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montaukman posted 04-20-2005 08:44 AM ET (US)   Profile for montaukman   Send Email to montaukman  
Hi Everyone,

Well, finally, here are the pics of my 170. They were taken as i was cleaning her after having her out so i have the cushions removed. She looks the same as every other 170 except for the electronics so use your imagination with regards to the

Here is the link:

Thanks for all the help on this.

Best regards,


bigjohn1 posted 04-20-2005 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Alan, close but no cigar...the above link takes me to your personal photobucket login photos.
erik selis posted 04-20-2005 09:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Alan, I can't see the pictures. I think you will have to change some settings to make them available for everyone to see them.


montaukman posted 04-20-2005 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi Everyone,

Maybe this will work. Try it.



ryanwhaler posted 04-20-2005 12:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler
montaukman posted 04-20-2005 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi Ryan,

How'd you do that? Thanks for making it easier.


high sierra posted 04-20-2005 12:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for high sierra  Send Email to high sierra     
Ryan is the best at this photo thing. Without a doubt! High Sierra
Sal A posted 04-20-2005 01:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     

After you cut and paste the url's into the body of your post, add 1) [url] before the http, and 2)[/url] after it.

Great pictures; we know you are going to love the boat now!


MickP posted 04-20-2005 01:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for MickP  Send Email to MickP     
Hey Montaukman! The boat looks great, I have been following all your posts and have learned a great deal,now I'am just waiting for the call from my dealer here in Ohio to pick mine up, should be coming in real soon. what kind of mount is that you have for your brush, looks like it is a suction mount how do you like it, once again best of luck and enjoy it in good health!!MickP
montaukman posted 04-20-2005 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi Mick,

You guessed is a suction cup mount. I wasnt sure if I wanted to drill into the sides to mount the starboard ones. I am very happy with these. Basspro sells them as does west marine.

They stay secure in rough seas too.

Glad I could halp.

Good luck to you and your future delivery. Hope it goes better than mine. I love my 170 now.


bsmotril posted 04-20-2005 04:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Nice Boat, looks good in Blue ! I have a question about your top. Is that the factory supplied top, or the Mills top? I notice it mounts to tracks on the coamings. Can you slide it forward in the tracks and stow it in a layed down position if you wish to do so? BillS
montaukman posted 04-20-2005 05:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Hi Bsmotril,

It is the factory Bimini. Not sure if it is Mills or another brand. I read where the factory shipped some 170's with Mills and others with a different vendor.

I have yet to lay it flat so i don't know which way it will lie. I think that if it is a Mills, it will lie flat in the front, and if it is from a diff manuf, it will lie flat in the stern. Problem is, I have my rod holders preventing a full flat laying down. They will keep it propped at a slight angle. I am going to try that for the bow and use bungee's to hold it down. I will strap the bungees around the rod holder and canvass of the bimini. See if that works without stressing the track and connections.

I really want to do something with the anchor and rode. It is a real pain in the neck to undo the bow cushion to get to the anchor when anchoring, especially since thst is where my guests sit and i have to ask them to move.

I wonder if the bow rail is strong enough over time to handle the weight of an anchor. Or, I might buy some chocks and mount it to the top of the non skid but then i still have to find a place for the rode and chains without having them scratch the gelcoat.

Something to think about now that all my dealer and install woes are done (knock on wood). the way.....they are replacing my mismatched trailer tire tomorrow. Who- hoo!!!

let me know if I cn anwer any other questions.

All the best,


bigjohn1 posted 04-20-2005 07:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Alan, your top looks exactly like mine...I'll bet when you check the tag you'll find "Great Lakes Boat Top Co." embossed on it.

I really like the clean look of those suction cup mounts and will definitely have to check that out at Bass Pro. The brush is something I don't have and that would be oh so sweet in my situation...I get Mahi and tuna blood all over my boat and then like a dummy, wait till the end of the day and "try" to wash it off.

