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Divedog posted 06-27-2003 04:56 PM ET (US)   Profile for Divedog   Send Email to Divedog  
Has anyone found a good way to mount Penn swivel based downriggers on a 170 Montauk? There isn't much width for mounting bolts. Also, I'd love to here some ideas on setting up a Montauk for diving, a Whaler "Divemaster" isn't in my budget.....
triblet posted 06-27-2003 05:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
This is about my Montauk 167 set up for diving: but a lot
ought to apply.

And I'll have some first-hand experience diving from a 170
on Sunday. A buddy of mine had is inflatable stolen, so he
moved up to a 170. Maiden dive voyage is Sunday.


Divedog posted 06-27-2003 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
Thanks Chuck! That's just what I needed.
Dick posted 06-27-2003 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

My installation is on a 1999 Montauk but should work on a 170. Scotty longarms on swivel bases and rail mounts.
I'll send pictures.


Dick posted 06-27-2003 10:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

Just discovered that you don't have an e-mail listed in your profile.

If you would like pictures send me your e-mail address.


triblet posted 06-29-2003 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I spent today diving from my buddy Kawika's new Montauk
170. This was the maiden dive voyage. He used the same
racks I have, but mounted them on the gunwale, all the way
aft, on both sides.

We tried several entries, and settled
on a back roll. Sit between the two rails, with your knees
facing a bit forward so your fins are in front of the
console. Do a twisting back roll to enter. He may take
the bow rail off, or take off one section on one side, to
facilitate entries.

Reboarding was dragging ourselves back up where we entered.
Take off tank, hand up weight belt, haul ourselves in.
He's got a ladder on on order.

Nide day of diving, nothing went wrong (though I chased
the engine gremlins off by bringing a paddle, and the
electronics gremlins by bringing my handheld VHF.


triblet posted 06-30-2003 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
One more thing. He mounted the VHF antenna on the starboard
side of the console. We all kept grabbing it for support.


Divedog posted 06-30-2003 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Divedog  Send Email to Divedog     
Thanks for the great feedback!
small craft advisory posted 07-07-2003 01:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for small craft advisory  Send Email to small craft advisory     
Divedog, Mounted my Penn swivel bases for my electric downriggers using the Cannon rail mounts. Heavy duty aluminum versus plastic. Run about $90 a piece. Drilled new holes in the upper mounting plate to fit the Penn configuration. Fit nice and tight and handles the weight of the electric downriggers and the 12lb downrigger ball! Good Luck! Lance....

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