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JBCornwell posted 09-22-2001 09:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for JBCornwell   Send Email to JBCornwell  
Somewhere, sometime during the past few years I read about someone offering either casting platforms or plans to build same to fit "Smirker" Montauks.

I had that platform on my Sakonnet years ago (one that I reproduced in mahogany)and the added storage was priceless.

Any help or comments?

Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

gunnelgrabber posted 09-22-2001 10:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for gunnelgrabber  Send Email to gunnelgrabber     
jb,...look back in the files to 7/15/2001..."forward platform" where i was asking the about the same thing. this might be the best you can do for the time being... it's good information...good luck...lm
lhg posted 09-23-2001 03:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
When BW first brought out the Montauk in 1974, they continued the forward platform idea, and offered one in molded glass with teak board inserts or hatches. It was similar to the original concept, and extended along the sides of the console. Don't know the year it was last offered, and I don't think a lot of them were sold, as it was quite expensive, and the 86 qt Igloo cooler front seat seemed to be more poplular, for less money. I've actually never seen one, only pictures in the catalog.

My guess is that one of these would be hard to find used, but I would think a Sakonnet style one, made out of teak, could be custom designed and installed. I agree, it would be a great addition to a Montauk. I had one on my Sakonnet and it was super.

Bigshot posted 09-24-2001 11:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Had one in my Montauk. Hated it. No REAL storage. Banged in chop, was level with bow so cooler seat blocked driver visibility, etc. I would not recommend it, sold mine for $400. PS weighs 80+lbs too.
JBCornwell posted 09-24-2001 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Thanks, Bigshot. Useful input.

I had thought to build it to go around the cooler seat and/or insulate the front locker cover to make that a useful (but non-portable) cooler. I would anchor it to avoid the banging.

Was the 80 pound one you had one of the fiberglass and teak ones or was it a custom?

Thanks.
Red sky at night. . .
JB :)

Bigshot posted 09-24-2001 03:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Was the factory fiberglass/teak off my 76(smirk0 montauk. It was fastened but the teak just lays on the glass. the front hatch just gives access to the deck so it is not confined and things can roll out the sides, etc. It is good for life jackets but they get wet, etc. The side pockets were too small but helped. Walking under a bimini was a real pain too. I just did not like it(obviously) and that is why I did not keep it.
andygere posted 09-24-2001 05:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
JB,
I sent you some photos of a teak platform in my Montauk.

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