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Montauk Maiden Voyage on Boston Harbor
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posted 04-28-2005 05:37 PM ET (US)
Finally got out in the new Montauk. The launch was nice, except I forgot to unhook the safety chain. No big deal. My first attempts at shifting were a little clunky, but I can see getting used to it pretty quick. I have the '05 (built in '04) 90 horse EFI Four-stroke. What a breeze to start. Last motor was an '86 Johnson 90. What a difference!! Keeping the new Merc under 3500 rpm for the first hour was a pain, but my trusty wife ;) kept an eye on the tach for me. ( My ribs are sore.) The handling was pretty nice, but I was surprised that I had to reach about 3100 rpm's before she would totally plane. I probably have to get used to trimming this new boat. We did get a little wet, but it eventually blew 20 knots.The retrieval of the boat went perfectly, but I put on my waders. The rear wheels were just touching the water, the bunks were 6" out of the water, the boat floated to within a foot of the post, then the bunks landed perfectly outside the strakes when I pulled up. Here's hoping more launches go that way. (Weymouth Back River.) First day's rating for the Montauk - A+ .
P.S. I'm finding it hard to pick a name for her.
posted 04-28-2005 05:43 PM ET (US)
Congrats on the new boat! Sounds like a great maiden voyage.
Don't worry abou the name. Boats have a way of naming themselves. You just have to pay attention.
Good luck and happy Whalering!
posted 04-28-2005 07:04 PM ET (US)
Glad to hear the EFI versions of the 90 4-stroke are finally comming out. I spoke to the Whaler Dealer in the Florida Keys yesterday and they still only have the carburated models. He indicated that I may have to wait until the 2006 model year.
Enjoy your new boat, I am envious.
posted 04-29-2005 02:56 PM ET (US)
Congradulations on the new boat, and sucessfull first trip.
Boston harbor, maybe I'll see you out there. Look for 80's Montauk with suzuki power
posted 04-29-2005 10:47 PM ET (US)
Got mine last year and took my first trip there too.
It was a great year last year and you will be very happy with the boat. tough but wet.
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