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lakeman posted 04-27-2003 11:17 AM ET (US)   Profile for lakeman   Send Email to lakeman  
In differences of opinions from many members in regards to ride,use,engines,where they live etc of Montauks, especially the new 170(or any other boat) can vary much with the age of the person. Since age is not in the profile, how about a thread showing your age and boating experience etc.

Lakeman's age 62
Boating exp. 50
Current Boat 1989 Grady White 206-G
Buying a Whaler

JBCornwell posted 04-27-2003 12:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for JBCornwell  Send Email to JBCornwell     
Age 67.

Boating for 60 years.

I've had 9 Whalers, beginning in 1966 (Sakonnet). They have included a '98 11 Tender (still have), 3 Sport 13s, 2 classic Montauks (still have the '80) and 2 classic Outrage 18s.

The 11 is for sale.

Red sky at night. . .

Dick posted 04-27-2003 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Age 65

Boating for 50+ years

I have owned many different boats and they all served me well.
My present boat is a 1999 Montauk and when the time comes I would like to be buried in it.


newt posted 04-28-2003 10:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for newt  Send Email to newt     
Ok, I'll be the first youngin to step up.

Age = 33

Georgetech posted 04-28-2003 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Boating experience=6 years
Last boat was 1982 Grady White 204c Overnighter.
2003 Montauk 170.
Pat Mac posted 04-28-2003 10:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Mac  Send Email to Pat Mac     
Another pup to chime in....

Age - 27
Boat - 1981 Montauk
Location - Long Island, NY

ghefty posted 04-28-2003 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for ghefty  Send Email to ghefty     
age 45,
years boating 35
'03 170/4s
prm1177 posted 04-28-2003 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
what the heck.

Age - 52
Boating - since I was 12
Whaler - 1997 Outrage II 17

wayne baker posted 04-28-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
age:33 (deffently respect the age of the experience on this site)

Frist boat, I was about 20ish she was much older, a 14 Mckee.

Currently own 1997 20 outrage: still love the classics though.

Also own 1980 sport, soon to be supersport (still in restoration)

WhalerAce posted 04-29-2003 06:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
I'll join in....

Age: 49
Boating exp: 43
Current boats: 1989 25' Temptation (LOVE it!)
1968 19' Evinrude Rogue

Past boats: 1983 15' Sport
1989 17' Montauk
1989 22'Outrage w/WD
1967 19' Evinrude Rogue

frostbite posted 04-29-2003 09:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for frostbite  Send Email to frostbite     
Age 47

Been in a punt since I was a runt.

Jerry Townsend posted 04-29-2003 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jerry Townsend  Send Email to Jerry Townsend     
Just 27 and a few months.

Had a 13' Sport for many years.
Now have a 17' OR.

My 'official' age - coming up on 70 (let's see, something like 512 months)

Rodger posted 04-29-2003 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rodger  Send Email to Rodger     
Age 34 and accelerating fast!
Montauk 170 (4th Whaler)

acassidy posted 04-29-2003 12:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for acassidy  Send Email to acassidy     
I am 33.

Been boating 30 years...
1978 Montauk
Looking for a second larger old boat either a Mako, or an Outrage 19'-22'. Love working on boats.

hughmcmillan posted 04-29-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for hughmcmillan  Send Email to hughmcmillan     
Age 52

Boat owner since 1962 (Chestnuthill Squall 3.5 HP WestBend 2/s, pre Whaler ownership)

Previous powerboat '01 13 Sport 40 HP 4/s

Current powerboat '02 170 90 HP 4/s

Clark Roberts posted 04-30-2003 07:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Clark Roberts  Send Email to Clark Roberts     
Age:64 (boating since about 10 yrs. old)
Have owned 50 Whalers (one 9', three 11', twenty five 13', nine 15', eight 17', two 19', and two 21'. All classics except for one 13'Dauntless. Currently own a 13', 15', 17', 19', and two 21'... Talk about a case of Whaleritus!!!! Clark... Spruce Creek Navy
whalertim posted 04-30-2003 07:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for whalertim  Send Email to whalertim     
42 and been boating since I was about 18. Been Whalin now for 5 years.
floridasailor posted 04-30-2003 08:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for floridasailor  Send Email to floridasailor     
Age 52

Sailing for 46 years

First powerboat 1996 19' Outrage II
We've owned it for 2 months and love it
Always wanted a Whaler

Owner of Melges 24 Sailboat
3 Laser Sailboats

lae posted 04-30-2003 09:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for lae  Send Email to lae     
Age: 49, for another couple of weeks, but gonna hang on to it for awhile.
Owning boats since 1983, currently own four with two for sale (not whalers).
Current whalers: 1974 Katama and 1982 Outrage 25
PSW posted 04-30-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
First boat was 12" Avon with 4 Horse Johnson. First whaler was 13 with 50 Mercury bought new in 1981 (not allowed to drive until like 1989). Loved whalers since I had a memory.

