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posted 02-29-2008 10:58 PM ET (US)
Is it possible to ski behind a Montauk 17 with a 90 hp motor in decent shape? little people only or big kids too?
and if I buy the boat what's a good way (& price) to get it hauled from NJ up to Maine? I don't have anyone that can tow it. Should I Find a service to tow it up on it's trailer or a hauler to set the boat and trailer on a truck?
posted 03-01-2008 04:12 AM ET (US)
Can't answer to the second part of your question -
But for the first part though - skiing, kneeboarding and tubing - I can tell you deinitively that you can tow adults and kids with ease. I have a 2007 Montauk with 90hp and have no problems popping 200+ lb folks up and whipping them around - and we don't use a ton of gas to do it either.
The Montauk with 90 hp is a fantastic all-around boat for fishing (back creeks to oceans), working (very stable and plenty of room to move around for a 17' boat) or simple pleasure boating including water sports.
posted 03-01-2008 04:55 AM ET (US)
Have you thought of a one-way rental truck like rider or pensky,,or are you buying the boat sight unseen and need it delivered to Maine
posted 03-01-2008 07:13 AM ET (US)
Try posting it on uship.com - you would be surprised how competitive it gets. Sometimes you find people who happen to be going that way and will do it to offset their gas costs.
As for the skiing question - I see people skiing off them with 90's all the time down our way (NJ).
If the boat is close to me and you want me to look it over for you shoot me an email. My zip code is 08055 - If its within an hour of there I would be glad to do it.
posted 03-01-2008 08:56 AM ET (US)
I rented a Budget van in Georgia one way to Connecticut a year ago,pulled a 17 without a problem.Budget requested I didn't share my intentions with them at the time as they only allow the towing of their own trailers but their yard crew hooked up my lighting! No problems and would go that route again.
posted 03-01-2008 11:01 AM ET (US)
You guys are amazing!
thanks for the great and immediate input.
posted 03-02-2008 01:39 AM ET (US)
Alamo rental cars offers Chevrolet Trail Blazers with V6 engines and tow packages. This means Class III/IV receiver, standard trailer light socket, etc. I'm sure there is something in the fine print about not using it for towing, but that fine print is very hard to read. Don't ask me why I have this information.
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