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Knot at Work posted 08-22-2003 10:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for Knot at Work   Send Email to Knot at Work  
My gorgeous bride of 13 years bought me my Whaler for my upcoming birthday. Best part was, while I was giving the dealer the grief.. here she was negotiating the deal on her own with the poor sales staff wittingly taking my "negotiation" skills to task!

I walked in to "take one more look" only to find the most beautiful boat with balloons and ribbons all ready to go by Chuck, and Sean and Chad at Killinger Marine here in Pensacola! THESE GUYS ROCK!

My bride really had me going and I my first whaler the "Knot at Work" was a great experience!

Take a look at Killinger and their staff! They made it AWESOME!

p.s. This boat is the most nimble I have seen, 17 years in the Navy and NOW I finally appreciate why our great nation uses Whalers for "work"


way2cool01 posted 08-22-2003 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for way2cool01  Send Email to way2cool01     
Congratulations on your purchase and sounds like you have a great wife. Keep her close and dont let your first mate get away captain. What kind of BW did you get??
Jarhead posted 08-23-2003 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Allow an old Jarhead to be the first to welcome you to the forum.

Knot at Work posted 08-23-2003 09:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
I am the proud owner of the "Knot at Work" a 170 Montauk 2003 with the bells and whistles. I love the 90 hp 4 banger and it is big improvement from my last boat a 125 Force 2 stroke that was louder than a boxcar!

I am only at 30 minutes on the motor and and am still in break in, but I can see the potential and the years of fun with this boat!

I have asked Jim to post pictures of my new "Command at Sea"

you can see her at this link under examples they graphics guys liked her so much they used the Whaler as an example of work.

more to follow and I am glad to be here, whaler folks are the BEST.

Jarhead, my Family has a few devil dogs we let into my family... I am a Warrant stationed at Pensacola. Life is good!

Barney posted 08-23-2003 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Knot, that's the same boat I have including the bimini. You'll like it. The forward struts on the top will store back for boarding when the bimini it out. It's a great boat. Jim
BW23 posted 08-23-2003 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
Happy Birthday you Lucky Bum !!
tombro posted 08-24-2003 06:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
Hey, congrats, and best of luck! My story was similar. We have been to the altar with Whalers for the past few years. Nothing was really looking like it was going to happen. Then, this June I happened to go to the website, after not having been there for over a year, and lo and behold, they had a new model, the 150 Sport, which is exactly what I wanted. Now, just about 3 days later my wife says something about some home remodeling, low interest rates on home equity loans, and asks out of the blue, "Could you find a boat for XX amount of $$$?" I quickly ran to the website, printed a pic, etc. In short, we are on our way out later today on our new 150 Sport--we bought it on Fathers Day. I've got a keeper, too.
Knot at Work posted 08-24-2003 08:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Trombo enjoy your whaler sounds liek your wife is a keeper!

Barney, the top is the only thing I am not please with, as far the storage of it.

This boat is simply in a word, sweet....

Ride is great, nice and dry. gonna put some more hours soon.

I want to fish for Bass on black water river here in Pensacola, any suggestions wheather to drift or anchor?

What about trolling motors? not real happy about having to remove a bow rail for that so may stick to drift and anchor technique...



Knot at Work posted 08-24-2003 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
erik selis posted 08-24-2003 01:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Hello Jeff,

I use a Minn Kota 55BT on my 170 M mounted on a specially made bracket. I also have an Igloo 72 cooler on a support in the back of the boat that I use for stowing the 12V battery and to sit on while back trolling (for Walleye).
The motor is more than strong enough and there's enough room behind the side rail to get the fishing rod close enough to the water surface for accurate fishing.
Check out the pics in this same forum.


Barney posted 08-24-2003 06:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Knot, I drop the bimini to the back when trailering. But with the sun on the coast it's usually opened while underway. I took the top off one day for a fishing trip, it's difficult, hard, to put back on by yourself. I've also stowed the bimini like you have it in your picture. I like it tho. There is a trick to making it tight so water doesn't gather on top. Jim
Moe posted 08-24-2003 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Congratulations on your new boat! These new Classic hulls sure have a great ride, while their extra width gives a lot of roll stability, as well as useful room.

Every summer, I get boat fever. This year, my wife got it, too! She called all over, several states, trying to find an end of model year 150 Sport, until she found a few at Portage Entry Marine in Lakeside, OH. We picked it up August 1st and attended the Kelley's Island Rendezvous that weekend. We've been back every weekend since... except this weekend, and I took my son, who recently graduated from college, and had some good father/son time together. So ours is a wife thing too.

I was born and raised in Pensacola, and sure do miss it. We visited over the last Christmas holidays, and stayed in the near-empty VOQ on NAS Mainside. My wife loved the area, too. You're lucky to be stationed there. Maybe we'll make a permanent move that way in the not too distant future.

Best wishes!
USAF retired ('94) in Dayton OH

JD Montauk posted 08-24-2003 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for JD Montauk  Send Email to JD Montauk     

Congrats on the new boat. I love mine too and have no regrets except that I just can't stop looking at add on toys and my wallet is getting thin...


JD Montauk (David)

Knot at Work posted 08-25-2003 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
Moe, I know what you mean about the Base it is gorgous, I plan a few weekend trips down to Perdido Key in the sound.. For now I am learning the rivers up near Pace and Milton.

Barney, that top confuses me... I had to bungi it to the side rails folded to the rear to make it stop rubbing the hull, any other suggestions with that top folding back??

Erik, nice boat and good onya for having it in the Med, I bet it would be a blast to have the Montauk in Palma or Rhodes!

Knot at Work posted 08-25-2003 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     
JD your right about that thin wallet! Man if I had the cash this boat would be at swamp capacity!
Samars posted 08-25-2003 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for Samars  Send Email to Samars     

I also do the strap my Bimini to the side rails when down in the rear, to keep it from swaying and rubbing on the hull. Seems like the only way to do it unless someone has come up with a simpler idea.

Barney posted 08-25-2003 08:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Knot, You've got a point. I don't store the bimini to stern that often. The plastic/rubber rings are supposed to keep things in place without marring finish but don't. Jim

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