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whalernut posted 03-30-2002 08:07 AM ET (US)   Profile for whalernut   Send Email to whalernut  
Will the Bow Rail(jointed rail) from the `17 Montauk from the Mid-70`s to Late 80`s fit a pre-smirk `16 Currituck. I am slowly going to turn my Currituck into a Montauk or maybee Nausett-Eastport. By the way I am selling my engine, controls and interior and steering wheel from my currituck if anyone is in the market?? Thanks-Jack.
whalernut posted 03-30-2002 08:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I am also willing to trade my Currituck(before I change the configuration) for a Nausett-Eastport-Montauk-Cohassett-Sakonett-`18 Outrage-another Whaler?-anyone?? Jack.
whalernut posted 04-01-2002 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
I can`t believe LHG or sombody else hasn`t answered this question yet????? Jack.
whalernut posted 04-02-2002 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Come on Tom W. Clark!! Bigshot?? LHG?? Anyone know exactly?? Jack.
Tom W Clark posted 04-04-2002 12:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Jack,

I do not know for sure. My suspicion is they are the same but dscew indicates they are different.

Looking at photos of both I can discern no difference other than, perhaps, the vertical position of the standoffs, but this would not matter as they are free to slide up and down on the stanchions.

You could find out for sure by contacting Boston Whaler or perhpas CMI or even a Whaler dealer and seeing if the bow rail part number is the same for both old and new hulls.

If it were me I would skip the bow rail. I worked hard to avoid having a bow rail on both my Montauks. Just a thought.

whalernut posted 04-11-2002 08:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Tom. I agree that Bow Rail on the Montauk seems to me like it may get in the way at times?? Maybee I will forego that item for the moment and focus my direction in the RPS and Center Console. Thanks-Jack.
lhg posted 04-11-2002 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
OK Jack - here I am. The bow rail for the 16' hulls is DIFFERENT from the bow rail for the 17' hulls. The ones for the 17' have a bend down at the base, which the 16's don't have. Maybe you can check some photos on this site. Or the CMI folks could help you out, since they made both styles.

I agree that a stand-up version is what you want. My guess is that your best conversion bet will be to obtain a mahogany console and seat. Add 2 or 3" to the console base unit, so that the new Tempo 13 gallon tanks will fit underneath, and the taller helm height will be nice also. Same for the pilot seat.

Your Currituck interior would be perfect for someone who wants to create a new Sport 17 model by buying a new Alert bare hull, maybe in white/blue.

whalernut posted 04-12-2002 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalernut  Send Email to whalernut     
Thanks Larry!! I am glad I didn`t jump the gun and buy a `17 Bow Rail. I may put a Bow Rial in, and then I just don`t know?? I thought my interior would be good for someone to use to, but noone wants to buy it or trade for it!! I don`t get it, considering the price of New interiors these days. Anyone need a Currituck or `16-`17 Sport Interior??? Jack.

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