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rhemrah posted 10-31-2000 10:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for rhemrah   Send Email to rhemrah  
I am looking at putting a 4 stroke on my 17' montauk, but I am concerned about the weight of these 4 strokes. I would like to get as much HP as possible without hurting the performance. I am currently looking at a 75 hp honda but this puppy weighs nearly 400 lbs.
jimh posted 10-31-2000 11:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
This topic has been discussed at length in the PERFORMANCE forum.

If you set the "SHOW TOPICS" preference Pop-Up to "SHOW TOPICS FROM LAST YEAR" I think you will find plenty of discussion on the powering of a Montauk with various engines.

The NEO-CLASSIC forum is more for discussion of the newer hull styles, like Dauntless, Ventura, etc.

Louie Kokinis posted 11-01-2000 06:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Louie Kokinis    
Whaler recommends 330 lbs max engine weight for the Montauks commercial cousin. I would assume the recreational model is around the same.


lhg posted 11-01-2000 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Louie: Mercury's ownership of Whaler must be forcing them to change the rules. I notice that the 2001 Montauk has a Merc 90HP 4-stroke as the only engine extra cost option. This baby weighs in at 386 lb. The standard engine, the 90 2-stroke weighs 305 lb.
rhemrah posted 11-01-2000 08:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for rhemrah  Send Email to rhemrah     
Thanks guys
Lil Whaler Lover posted 11-01-2000 09:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for Lil Whaler Lover  Send Email to Lil Whaler Lover     

As was stated in another thread in here, you need to get a copy of the November issue of Offshore Magazine. It has a comparison test of 4 4-strokes on a Montauk. Very interesting reading and information. Dave

Louie Kokinis posted 11-02-2000 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Louie Kokinis    
Larry: It's strange that they would put more than the commercial boats recommended max of 330 lbs & 100 hp on the Montauk. The commercial version weighs 1100 lbs, I think the Montauk is 950 lbs. Maybe they’ve beefed up the rec. version?


KCarlsen posted 11-02-2000 01:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
rhemrah, Send me your fax number and I'll fax you a copy of the 4 stroke article. Kurt
rhemrah posted 11-04-2000 08:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for rhemrah  Send Email to rhemrah     
many thanks Kurt, My fax # is 864-463-9855

Happy Whalen,

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