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Anyone Owned Both Montauk 170 and Classic
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posted 07-15-2006 07:11 PM ET (US)
I was wondering if anyone has owned both Montauk hull configurations and if so what differences diddo you see in ride, space, manuerability, etc.
posted 07-15-2006 11:46 PM ET (US)
While I've only owned the 16' 7" Montuak, I've spent a fair
amount of time on a buddy's 170.
Ride: 170 is a bit better in chop.
posted 07-16-2006 04:05 AM ET (US)
I own a 170 Montauk (almost 4 years now) and I have restored a 17-ft Guardian. I also restored and briefly owned a 1984 17-ft Montauk.
17-ft Guardian:(same hull as the classic Montauk)
I have spent many hours on all of these boats and have found the following:
The 170 Montauk has quite alot more inside room. Yes the sides are thicker but the rails are mounted on the gunnels. This gives you the more room than in the classic Montauk.
The 170 Montauk has a softer and drier ride, no doubt. They both handle about the same at speed but the classic Montauk is less sensitive to side winds and is easier to manoeuvre at slow speeds (docking). At higher speeds the 170 Montauk pounds much less than the classic. This is a major difference IMO.
Performance is totally dependant on the type of engine, props, set-up... on both boats.
I.E.: I have the classic 90-hp ELPTO, 2-stroke Mercury on my 170 Montauk. It has a 21-P alu prop. My boat runs exactly the same speed as the 1984 Classic Montauk that has a E-TEC 90 on her with a 17-P alu prop. Approx 42 MPH with approx. the same load. Both at WOT (although we both say we have some throttle left over when racing each other :-) )
Hope this helps.
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