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bigstoopid posted 08-05-2003 04:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for bigstoopid   Send Email to bigstoopid  
this is my first post, please bear with me if I have a breach of ettiquette.

picking up my 2004 Montauk 170 on Saturday and I am sure the dealer will go over some things with me, but wanted to know if there is anything I need to know about this boat. BW has always been my dream boat and cannot wait to get this off the Central Jersey coast and do some fishing.

Any info would be helpful. Thanks in advance

Barney posted 08-05-2003 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Stoop, I recommend doing a a "Ctrl F" search for '170' in this Post-Classics Forum. Go ahead and do it for the two year period. You will see my "stupid" questions and excellent answers among other questions asked. Alot of people ask the same questions about the 170. You will love you boat. One question is it 2 stroke or 4 stroke? Jim. B
bigstoopid posted 08-06-2003 08:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigstoopid  Send Email to bigstoopid     
Barney -

thanks a lot for your info. I will do the search today, it will give me something to do while I "work".

it's a 4 stroke, merc 90hp. I didn't get too many add-ons, my wife insisted on the swim ladder, but other than that all i got was the 24 gas tank upgrade, the bow cushion, the cooler/seat and the rod holders. Hope the rain stops here so I can enjoy the weekend.

thanks again for the help

bigstoopid posted 08-06-2003 09:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigstoopid  Send Email to bigstoopid     
I must say I wish I knew about this forum before I purchased my 170. Not that I would have bought anything else, it's just that I would have been more informed.

there is some great info here, thanks

Moby posted 08-06-2003 02:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moby  Send Email to Moby     
A few things that I ran into with my new Montauk:
The idle speed was too high. It should be 750-850 RPM
The bilge pump hose was dry-rotted.
The bilge pump switch is wired so that it cannot be cut off. The float switch will run the pump no matter what position the switch is in.
The trailer lights also didn't work. (The ground wire had been cut.)
Otherwise, the boat came in pretty good shape. I have been going over the boat, and applying 3M 4200 sealant to all screw holes into the hull (most had no sealant).

Good luck, and enjoy your boat.

Barney posted 08-06-2003 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Stoop, I haven't had any problems.
1. Make sure you have a stainless prop with the 4 stroke. You paid for it.
2. I've made an adjustment, pushed it in, tweeked the starter wiring on the engine so that the wiring cover at the starter will stay in place.
3. The boat will yank a skier's arms off, so no full throttle while pulling a skier.
4. Checked, double checked oil level for engine. I would recommend checking the oil level at the dealer.
5. Put an hour meter on, the time goes quickly.
6. Have safe fun.
Jim B
bigstoopid posted 08-07-2003 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigstoopid  Send Email to bigstoopid     
thanks again. just finalized everything and am picking it up Sat. morning. I will definitely make sure of the SS prop and apply the sealant.

give a wave if you see a big guy cruising the Jersey waters with the 2 huskies and big black lab after this Sat.

I will post an update as to how everything was delivered.

thanks for the info

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