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|Author||Topic: Montauk storage|
posted 12-19-2001 10:23 PM ET (US)
Has anyone added any storage to their Montauk? The console of my 76 Montauk does not have much room for gear. I was wondering where other Montauk owners keep their life jackets and fishing gear. I was thinking about adding some storage boxes in the back of the boat.
posted 12-20-2001 12:35 AM ET (US)
My father used 2 coolers with cushions in the stern. In one he cut some holes and put the battery in it. The other is just used for storage. In the console, he cut a hole in the top that fit an 8" Beckson plate (I think that is the size). It is also the size of a rubbermaid container. From unederneath he put in the container, and glued it to the flange of the Beckson plate. In there he can store his wallet, keys, etc., and when the lid of the plate is screwed in, it is waterproof.
posted 12-20-2001 01:04 AM ET (US)
I have one of the PFD bags from West Marine.
I sewed 3/4" Fastex clips to two corners, and
strapped the other gender of Fastex to the
side rails with 3/4" webbing. I clip the bag
to the rail. It sits 9" off the deck, so
there's room for storage (cameras in my case)
underneath, and the bag won't blow over the
side (it has when not clipped). When we stop
to dive, I flip it outboard of the rail, and
it's completely out of the way. I probably
should put some pix on my website, but I need
to get a new bag first (current one is
getting really ratty).
Make sure that you put the Fastex on so the
Dunno about fishing gear. Don't fish.
Think three dimensions. Most people only
Also, in my case, I keep the port side clear
When we go to the lake (no dive gear on the
posted 12-20-2001 10:09 AM ET (US)
On my Montauk, the life jackets are vests, and when we are running the vests are stored on and around the backs of the crew. Wonderful location that serves two purposes, it keeps them out of the way and allows the crew to float should they somehow become separated from the rest of the boat.
When fishing, the vests are folded and inserted between the console and the cooler seat.
Fishing tacklebox is on the aft portside deck on two pieces of drydeck and bungied to the railing. Loose tackle such as lures, and different size sinkers go into the rear of the RPS backrest. Fish pliers either go there or get stored in one of the pole holders depending on how many poles we have on board.
Bait goes into the bow locker with ice and the hopefully caught fish. The ice is in the form of soda bottles frozen and refrozen. Keeping the ice this way avoids the loss of cooling material as the ice melts. The cold water in the bottles isn't lost. A bunch of these stay frozen all day.
Essentials such as flares, throwable preserver, toolkit/paperwork box, and other such incidentals live in the console.
Food and soda goes in the cooler seat. Water bottles either go in the cooler seat or get bungied to the RPS leg on the starboars side.
Haven't found the need to store much more than there was room for on the boat, so I have not added anything additional in the way of storage.
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