Age 24
Experience Since 6 months old
Current boat 17 Montauk, Use of fathers Tiara Pursuit

Whalerdan posted 04-30-2003 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdan  Send Email to Whalerdan     
'85 Montauk with 90 Evinrude Ocean Pro
Boating 5 years
chaimemet posted 04-30-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for chaimemet  Send Email to chaimemet     
51, 03 M170 90/4s
1st BW
41 yrs exp
whalersman posted 04-30-2003 04:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalersman  Send Email to whalersman     
Shouldn't some of us Older folks be posting our replies in the "Classic" section?

And you younger folks in the "Post Classic" section?

Just a thought and a joke.....

spotsnspecks posted 04-30-2003 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for spotsnspecks  Send Email to spotsnspecks     
26 years exp
owned first boat at 19
Skeeter 15'3 with a Yamaha 70
Several aluminum flats, skiffs and a houseboat
Formerly owned a 17 Outrage
Currently a 13 Sport and 21 Revenge undergoing restoration
James posted 05-01-2003 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     
52 years old. Boating for about 30 years.
Have owned a 22 ft. Mako, a 21 ft. Hydra Sport, 14 ft. Duranautic and a 12 ft. Sears row boat. Have a 170 Montauk.
DaveS posted 05-02-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     

My boating experience started while I was still in college, decided to make my own...the only problem was, I couldn't build it in a day or two...not that I'm impatient, just compulsive! I've had many boats the last 20 years (almost as many as cars)...

Currently I own a 1989 Newtauk with a 90hp evinrude...

14' starcraft jonboat
14' sea nymph
14' starcraft semi-vee
16' carolina skiff
16' sandpiper skiff

did I forget that 6 hour canoe my son and I made a few years ago...well, that only took 2 days and it still floats!

Island Bwoy 420 posted 05-02-2003 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for Island Bwoy 420  Send Email to Island Bwoy 420     
I have been boating since I was born with my parents, my dad has circumnavigated the globe in a sailboat. I am only 17 now and my boats have included a 14' inflatable w/ 30 merc. 17' whaler when I lived in the bahamas, and now living in florida I have a 13 sport. Been out on the water alone since I was about 6 or 7. I am glad I have many years of boating left to do. I actually plan on becoming a harbour pilot or captain. Nuff respect to you seasoned vets :-)
fjjpal posted 05-04-2003 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for fjjpal  Send Email to fjjpal     
I am 50. Fished on party boats from when I was 10 out of Sheepshead Bay New York but never owned a boat. Bought my first used boat, 18' Thompson(I\O) bow rider in early summer of 1999. Combination of my in experience and a bad boat was NOTHING BUT TROUBLE! In September,99 hurricaine floyd sunk it and I was thrilled. Took the insurance money and swore I'd never own another boat. The spring of 2000 I got the bug again. This time I said I'll buy a good used boat that can't sink. Bought my 1997 17' Ooutrage. NOTHING BUT FUN and no trouble. I am still a rookie but I am learning. Name of my boat "Second Chance"
gschrimp posted 05-05-2003 12:36 AM ET (US)     Profile for gschrimp  Send Email to gschrimp     
Age: 53
Experience: 37 years
Charter Captain: 10 years
Previous Boats: Over 20 different vessels from 8' to 31'.
Present Boat: 1996 Dauntless 15'
Best Boat Owned: 1996 Dauntless
Most Versatile All Around Boat Owned: 1996 Dauntless.
Boat That Has Given Me Least Problems: 1996 Dauntless
Only Boat I Would Ever Consider Marrying: 1996 Dauntless.
Boat That Has Been Trailered More Than Any Boat: 1996 Dauntless
Best Handling Boat Ever Owned: 1996 Dauntless
Only Boat That If Offered The Choice Between Current Girlfriend or Boat That I Would Choose Boat: 1996 Dauntless
Only Boat That Would Not Be In The Category of "One of the two best days of boat ownership is the day you sell it": 1996 Dauntless.
Of course, every boats for sale, but if you have to ask the price....

Tin Man posted 05-07-2003 07:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tin Man  Send Email to Tin Man     
Age 44 Been around boats since I was a child.

Owner since 1983

Current Boats
20' Boston Whaler Harpoon 6.2
40' Jim Smith Tournament

Past Boats
17' Luger Sailboat
8' Dink Tender
19' Chris Craft CC
28' Chris Craft Tournament
26' Chris Craft WA
18' Edgewater 185
11' Boston Whaler Tender
23' Hydra Sport 2390
17' Boston Whaler Montauk
17' High Tide CC
22' Grady White DC
14' McKee
14' Bomber Bass Boat

Currently looking for a Boston Whaler 15'-18'

roofer posted 05-07-2003 09:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
Age 33
18ft outrage 2000
1st boat bought it last season
Stauter99 posted 05-08-2003 05:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Stauter99  Send Email to Stauter99     
Age 16
Years of boating 10
Boat Nauset w/ Yamaha 100
VADUCK posted 05-08-2003 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for VADUCK  Send Email to VADUCK     
Been around the water since a child.

