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170 Montauk: Aft Quarter Seat Option
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posted 08-14-2005 08:11 PM ET (US)
Anyone else notice this on Whaler's updated website? If so, does anyone have any pictures?
posted 08-14-2005 09:51 PM ET (US)
I am interested in this option. I contacted my BW dealership right after I took delivery of my 170 this July to find out about aft seats. Their only suggestion then was ordering the aft backrest cushions from a Dauntless and custom seat cushions from Halls. I'll contact them again tomorrow to find out about part numbers and price of this new option.
posted 08-17-2005 07:04 PM ET (US)
I asked my dealer too and he has no clue. I am picking up my new 170 this friday.
I saw the rental Montauk 170's at Disney world 2 weeks ago and took pictures of the great rear Quarter seats that they have installed in them. They are made by whaler. They have a painted white metal framework supporting the extended seat cushions. The framework is screwed to the interior. they have nice backrests too.
as soon as I get the photos I will try and post them or email them to you.
posted 08-18-2005 01:28 PM ET (US)
Whalerdude, is this the bench you are talking about?
I think it looks nice. The nicest I have seen up till now. Maybe if the tubes were polished stainless steel it would even look nicer?
BTW, I think it was Montaukman (Alan?) who first posted these pictures.
posted 08-18-2005 02:17 PM ET (US)
The parts guy at my BW dealer gave me a quote of $1700+ for the Montauk aft seat "with a frame and cushions" I didn't get more details about the seat because of the price. If this is the seat referred to in the 2006 catalog as the "aft quarter seat" option, then I will just end up going with my original plan of Dauntless rear quarter backrests ($68 x 2) plus custom seat bottom cushions from Halls ($140)
posted 08-18-2005 10:24 PM ET (US)
No. The seats on the boats at disney world were set up as separate seats on each side. They sit ontop of the molded in rear quarter seats. They are about 2.5 ft wide.
I should have the photos to email to you next week. I don't have a website to post the photos on.
The one big seat in your photo looks nice but maybe it is too elaboate and big.
posted 08-19-2005 12:19 AM ET (US)
Any and all pictures would be appreciated. Having padded rear seats would be a great improvement to my 170. I've been considering the Dauntless and Halls approach for some time, though. A factory Whaler option would be a ideal.
posted 08-29-2005 12:41 PM ET (US)
I have the photo of the seats. Email me directly if you would like photos.
I forwarded the photo to my dealer Gage marine and he said that it would take 2-3 weeks to get the seats. They would cost about $650 installed.
They are nice looking and comfortable. However, the kids get out of the water on the swim ladder which the seat would interfere with on the port side.
posted 08-29-2005 07:03 PM ET (US)
Its would surprise me if Whaler offered a factory-supplied rear quarter seats for the 170 since they have warnings in the manual about those areas not being safe seating positions. While common sense dictates, in this day and age I feel Whaler would get sued big time when some occupant falls overboard when sitting back there on those quarter seats while the boat is underway.
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