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WhalerAce posted 09-10-2008 09:00 PM ET (US)   Profile for WhalerAce   Send Email to WhalerAce  
For the past few days I have been here in Moorehead City, NC, doing some (emphasize "some") work. Anyhow, on the way to work, I have passed a Montauk for sale, so one day I stopped in.

This is a 1987 Montauk with I think a 1994ish Johnson Ocean Runner 115 with PT&T. The boat sits on a new aluminum trailer with torsion axles. The boat itself looks to be in excellent condition. The non-skid is not gouged anywhere, it has teak bow locker, console doors, and fire extinguisher box. It has the teak RPS. The teak is weathered, but not in bad shape. By weathered, I mean it needs a little sanding and some varnish and it would look beautiful. The forward port rubrail track has about a six-inch crack, but the vinyl covers it well. The engine steers very easily (Teleflex push cable). Everything appears to be in excellent mechanical shape. Even the bow eye has not wallowed out. There is a red (so I guess it's a Mueller) about 27 or 30-gallon gas tank under the seat. It has the fishing rod seat backs over the Igloo cooler at the front of the console.

If WhalerJoy would let me, I would buy this boat in a heartbeat. The boat is there on consignment, and I think that $9K for the whole rig is a negotiating start point. What do you think this boat could really go for? The owner is selling this one to buy his son a new boat next spring.


--- WhalerAce

shindog107 posted 09-11-2008 09:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for shindog107    
$6500 it's the end of the season. No electronics I presume.
Tohsgib posted 09-11-2008 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tohsgib  Send Email to Tohsgib     
$7500 would be a good/sweet deal.
andygere posted 09-11-2008 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
In California, that would be a good value at $8k, with consideration for the new aluminum trailer. With the economy in the dumper and the end of the east coast boating season nearly here, I'd say you may get it for even less. Start the negotiation with cash in your pocket and be ready to close and take posession on the spot. That will get you the best possible price, and pulling another crsip $100 out of your pocket to show that your bid is genuine will help close the deal. I'd start off showing the seller $7k and go from there.
Blackduck posted 09-11-2008 11:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Blackduck  Send Email to Blackduck     
If the engine passes a compression test, and looks real good, I wouldn't let it get away at 8. The market is super soft, but if you want a Montauk, I'd pay the 8, after trying to get it for 7. All of this assumes that the boat is just about as perfect as a 20 year old boat can be.
Dan posted 09-11-2008 04:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
The 115 is 15hp above boat's rating -- to my knowledge. Does the boat have a price? Is it the 9K?

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