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Barney posted 06-20-2003 04:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barney   Send Email to Barney  
Much thanks to those who have been writing about the new Montauk. I have learned alot by reading your comments. This is my first post. I just put a deposit down today on a 4 stroke version. My wife and I showed up for a test run and the first thing I noticed was the black prop. I had not viewed this 4 stroke version before but knew the prop should be SS. In short all the 4 strokes this dealer had recieved had aluminum props from the factory. He did call the factory rep who had the correct prop shipped. The 21 pitch aluminum was a little sluggish. The SS will probably get up and go. P.S. I also have a 20 year old 11 footer.
jimh posted 06-22-2003 07:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Unless Boston Whaler changed its pricing, you were supposed to get the SS prop as part of the 4-stroke engine upgrade.

The retail price on the aluminum prop is about $99.

The retail price on the SS prop is more like $400.

In the Reference section you can find a chart showing the recommend propellers and their performance.

http://continuouswave.com/whaler/reference/170Montauk/

lhg posted 06-23-2003 01:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Sounds like a Dealer running his own little "prop-swap profit center".
Barney posted 06-26-2003 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
The only reason I really new it was the wrong prop was this forum. Thanks Again
Barney posted 06-30-2003 05:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
jimh, This is an update on the 2003 Montauks with the 90 four stroke. I picked up my Montauk today during Tropical Storm Bill. I couldn't wait any longer. The specs on the engines have changed since the 2002 model in the reference you noted. I suppose for good reason. My 90 4 stroke is a 2004 model with a gear ratio of 2:33:1 versus the 2002 2:07:1. The prop is an 18 pitch stainless Vengeance versus the 2002 16 pitch SS Vengeance. Also I have seen some references in the forum to complaints of cold cranking on these engines. The salesman and I read through the owners manual which says "Do not advance neutral fast idle speed..." under the engine starting procedure. The salesman had advanced the fast idle on the test run. I could tell the engine didn't like it. He also said this was an update in the manual and maybe to the engine. Thanks Barney

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