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JoeGnarly posted 03-29-2004 01:50 AM ET (US)   Profile for JoeGnarly   Send Email to JoeGnarly  
As the 1981 Montauk I just purchased has very little dry storage, I am wanting to replace the rear slatted seat with a pair of coolers with upholstered padded tops. I have seen this done, but the only known occurance was at a boat yard and I really didn't have the time to take notes.

Has anyone done this with a 17' Montauk and can you give me any tips, or trouble shooting advice before I do irreprable harm to my little gem?

John O posted 03-29-2004 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
What is the rear seat made of? Are you planning to sell it?
JoeGnarly posted 03-29-2004 12:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeGnarly  Send Email to JoeGnarly     
The seat is made of wooden slats and I currently do not have any plans to sell it. Are you looking for a rear seat?
islander posted 03-29-2004 01:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for islander  Send Email to islander     
Joe -

I recall in a forum thread discussing rear seats, one member stated he had a large cooler with cushions. It may have been a 100 qt. Recall there was also a link to a photo.

If you do a search for rear seat, I think you can find it.

home Aside posted 03-29-2004 02:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for home Aside  Send Email to home Aside     
Can't remember exactly when and can't find it....but I remember a thread recenly where someone got an extra set of cooler chocks and mounted them aft for a cooler seat/dry storage in front of engine. I've been thinking the same thing, and the possibility of two smaller coolers for port and starboard seats or one big one for center front of engine.....

Pat

Bigshot posted 03-29-2004 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Personally check www.hallsnautical.com andsee what she gets for igloo 120 or larger cooler cushions. Then go to Sam's or wherever and get a white Igloo 120+ qt cooler and VIOLA!

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