Age 44

Past boats
1959 Chriscraft
1981 Montauk

Current Boats
1961 13ft. Whaler
1987 Montauk
2003 Montauk

Whaler! There is no subsitute!

Julius Bosco posted 05-08-2003 11:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Julius Bosco  Send Email to Julius Bosco     
Age 42
Boating since age 10- fond memories on a 17 Newport. Currently own 94 Montauk with 2002 90 Johson
phred3717 posted 05-09-2003 11:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for phred3717  Send Email to phred3717     
41 years old

Boating for over 30 years.
Over 3500 offshore hours logged as a naval reservist including two years as Navigator and First Officer of 100' ketch

J-24 sailor - sail # CAN 3717

First power boat of my own - 1986 Outrage

Bought 2 weeks ago for the family (not yet picked up) - sometimes its not how you get on the water thats important but the fact you are there. For the North Atlantic I wasn't putting my family in anything but a whaler!

labdog1 posted 05-09-2003 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for labdog1  Send Email to labdog1     
I've been involved with boating since the young age of 9. I'm 50 now and still go on the boat(s) on a regular basis.

Boats I've owned or have been in family:

1959 Chriscraft - hand built by my father
1960's Alumacraft
1976 Glastron
1968 Gruman Sportboat( basically a square stern canoe) w/6hp Johnson - still own
1991 Montauk - still own

half shell posted 05-09-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for half shell  Send Email to half shell     
40 years this month 17 Montauk,and I think the Montauk is great.Been boating since a kid.Mako Robalo SeaRay Dusky Palmer Scott and finaly Whaler!!!!!!!!!!
boxers posted 05-09-2003 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Age=41 Boating before walking. Own 2 whalers 13ft (on a lake) and 1998 Outrage-20 (at the ocean). Love whalers and have repowered the above mentioned models with four strokes. Putting the 13 in the water tomorrow!!
whaler3 posted 05-11-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaler3  Send Email to whaler3     
age 68 First boat 1957 13' Criscraft kit boat 1957 60 hp Scott Atwater Many boats in between ( only remember the whalers-13' & 21'0 Now in a 1997 17' Outrage 130 yamaha Boston Whaler is the best boat made!
Ferdinando posted 05-12-2003 11:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ferdinando  Send Email to Ferdinando     
What the heck.....

Age: 52

Current Whaler 98 Montauk, purchased new.
Last boat 15' Whaler 86, purchased new.
Inflatable 9"
Inflatable 12"
Whaler 13 1973, purchased used.

Been boating since 1978, 25 yrs.

San Juan, P.R.


TightPenny posted 05-21-2003 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for TightPenny  Send Email to TightPenny     
Might just as well get on board too.

Fifty one, or at least for most of the summer I will be.

I've been boating since my early teens starting with a 14' cedar rowboat with one teen power oars. First power boat was a 16' Oldtown (1956+/-) with a 35hp Johnson.

I moved up to a Sport 15 in 1977 powered by a 50 hp Evinrude (1974).

Current main boat is a 2000 Montauk with a 2001 Johnson 90hp. Best boat I ever owned.

Newest boat is a Pungo 140 by Wildeness Systems. It is yet to be in the water, but my wife wants company when she paddles, so...

lhg posted 05-21-2003 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Back to the age where this thread started.


First Whaler in 1968, bought hull #11 used, a 1958 13' Sport, for $300, no engine. Wish I still had it.

I want to know how old Hooter is. How about it? I'm guessing 55.

montauk madness posted 05-21-2003 07:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for montauk madness  Send Email to montauk madness     
Age 33

I sold my BW 15' sport this last winter and bought a 30th anniversary edition montauk. It's been a great boat for my young family

John from Sandy Hook posted 05-21-2003 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Sandy Hook  Send Email to John from Sandy Hook     
Age 44
Current Boats: 1972 Sakonnet with 90hp
9' Zodiak
18' 1954 Chris Craft Sea Skiff- for sale if anybody interested
Sailing/powerboating on Lake St. Clair/Erie since birth. Moved to CT in 1996
Hello to all members.
samwhaler posted 05-22-2003 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for samwhaler  Send Email to samwhaler     
Hello to everybody!
Age 46
First boat: 1970 home made wood hull my father and I built. been on the water since then.
Current boats: Searay 185 bowrider 1995 with 190 4.3 I/O merc, to make teenager son happy (for sale!!).
Portaboat 12.5 1998 with a 5 hp four stroke Nissan for creek fishing (love it).
1974 BW 13.5 sport with a 35 hp just rebuilt merc.(for sale).
Looking at 03 170 with merc 90 2 stroke, or 2001 16 Dauntless with an F100 Yamy . Hoping to compare ride to a 1997 17 outrage with a newer four stoke?!
I noticed there are a lot of 13's for sale? do you guys see a patern here? Do folks like us(Babyboomers) are upgrading to larger boats and 170 in particular?
I also prefer a four stoke engine, big part because with age I became more environmentaly correct? Plus I don't appreciate swimming in cold water as I used to in case the engene dies!
I tuely enjoy this forum.

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