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lakeman posted 04-18-2003 03:19 PM ET (US)   Profile for lakeman   Send Email to lakeman  
Has anyone experienced or can compare the new 170's ride with other 17 footers, like Mako, Scout, or any other brand.

Getting Closer to a purchase.

DADDYSSHRINKII posted 04-18-2003 10:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for DADDYSSHRINKII  Send Email to DADDYSSHRINKII     
I have a classic 17 Montauk; My son has a new 170 montauk,(latourfiveo). Clearly the 170 rides much better than the older Whaler. In addition, the 170 doesn't want to "grab" as you execute a sharp turn. when the older boat "grabs" suddenly it will tend to throw the occupants around rather violently.
tabasco posted 04-19-2003 09:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Lakeman...........bite the bullet and buy the 170........it will be the best decision you ever made...........unless you have the funds to buy a 30 footer.
lakeman posted 04-20-2003 07:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
Tobasco
I may have needed that. I have fought this decision off and on for months. Have looked at your pics and still do on ocasion and have conversed with several who have downsize to this boat and love it. Wife says keep the big boat and buy the whaler until your sure you can live with a small boat. Wife said if I don't like she would keep it and call it "KNOT HIS"
ghefty posted 04-21-2003 11:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
Lakeman, It sounds like an opportunity to make the wife happy and become a two boat family. But you will have to rename the big boat "KNOT HERS".
lakeman posted 04-21-2003 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for lakeman  Send Email to lakeman     
ghefty
HOw is the fishing down there getting close to Dolphin time. Have you been out more than 12 miles lately in rough conditions.
Swellmonster posted 04-23-2003 04:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
You could also call it "myebich" ;)
Then you will know who's boat it is! :)
ghefty posted 04-24-2003 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
I haven't been too far offshore lately. Mostly staying on the reefs and inshore until the dolphin show up. But we are catching a lot of grouper and snapper.

I did venture out in some 3-5's a couple of weeks ago, did I mention I love the way this boat handles.

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