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Montauk with Twins
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posted 05-03-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)
Does anyone know of any Montauk rigged up with a twin engine set-up????. Is it possible????
Just curious. Fred
posted 05-03-2001 01:55 PM ET (US)
My brother said a friend of his had 2 x 35's on his Montauk (or similar) in the '70's specifically for a long trip down the ICW. I tend not to believe it but you never know.
posted 05-03-2001 02:17 PM ET (US)
A two-engine set is possible. I recently saw a pristine 60's or 70's model (blue interior) with two 50's on it. It was really a neat rig. From the looks of the transom the boat was originally set up with two engines. I didn't get to talk to the owner as the boat was at a dealership for service. I seem to recall with my first Whaler back in the late 70's a performance spec sheet for all model Whalers that included a two engine set up for the 17 foot hull. As I recall top spees was less for the two-engine set-up than a single engine of equal horsepower---Stands to reason--less drag with single engine. JIM
posted 05-03-2001 03:22 PM ET (US)
Last spring I almost took a run at a 93 Montauk with twin 50's. The owner calimed that speeds over 50 were possible with the right props (he had fishing props on them to slow down for trolling, but over reved at WOT).
I just don't think it is possible to carry enough gas under the seat to run 2 50's for the day...but I could be wrong.
posted 05-03-2001 04:36 PM ET (US)
I know of a Sport 15, with twin Johnson 35's on it! It was used a tender to a large trans-atlantic capable, sailboat.
posted 05-03-2001 05:00 PM ET (US)
It should be possible with a setback plate. I think how the transom is shaped it wouldnt be able to accomidate twins but with setback plated you should be able to.
posted 05-03-2001 10:20 PM ET (US)
I seen a Montauk with twin Yamahas on it a few weeks ago at the Suisun City boat ramp. I cant remember if they were 25s or 40s. Whalers sure look alot better with twins on them in my opinion. I remember the owner saying it was a little slow but he loved it.
posted 05-03-2001 10:53 PM ET (US)
I agree with you Tom, but we are in a REAL minority around here!
posted 05-04-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)
ditto, on the comment that whalers look better with twins!!
posted 05-05-2001 04:28 AM ET (US)
I saw a Nauset with twin Merc 50's in Santa Cruz last summer. I felt very asymetrical with my big 85 and little 15. The twins looked cool!
posted 05-07-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)
I had two friends who ran twins. One had 2 30 Yamaha's and the other had twin Pro 50 Yamaha's. The twin 50's with their power trim needed a transon adjustment (notching), but ran VERY stable. Sounded great too! The old local Whaler dealer here, now retired, liked to run twin 35 Evinrudes, as a few old Blue Hull's still sport around here. The dealer was very big on twins and put twin 70's on most Outrage/Revenge 21's.
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