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roccus posted 02-28-2002 10:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for roccus   Send Email to roccus  
I need some advice. I've been mulling over a Montauk or 17/18 Outrage for a couple of seasons. I just got a line on a very clean 1969 Nauset. Motor is old, but hull has been garaged, nothing ever fastened below the waterline, no crazing or cracks, etc. Console needs new coat(s) of varnish, but otherwise, like new. Is this essentially the equivalent of a Montauk? I understand the ride can be a bit hard and wet - can anyone elaborate? I plan to use her for coastal saltwater fishing (not offshore) and beach boating. Thanks. I'm new to the Whaler family.
whalerron posted 02-28-2002 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Yup, it is the granddaddy of the Montauk. It won't have the smirk up front that helps keep down some of the spray but it is a very good boat. It will ride as hard as a Montauk but it is a very stable boat. The Outrage will ride much nicer but an OR will also cost you more.

I like the Montauk style hull for its stability and it should be great for what you want it for.

- Ron

Blackeagle posted 02-28-2002 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Blackeagle  Send Email to Blackeagle     
If you haven't read it already, I'd recommend the article on the 16-17 foot hull in the reference section.
There are links to seperate pages at the bottom describing the different models and owner's experience.
whalerron posted 02-28-2002 10:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
Also take a look at the topic in this column "Montauk To Outrage"...
roccus posted 02-28-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for roccus  Send Email to roccus     
Thanks for steering me to that background. Based on your experience with Montauks, how do you think a Nauset hull would handle, say, 3-4-foot chop? That's probably the biggest stuff I'd occassionally find myself in (I hope).
duckfish posted 02-28-2002 11:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for duckfish  Send Email to duckfish     

I have a 67 Nauset. Your right with the ride being hard and wet, but as for stability its a great boat. I have been out in four foot seas many times and it handles it great. I was a little wet but I have never been worried. If your not going to go out very far it should be a great boat for you. Also its a great boat for going to the beach. I'm also refinishing the entire wood in the boat. If the wood in the boat your looking at just needs a little touch up thats great but if it needs major work like mine did your in for a long job. Good luck.

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