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Woodee posted 04-28-2005 05:37 PM ET (US)   Profile for Woodee   Send Email to Woodee  
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.
Buckda posted 04-28-2005 05:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
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!


Vic Holmstrom posted 04-28-2005 07:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Vic Holmstrom  Send Email to Vic Holmstrom     
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.


ryanwhaler posted 04-29-2005 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for ryanwhaler  Send Email to ryanwhaler     
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

cmartin posted 04-29-2005 10:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for cmartin  Send Email to cmartin     
sounds great.

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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