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montaukmax posted 11-04-2001 12:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for montaukmax   Send Email to montaukmax  
Hey guys!

The boat I purchased in September is supposedly a 1974 Montauk. However, it seems to have characteristics from several models. The center console is painted wood, appears to be mahogany and plywood and matches the design seen in pictures of Nauset and Sakonnet in reference section. The windshield assembly has apparently been replaced with plexi mounted to the outside.

The pilot seat is also painted and has a solid mahogany seat with rotted out plywood sides (just removed). The seat is not reversible and looks just like the Nauset.

Was there some hybrid made in the transition year of 74?

Thanks in advance for any clues!

jimh posted 11-04-2001 12:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The boat you describe sounds like a Nauset that has had its original windshield removed and replaced with something else.

The "Montuak" model always implies a molded center console, as far as I know.

JBCornwell posted 11-04-2001 12:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Sounds like a Nauset that didn't get respect from a previous owner, MontaukMax. The mahogany RPS was a Sakonnet and earliest Montauk feature, I think, and Nausets had the non-reversible seat. I have seen a number of mahogany consoles in which the classic windshield had been replaced by plexiglass.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

montaukmax posted 11-04-2001 06:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukmax  Send Email to montaukmax     
Thanks for the input! I thought 73 was the last year for the Nauset, but the description seems to fit.
Bigshot posted 11-05-2001 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have a 74 catalog, I will try and find it and look.
lhg posted 11-05-2001 03:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
My 1976 catalog shows the Sakonnet as it's last year, although I have yet to hear of one. With the 1974 appearance of the Montauk, it quickly took over, and Whaler wanted out of the mahogany console manufacturing.

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