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Center console for 1986 Montauk
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posted 08-06-2001 03:17 PM ET (US)
I recently purchsed a 1986 Montauk from the original owner. It is the model that has the wooden bench seats. I would like to take out the wooden seats (even though they are in good shape) and covert to center console. I have seen one or two aftermarket consoles, but I would rather try to find a used one. Any ideas?
posted 08-06-2001 03:42 PM ET (US)
Jim, what you have is a "Super Sport" model if it has the wrap-around railings on sides and bow. Montauks all come with center consoles, side rails and bow rail. I converted a 17 SS to a center console and found that the low railings were to my liking! Hope you can find a used montauk console and a reversable pilot seat also.. Good luck and you will love the stand-up center console! Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
posted 08-06-2001 03:51 PM ET (US)
I have also wanted the lower railings on mine. Especially my 15 CC. The front railing did save my cooler from flying out during a few HARD groundings.
posted 08-06-2001 06:48 PM ET (US)
This will sound crazy, but if you can find a good whaler dealer with decent prices, a new console is not unreasonably priced. Here's why. With it you get all new Carlisle switches (prewired for success), a new helm / steering system (Teleflex NFB), a new SS wheel, a new windshield, new SS steel railing, and of course... cupholders (yikes). Together, these things alone are probably at least $600 if you went aftermarket. Combine that with the fact that you won't be covering up someone else' hole cutouts ...
Whaler wants about $2K for a new one fully configured. Not cheap, but I bet you could get it for less through a reasonable dealer, which we dont' have. Somebody mentioned Mikes in FLA or Twin Cities Marine in Wisconsin near Green Bay.
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