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tabasco posted 01-30-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for tabasco   Send Email to tabasco  
Just purchased a new 2001 Montauk leftover. It came with a sun top, swim platform, console cover & pilot seat cover. I t also had a new Shoreland'r galvanized trailer with swing tongue and jack. Paid $15,000 for the whole rig motor. THINKING of buying the Yamaha 100 four stroke.
Here is the question for you whaler experts.......Was this a good deal???? Also any motor inputs would be appreciated. ..Thanks
jimh posted 01-31-2002 08:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
For comparison there is some pricing listed in the Reference section from year 2000 and an aggressive dealer. Cf:

In contrast to some more recently quoted numbers, your deal sounds very attractive.

GAwhale posted 01-31-2002 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for GAwhale  Send Email to GAwhale     
I have a Mercury 90 two stroke on my Montauk. It is more than enough power. Keep in mind she's a light boat (950 lbs). Plenty of people run their Montauk with less than 90 horses.

The Yamaha 100 four stroke weighs in at 356 pounds. Looks like a beautiful engine.

JBCornwell posted 01-31-2002 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Hi, Tabasco. I think there are better choices to power a Montauk than the Yammy 100.

Though the Yammy is a great engine, it is carbureted and it is heavy for the Montauk.

Montauks perform well with 60 or 70 hp, and many owners are quite happy with the performance with 50hp. Johnson, Mercury, Honda and Suzuki offer EFI 4 stroke engines in this range. On paper, the Mercury EFI 60 looks great.

There are several threads here that deal with Montauk performance with a variety of engines, including first-hand experience.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

bigz posted 01-31-2002 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
Where you going to use it?

East River, the Hudson, LI /sound, or the Great South Bay ---

You going to keep it on the trailer in a parking garage and travel out of the city on weekends.

You want to ski, gunk hole, fish what's the priority for use here?

You planning on buying the motor in NJ or NY?

Things that you should consisder to determine your motor need ---

TightPenny posted 02-01-2002 12:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Check out Rudy Marine in Dover Delaware (south end of NJTP). Decent prices, and NO SALES TAX. You can save a lot of money by going there.
JFM posted 02-01-2002 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
Past summer I looked at a Montauk with a 100 Yammy 4 stroke. The motor looked disproportional (too big) for the boat. Regards, Jay
witness posted 02-01-2002 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
If cheap is what you are looking for, and Delaware is in your range, then check out Almar Marine. I know Merc dealers who buy from these guys...

I personally have no first hand experience with them, other than them being very helpful on the phone.

Bigshot posted 02-01-2002 04:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
no experience with them heh? You were just a witness:)
tabasco posted 02-03-2002 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Hey Tightpenny- thanks for the tip on Rudy Marine they have a web site or do you have a tel#
Thank you all for the input
tabasco posted 02-03-2002 10:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Thinking of the new 115 HP Mercury with EFI. It weighs the same as the 90 HP merc and only 25 LBS more than the Suzuki 70HP .The main advantage over the 90 HP is that it comes with EFI
tabasco posted 02-04-2002 11:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Well after checking things out I can't use the 115 because of legal problems (boats rated for 100HP Max) so I guess I will go with the Merc. 90 HP four stoke. The local dealer sells them diectly from whaler with them on it. As mine is a blank boat I think I will go that route. I may be sorry but i want the power to pull 2 water skiiers.
Thanks for all the input. I will report back to you all if I'm happy or made a $7000 mistake
Bigshot posted 02-04-2002 12:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
$ about 100hp Yamaha. My bud got his 115 Zuki's for $6700.
dgp posted 02-04-2002 01:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
How about a 60EFI four stroke? With the right prop you should get 36-39MPH; same as what Bigshot's getting with his 70HP four stroke Evinrude.
tabasco posted 02-05-2002 12:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Big shot.....that $7000 was for the motor & controls & tach...Installed on the boat (Complete)
Bigshot posted 02-05-2002 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
tabasco posted 02-06-2002 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Thanks BigShot :-)

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