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whaleryo posted 07-04-2002 11:38 AM ET (US)   Profile for whaleryo   Send Email to whaleryo  
After debating the pros and cons for about a year, I decided to move up from my Sport 15 to a Montauk. The clincher was a sore bottom from rough water in Jones Inlet.

My "new" Montauk is a 1984 that looks like it's never been used. There are no spider cracks or holes, filled or unfilled, anywhere in the boat (even on the console). The teak is all in great shape but needs treating. The cushions are all original and are perfect. The only modification is that the previous owner cut the bow rail down a few inches, which I actually like.

The downside is that the engine is also original: 1984 70hp Evinrude. But it is in great shape and I'd be happy to get a few years out of it. When the time comes, I'll repower with a 4-stroke.

I guess I'll have to go back and read all of the Montauk threads that I ignored before.

Bill :)

Dick posted 07-04-2002 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I wouldn't trade my Montauk for any other boat. All + and no -.
TightPenny posted 07-08-2002 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Same problem with my butt (and my buddies coxcyx bone getting injured) were the final straw which made me move up to my 2000 Montauk. Them tugboat wakes don't look all that big, but they are.
whaleryo posted 07-08-2002 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     

Took the boat out about 2 miles offshore yesterday in 3-4 foot seas - it handles great! What a difference in comfort, but you do lose some of the excitement that you get with the 15. My 15' w/70hp is essentially a surfboard with a rocket engine attached! Anyway, I'm getting too old for that kind of thing and the Montauk is just what the doctor ordered.


jklaiber posted 07-08-2002 04:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for jklaiber  Send Email to jklaiber     
If you don't mind me asking how much did you give for your Montauk?

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