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chopbuster posted 01-17-2009 01:04 AM ET (US)   Profile for chopbuster  
In the market for a 150 Montauk, would you ink this deal ?

2008 150 Montauk w/60hp Big foot EFI 4 Stroke Merc.
2008 Karavan Trailer w/swing tongue

SS Bow Rail
SS Swim Ladder

Bow Cushion
RPS Cushion

Fishing Pkg:
32qt Marine Cooler w/cushion
Rod Racks (4)
Tackle Drawer
Live Well

Fuel Tanks 6.6 (2)
USCG Pkg.

5 year Merc. warranty.

Dealer discount + the $1000 BW stimulus incentive + $500 owner loyalty incentive.

$17,000


frontier posted 01-17-2009 01:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
Is it a Chinese built 60 Mercury?
The jury is still out on the quality of that unit.
5 year warranty helps - but warranty work still takes time and effort.
themclos posted 01-17-2009 10:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for themclos  Send Email to themclos     
That sounds like a pretty fair price.

Dan

Dan posted 01-17-2009 10:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dan  Send Email to Dan     
Why not by a lightly used Montauk and get a better boat for less?
chopbuster posted 01-17-2009 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
frontier;

Haven't asked that question, in the mean time.

[ur]http://www.marineenginedigest.com/profiles/mercury/suzhou.htm[/url]

chopbuster posted 01-17-2009 11:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
Better still.

http://www.marineenginedigest.com/profiles/mercury/suzhou.htm

chopbuster posted 01-17-2009 11:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
.....and

http://www.boattest.com/engines/engine-test.aspx?SubID=514&ID=112

frontier posted 01-17-2009 01:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for frontier  Send Email to frontier     
I agree with Dan.
Go with a good classic 15 or 17 for a lot less money.

One like Tony's (elaelap) boat is a perfect setup - Classic 15 with a newer Yamaha 60 HP 4-stroke.

witsendfl posted 01-17-2009 01:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
You can't make your own decision about this boat w/ all the
expertise that you throw around here? Last week you would not buy a Whaler because you knew how much BW spent on there dealers at an annual dealer meeting. I can't believe you posted this Mr. Man of so much knowledge

witsendfl

Jim K

chopbuster posted 01-17-2009 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
Webster’s, defines sycophantic behavior as; meanly or obsequiously flattering;
courting favor by mean adulation; parasitic.
fourdfish posted 01-17-2009 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for fourdfish  Send Email to fourdfish     
Chop--Don't mind the "witsendfl". He can't help that he is a
complete miscreant and malcontent. After all he is selling
so many boats that he can't keep up with it. (according to him) Maybe he should mind his own business. He does not sell
Whalers and knows little about them. The more he posts here,
the more people will know about the kind of business man he
really is, and he will lose potential customers.

BTW--Chop, that seems like a fairly good buy!

macfam posted 01-18-2009 09:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for macfam  Send Email to macfam     
chop,
$17,000 for that rig is very fair.
I've seen several 150 Montauks, but have never tested one.
They are VERY nice.

I've often wondered why the only option is a 60 hp.
But, I'm sure it's adequate accoring to the performance reports and the fuel economy is quite impressive.

I can understand the argument of opting for a used 17 Montauk, but if you want a 4-stroke, the options may be limited. And warranties are a nice thing to have.

chopbuster posted 01-18-2009 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
fourdfish;

Thanks for your positive feedback & opinion.

macfam;

Thank you as well and I agree, with the added weight of
the original 170 console and the new live well option,
the 150 montauk could use a bump up to a 70/75hp plant but then again, there is the added engine weight.

BW specs show that the 150 base weight, w/no motor is 950#
add the motor 260# + live well #? and your probably over 1300#.

I recently sold my 150 Sport, base weight was Appx. 1100# and at WOT that puppy would fly at 38mph on GPS.
The 150 montauk would be subject to the air resistance from the 170 console.

elaelap posted 01-18-2009 12:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for elaelap  Send Email to elaelap     
c.b.--

How about Len's beautiful classic 15 with a good trailer and without a motor:
http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y104/an86carrera/?start=20

Choose whatever motor you like and away you go. Len's boat is for sale, but I don't have any particulars.

Tony

BTW, if you go ahead and buy Len's boat and don't want that crappy leaning post, just to show what a nice guy I am I'll take it off your hands. Why, I'd even consider paying the shipping costs.

chopbuster posted 01-18-2009 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster    
u dah man, elaelap.
chuck21401 posted 01-18-2009 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for chuck21401  Send Email to chuck21401     
Hold out for the 170 Montauk.

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