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Tom L posted 07-24-2000 09:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for Tom L   Send Email to Tom L  
I am considering a '98 Montauk. The boat is powered by a 75 2 stroke Merc. Is this adequate for good performance. Owner says 48 - 52 clocked with GPS. Sounds pretty high to me.

2. Does the 98 Montauk have built in gas tank. If so, capacity?

Thanks, Tom L

dfmcintyre posted 07-24-2000 09:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
Tom -

I'd lean towards a 44 - 48 range.

2 - Tanks not built in. I've seen various tanks under the seat, ranging from dual 6's, dual 12's and one 25/27 gallon tank.

Don (former nauset, montauk owner)

Bruce Boehle posted 07-24-2000 10:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bruce Boehle  Send Email to Bruce Boehle     

I just put the Tempo Ultra PBW 13 gal. tanks under my console. I had to move the console up two inches to do this but other than that it was no problem.

Tom L posted 07-25-2000 10:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
Thanks guys. Bruce what did you do with your battery(s)? Should I wait for one with a 90 or 100 horse? Should I consider looking for an outrage 18ish? Appears that the Montauk is a more versatile rig.
alan posted 07-25-2000 10:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for alan  Send Email to alan     
18 Outrage and Montauk are two completely different animals. I had a Sakonnet(Montauk) for years and then went to the 18'6" Outrage. The Montauk can actually fit inside the Outrage sizewize and the hull of the Outrage is tremendous. Loved my Sakonnet but the Outrage is uncomparable.
BD posted 07-25-2000 07:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for BD  Send Email to BD     
Stick with the Montauk....((because I'm looking for the Outrage 18 and you might get mine first!!!))
Tom L posted 07-25-2000 07:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
Where are you located? What price range looking for?

Your criteria different or the 18 a better boat than the Montauk.

Tom L

triblet posted 07-27-2000 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I have a '98 Montauk with 90 HP two-stroke
Evinrude. It does 36 knots (41? MPH) DGPS
with dead flat water, just me on board, and
the nose a little higher than I like.
48-52 MPH is wildly optimistic with a 75.
It's redlined (5500 RPM) flat out.

Make him take you out and demonstrate the
speed. ;-)

Mine came with a 25 gallon Pate tank under
the seat. It seems to be up to the dealer
what tank they install. There's no option
for a builtin gas tank on the Montauk (too
bad, it would free up precious deck space).

Chuck Tribolet

triblet posted 07-27-2000 11:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I should have said MINE is redlined (5500
RPM) flat out.

and 36 knots is 41.4 MPH.

Chuck Tribolet

Clark Roberts posted 07-27-2000 02:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
The 75 hp merc is redlined (WOT) at 5250rpm and the 90 merc at 5500rpm...
chad posted 07-27-2000 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for chad  Send Email to chad     
I have a 84 Montauk with a 90hp Yamaha. I ran it wide open... once for less than a couple minutes with two adults and two full tanks @ 46mph. (too fast for my liking) With the larger motor I run at half to three-quarter throttle (20 to 25mph) all day with out pushing the motor hard. I am 6'2" 210lbs, our Montauk pulls me up on a slalom ski with my wife and two kids aboard. For my needs I wouldn't go less than a 90hp.
Tom L posted 07-28-2000 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
Thanks Chad. Moot point now. Boat with 75 sold. These things go fast. I am following around a trail of "just sold". Regs, Tom L
triblet posted 07-28-2000 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Chad, what prop do you have on your Montauk?
What's the redline on your Yamaha?

Chuck Tribolet

bigz posted 07-29-2000 06:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigz    
TomL --- you just learned an important lesson on Whaler resell value --- once advertised particularly the smaller ones they go fast --- the 13 I just bought the guy had listed it that morning on "boat trader" --- I was his first call and went the next morning and bought it on the spot --- just a little haggling (he said from the time he spoke with me the day before to set up the appointment he had received 7 more calls) --- on our 27 almost the same, except that it was sold to us through a broker listing on "boat trader" ( only up two days)and was surveyed before final purchase--- everything done via the phone and emails since it was in FL and we're in NJ --- never even physically saw it until May when we brought her up the ICW to Delaware Bay --- purchased in Feb!!!

Good luck in your search -- Tom

PS Moral is if you have formulated what you want jump on it ASAP --- not saying buy it but at least get your "iron" in the fire and go look at it ---

chad posted 08-01-2000 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for chad  Send Email to chad     
I will have to get back to you with the answers.
lhg posted 08-01-2000 07:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
A friend's 1983 Montauk with a 90hp in-line 6 Merc ran 47mph with a 21" pitch prop at 5000
(engine red line).
Barry posted 08-01-2000 10:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
My '74 Montauk with '94 Merc 90 hp, 3-cyl, does around 40mph. This is with 2 adults, 3 kids and the 28 gal Tempo full. It currently is running a 21" pitch aluminum but it only turns 4800 rpm at wot.

I'm getting a 19" aluminum repaired and hopefully will get to try it out this Sunday.

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