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78' Montauk resoration...
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posted 09-22-2001 07:37 AM ET (US)
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-
posted 09-22-2001 08:06 AM ET (US)
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.
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posted 09-23-2001 01:03 AM ET (US)
I just bought A '79 Montauk, and have documented te restoration here:
posted 09-24-2001 11:16 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 09-24-2001 12:15 PM ET (US)
I have a '79 Montauk that is very close to original. Feel free to e-mail me with questions.
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