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What would you do?
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posted 05-29-2002 12:56 PM ET (US)
Take into consideration you have a place at the beach. Small boat ramp into the sound or ICW. Durring low tide the water depth is about 1.5 ft. During high tide, about 2.5 to 3 depending on the time of year. From boat ramp to deep water (5ft or more) is about 350 yards. The question is What boat would you look to, to handle these conditions? Still you want a boat that you can go across the breakers on and fish.
I am wanting to get another Whaler, but I am wandering as what to get.
posted 05-29-2002 01:13 PM ET (US)
SIMPLE........The new Montauk 170......buy it now they are raising the price in July.
I think the draft is 18 inches
posted 05-29-2002 02:33 PM ET (US)
you might consider an outboard jet. you can motor in approx 4in.of water with one of these. gas consumption goes up and you lose about 15% of your power but you can scream out of the harbor at low tide. new they are expensive, used anywhere from 400.00 to 500.00 bucks. they install just like a regular lower unit. we use them on the river systems here. i had one on a boat i called the "mudsucker" for years. no probs. steve out.
posted 05-29-2002 04:33 PM ET (US)
I agree with Tabasco, mostly.
A classic Montauk is the most versatile fisherman ever made. You get a lot more for your bux with a classic.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 05-29-2002 04:43 PM ET (US)
Tim, I share your same problem. The draft on the old Montauk is 9", the old 13' Sport is 6". In order to work in low tide, you can paddle, pole or use a trolling motor to get in and out. I use the paddle method ( I have 2 strapping lads that like to fish). I'm sure they would prefer the trolling motor but there isn't a good way to mount one on a 13 Sport. Regards, Jay
posted 05-29-2002 07:35 PM ET (US)
An Outrage 18 with a transom mounted electric trolling motor to get you in and out at low tide. Transom mount so if it hits bottom it kicks up instead of bending or breaking.
posted 05-29-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)
best idea yet andy, steve out.
posted 05-29-2002 08:21 PM ET (US)
I had a Montauk. It was a great boat. There was times that I had to put somone on the front to get in. It had a 90hp johnson. I have realy been considering getting another Montauk, but I would like a 18.
posted 05-29-2002 09:38 PM ET (US)
Get and mount a push pole. Guides use them to fish the flats. If the boat you choose has a rear seat or rps, that you can stand on, even better. Happy hunting.
posted 05-30-2002 10:07 AM ET (US)
Duh Tim......use a different ramp:)
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