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ChrisWhaler posted 06-03-2003 12:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for ChrisWhaler   Send Email to ChrisWhaler  
I just purchased a 1986 17 ft Montauk in perfect condition. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas because I want to install a teak bench in the back of the boat. I have seen this done before but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions.
Bigshot posted 06-03-2003 09:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
You are gonna need some stainless screws and a bunch of teak :)
sr posted 06-03-2003 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
I might be able to help. Our '91 came with a stern seat that removes. I use the mounting slots to drop in a teak 2x12 that serves as a base for my downriggers.
WHat you need is the wood locating diagram (located on this server) and some PERKO table mounts (2 pairs) the slot portion mounts to the hull just below the "ledge" of the hull, while the tabs go on the 2x (elevate it about 2" with a thickness of plank to get the seating height about right.
BugsyG posted 06-03-2003 09:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for BugsyG  Send Email to BugsyG     
I like sr's idea. Also worse comes to worse, there are pics in the Cetacea of Montauks' with bench seats in the back.

There was one offered in 199-2000 by Boston Whaler and I checked on how much it was becuase I eventually wanted a back seat for mine, and it was around $1,000! -- Stick with the teak :)


Taylor posted 06-03-2003 05:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
See Cetecea page 41 and 43.

SR - can you elaborate on the table mounts. I can't picture them, and I'm not able to find a photo online. I have a new seat/platform I'm just finishing up and I need to mount it.

Taylor posted 06-03-2003 05:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
In addition to those cetecea pictures, I'm forwarding a few pictures people sent me when I asked a similar question a year or so ago. These include a fairly elaborate mahogany seat with a back, and a very utilitarian starboard work surface. Interesting how people customize montauks differently to meet their needs.

My own seat is simlilar to Barry's seat on Cetecea page 43. The difference is that I laminated my own transom step (not something I would recommend) and I've pushed the seat clear to the back of the boat, it occupies the last 20" in front of the transom, and covers the engine well.

Taylor posted 06-03-2003 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Taylor  Send Email to Taylor     
Found those Perko mounts. Very nice solution!
sr posted 06-03-2003 10:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
Sorry for not keeping up, I'm on the left coast. Taylor, those are the same mounts I have, then the fitment is done with a two pronged tab that receives a hemispherical washer that is tightened with a black plasticknob:¤t_category=perko
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Aldog posted 06-05-2003 06:03 AM ET (US)     Profile for Aldog  Send Email to Aldog     
I just added a multi use bench to the rear of my 98 (no teak) I used african Mahogany. It looks fantastic, no drilling in the hull at all. I used my own design and it turned out first class. If you'd like info or pics let me know.
BillB posted 06-05-2003 06:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for BillB  Send Email to BillB     

No drilling ? I'd be interested in seeing that!


Aldog posted 06-05-2003 08:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Aldog  Send Email to Aldog     
For those who are interested, I'll get some good pictures and description by the weekend and pst a link where you can view.
daverdla posted 06-05-2003 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
My seat hardware consists of the Perko table mounts attached to the hull with wellnuts. The seat rests on the inside lip of the hull. The table brackets prevent fore/aft movement.
Whalerdan posted 06-06-2003 07:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
I think if you put some rubber under the seat where it contacts the inside lip you wouldn't need any brackets. The rubber would keep it from sliding forward/aft and the weight of the seat should keep it in place.
daverdla posted 06-06-2003 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
I forgot to add that there is a Perko 770 threaded assembly on under each side of the seat. It doesn't hold very well.
Kelly posted 06-06-2003 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
My 17' hull was configured with the bench seat when I purchased the boat. I have made the conversion to a Montauk and am currently using the old wood bench seat as a rear seat. It just sits in place, and I can't imagine that it will move appreciably under normal conditions. I may do something more elaborate in the future, but for now this works fine and is in keeping with the "kiss" principle. It also makes a good casting deck for the rear of the boat.


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