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Age of 17' Whaler owners
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posted 04-27-2003 11:17 AM ET (US)
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
posted 04-27-2003 12:41 PM ET (US)
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. . .
posted 04-27-2003 07:46 PM ET (US)
Boating for 50+ years
I have owned many different boats and they all served me well.
posted 04-28-2003 10:25 AM ET (US)
Ok, I'll be the first youngin to step up.
Age = 33
posted 04-28-2003 10:48 AM ET (US)
Boating experience=6 years
Last boat was 1982 Grady White 204c Overnighter.
2003 Montauk 170.
posted 04-28-2003 10:51 AM ET (US)
Another pup to chime in....
Age - 27
posted 04-28-2003 01:52 PM ET (US)
years boating 35
posted 04-28-2003 02:58 PM ET (US)
what the heck.
Age - 52
posted 04-28-2003 09:53 PM ET (US)
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.
Also own 1980 sport, soon to be supersport (still in restoration)
posted 04-29-2003 06:41 AM ET (US)
I'll join in....
Past boats: 1983 15' Sport
posted 04-29-2003 09:15 AM ET (US)
Been in a punt since I was a runt.
posted 04-29-2003 12:00 PM ET (US)
Just 27 and a few months.
Had a 13' Sport for many years.
My 'official' age - coming up on 70 (let's see, something like 512 months)
posted 04-29-2003 12:29 PM ET (US)
Age 34 and accelerating fast!
Montauk 170 (4th Whaler)
posted 04-29-2003 12:54 PM ET (US)
I am 33.
Been boating 30 years...
posted 04-29-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)
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
posted 04-30-2003 07:24 AM ET (US)
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
posted 04-30-2003 07:35 AM ET (US)
42 and been boating since I was about 18. Been Whalin now for 5 years.
posted 04-30-2003 08:15 AM ET (US)
Sailing for 46 years
First powerboat 1996 19' Outrage II
Owner of Melges 24 Sailboat
posted 04-30-2003 09:56 AM ET (US)
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
posted 04-30-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-30-2003 11:22 AM ET (US)
'85 Montauk with 90 Evinrude Ocean Pro
Boating 5 years
posted 04-30-2003 02:52 PM ET (US)
51, 03 M170 90/4s
41 yrs exp
posted 04-30-2003 04:00 PM ET (US)
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.....
posted 04-30-2003 06:53 PM ET (US)
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
posted 05-01-2003 11:58 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-02-2003 09:44 AM ET (US)
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
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)
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 :-)
posted 05-04-2003 02:03 PM ET (US)
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"
posted 05-05-2003 12:36 AM ET (US)
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....
posted 05-07-2003 07:32 AM ET (US)
Age 44 Been around boats since I was a child.
Owner since 1983
Currently looking for a Boston Whaler 15'-18'
posted 05-07-2003 09:49 AM ET (US)
18ft outrage 2000
1st boat bought it last season
posted 05-08-2003 05:30 PM ET (US)
Years of boating 10
Boat Nauset w/ Yamaha 100
posted 05-08-2003 06:00 PM ET (US)
Been around the water since a child.
Whaler! There is no subsitute!
posted 05-08-2003 11:05 PM ET (US)
Boating since age 10- fond memories on a 17 Newport. Currently own 94 Montauk with 2002 90 Johson
posted 05-09-2003 11:29 AM ET (US)
41 years old
Boating for over 30 years.
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!
posted 05-09-2003 04:28 PM ET (US)
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
posted 05-09-2003 06:19 PM ET (US)
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!!!!!!!!!!
posted 05-09-2003 11:53 PM ET (US)
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!!
posted 05-11-2003 11:51 PM ET (US)
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!
posted 05-12-2003 11:58 PM ET (US)
What the heck.....
Current Whaler 98 Montauk, purchased new.
Been boating since 1978, 25 yrs.
San Juan, P.R.
posted 05-21-2003 09:06 AM ET (US)
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...
posted 05-21-2003 10:58 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-21-2003 07:18 PM ET (US)
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)
Current Boats: 1972 Sakonnet with 90hp
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.
posted 05-22-2003 12:16 PM ET (US)
Hello to everybody!
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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