is thicker than water! (except in the Milwaukee River, that is pretty thick stuff) Welcome aboard, I too am a rookie who thought he got a deal on a '95 Montauk 17 at ten times what you paid. Thanks for sharing!
I look forward to your comments.
posted 08-05-2001 10:25 PM ET (US)
Let`s see 79` Montauk $1500, I paid $4750 for a 73` Currituck, dood you got an awsome deal and I hope you enjoy the hell out of it! Welcome aboard and keep us posted about you`re new Whaler! Regards-Jack Graner.
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