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DGTE posted 02-11-2003 09:48 AM ET (US)   Profile for DGTE   Send Email to DGTE  
Am in the market for a family boat. Considering a 93 17' Montauk w\ a 90 hp Evinrude. Will it be satisfactory for skiing? Thanks, Don
rsess1 posted 02-11-2003 10:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for rsess1  Send Email to rsess1     
WE have been skiing off a 1971 Nauset with 115hp yamaha for 31 years. It's great. Just get a tripod from overtons. Mounts in front of the rigging tunnel hole and two rods attach back near the stern eyes.
Julius Bosco posted 02-11-2003 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Julius Bosco  Send Email to Julius Bosco     
Will be a great ski boat. With 17" prop will pull adult slolum skier with ease. Boat very responsive in tight turns and maneuvers.
Tom W Clark posted 02-11-2003 10:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

A Montauk with a 90 hp Evinrude is a great ski boat. I have spent quite a bit of time over the years slashing the wake of just such a rig, and it's a very small wake at that. The Reversible Pilot Seat is especially nice for the spotter.

montauk madness posted 02-12-2003 12:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
I just biught a 91 montauk w/ a Mercury 90hp. It came w/ a 5 bladed s/s prop. Is this prop better for skiing? I weigh about 190 and will be using the boat mostly skiing.
montauk madness posted 02-12-2003 01:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
I forgot to mention that I sold a 15' BW with a 90hp motor w/o power trim to buy the montauk. The 15' wan't getting the job done. It had a ski tripod and would stand straight up out of the hole. I'm hoping that the montauk will have better balance.
bsmotril posted 02-12-2003 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
The Merc Hi-Five prop was sold on a ski vesion of an outboard powered Sea-Ray Runabout. Also suggested for Bass and Flats boats where a lot of lift is required. It is a very good prop for Ski usage, but other props are better for Top speed and /or fuel economy.
witsendfl posted 02-20-2003 10:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for witsendfl  Send Email to witsendfl     
Having owned all types of inboard ski boats. The Montauk is a good sub for a true ski boat. The great thing about the Montauk it can be used for more than just skiing. Pleasure ride, going to dinner,fishing etc. Just remember it does not turn or handle like a skiboat. 90 HP is enough power to do what you need. Probably even pull a light barefooter on a step off ski at 38MPH. I have a 1972 Katama w/ 90 HP Evinrude that we use in upstate NY. Works just fine for what my family uses it for. Wakeboarding wakes will not be very good because of the way the hull is designed. But... for wakeboarding slow it down to 22MPH. Tilt up the motor slightly and have a few extra people in the boat.

Spring and summer are almost here

witsendfl JimK

djahncke posted 02-21-2003 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for djahncke  Send Email to djahncke     
I learned how to water ski 30 odd years ago behind an Eastport with an 85 hp Evinrude. We didn't have a tripod. We used a simple harness attached to the two stern eyes.

It was a great boat for sking and all sorts of water sports.

Bigshot posted 02-24-2003 03:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Tripods? The only boats that had them when I learned to ski were either ski-nautiques or had some type of metal flake. We were lucky to even have a harness, usually just a line clipped to one ski eye.
Gene in NC posted 03-04-2003 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gene in NC  Send Email to Gene in NC     

Bow platform great for socializing while skiing. Kids can sit both sides of console facing aft. Others can lounge on platform under watchful eye of Capt. Sakonnet w '66
OMC 100 pushed all this load and towed two skiers. Big wheel and tuck in the eng.

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