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john7548 posted 03-08-2010 10:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for john7548   Send Email to john7548  
Hi. First, I will admit that I'm a real boat novice, but feel I'm fairly capable in other areas. Recently I purchased a 2008 150 Montauk. I would like to mount a trolling motor on the bow of this boat but don't want a lot of wires that show. In the owner's manual for this boat there is a section on trolling motors. I guess you actually can order the boat equipped with a 12v receptacle in the bow area for a trolling motor. If this option is ordered the front bow light is removeable. My boat does not have this option. Since wiring has to be run from the console area to operate the front bow light I'm wondering if there is an internal conduit where I could run wiring from this area back to the center console? I then could mount a battery in the console next to the other battery. That would give a clean installation and would be much better than putting a battery in the anchor storage area or having wires on the floor of the boat. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
jimh posted 03-08-2010 11:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
John--To get details about the construction of the 150 MONTAUK and how the bow trolling motor is installed at the factory, you should call Boston Whaler customer service. I think they would be able to tell you how it is done at the factory, and also tell you if you could use the same method.

Also, you can generally find documents on-line from Whaler that will show some of these details. Visit

http://www.whalerparts.com/

and navigate to the model year of your 150 MONTAUK. You will find a list of drawings available.

ktm3ten posted 03-10-2010 09:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for ktm3ten  Send Email to ktm3ten     
I'm not sure if the 150 is the same as the 170 but on 2008 (?) and later 170 montauk's, the rigging tube for the trolling motor panel is present in all hulls, they just don't cut the hole for those that don't have the option. My boat was from the factory without the trolling motor panel but my dealer installed one for me and just cut the access panel hole themselves. I actually preferred this because the removable bow light (in my opinion) looks cheap compared to the standard one. I just left the standard bow light on mine. Good Luck!!
john7548 posted 03-10-2010 11:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for john7548  Send Email to john7548     
ktm3ten and Jimh...thank you for the response. I think basically you both said the same thing...call Whaler customer service and get some advice. I guess I was hoping that I have the same situation as ktm3ten...the plumbing is there and it just has to be accessed. I will call customer service. Thank you for taking the time to reply.

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