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whalerdude posted 08-08-2005 08:55 PM ET (US)   Profile for whalerdude   Send Email to whalerdude  
I just found out that my new 2006 Montauk was shipped today from the factory. I will pick it up Friday or Saturday this week at Gage Marine in Williams Bay wisconsin (Lake Geneva).

I ordered it around July 6th. I think this is a remarkably short wait time for a boat that is in high demand. I am looking forward to trying out the new 90 EFI 4 stroke engine too.They built it exactly with the equipment I wanted.

I just decided that I would like a bimini so I called Mills for a price. It will be $842 plus $120 shipping.

So far I like working with the dealer. I will enter another post after delivery to report on their boat prep and delivery.

bigjohn1 posted 08-09-2005 08:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Cool - I remember that feeling and it sure is a damn good one. Be a realist and expect a few minor problems that the dealer will have to work out for you. I feel getting into this frame of mind will help ease some of the stress that comes with paying top dollar and expecting perfection. Congrats!
whalerdude posted 08-09-2005 11:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
Thanks bigjohn.

I already have the dealer on edge with my list of expectations for when I pick up the boat.

He said that all of his whaler buyers are perfectionists so he is used to it.

gorji posted 08-11-2005 08:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for gorji  Send Email to gorji     
Can I be rude and ask what you paid for your new boat.
I have a Monatauk 170 and curious as to how much the price has gone up since 2002. Mine was $19000.
LHG posted 08-12-2005 02:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
Congratualions, Jack.

But I have to ask.

You're a pretty tall guy. Are you confortable with the low console and pilot seat for Lake Michigan stand-up offshore use?

whalerdude posted 08-12-2005 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
It does seem a little low. I will test drive my boat before I hand him the check. I ordered it without test driving it. I just assumed the console was about the same height as my old Montauk. Are they a lot lower now?


I suppose that I can raise it up if I really need to . I have read posts of two owners that have. I think you raised up your console on Whale Lure.

The big thing for me is being able to park it in my garage. I really liked the days of my earlier Montauks where the boat was clean and ready to go at all times.

I paid $25,000 plus tax.
Here is what options I ordered:
90hp EFI 4 stroke
covers for console and rps
swim platform
cooler seat
front cushion set
Red graphics

I checked two dealers and they were the same price. I am buying at the dealer that is closest to my house which will help if anything goes wrong. It's still an hour away.
One dealer-Twin Cities marine did not even call me back after I called him and sent him a fax asking for a quote.
Boat was supposed to be in today but it will not ship until Monday :(

I just ordered a Pate C24.
I plan on ordering the Mills Bimini next month.

Thanks for your feedback guys.

Will be glad to have a boat again. Don't want to go through that (no boat period) again.

whalerdude posted 08-12-2005 06:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     
Looking forward to seeing you out on the lake Larry!
LHG posted 08-12-2005 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for LHG    
Jack - I think the console is quite a bit lower than the classic Montauk. Check it out carefully. I think the absolutely ideal console for that hull wold be the 18 Dauntless console.
whalerdude posted 08-22-2005 06:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for whalerdude  Send Email to whalerdude     

I finally got the boat friday.The console is a little low but it is ok with me.

I had the boat out 3 days and put on 200 miles and I felt fine driving it. I am 6' and I was ok driving. I thought about the console a lot and I know they made it low so it can go in a garage.

That was one of the main reasons for me to buy this boat. I love being able to park it in my garage after use. It's fun to go out there and look at it before I go to work. It's also perfectly clean when I 'm ready to go.

It just barely makes it under the garage door right now.

So, I'll live with it just fine.

Now I have to figure on how to shorten the winch mount post to shorten the overall length so i can close the door.
It's longer than I figured. I need 3-4" less length.

It really is a wonderful hull design. I am very pleased with the changes in design and improvements in enginnering that Boston Whaler has implemented into the Montauk.

It is smooth and solid similar to my old Guardian 19.

The 4 stroke is going to take some getting used to though! The response decelerating & accelerating is not what I am used to. I love the quiet and lack of smoke. When docking, I keep thinking that it stalled out and is not running because I can't hear it. This really freaks me out when I think that there will be no brakes when I try to slow down coming up to the dock.

I am glad to be back in the club again after a 1 year absence.



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