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marty posted 12-20-2001 08:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for marty   Send Email to marty  
Reain all the comments in "sad sad thing" got me to thinking about the price. I need some help . If a new Mercedes E-class,3500#, cost $54k, that is about $15.43 /lb. If a new Montauk(75hp merc and trailer) cost $22-25K, lets say $23.5k and weighs about 1500#, that is about $15.67/lb. Is the design and engineering in the same category for the price to be almost equal. Maybe Brunswick should look into their pricing strategy. It maybe be too low. I have a 67 16'7 and love it.
marty posted 12-20-2001 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for marty  Send Email to marty     
I also meant to add that Brunswick could lower its cost and selling price if it really wanted to , thus selling a lot more units and avoid discontinuing the Montauk.
Taylor posted 12-21-2001 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Marty - do you pull you 16'7" whaler with your E-class? Serious question, I have a 300TE, and I'd like to go on a trip to Desolation Sound (from Seattle) next summer.
marty posted 12-21-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for marty  Send Email to marty     
No, I use a Chevy Tahoe.
Chap posted 12-21-2001 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
Taylor, you wouldn't be going to the tree houses would you?
Taylor posted 12-21-2001 05:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Tree houses, what tree houses? I seem to recall George Dyson lived in one, but that's all I know. Do tel! Last time I was in Desolation sound Regan was a new president, and I was in a kayak.

No, I have a line on a cabin in Cortez Bay, Quadra Island maybe, if I get in the line early enough.

A Tahoe... does everyone have an SUV but me?

ECUSeaPA posted 12-22-2001 04:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for ECUSeaPA  Send Email to ECUSeaPA     
Nah, all grandparents in the family have sedans. Everyone else does have a SUV though.
JBCornwell posted 12-22-2001 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
My son sold his E320 and bought a ML320 because MB wouldn't give the E a tow rating. The ML does a fine job of towing a Montauk, but has to struggle a bit to tow a OR-18.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 12-24-2001 09:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I tow my 6000 lb Baja with my ML JB and she tows it fine. hell of a truck. Get 17mpg towing the Montauk.

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