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Ferdinando posted 05-03-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ferdinando   Send Email to Ferdinando  
Does anyone know of any Montauk rigged up with a twin engine set-up????. Is it possible????

Just curious. Fred

Arch Autenreith posted 05-03-2001 01:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
Fred.
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.
Arch.
JimU posted 05-03-2001 02:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
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
OutrageMan posted 05-03-2001 03:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
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.

Brian

lhg posted 05-03-2001 04:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
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.
Erik posted 05-03-2001 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Erik    
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.
Tom Byrum posted 05-03-2001 10:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom Byrum  Send Email to Tom Byrum     
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.
lhg posted 05-03-2001 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
I agree with you Tom, but we are in a REAL minority around here!
witness posted 05-04-2001 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
ditto, on the comment that whalers look better with twins!!
andygere posted 05-05-2001 04:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
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!
FISHNFF posted 05-07-2001 11:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for FISHNFF  Send Email to FISHNFF     
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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