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SunnySouthFloridaWhaler posted 09-13-2002 11:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for SunnySouthFloridaWhaler   Send Email to SunnySouthFloridaWhaler  
Guess I'll try this post out here ... can't find anyone on the General site to finally welcome me into the "Yes, I now own a Whaler" community ...

Taking a tip from Harley-Davidson, I've come up with a new classification for the Montauk 170. If the old Montauk was a classic, then surely this wonderful new boat is an Ultra Classic!

Just had the sea trial and picked up my new Montauk 170 Ultra Classic yesterday at Lauderdale Marina, Ft. Lauderdale. (Great dealer experience by the way!)

Can't say enough about the ride! Quite a chop out in the New River channel by all the cruise boats due to a tropical depression just south of here. The Ultra Classic was smooth and dry as can be at any speed you wanted to throw at it. Awesome!

Final name ... Poco Loco (translation ... Little Bit Crazy)

SSFW

David Jenkins posted 09-13-2002 11:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Jenkins  Send Email to David Jenkins     
Welcome, SSFW! You are living the good life!
roofer posted 09-13-2002 03:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
Cangrats on the new boat!! I'm from the midwest and will put mine in storage in the next couple of months. have fun during the winter!!
diveorfish posted 09-13-2002 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for diveorfish  Send Email to diveorfish     
Welcome to the wonderful world of Boston Whaler ownership SunnySouthFloridaWhaler. Congratulations on your new purchase. The new Montauk sounds great. What engine does it have? How are you going to rig it?
Sunny South posted 09-16-2002 08:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sunny South  Send Email to Sunny South     
Got the Bigfoot 60 EFI four stroke. Plenty of power for me since I don't ski and spend a lot of time on the ICW with a speed limit of 30. Maiden voyage Sunday went 5 hours and used 7 gallons of fuel. About half of the time at 2000 rpm minimum wake speed, the other half at 4500 rpm break in limit for the first 8 hours. Much quieter than the 75 Honda four stroke I had on my last boat, a 22' C-Dory.

The Pate 27 gallon tank is wonderful. Easy to see the fuel level through the window. Easy to fill ... no worries about fuel burping out of the vents.

The room to walk around the boat is great with the extra width that was added.

Love the "Edson Power Knob" I put on the wheel. Makes close quarters maneuvering a cinch.

Put a Garmin GPSMAP 238 combination GPS/Fishfinder and an ICOM VHF radio mounted flush. Shakespeare 3' stainless antenna mounted on the right side of the console with a Shakespeare ratchet mount.

Got the BlueChart chip to put in the GPS for all of Florida. Incredible level of detail ... worth every penny.

This boat is very, very dry. Got a little bit of spray crossing the wake of a passing Cigarette boat.

SSFW

AnthonyT posted 09-16-2002 01:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
Sunny,

I have the same boat and can't agree more on how it performs... Where did you flush mount the VHF radio ?


Thanks,
AnthonyT

stlawrence posted 09-16-2002 03:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for stlawrence  Send Email to stlawrence     
Sounds great, SunnySouth. I am trying to decide whether to buy the Montauk 17, Dauntless 22, Outrage 21, or Ventura 21 for Great Lakes/St Lawrence River use. We get pretty cold, and spray in the face really gets your attention. How does your boat do in chop? Waves? Does it pound? Is it dry? How much freeboard do you have? (In other words, would a mother feel safe with her child aboard?) Thanks.
North Beach posted 09-16-2002 07:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for North Beach    
Hey Sunny

As far as I am comcerned (owner of mid 80's outrage), welcome. Should've gottena warmer reception over in the other section, but there does seem to be a line drawn. But hey, the new boats got their own section and the old boats to, so its not so bad.

I will really be worried when the rendevous are segregated!

half shell posted 09-16-2002 07:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
Enjoy! I would love to spend the winter in s florida with a 170 montauk.It is starting to get cold up here.
Sunny South posted 09-17-2002 07:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sunny South  Send Email to Sunny South     
AnthonyT ... flush mounted the ICOM 502s right behind the two drinkholders.

stlawrence ... the boat really smooths out a chop and rides like a much bigger boat. Able to go much faster than I thought I would in rough conditions. A mother will feel very safe with a lot of freeboard ... I will have to measure it tonight and report back. You really have to work to force the boat to pound (like trying to grab some air over a really big wake or standing wave).

ssfw

AnthonyT posted 09-17-2002 08:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
Sunny,

Thanks for the info.... that is where i wanted to mount it but when you look inside the console there is a fair amount of wiring behind the drink holders. Did you move this wiring ? I believe some of the tie downs for the wiring are in this spot...

Thanks,
AnthonyT

Sunny South posted 09-17-2002 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sunny South  Send Email to Sunny South     
AnthonyT ... I will have to check with the dealer as he did the install ... looks really nice there. Let you know what I find out.

SSFW

Swellmonster posted 09-17-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Sunny,
I was checking your profile and it said nothing, not available..
Where are you?
Swellmonster posted 09-17-2002 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I checked the begining of the thread and your profile is there.
Bring that new baby over to Bigshots RONDY nex month.
Bigshot posted 09-17-2002 02:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
thanks Pat....I have been meaning to e-mail him but saw no profile as well. We gonna have a blast! 3 1/2 weeks and counting.
Sunny South posted 09-17-2002 02:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sunny South  Send Email to Sunny South     
Boca Raton ...

There seems to be a problem with my UserName being too long. Our humble webmaster changed the way it appears on the post from SunnySouthFloridaWhaler to Sunny South. The problem is my username is still SunnySouthFloridaWhaler. When you click on the profile info for Sunny South there is none. When you click on a post that shows SunnySouthFloridaWhaler, the profile info is there.

Where's the rondezvous going to be?

SSFW

Bigshot posted 09-17-2002 06:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Go to rendezvous section.....Tampa Bay Sarasota/Bradenton border. About straight across the state say 2.5 hours. A LOT longer if by sea.
James posted 09-17-2002 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the 170 Club. I have found my 170 Montauk to be an extremely well designed hull that produces a dry, stable and economical ride, and it is also proving to be a great fishing platform. Good Luck with yours.

James.

Sunny South posted 09-17-2002 07:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sunny South  Send Email to Sunny South     
AnthonyT ... Just looked under the console by taking out the two fishing tackle boxes. The VHF sticks through at the very top. The big wiring harness is routed just below it.

stlawrence ... Freeboard is a little more than 18" ... 30" to the top of the two side rails.

ssfw

AnthonyT posted 09-17-2002 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for AnthonyT  Send Email to AnthonyT     
Sunny,
thanks for taking the effort in checking... it greatly appreciated...


AnthonyT

stlawrence posted 09-18-2002 05:42 AM ET (US)     Profile for stlawrence  Send Email to stlawrence     
Thanks, SunnySouth. I thought the freeboard was about that. With the rails I think it is more than enough, but my wife is concerned with young children in a mean chop, and wants more freeboard. I just think the Montauk is a pretty boat, with good lines. Good luck with yours.

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