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Taylor posted 02-08-2002 02:34 PM ET (US)   Profile for Taylor   Send Email to Taylor  
A comment in the 17' Outrage discussion over in post-classic got me thinking. I'm considering adding a rear seat in my Montauk, a thwart seat in the stern over the battery, just ahead of (or perhaps slightly over) the well.

I have this big hunk of teak taking up room in my shop that I want to make something out of, and I could slice it up into strips and I think build something kind of nice, like the one on Barry's Montauk, ref 43-5 in Cetacea.

Question is will anyone ever sit on it? Will it be too noisy. Will I loose my friends over the stern when I hit the gas? Will I loose too much deck space? Will it make getting in and out of the boat easier, or harder? Will it add to or detract from the resale value.


Bigshot posted 02-08-2002 02:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Mongo dunno....Mongo only pawn in game of life:)
Taylor posted 02-08-2002 02:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Mongo busy with new 13...

I just found this thread, which has all the construction details I need.

I suppose then my question is, do the folks who have these seats like them. Andy Gere, Barry, RBradley, Rex?

Bigshot posted 02-08-2002 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I have pondered many times about a rear seat but I doubt it would be utilized very often and some dumbass would use it for a cutting board.
JFM posted 02-08-2002 03:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
My 2000 Montauk had the rear seat in it twice. First when I bought it second when I sold it. Regards, Jay
andygere posted 02-08-2002 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I have a teak bench seat like the one you are considering. I do use it all the time, although not always for a seat. I added snaps to a set of white flotation cushions and they make a reasonable seat for lighter passengers. It is a bit loud, but it's the softest riding part of the boat. The seat also makes a nice spot to stretch out and take a snooze when anchored, or to work on tackle and gear while sitting on the RPS. It covers my batteries, and provides additional storage underneath, so I'm not really losing much space. In addition, in calm water it makes a really nice flycasting platform. When I'm standing on it, I slip a milk crate underneath for support, although one of these days I'll fab up some folding teak legs. Sometimes we bungee the big cooler on top, which is handy for getting big fish in the box and frees up casting space in the bow. The best part is that it's held in with a pair of nice Perko catches, so it's out in seconds if I don't want to bring it along. You can see a few glimpses of it in the pictures on Chuck's Norcal Rendesvous page: My Montauk is the older (79) with the white Johnson 85 hp and 15 hp kicker.
Macman posted 02-08-2002 07:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Macman  Send Email to Macman     
I second the comments on the seat. I have the factory seat....barely use it. It is not fishing friendly, takes up too much room.It is also noisy and tends to be wet.
It does work well for casual trips on calm waters.
That teak set-up,however, looks like it would make for a nice casting platform.
TightPenny posted 02-09-2002 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     

Something about Choo Choo and RockRidge wasn't it?

Best flick ever, wasn't it?

Dick posted 02-09-2002 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have the factory stern seat in my 99 Montauk. It does take up a bit of stern space but doesn't realy get in the way when fishing. Also that is where the wife resides with her book when we are out. Got to keep her happy.
Drisney posted 02-09-2002 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Drisney  Send Email to Drisney     
I have a seat that I buit in the back of my 17. I sewed it with Whaler fabric and padded it. I left mine unattached. Sometimes I leave it home others I leave it in. My fishing buddy likes to sit there to rig his tackle. I just set it on the molded in ledge.
Taylor posted 02-11-2002 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
I'd not seen the Norcal Rendezvous page. Nice.

Thanks to Jan-Marc in Texas and Dennis for the information you sent me offline. Dennis has a whalerboard seat that contours around the well and fills in the spaces near the transom on the sides, all notched for the different cables. Jan-Marc has a Easport style seat of four mahagony planks (two on the bottom, two on hinged back.

I think for me, the wood looks better, but I think I'll stick with oiled teak cause it surely will be walked and or cut on. And I may try and contour around the well a little to keep the seat further back as with Dennis' solution.

Also, removeable seems to be an important feature.

TampaTom posted 02-14-2002 09:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for TampaTom  Send Email to TampaTom     
I made one a few weeks ago because another family was going out on the boat with us. Just plywood with two 2"x1" teak (had laying around)strips running underneth for support. The plywood rests on the top notch along the gunnel, support strips rest on lower notch. The back strip runs across the engine well. Custom contoured with my circular saw. Took about 30 minutes and didn't cost a thing. Weighs 10-15 pounds and supports me when I stand on it (200). Good place to ride on a cool chopping evening. I'll probably paint it white and encapsulate it in glass cloth and resin.
phatwhaler posted 02-14-2002 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for phatwhaler  Send Email to phatwhaler     
I keep hearing that BW is going to unveil the new Montauk this weekend in Miami. Any truth to this?

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