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Holy Cow posted 05-02-2003 06:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for Holy Cow   Send Email to Holy Cow  
Is there or isn't there a conceiveable difference in the ride for more open water going between the MT170 'Tuak and the Nantucket 19? I know the Nantucket 19 is brand new and info may be scarace. The dealer says there is not that much difference for the Montauk, L.I. to Martha's Vineyard 40 some mile trip! Instead of the $156.00 per month, the cost would be twice that for the Nantucket 19. I believe the advantage goes to the MT170.
jimh posted 05-03-2003 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
If dealers are using explanations like that to sell 190-NANTUCKET's, I don't think they'll be selling too many of them. It sounds to me like the dealer has an unsold 170-Montauk on the floor and no Nantuckets.
tabasco posted 05-03-2003 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for tabasco  Send Email to tabasco     
Im sure the Nantucket 190 will be a much better ride with the 8 FT beam and deep V bottom and two feet more in length. Our Connecticut dealer says he will have one in before he end of the month. I already scheduled a ride.
Holy Cow posted 05-03-2003 09:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Holy Cow  Send Email to Holy Cow     
Tabasco... Your MT 170 report(s) were superb... Look forward to any further ones on the Nantucket! HC
boxers posted 05-06-2003 07:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for boxers  Send Email to boxers     
Saw the Nantucket and MT 170 next to each other at Longboat Key this weekend. No comparison the Nantucket has a really deep-V whereas the Montauk looks like a skiff in comparison. You would think the ride would be like comparing an Outrage to a Dauntless based on the visual differences. The Nantucket is also self bailing at rest. The prices were quoted $20K v. $30K.
PSW posted 05-07-2003 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
After spending countless hours driving the 17 Outrage II and seeing photos of the Nantucket I would make these assumptions. It will have better stability that 17 Outrage II, added length will reduce porpoising and will have more room in bow. Now those are the only things I don't like about the Outrage II and it looks to me that the Nantucket may solve them all. If that is the case I can't see there even being a comparison between the two. That is like comparing a classic Montauk to a 18 Outrage. Two totally different boats in my mind.


PSW posted 05-07-2003 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for PSW  Send Email to PSW     
I probably should add that the reason I was comparing the Nantucket to the Outrage II is because they look to have very similar lines and outfitting.


Peter posted 05-07-2003 07:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
I'm interested in knowing how the Nantucket rides compared to the ride of the post-classic era 19 Outrage II (18'6" length, 6'. The Nantucket's aspect ratio (length to beam ratio) is a pretty low 2.35:1 versus the 19 Outrage II's 2.58:1. Generally, it is my understanding that a ratio of 3:1 is ideal. Of course, there are numerous other factors that go into ride quality but I think this would be an interesting comparison.
Peter posted 05-07-2003 07:15 PM ET (US)     Profile for Peter  Send Email to Peter     
That is 18'6" length, 7'2" beam for the Outrage II.

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