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John from Madison CT posted 04-25-2002 05:16 PM ET (US)   Profile for John from Madison CT   Send Email to John from Madison CT  

She's launched and in ! Despite the insanely cold, wet and windy weather I even took her for a short ride.
Depthfinder (Garmin 240)was giving very good readings up to 20knots (didn't try any faster. GPS (Garmin 182) worked great. Did a radio check and heard back from another crazy boater. Tohatsu kicker motor (5hp 4 stroke) started and ran great.

Tied her up and waved bye bye. Can't wait to go back and visit.

John from Madison, CT

hardensheetmetal posted 04-25-2002 09:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for hardensheetmetal  Send Email to hardensheetmetal     

With any luck, I'll be joining you next week.


acseatsri posted 04-25-2002 09:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Well, i'll be in in another week or two. Weather hasn't been cooperative when I'm home. Maybe we could all get together later in the season. I keep her in Niantic.

PS- Dan- I got the rodholders. Thanx

John from Madison CT posted 04-26-2002 08:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     

Saw your slip again today and said hello for you.

Took the Montauk out again today. There were 4-5 footers at mid-sound. Got drenched but put the boat thru it's paces. What's so great about Montauks is the ability to be on plane at 2800-3000RPM's at only 15 Knots, while feeling safe.

Planned on doing some fishing for Blackfish or trolling for Stripers but it was way too rough for either.

Hope to see you soon.


CaptCornchowder posted 04-26-2002 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for CaptCornchowder  Send Email to CaptCornchowder     
John I launched about three weeks ago, 37Deg. Stocking hat gloves,sunshine gotta love NewEngland. Go get those stripers cc
ChrisCT posted 04-27-2002 10:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for ChrisCT  Send Email to ChrisCT     
Repolishing mine right now (yep again - thats 3 times). Going in on the 5th at Housatonic Boat Club! See you on the Sound. Mechanic tuned up my 85 Yammy and put in new choke. Hope it works!
hughmcmillan posted 04-27-2002 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hughmcmillan  Send Email to hughmcmillan     

Skip Birbarie of Birbarie Marine in Branford delivered mine on Friday morning up here in the Berkshires. It snowed and sleeted during our shake-down cruise! I asked Skip why we didn't get the heated wheel option as it was so cold. Luckily he brought extra fleece gloves for my wife and myself. How's that for customer care?

It is a great boat and much more accomodating than out 13 Sport we bought from him this time last year.

I ran my new Garmin 188 GPS Sounder and it was terrific with its built-in antenna and simple one wire hookup.

My only regret was not having the matching Teleflex Hour-Meter installed to the right of the existing gauges. It was mounted inside the console but it is difficult to read upside-down with bifocals!

I can't tell if the compass is illuminated like the Teleflex gauges are.

By the way, how did you put a kicker motor on your Montauk? I didn't think that was possible. If you don't mind telling me all the details and perhaps sharing some photos I would be most appreciative.

I didn't go out today as I had to mow my four acres of lawn but I did line the anchor locker with Dri-Dek and it worked pretty well if I do say so myself. I think it took six or seven pieces to do all but the narrowest bit of the aft corners. I should have made a diagram of the layout but I could if anyone is interested.



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