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sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 04:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for sweetdreams   Send Email to sweetdreams  
I ordered my montauk 7 weeks ago and the dealer still can't tell me when it will be delivered. Has anyone had to wait longer than 8 weeks? Can't boston whaler tell my dealer when it will be built and estimate the delivery?
jaccoserv posted 03-04-2003 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
And you're sure that they're a whaler dealer right? ;)
jaccoserv posted 03-04-2003 11:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Sorry, just a little humor, I just bought one and the dealer had pleanty in stock, in fact I spoke to 4 dealers, all had them in stock. Of course whaler could tell them.
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 11:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Yes, Meeks Marine, the only boston whaler dealer in texas. I ordered it at the Houston boat show on a Friday and the dealer claims they ordered it from BW on Teusday.
Jim D posted 03-04-2003 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jim D  Send Email to Jim D     
I bought mine at the AC Boat Show. I did not buy the show model but did buy a boat that was available on the dealer's lot. I have not seen it yet but I have the hull number. I'm told the boat is still shrink wrapped. I will pick it up in April.
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 11:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Jim D thanks for the info. what is the delay in getting your boat? Have you given any thought to fuel tanks?
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 11:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Jacoserv, thanks, mabey I should have bought mine in your area of the country. They seem to be in short supply here. Have you given any thought to fuel tanks. I will have a 4 stroke 90 but 12 gallons seems lame.
TightPenny posted 03-04-2003 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Jim D.

Did you get it from Woody and Judy? They are good people.

I run out of Seaside in a 2000 Montauk the "MyssTerri". I pass by Forked River on my way to the fish outside the inlet.

Good Luck with your new boat.

jaccoserv posted 03-04-2003 04:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     

You know I was going to just go for the large tempo tank, but figured why not get the Pate 24 gallon tank. I looks so good and all I have heard are good things about them. Plus it's white. You can buy direct if you want from pate.

jaccoserv posted 03-04-2003 04:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
If you're going to buy any covers for it, (console, seat, etc.) you'd be better off buying them direct from Mill's.
sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
jaccoserv, thanks, now listen to this, I talked to meeks marine today and they now tell me Boston Whaler will ship my 170 montauk April 14. They initially said the longest wait would be 8 weeks now add 6 weeks to that. Does anyone have any experience with BW taking this long to deliver an order? Or is this just a hot boat?
Jim D posted 03-04-2003 08:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jim D  Send Email to Jim D     
Sweetdreams - the delay in getting my 170 Montauk is a four letter word...SNOW. the dealer agreed to help me sell my old 13 ft Whaler wannabee (DelQuay 13) but I can't get it out of my backyard until some more snow melts. I'll have better luck selling the boat down by the dealer. I'm an hour and a half away in North Jersey.
I haven't considered replacing the gas tanks. I want to see how far my new 2 stroke 90hp will take me on 12 gal. Appreciate if someone could give me a clue as to what GPH I can expect from the 170. I am new to outboards. Most of my experience is with inboards and I/O's. We plan to use the boat for bopping around Barnegat Bay with only occasional fishing.
I'm busy selecting elecronics now. I'll be putting in a Standard CP150 chartplotter, a Standard Quest VHF, and a Standard DS35 depthfinder. (I like Standard stuff.)

Tightpenny- I got the boat from the BW dealer in Manahawkin. they represented BW at the AC show.

thanks to all for the good wishes. Hope to see you on the water.

tabasco posted 03-04-2003 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
jaccoserv - Order the 27 gallon Pate tank not the 24. It does fit under the RPS. You can see a picture of it on Page 58


Dick posted 03-04-2003 09:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     

I doubt that Whaler is to blame for the delay but at times their production is behind demand.
In most cases delivery delay is because the dealer is trying to put a truck load delivery together to reduce the freight cost per boat.


sweetdreams posted 03-04-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for sweetdreams  Send Email to sweetdreams     
Dick, thanks, that makes alot of sense. Nothing to do but wait I guess.
Matthew posted 03-04-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
Jim D.

I ran 61.5 miles Saturday on 12 gallons plus or minus a bit. Generally running between 3800 and 4200 rpms, but idling to drop/pick crab pots, pictures of the mountains, into Gig Harbor for lunch and a stop at the Des Moines Marina to fill the tank that I had emptied. $1.69 a gallon! I should be filling my car up at the Marina.

12 gallons/ 3.5 hours = 3.43 gph

I'm estimating the fuel consumption because I didn't physically check my second tank upon my return, but will do so tomorrow to verify.


Matthew posted 03-05-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
After checking my 2nd tank I used closer to 13 gallons.


Jim D posted 03-05-2003 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jim D  Send Email to Jim D     
thanks Matthew. That gives me a great idea of what fuel economy to expect. I think the 2 6gal tanks will be just fine for my purposes. It will also allow me the added advantage of gassing up at any gas station..cheaper and a lot more convenient.
Holy Cow posted 03-06-2003 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
I too ordered out of the AC Boat Show through Island Marine in South Jersey... I paid them the deposit on 2-8-2003... I spoke to the sales Rep on the 1st of March... He said it was ordered two weeks after I paid them the deposit and should be available in April, but it sounds like a blanket expression to keep the customer happy... I would be surprised if the 170 actually makes it to the dealer and is ready for pick up in April!!!

Does the Dealer or BW do the Fishing Package and prep??? Since I live in DE; there is no sales TAX... Do I get a temporary trailer tag with the package or should I pick one up from DE first before I go New Jersy??? Thank You...


ghefty posted 03-06-2003 03:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
I was at my dealer when my 170 arrived, and helped remove the shrinkwrap from my new toy. The fishing package and swim platform were installed at the factory. I then had my dealer install the electronics and the bimini top (mounted on a slide). When I spoke with my dealer about electronics, he suggested that I buy the equipment at one of the discounters, he charged his hourly labor rate for the installation. I'm very pleased with my dealer: Caribee Boats in Islamorada. They took care of the temporary tags for the trailer when I picked it up, and even supplied the registration lettering when the paperwork came in from the state.

Best of luck with your new toy, I hope you enjoy it as much as I'm enjoying mine.


ghefty posted 03-06-2003 03:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
As for prep, when the boat arrives it is shrinkwrapped on the trailer tied down and ready to go, only needing the propeller and battery installed, oil & gas.
Bigshot posted 03-06-2003 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
get the Pate tank. Even if 12 gallons will get you to your spot and back does not make it convenient. As soon as that 1 6 gal runs dry about 1-1.5 hours, you will be sweating bullets until you hit port. Then if you want to go out that night or next day....back to the gas station to fill the tanks. If you have the Pate, you fill it, you can read the level at a glance, it lasts all weekend. In my case with the 70hp 4 stroke, it lasts me about 20 hours of running time.
RioRaft posted 03-06-2003 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for RioRaft    
I without a doubt have the longest wait. I'll give you the short version. Ordered in April 2002, (the dealer just changed hands, probably added some delay) promised May 2002 delivery, in May promised July delivery, in July we are out of 2002's your will be a 2003 and be here in September, September it's on the truck, October it's in. My reply hold it until April 16th and I'll pick it up on the one year aniversary. Sad but true. And to beat that I have nothing but good things to say about the sales people at the dealer.

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