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killswitch posted 09-22-2001 07:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for killswitch   Send Email to killswitch  
Gentlemen-
I am new to this board, but I must say that I'm impressed!
I recently came into a 1978 Montauk that is in fair condition. I have fallen in love with the little skiff, and have been considering restoring it to it's original condition. The trouble is, nobody seems to remember much about it's original configuration (console items, original motor, e.t.c.). Do any of you know where I might find some information?
Also, the sides of the hull appear to have a slight "wavy-ness" to them. Does this simply mean that the gellcoat is delaminating from the fiberglass, or is it a sign of something worse?

Thank you for your help-

JBCornwell posted 09-22-2001 08:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Welcome aboard, Killswitch! You are going to get more help here than you ever dreamed you could use.

First, go to Cetacea. Use the Photo Log to determine where the pictures of Montauks are, then view them.

Then browse the threads for discussions on Montauk maintenance and restoration.

By then you can plot your own course.

Good luck.

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

ValkariaKid posted 09-23-2001 01:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for ValkariaKid  Send Email to ValkariaKid     
Welcome!

I just bought A '79 Montauk, and have documented te restoration here:

http://clubs.yahoo.com/clubs/bostonwhalers

-Paul

Bigshot posted 09-24-2001 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Waviness is normal. Whalers are not the smoothest. Get a picture of a new one and that is how the 78 was set up. They are identical except for color and wood instead of plastic.
andygere posted 09-24-2001 12:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I have a '79 Montauk that is very close to original. Feel free to e-mail me with questions.

-Andy

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