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I am ready to order a 2006 Montauk
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posted 06-28-2005 05:43 PM ET (US)
I just found out that the 2006 Montauk will be available with the new Merc. EFI 4 stroke 90hp as a factory option so I plan on ordering my new boat in the next 2 weeks.
I should find out tomorrow when I may get the boat.
Anyone else want to join me in ordering a new Montauk?
I have spent the last 15 mos. without a Whaler and it has been awful. I sold my outrage last April in order to help pay for our new home.
I'm looking forward to having a boat that can fit in my garage (barely) again.
I can't wait to hit the water again!!
posted 06-30-2005 06:23 PM ET (US)
My boat should be here by August 1. I should have one of the first 06 Montauks built. I was originally thinking that I would have to wait until next spring to get my boat.
Console and leaning post cover
posted 06-30-2005 06:53 PM ET (US)
Jack - that's great news, but are you going to be comfortable with that low console in the 170 for offshore use in Lake Michigan?
My "dreamboat 170" would have the larger and taller Dauntless 18 console and a classic Whaler RPS, raised 6" of course!
posted 07-01-2005 09:12 AM ET (US)
Although there is still no information that I can find on the new 90-hp EFI 4-stroke mercury engine, I believe that others have seen it displayed at the boat shows at the beginning of this year. Has anyone had the opportunity to ride a 170 Montauk with this engine yet?
My Mercury mechanic here in Belgium said that it won't be available as a 90-hp engine (in Europe) but it will be a 80-hp instead. It should be available by the end of the year and only in limited numbers.??? Yamaha also has a 80-hp EFI 4-stroke sold here in Europe that has a 90-hp rating in North-America. There still seems to be some kind of link between these two brands.
Larry, I have to agree with you concerning the console and maybe the RPS as well...however the 170 Montauk is such a great boat that I would buy her all over again with whatever console they put on her. The more I take her out the more I appreciate how she handles.
posted 07-02-2005 11:31 AM ET (US)
I found the following 90-hp EFI 4-stroke mercury engine spec sheet while searching the internet. . Although it looks like it may be accurate, I have no other data from any official source that confirms it.
90 EFI FourStroke Specifications
HP @ Prop: 90
Saltwater model available
posted 07-02-2005 03:34 PM ET (US)
On the Mercury Outboards website, they state:
" All Mercury FourStroke engines 25 hp and above are electronically fuel-injected for turn-key starts and smooth, efficient operation."
Sounds like it's official.
posted 07-03-2005 07:45 AM ET (US)
Thanks Bluerunner and Traveller. It looks like Mercury udated their website the day after I entered my post to this thread. All 4-stroke outboards from 25-hp up are now EFI's and the data is available on Mercury's site. Great!
posted 07-03-2005 01:10 PM ET (US)
I believe that 1596 CC 90 HP 4 stroke is a Yamaha powerhead and will not be offered by Mercury after next year. I don't know why they would put EFI on it instead of developing their own motor.
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