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Dave Sutton posted 01-08-2008 09:12 AM ET (US)   Profile for Dave Sutton   Send Email to Dave Sutton  
Looking for the original forward deck casting platform for a 1980's vintage Montauk. Need the fiberglass deck and box assembly for sure, can make my own wood hatches, but prefer complete. Will pick up or arrange truck freight. Fair price paid. Anyone have one?


Thanks,

Dave Sutton

Mobjack posted 01-08-2008 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
I will be interested to see what you find, there was a montauk on ebay last week with one installed from the factory, I thought it was cool and started a thread about it, and the whole time I was wondering whether one could be found separated from its original boat somewhere. Good luck.
adlert posted 01-08-2008 11:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for adlert  Send Email to adlert     
Dave,

This is not exactly what you're asking for, and possibly you're already familiar with the product...A company called Harpoon Marine builds a forward platform with insulated well. The deck doesn't wrap around the console but does have some advantages depending on what your focus is. I think their web address is something like harpoonmarine.tripod.com

Tim

Dave Sutton posted 01-08-2008 03:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Thanks for the tip on Harpoon. The URL for them is:

http://harpoonmarineinc.tripod.com/

Good memory!


Looks like they make a nice swim platform. I'll investigate their casting platform, but the original one still looks best. I like the side lockers on the original (great for our freediving fins) and this one looks like it only has one small hatch into the under deck area. I'll email them and ask though. They do look like enthusiasts, that's for sure.


Dave

Yiddil posted 01-08-2008 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
I can't remember were I saw it, but i have seen a few hand made casting platforms made out of teac and they looked good. Also i saw one on another whaler site...but it was a oem pick....

I am using my forward lounge as a casting platform on the Nantucket and it works great:)

Good Luck, henry

Binkie posted 01-08-2008 06:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for Binkie  Send Email to Binkie     
Henry, post a picture of your forward lounge. It sounds very cool.

rich

Dave Sutton posted 01-15-2008 10:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Bump. Still looking for one.

Dave

Dave Sutton posted 01-28-2008 10:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Hope Springs Eternal. Anyone?
Schneeky posted 01-28-2008 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Schneeky  Send Email to Schneeky     
..Another "Not exactly" answer but.. The McKee boys are gonna be puttin a casting deck on my '17 over the next few days.. Again, not original, but, made to my specs and in the $600ish range it's prolly a reasonable deal.. FWIW.. d:^) Schneeky..
Dave Sutton posted 01-29-2008 08:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Details please? They are putting it on a 17 foot Whaler or one of their hulls?

Dave

Landlocked posted 01-29-2008 09:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
Hang in there...

I saw one on Ebay last year. Almost bought it myself.

Ll.

Bulldog posted 01-31-2008 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bulldog  Send Email to Bulldog     
Dave check your e-mail!....Jack
starlight marine posted 02-01-2008 07:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Hey Dave. Are you looking to do something similar to the Sakonnet or trying to find the fiberglass version. I had my carpenters (ships carpenters) make one out of teak and I love it. Doubles your space / storage. I'll try to get some pics if it helps you, T
Dave Sutton posted 02-01-2008 04:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Ideally I would like the fiberglass one. Thanks Jack for the tip on the one, I've asked for more information, so we'll see. It does not look like the factory ones, which has (3) lockers, so it'll be interesting to see what it is. If all else fails, I'll build one, and YES would like to see what your shipwright did out of teak for you.


Dave

starlight marine posted 02-01-2008 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Just emailed you some shots of what I did Dave. Hope that helps. I don't know how to post pics but feel free if you like, T
Dave Sutton posted 02-01-2008 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
They look great, thanks.

Dave

Dave Sutton posted 02-02-2008 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Thanks to the nice tip from our friends here, I sent email to the guy with the platform on EBay, and it's a REAR platform for a Montauk. It's a factory part so if anyone wants one... it's there.

I still need a bow one, but seems like a handmade teak one is the way I'll go unless a glass one comes to market in the next 8 weeks.


Dave

mikejana posted 02-02-2008 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for mikejana  Send Email to mikejana     
Dave,
Sorry I missed this earlier. I had a Montauk destroyed in Hurricane Ivan. The hull was thrashed, but no damage inside. I sold the hull and still have the original bow casting platform and console, 1976 I think. I could be talked out of the platform. Drop me an email.
Mike
Dave Sutton posted 02-03-2008 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Hi Mike, email sent!

Thanks,

Dave

starlight marine posted 02-08-2008 04:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Dave, you've got mail. Just sent you a bunch of pics of the teak platform I have on my Montauk. Love it ! Feel free to share with everyone here if you like. I forget how to post pics so it's all you ! Take care,T
Dave Sutton posted 02-09-2008 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
My faith in my fellow CW enthusiasts is reinforced!

Thanks to Traynter, I received photos of his GORGEOUS handmade teak forward platform. Great stuff. If anyone wants photos I'll forward them to you. Had not the (see below) deal have been made, I'd be sawing teak right now.

But!

Thanks to Mike, I have found the original fiberglass platform I really wanted. His comment was that he was indebted to CW for help he had received, and that doing a good turn for another was a way to pay it back. Way to go! Good Karma is returned to you.

