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Wood in Montauk
|Author||Topic: Wood in Montauk|
posted 04-12-2002 06:58 PM ET (US)
I am considering adding a trolling motor to my 1978 Montauk. I cannot decide between bow or transom. Is there wood in the bow step? Didnít this web site at one time have a diagram of where the wood is in whalers? Thanks Archie
|Tom W Clark||
posted 04-12-2002 07:46 PM ET (US)
The wood locating diagrams are in the reference section. The one for your boat is here: http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/16-17/graphics/17wood1190x743.jpeg
posted 04-12-2002 09:13 PM ET (US)
Howdy A Cassidy.
I will Email you some pics of my '80 Montauk bow mount.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 04-17-2002 04:39 PM ET (US)
I also have a trolling motor on my bow. It works great. I had a hand operated one, but the rail got in the way too much so I switched to foot operated. Love it. I use the boat for freshwater bass fishing, bay fishing and regularly take it 30 mi offshore Galveston. Only problem offshore is keeping the trolling motor from popping out of the water in the swells. I take the bow motor off when I go offshore and have a small hand steering motor that I use then.
posted 04-18-2002 01:06 PM ET (US)
I put a trolling motor on the bow of my '86 montauk with info from this site. Basic points - mount on right side to counter prop tourque,
-I used stainless steel lag bolts coated with 3M 5200,
I have yet to use it (we have a new baby!) but I can't wait to try it out.
Seabrook, do you go 30 miles offshore in a Montauk? I live in Houston and once I get more experienced I would like to try the rigs a couple of miles of shore...
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