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OzWhaler posted 02-12-2006 06:28 AM ET (US)   Profile for OzWhaler   Send Email to OzWhaler  
Greetings to all Whalers from Oz... several years ago I contributed to this forum when I was considering buying or importing a 170 Montauk... I actually didn't proceed with the BW but purchased a locally made 'Ocean Whaler'. Beautifully finished and high pressure foam filled, 18.54'long and 6.89' beam (sorry, we are metric !), 80 litre below deck fuel tank, and a SELF DRAINING COCKPIT !! - the latter was one of my serious misgivings about the 170 Montauk having to rely on a small pump. I selected the Evinrude 90HP E-Tec and it is excellent.
[Actually no 170 Montauks have found their way to the western side of Australia but there have been a number of 19' Nantucket and larger Outrages sold here from the US.]

The reason for the posting is that I used to discuss the problems living with bimini tops and light game fishing and fixed T-tops which made garage storage hard and huge windage on long road trips.... I planned, and have installed, a folding s/s T-top to overcome these problems. The Montauk(and Ocean Whaler)have the open 'square' foresection which makes folding T-top forward very easy.
If anyone is interested I will be happy to post some pictures on the 'wave or send them to interested Whalers.

Shanoe posted 10-13-2007 10:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Shanoe  Send Email to Shanoe     
I have a 2006 whaler and want some sort of folding hard top or canvas T top for it. Please send me some pics. I am not sure which to choose or where to get it. I live in san diego.


sosmerc posted 10-14-2007 02:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for sosmerc  Send Email to sosmerc     
The concept of a sturdy, well designed folding T-TOP for my 18ft. Ventura is of great interest to me.
My current factory bimini top is ok, however a rigid top would provide a nice mounting surface (both under and above) for storage, electronics, lights, etc. Also, cleaning seagull crap off of a hard surface is surely alot easier and faster than trying to clean it off of canvas!!!
I wish Whaler would make a nice rigid T-Top for the Ventura!
GreatBayNH posted 10-15-2007 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Like this?

badcj8 posted 10-16-2007 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for badcj8  Send Email to badcj8
gbcbu posted 10-21-2007 06:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
GreatBay: Interesting. Is that boat up in NH?
It seems like its part of a pedestal seat too.
Might want to ride up to see it.
GreatBayNH posted 10-24-2007 02:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I'm not sure where it is. I found the link on this site.
GreatBayNH posted 10-24-2007 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
Here is thread from this site from which I found the link to the image of the Montauk T-Seat...

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