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Bigshot posted 06-16-2003 12:10 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bigshot   Send Email to Bigshot  
Picked up my 1986 Newtauk on saturday. For those of you not familiar with a Newtauk it is basically a 17' Newport with a Montauk console and cooler seat. Although it was never in any Whaler brochures it was manufactured by the Boston Whaler factory and many dealers around the globe ordered them custom.

The hull is clean with a few trailer dings and one soft spot under the RPS. No spider cracks or crazing anywhere. The hull is already in the shop where all the tiny screw holes, transducer holes, swim platform holes, etc will be filled and re gel-coated with Spectrum desert tan. The hull will then be buffed and waxed from head to toe and the newport cap reinstalled. Inside the Console from my 89 Montauk will be installed along wih my newly recushioned RPS and cooler. The railings are mint and will also be reinstalled. There is no spray shield but evidence of one being there so a new one will be fabricated. The Bow chock and cleat will be rechromed or replaced to look like new. New bimini, etc will be installed on tracks so I can slide it wherever I want. The front hatch which is mohogany will also be replaced with the fiberglass one from my 89. All wood work will be redone with cetol or equivelent.

The exterior is in great shape and after being buffed to a high gloss, Janis at Magic brush will be making me custom Green whaler decals and harpoons for the sides. The Newport-17 decals will be replaced with gold Newtauk-17 decals. The green Mills cover will look smashing. Interior has all new Halls upholstery in tan/brown piping as well. I will be taking pics along the way and maybe Jim will want to run a cetacea page on restoring a classic from the ground up. Hope to be in the water by August.

Drive train will be my 70hp Evinrude 4 stroke on a 6" manula setback jackplate.

jstachowiak posted 06-16-2003 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for jstachowiak  Send Email to jstachowiak     
Congrats on finally getting your Newport/Montauk you've been craving. Get the pics posted on your site anyway so we can see it. Not sure Jim would post being that you're naming it Newtauk does not conform to the Whaler naming rules. See ;>)

I hope my craving for a 1973 Outrage-21' subsides.

lhg posted 06-16-2003 05:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Nick - sounds very nice. What did BW actually call these Montauks that left the factory with the Newport gunwale system?

They never would have used "Newtauk".

Bertramp posted 06-16-2003 05:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bertramp  Send Email to Bertramp     
Please get a picture out there, even if it's before you complete the "makeup" on the queen. I've heard much talk of he "Newtauk", but have never seen one.
Bigshot posted 06-16-2003 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Yes they called them Newtauks. I have the original bill of sale calling it a Newtauk. She will be a bad momma!
whalerpoor posted 06-17-2003 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalerpoor  Send Email to whalerpoor     
I am anxious to see the results since I sold the boat to bigshot. The person I bought it from will also be curious. I'm just sad that my wife wouldn't allow me to add another boat to the fleet so I couldn't keep it and restore it. I'm, however, equally glad that I was able to sell the boat to Nick and that it will be returned to the water where it belongs.

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