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My Montauk was shipped today!
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posted 08-08-2005 08:55 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-09-2005 08:05 AM ET (US)
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!
posted 08-09-2005 11:44 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-11-2005 08:42 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-12-2005 02:10 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 08-12-2005 06:19 PM ET (US)
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.
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.
I just ordered a Pate C24.
Thanks for your feedback guys.
Will be glad to have a boat again. Don't want to go through that (no boat period) again.
posted 08-12-2005 06:22 PM ET (US)
Looking forward to seeing you out on the lake Larry!
posted 08-12-2005 06:32 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 08-22-2005 06:44 PM ET (US)
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 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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