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Conrad posted 02-08-2002 08:18 AM ET (US)   Profile for Conrad   Send Email to Conrad  
I went to the Jacksonville boat show last night and was looking at a new Montauk. Big mistake, now I want a new rub rail and bow chock (impressive piece of hardware). What is the approximate cost of a new bow chock for a Montauk? Will the 2002 model Bow chock fit on my 1984 model Whaler? Does anyone have a bow chock they would like to part with?


Arch Autenreith posted 02-08-2002 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I haven't had my coffee yet. What's a bow chock for the Montauk?
Conrad posted 02-08-2002 12:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Conrad  Send Email to Conrad     
I am talking about the piece of hardware that contains the bow light and covers the front rub rail.
Conrad posted 02-08-2002 01:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Conrad  Send Email to Conrad     
My local Whaler dealer did not have a clue about the cost (or what it was). I called the Fort Lauderdale dealer and he gave me all of the information on the Bow Chock. $219.52 for the assembly and light and it will fit on my 1984 Whaler. Anyone have a second hand one?
Whalerdan posted 02-08-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
If it really bugs you, maybe you could take it off and have it recrome plated. The light lens, if its the same as my '85, is a perko which I saw in West Marine for about $30 which includes the crome dome, lens, and rubber gasket.
Arch Autenreith posted 02-08-2002 01:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     

I thought you had that item and were talking about something else I wasn't aware of.

Do you or don't you have that on your Montauk? Is you '84 a Montauk?
I see them everyonce in awhile on ebay but not often. Yep, they are pricy.

As a matter of fact I used high-strength locktite then after I tightened it I drilled out the phillips head "X" to make very difficult for someone to just come by and 'borrow' it.

Conrad posted 02-08-2002 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Conrad  Send Email to Conrad     

Right now I have a $20 Pergo light that is screwed in. I do not have any of the original bow chock assembly, but the mounting holes are there (the bow chock must have been taken off before I bought the boat). I wanted to see how much it would cost to upgrade to Whaler parts (219.52 is quite a chunk of change).


Bigshot posted 02-08-2002 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I will tell you what I think the chock is there for.....keeping you from shearing off the bow-light. I have sheared many bowlights with whalers without front rails and bowchocks. Real easy to do when you are towing it and that line comes whipping around....zing....plunk!
Conrad posted 02-08-2002 02:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Conrad  Send Email to Conrad     

Thanks for the reply. I think my 17 1984 Whaler was not a Montauk. It has side rails, but no Bow Rail and the console and seating are not Whaler. I was most likely a bare hull or another model (16'7) that was later turned into a center console. I think it used to have to bow chock, because the mounting holes are still there. I have owned my Whaler for about 6 years and it is very functional they way it is, but I would like to 'class it up' a little with a new rub rail, bow chock and stern light assembly (I just found out that these three parts will cost about $580). I don't think I can sneak a $580 expenditure past my wife, so I will have to go piece by piece.


Taylor posted 02-08-2002 03:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Also Steve Leone just posted over in Marketplace that he has a bunch of parts. Email him.

hardensheetmetal posted 02-08-2002 05:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

I've got one that I was saving for an as of yet to be determined whaler project. I emailed the details. I will be away until Sunday PM if you email me back and I don't answer right away.


flwhaler posted 02-08-2002 06:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for flwhaler  Send Email to flwhaler     
Bow chock 133.00 Thats with out the light.
The light is 66.51. At my local dealer. If you mail order it you wouldn't have to pay sales tax.


Jim Bennett posted 02-09-2002 12:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jim Bennett  Send Email to Jim Bennett     
All I can say is make sure you order the set, chock with light, because if you order separately as I did it cost more than the price flwhaler quotes. I got ripped off by Gulfwind in Clearwater FL for just the light, over $100 incl tax. Got decent price for chock from Twin Cities in Minnesota. Sue told me their price for light would have been around $65.


Conrad posted 02-10-2002 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Conrad  Send Email to Conrad     
Thanks for the replies,

I went out fishing on Saturday and let my friend drive. We bashed the port, aft corner of the boat as we left the dock (my current rub rail stopped right before the corner). After doing fiberglass repair for about 2 hours today, I made the decision to buy a new Whaler rub rail kit and install it. That, plus a new trolling motor will blow my boat budget for the year (I will not be getting a bow chock).

Dan, Thanks for the offer of the bow chock, but I will have to pass for now. I will send you an email, if I am interested later and you still have it.

The best price I have got for the new Montauk rub rail kit is $197 (Lauderdale Marina). Anyone find a cheaper price?


Dick posted 02-10-2002 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

It sounds like they are quoting the heavy duty CPD rubrail kit and that price is about right. The older style rubrail kit is part number 500-05005 and should be around $100.00.

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