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Tollyfamily posted 03-21-2008 10:55 AM ET (US)   Profile for Tollyfamily   Send Email to Tollyfamily  
I saw this ad this morning and it looks like maybe a good deal?


Tom W Clark posted 03-21-2008 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
That boat has been for sale for weeks. It is not a Montauk, but a 16' hull from the 1960s with aftermarket console and seat and a blown motor. It is on Bainbridge Island parked next to the highway.
Tollyfamily posted 03-21-2008 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tollyfamily  Send Email to Tollyfamily     
That explains a lot, thanks.


jgkmmoore posted 03-21-2008 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     
The owner explained to me: mechanic said after removing head that 'one cylinder was scored',otherwise the engine runs fine. Nearly exact words....seems precise?

Tom's explanation is certianly more direct, and accurate.

There is another Whaler (Montauk) whose owner is asking $8950. Nice looking in photos, and price seems reasonable.There are several others on Seattle CL asking nearly with a 2006 motor, and one with older V4 OMC as I recall. I'm wondering if these sellers are realistic?? Even if condition is excellent? I can't believe the NW market will support those asking prices for a mid 80's Montauk.If it happens they sell close to those numbers, I may have to stick my OR18 on the block.
Anyone familiar with any recent Montauk sales in the Northwest?

JMARTIN posted 03-21-2008 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
My buddy just paid 13k for a 1995 with a 1995 100hp Mercury, EZ Loader bunk trailer, stern seat, fish finder, Bimini top, mooring cover, various fenders and lines. The boat is in very good shape, so is the trailer. The motor looks like it is in very good shape also, very clean and the mechanic that did the once over and compression check said she is fine. We have no idea how many hours are on it, but I am guessing it has less than 200 hours on it. Everything looks new, the cooler cushion, the canvas, it just does not look like it has had much use and was kept under cover.

The seat is not in this picture.

He looked for a couple of months and found some really nice ones, but they were always back east. Not a whole lot of them in Washington, Oregon and BC. This one was in Port Angeles and he jumped on it quickly. John

JMARTIN posted 03-21-2008 05:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
We found quite a few like this one, older boat, newer power, in the 12k to 15k range.

We found mid 80's with mid 80's power in the 8k to 11k range.

What we really found out is that there are no bargains to be had on Montauks and Outrages in the Pacific Northwest.


kwik_wurk posted 03-21-2008 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for kwik_wurk  Send Email to kwik_wurk     
Like any market there are the extreme highs and lows. $15k is a little high, it'll take time to sell. However I do believe the PNW commands the highest prices across the country.

I can look at the $4k whaler on Bainbridge if anyone is interested. (I work on the island.) It has been on the market for a couple weeks. (JMARTIN's description is pretty good to go by.)

jgkmmoore posted 03-21-2008 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     
WOW! Your buddy did really well for 13K!! That's the kind of boat I would expect to see for 15K. Gorgeous!
I guess I had come to think that an 'average' mid 80' Montauk was worth $8-9k even on todays dollar, and the 18 from mid 80's about $10-13K. Sure getting sticker shock from seeing these kind of numbers. The net,and Craigslist have really changed things lately. Guess that one at $8,950 shoulda sold in 20 minutes. No bargains indeed, now.


jgkmmoore posted 03-21-2008 07:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     

If your buddy has ANY thought at all about letting that stern seat go(the nasty thing will get in the way if he fishes or crabs don't you know)please let me know. My grandkids are crabbing me all the time to put a seat in the back of my 18.
I've got a hinky neat 18' wherry type lapstrake fglas rowing/motorboat to trade (with or without a 4 banger flathead vintage Gray 31hp engine), or a collection of 10 mid 50s Johnson outboards (2 Evinrudes) from 5 to 18hp. I have cosmetically restored 4 of them. Last forever motors.Will swap the whole collection for the seat.
The old Graymarine is a 1955 motor. Rebuilt in 1998 and put in storage.Was in 47' sailboat "Navita"(well known boat in Seattle). Zero hours on rebuild. Hinky boat is a Northwest 18, built in Marysville...glides thru the water like a knife. Very broad amidship.Rough water,no problem

BTW- Do you live in Burlington proper, or out on Samish Isl? Great area. I used to run a Duck Club at Edison on the old Rosenquist property (just west of the Edison Tav). Had many wonderful sunrises and sunsets in that area with my son. Some consortium gobbled it up for a plaything for their clients.


jgkmmoore posted 03-21-2008 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for jgkmmoore  Send Email to jgkmmoore     
Sorry folks. Last post was supposed to be an email, not go on the public forum. Very Senior moment.If I just had a Samurai sword now............most embarassed!


floatinghat posted 03-21-2008 11:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for floatinghat  Send Email to floatinghat     
I live on the island and can take pics for anyone who would like. It has been for sale for a few weeks but the price also start around $6,500 as I recall.
JMARTIN posted 03-23-2008 12:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for JMARTIN  Send Email to JMARTIN     
Jeff, I will mention your offer to my buddy, but do not hold your breath. He got rid of two boats to get this one. He was tired of maintaining both.

I actually live East of Mount Vernon, work in Burlington, and have two "in the family" cabins on the North beach of Samish Island. In fact, we are going out for Easter celebration today.

Small world, Mrs. Rosenquist was my first grade teacher. John

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