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welldan18650 posted 04-07-2015 05:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for welldan18650   Send Email to welldan18650  
I just had the kids at Disney and got a chuckle: they have some nice new 170 MONTAUK boats for rent. Upon first glance the motor looked out of balance. It was a 9.9-HP Mercury Haha. Wish I had my camera. And people were renting them!
saumon posted 04-07-2015 08:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for saumon  Send Email to saumon     
That's where the true meaning of "looking goofy" come from.
jimh posted 04-08-2015 08:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
"Looking Goofy'" at Disneyland---very good humor there. Touché
jimh posted 04-08-2015 08:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
By the way, for the cost of going to a Disney resort with a couple of kids--assuming you buy them a few souvenirs and get the premium day pass--you could make a nice downpayment on owning a 170 MONTAUK. Yikes, but that place is expensive.
EJO posted 04-08-2015 06:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for EJO  Send Email to EJO     
Yes Jim but the memories are priceless
Ridge Runner posted 04-08-2015 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ridge Runner  Send Email to Ridge Runner     
Disney uses a third party that rents the boats at the Disney locations. The 170 Montauk rents for $45 for 30 minutes.

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u117/josephp732/ Disney%20Boston-Whaler_zpsxlicpvnz.jpg

jimh posted 04-09-2015 08:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Having a 170 MONTAUK powered by a 9.9-HP engine is sorta Mickey-Mouse.
frontier posted 04-09-2015 10:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
It's really not that expensive - like Donald Duck says "Just put it on my bill".
boatdryver posted 04-10-2015 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
Now there's someone who managed to purchase a 170 Montauk without a 400 lb Veradito on the transom or possibly with no motor.

JimL

DS_SUNBIRD posted 04-10-2015 04:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for DS_SUNBIRD  Send Email to DS_SUNBIRD     
I too got a chuckle out of those when I first saw them on our 2003 and 2007 trips to WDW. In 2003 my sister and I each rented a "Watermouse" boat, those were litte runabouts about 9' long with a 9.9 hp Merc 2-stroke, Mercury actually marketed them to the public as well with the option of the 9.9 or 15 hp outboard.

Lots of fun, and I thought it would be better the next time to all get together and rent one of the WHALERs, until I noticed that tiny little outboard! Still, it could be a fun rental for a cruise on the Seven-Seas Lagoon!

Since my trip, those WaterMouse boats have been replaced by similar sized "SeaRaycers", designed by SEA RAY, built by WHALER, now powered by 9.9 Merc 4-strokes.

bkovak posted 04-12-2015 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for bkovak  Send Email to bkovak     
I stayed at the hotels on the lake in Disney several times over the years and used to walk past the then new 170 Montauks each day going to the pool. The thought of taking one out finally won out and I rented one and took a cruise around the 7 seas lagoon. Although the small motor kept you in just over a no wake zone, it was still fun and enjoyable to try out the new design and get out on the water. The real envy was looking at the water Rangers on the nice 17 Outrages with T tops and 150 outboards racing around the lake! Always thought that would be a cool job one day after I retired ...
Brian

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