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Can a Montauk live on the salt water?
|Author||Topic: Can a Montauk live on the salt water?|
posted 05-14-2004 02:05 AM ET (US)
I'm wondering if the MT170 would be a suitable boat to bottom paint and live on salt water. I use my boat regularly so the boat has to stay on the water and unfortunately I can't get a boat lift. I guess the issues are:
- will the drain plugs foul. Looks as though they sit under the water line at rest!
- is the outboard well deep enough to completely tilt the leg up clear of the water.
- build quality to last in salt water.
Other than that, I plan on covering the boat and leaving the bilge pump battery on trickle charge just in case?
posted 05-14-2004 06:46 AM ET (US)
question: can a montauk live on saltwater?
answer: does a fish swim?
sure a montauk is designed for a saltwater environment.
posted 05-14-2004 09:36 AM ET (US)
I'm thinking of using a black non-ablative antifouling. I'm reluctant to paint a new boat but I feel its necessary. the boat is going on Sydney harbour Aus which is known for a short and nasty 3ft chop/15knot wind (as long as I don't get too wet!).
You are correct. I've looked into using a davit but I would need to build up my sea wall and all the rest. Also, I'm not keen on lifting a boat from the deck (but I'm sure a whaler is strong enough).
With a 20% deposit the boat sells for $36,000 (USD$25k) std in Aus 2005 model for delivery in 4-5 months.
I'd look forward to hearing any recommendations for painting/pre-treating the boat for life on the water. Will I have any problems with the drain plugs fowling under the water line?
posted 05-14-2004 02:00 PM ET (US)
You can walk across most harbors on Cape Cod by stepping on all the Montauks. Some of them over 30 years old.
I think they like salt water.......
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