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dconnell posted 09-13-2002 10:19 AM ET (US)   Profile for dconnell   Send Email to dconnell  
I plan to replace the center console on a 73 17' Montauk - can anyone who has done this recommend a console vendor? (besides BW..their prices is very high).


shoctor posted 09-13-2002 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for shoctor  Send Email to shoctor     
Are you looking for a wood or fiberglass replacement. Fiberglass can get from boat us or west marine the wood can build yourself or order but it is very expensive to order would suggest building yourself for fraction of the cost and will also have some pride in the completed project
DaveS posted 09-13-2002 04:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     
I replaced the console on my newport to the Montauk, I decided to go original, which cost me about $590, tax and shipping included, from my local whaler dealer. I could of had it delivered to my house if wanted at the same price...

Hope this helps.

Have a good one.


jimh posted 09-13-2002 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Some clarification is needed.

You have a 1973-MONTAUK with a wooden center console? The MONTAUK model came out in 1974 with a molded center console.

Are you certain your Whaler is a MONTAUK?

dconnell posted 09-14-2002 04:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for dconnell  Send Email to dconnell     
Jim - you are right the boat is actually a 17' Nauset. Sorry for the confusion.
bhobbs posted 09-19-2002 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for bhobbs  Send Email to bhobbs     
I replaced the console on my '65 16' with a Carolina Skiff large console W/S and grab rail for less than $400. Had tio shim under the front to accomdate for the floor but it has worked out with no complaints other than I did not separate the wheel and shiff control enough.
jimh posted 09-19-2002 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
What is a "W/S"?

My dictionary lists "W.S." as an abbreviation for West Saxon, but that does not make much sense in this context.

jameso posted 09-19-2002 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for jameso  Send Email to jameso     
Correct W.S. is an abbreviation for West Saxon but,,,,W(slash)S stands for Windshield.!

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