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whalerron posted 03-15-2001 09:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalerron   Send Email to whalerron  
Quite awhile ago, somebody asked me to look for an article that was printed in a newsletter. That article was about replacing the center console in a Montauk style whaler with a new fiberglass console from a pontoon boat. Well, I finally found the article and I have made an electronic copy of it. If anyone is interested, I will gladly email it to you.

- ron

Cruiser posted 03-16-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cruiser    
Anyone want to put a pontoon boat console on your Montauk?
CommoK posted 03-16-2001 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for CommoK  Send Email to CommoK     
Ron sent me the article - very interesting. Thanks again Ron.
whalernut posted 03-16-2001 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I wouldn`t put a Pontoon Console on a Montauk, but some people go for function, over original equipment. And I believe the Montauk console is alot more expensive than the Pontoon console. I am a big original equipment nut, so I would have to fork out the big dough! Regards-Jack Graner.
whalerron posted 03-17-2001 10:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
When I first heard about a pontoon boat console in a Whaler, I too laughed out loud. When I saw the pictures, I was amazed at how good it actually looked. The console this guy used is laid out to come down exactly over the wood inserts in the Whaler floor. I think the console is fiberglass and unless I knew better, it would almost look factory.
- ron
whalerron posted 03-18-2001 11:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerron  Send Email to whalerron     
I received this link from a guy who makes consoles that will fit the whaler. He has a picture on his site of a console mounted in what appears to be an older whaler. and scroll
to project section and check out components


hooter posted 03-20-2001 04:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Gots me a ole mix breed dog, front end looks kinda English Bulldoggy and da back side's mo lakka Basset Houn or a Doks Houn. Sweet tempered critter while its sleepin. Got mos o' one ear left, ugly as sin but it'll whup the crap outta any otha' dog aroun. Ah luvs dat crazy dog! Shoot, why don one o' you otha mix breed luvers take a pontoony boat and shuv a ole whaler hull right up its backside. You know, right up da middle. Make you a unsinkable TRI-hull outta da two of em? Mebbe you'll like THAT! Heck, why stop at da console when ya can dress up da hole ting real good?
Kelly posted 03-24-2001 10:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
I bought an '80 17' with wood sit down console that needed to be replaced. I bought a new Whaler Montauk center console from the factory through a dealer. About $1800 includes steering, windshield, light switches, grab rails, beverage holders, doors with keys, fire extinguisher space, and hold down brackets. Have not yet installed, but think it will be nice. You know, right scale, good quality, and all the things you get a whaler for in the first place. Also, if I sell sometime, this will be a plus, something else may not be.

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