WELL DONE guys, both of you. It's exactly this sort of brotherhood that makes it all worthwhile.

With this in mind, I'm wondering if we ought to have a CW decal made to affix to our boats so we can ID each other at the launch ramp and on the water. Any thoughts?


Best to all, and thanks again to the guys who helped.


Dave Sutton

Dave Sutton posted 02-09-2008 08:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
My faith in my fellow CW enthusiasts is reinforced!

Thanks to Traynter, I received photos of his GORGEOUS handmade teak forward platform. Great stuff. If anyone wants photos I'll forward them to you. Had not the (see below) deal have been made, I'd be sawing teak right now.

But!

Thanks to Mike, I have found the original fiberglass platform I really wanted. His comment was that he was indebted to CW for help he had received, and that doing a good turn for another was a way to pay it back. Way to go! Good Karma is returned to you.

WELL DONE guys, both of you. It's exactly this sort of brotherhood that makes it all worthwhile.

With this in mind, I'm wondering if we ought to have a CW decal made to affix to our boats so we can ID each other at the launch ramp and on the water. Any thoughts?


Best to all, and thanks again to the guys who helped.


Dave Sutton

jeffs22outrage posted 02-09-2008 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Congrats Dave,

Honestly you could not have gotten help from a better guy.

Though Mike and I have never met in person both of us have repeatedly gone out of our way to help each other many, many times. Mike is one of those guys that make this site a better place. Good luck on your Montauk project.

dscew posted 02-09-2008 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
Can someone post the link to the photos? I'd really like to do that on my Katama (a mod, that is, the Katama is a side console).
starlight marine posted 02-10-2008 08:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Great stuff guys. This is what this site should be all about ! Have a blessed Sunday. Beautiful day for Whalering down here in Fla. today ! T
flyacub14 posted 02-10-2008 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for flyacub14  Send Email to flyacub14     
I found a casting plat form this past summer. It's painted white and in excellent shape. I paid $250.00 and think it was well worth the price.
Dave Sutton posted 02-10-2008 01:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
"Beautiful day for Whalering down here in Fla. today !"

Rub it in... it's SNOWING here!

The photos of the custom platform you built belong on the site here for all to see. Where and how? I'm a photo-posting dummy.


Dave

starlight marine posted 02-10-2008 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
I think Jeff's Outrage helped me before when posting the ole Sakonnett on here. Might be wrong, often am !
MisDee posted 02-13-2008 04:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for MisDee  Send Email to MisDee     
Starlight or Dave

Would you be so kind as to email me photos of the teak casting platform?

Thanks in advance

Dave Sutton posted 02-13-2008 09:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
Uh....

Can somebody talk me thru how to post them here for all to see, as they ought to be on the site as a reference for all.


Dave

Mobjack posted 02-14-2008 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Mobjack  Send Email to Mobjack     
I wish I could tell you how to do it, but I don't know either. In any case I just sent you an email, as I would love to see them.
MisDee posted 02-14-2008 04:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for MisDee  Send Email to MisDee     
I cannot tell you how to post the pics but perhaps you could post them elsewhere and just provide the links? If not email them to me and I will do that.
Thanks.
jeffs22outrage posted 02-14-2008 05:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Here is what it would look like. This one is for a nonsmirked Montauk (73-75) but the one for the smirked hull looked much the same.

http://www.whalercentral.com/photogallery.php?photo_id=362

MisDee posted 02-19-2008 11:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for MisDee  Send Email to MisDee     
Can someone please send pics of the all teak platform with what ever specifics they may have? - Thanks in advance.

Jeff - Thanks for the link.

jeffs22outrage posted 02-19-2008 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for jeffs22outrage  Send Email to jeffs22outrage     
Here are the images I got from Starlight.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v427/jeff_rohlfing/Misc%20Whaler/ bowplatform/

Dave Sutton posted 02-19-2008 01:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dave Sutton  Send Email to Dave Sutton     
THANKS for posting the photos. I was struggling to figure it out. Gorgeous, isn't it?

Dave

Tohsgib posted 02-19-2008 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
I am confused...which did you buy?
RLwhaler posted 02-19-2008 05:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for RLwhaler  Send Email to RLwhaler     
Beautiful work ..Just curious Capt. Starlite,what is the weight on that deck?

Richard

starlight marine posted 02-19-2008 05:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for starlight marine  Send Email to starlight marine     
Richard, I should know but don't. We cary sometimes 6 adults, full bar and toys with room to spare. I'll try to figure out the weight for you at some point. Love the thing . Doubles the room and makes for nice place to set up chairs with storage below. When we refit that Sakonett a while back I loved the idea of it so... The rest is history. This boat was also missing the front hatch cover so blended in real nice there too. T
dscew posted 02-19-2008 05:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew  Send Email to dscew     
Damn, that's nice, great utility, too. Thanks for the photos. Time for me to start thinking about a custom platform for our Katama.
MisDee posted 02-19-2008 10:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for MisDee  Send Email to MisDee     
Thanks for posting the photos. Beautiful work.

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