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Georgetech posted 04-27-2003 07:04 PM ET (US)   Profile for Georgetech   Send Email to Georgetech  
Hi, Everybody
I want to thanks everyone for the good guidance and knowledge given to me through this forum. Special thanks to JimH for creating this site.
Today I purchased my MT170 with the standard 90Hp 2cycle engine plus the Mills Top and 24gls gas tank. The rest I want to design myself with time. Special thanks to James for answering all my Emails at home.
InHerNet posted 04-27-2003 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for InHerNet  Send Email to InHerNet     
Congratulations! You’re going to enjoy this boat more everyday you take it out.
Don
osillator posted 04-27-2003 10:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for osillator  Send Email to osillator     
Welcome to the club. CONGRATS!
chaimemet posted 04-30-2003 03:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for chaimemet  Send Email to chaimemet     
Congrats! We also are new owners 2 weeks w/ 10hrs. Relearning trailering upgraded to surge brakes! Fits into our 20' garage w/ a swing tongue. An amazing machine, able to handle sizable seas with portability!
Holy Cow posted 05-01-2003 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Chaimemet! I too have 10 to 20 hours on my MT 170... How soon did you wait to up the rpms from 3500 to say 4500??? and can she go to say 5000rpms??? (WOT)??? Can she go 3500 rpms in a 1-2 foot chop/swell??? Also what does everyone find to be a manageable draft??? 12"??? with the prop up some??? Been fishing the Chesapeake flats and bouncing off the muddy bottom... The Cow
James posted 05-01-2003 11:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for James  Send Email to James     
Georgetech:

Congratulations! Enjoy your 170 in good health.

James.

VADUCK posted 05-08-2003 08:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for VADUCK  Send Email to VADUCK     
Georgetech-

You mention a 24 gal tank? What model/brand and if possible could you send pics of the install. I have a new 170 in route replacing an 87 Montauk. Would also like larger fuel capacity. Thanks.

Georgetech posted 05-08-2003 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Georgetech  Send Email to Georgetech     
Hi,Vaduck
It is a Pate tank and was offered to me by the dealer. Other members in this forum got the 27gls Pate tank instead of my 24gls.
You can order it from the dealer or by calling Pate directly.
Check this out.
www.continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/ondeckfueltank.html
levans posted 05-11-2003 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for levans  Send Email to levans     
I just wanted to thank those who gave information on the new 2003 MT170 especially TOBASCO. I spec'ed my MT170 based on his info inc the Pate Tank,& the 90hp 4 stroke and bimini top. I love it, and am looking forward to fishing with the grandchildren.
tabasco posted 05-15-2003 08:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
FOR YOUR INFORMATION........you shouldn't fill your Pate tank to the top. Leave a few inches for expansion. If you overfill and it runs on the deck your boat will have fumes for days especially if it runs into the drain.

That's the main reason I got the 27 gallon tank which I usually never fill past 25 gallons.

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