17 bodega posted 04-20-2005 08:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
Nice Boat. Kids look to be enjoying it too!
Boboe posted 04-21-2005 06:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Boboe  Send Email to Boboe     
Speaking of the top, I keep my boat in a garage and take the top down in order to fit it in. I find it very difficult to remove the staps attached to the center console. I hang on the top trying to create slack on the staps so that I can unhook. Is there an easier way of doing this?
dittybag54 posted 04-21-2005 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for dittybag54  Send Email to dittybag54     
Nice. You did it up right.
bigjohn1 posted 04-21-2005 08:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Yes Boboe there is....the straps are adjustable via a buckle so adjust an inch of slack (or less) in before hooking them to the console next time.
montaukman posted 04-21-2005 08:49 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     

I had to do the same thing. I extended the straps as long as they would go and still had a difficult time attaching them to the console. I guess with time and stretching, it will get easier.

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I am very happy with how she turned out. just think...4 years and she is all payed for. Even before the warranty is up. I am alreasdy thinking about my next whaler.

Gonna need a cabin next time for wife and kids. Oh well...pleanty of time to think about it.

Gonna rain all weekend. Flounder and fish will have to wait. Fluke season opens up next weekend...can you say "mental health Monday"?

Thanks again,


Knot at Work posted 04-21-2005 10:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for Knot at Work  Send Email to Knot at Work     

your comment and concern about anchor and bow cushion, I recommend if you find yourself in a position requiring an anchor, Ie Fishing, you skip the bow cushion for that particular event. When I am fishing, I leave the cushion at home. That way fish guts and saltwater stay off the cushion. Additionaly, I need the deck space and non skid to fight fish if required.

Just a thought.

bigjohn1 posted 04-21-2005 08:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Alan, ditto on what Knot states....when I will be anchoring, I leave the bow cushion at home. How many people are you fishing with anyway? When I fish (trolling though), there are only 2-3 of us aboard so no need for anyone to sit up forward on the bow cushion - two at the helm and one on the fwd cooler cushion.

Matthew posted 04-21-2005 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
Nice pics Alan!

I'm interested in how the cooler connects to the center console. My 2002 had cleats with straps to keep the cooler in place. A close up of this would be great.

bsmotril posted 04-21-2005 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I've seen (West Marine I think) metal clips that mount to a bow rail. They hold a Danforth style anchor, hanging it vertically with the shank pointing down. I think the Montauk's rail would be plenty strong to hold an anchor sized for that boat. That would get it up off the deck and cushion, and still be out of the way for fishing. BillS
montaukman posted 04-21-2005 11:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     

I will try to take a pic showing how the cooler attaches.

As far as using the cushion when i anchor, the only way i convince my wife to let me get the 170 was to get the bow cushion so that she had some type of comfort when we went out. Little comfort at best but still some.

She will only sit there and i like to fish as she relaxes so, theres the dilema.

i am thinking about a mount for the anchor and buying the rubber coated chain so that it can lye in the deck or the gunwhale and not scratch it.

I have seen the mount that Bsmortil is describing and i am just not sure if the bow rail is strong enough to hold the anchor in rough seas and years of pounding. Can anyone comment on it. Maybe if there was a center support on the bow rail it might work.

I'm all ears. I saw the perko chrom deck mount hanchor holder and that seems a little more safe to use.



davej14 posted 04-22-2005 02:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     

Great looking setup, congratulations and best of luck with it.

You are going to want to replace that black rubber bow roller on the trailer with a poly version that will not mark the hull. Good project while it is raining.

erik selis posted 04-22-2005 03:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     

When I take my wife out in the boat with me we often find a nice quiet spot and throw out the anchor. Usually she will want to lay down on the bow cushion while I do some fishing. I always carry my anchor in a pretty strong plastic container (box). This works great and the bow storage locker can be used to store other things (and not get damaged).


montaukman posted 04-22-2005 08:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     

Actually, the front roller is blue poly and doesn't leave a mark. It just shows darker in the pic.

Erik, nice idea. How do you mount it to the deck. Is it easily removeable and unobtrusive? Looks like it will hold the rode, chain and anchor easily. By the way...what size anchor do you use?

I still like the idea of the chrome deck mount for the anchor. I am not sure how easuly it is to secure when underway in chop. That is defintiely an issue. I also just have to work out the details for the chain and rode.

I will keep at it.....lots of time to think this weekend. rain expected.

All the best,


Sheila posted 04-22-2005 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sheila  Send Email to Sheila     
It's nice to see some photos. Enjoy her for a long, long time.

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