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bought one... 150 sport
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posted 08-01-2006 09:23 PM ET (US)
finally made the call (between teh sport and the 170 montauk) and went w/the sport. We pick it up Friday. I think it'll be great for crusing the south-puget-sound waters. I lusted after the 170, but the 150's just a bit more practical for us. If you could get 150-sport type seating in teh 170, I probably would have swayed to the 170.
Thanks for the great info on this site. I'll be participating a bit more going forward. Need to visit TAP plastics and figure out a windshield for the sport :)
posted 08-01-2006 10:07 PM ET (US)
Congratulations! I'd have liked to have a "170 Sport" too. The extra 4" beam would've made it a little easier for me to stretch out for a nap on the seat. :-)
Have a great first day out!
posted 08-01-2006 10:10 PM ET (US)
May this be the first of many happy boating experiences. This month marks the 10th anniversary since my 1985 15_Sport joined my household, and the 2nd anniversary since my 15_Rage joined my household. I had the 15_Sport out waterskiing last weekend: 3 friends + 5 hours + 6 gallons of gas = 1 day of fun in the Whaler. Hopefully, you will find your 150_Sport amazingly inexpensive to own in the long run...
posted 08-01-2006 10:19 PM ET (US)
While I've got you here -- any of you upgrade to a stainless steering wheel? Will the one from the 150 montauk bolt right on? Cheaper options at West Marine?
posted 08-02-2006 11:52 AM ET (US)
Scott, congratulations on the new boat. You will love it.
Several of us have changed the wheel to a stainless one. Moe and I have posted pictures in several threads regarding 150 Sport modifications.
I found the least expensive wheel at Boaters World. About $ 55, but didn't really look that hard.
posted 08-02-2006 03:36 PM ET (US)
JimH and I both used Schmitt six-spoke wheels from Go2Marine (and I REALLY wanted six spokes, not five). Originally, I posted,
The problem is they don't seem to carry that one any more. They only have:
86941, which has the needed 3/4" tapered shaft, but is too shallow at 10º dish,
Perhaps this is only a web oversight and they still have it.
posted 08-02-2006 05:46 PM ET (US)
I had mine for 3 seasons. You will love it, congrats. I swapped wheels, too, same as Moe. And added an Edson power knob. Pretty fly...
posted 08-02-2006 06:44 PM ET (US)
Congrats! It's a great boat and I hope you enloy it as much as I do!
posted 08-02-2006 07:45 PM ET (US)
Congtaulations Scott. I think you will like the boat, I have the 150 Montauk and love it.
posted 08-02-2006 08:16 PM ET (US)
I've also got a 150 Sport, love it. My Schmitt SS wheel came from Defender.com, $57 delivered.
I, along with several others here I'm sure, would be very interested in how your windshield quest turns out. PLEASE keep us posted and show photos when completed!
Good luck with your new boat.
posted 08-02-2006 09:01 PM ET (US)
Thanks again for the great pointers. I'll keep y'all posted. If all goes well we'll take her out this weekend.
posted 08-02-2006 09:42 PM ET (US)
This will be our third season in our 150 sport and love it! Just spent a week in the FL Keys fishing, lobstering, cruising ... had a great time . Enjoy!!
I as well would have been interested in a 170 sport and in fact was looking for a classic 17 sport before we settled on the 150. Perhaps someday BW will reintroduce a 170 sport.
posted 08-03-2006 09:24 AM ET (US)
Wow, it's great to see that there are so many 150 Sport owners - I bought mine in June of this year and absolutely love it. I took today off to go out, but with forecasts of 105 degrees, we're just not up for it. This is my first post, but I've learned a ton from reading all of the great posts here - thanks everyone. I've added a fishfinder, a transom mounted electric motor and a bimini top so far - even when I'm not on the water, I still love this boat!
posted 08-03-2006 12:34 PM ET (US)
Well Dave, I guess the key to staying cool on the water is to just not stop! We have a similar forcast, HOT, in the NYC area also. I'm installing the bimini I recently purchased this weekend, so hopefully a little relief is on the way.
Getting back to the 150 Sport, I'm just amazed at how little fuel I'm using compared to my last Whaler, a 1969 16'7" Menemsha w/ a 1988 Evinrude 88SPL. I think I'm almost tripling the fuel milage, at least it seems as if I'm using a third the fuel. The quietness of the 4-stroke motor also makes trips less tiresome. Love this boat!
posted 08-03-2006 12:42 PM ET (US)
Corrected info on schmitt steering wheel
goto-marine had the wrong info and it has now been corrected....
The wheel for the 150 sport is GOTOMARINE part #115283..
the schmitt part number is 152-16-2-1
15 1/2 inch..22 degree 3/4 tapered shaft
Goto vharges $99.97..I am going to check Defender price..
posted 08-03-2006 01:59 PM ET (US)
I'm thinking about picking this one up at WestMarine (local retailer)
Right shaft, right degree dish. Plus, I like the rubber grip (saw that on the 160 Dauntless.
posted 08-03-2006 07:02 PM ET (US)
Youse launch that boat, spend all that dough on gas and
posted 08-03-2006 08:01 PM ET (US)
Defender.com has a Schmitt 15" 25 deg. 5 spoke SS wheel w/ foam for $55, Model 172-15-221F, their item # 301513.
posted 08-05-2006 10:27 AM ET (US)
I agree on the gas mileage. On the local bathtub lakes, we seldom use one tank of gas, and even on Lake Erie, the most we ever used in a day was 9 gallons. Whether we spend the day cruising the shoreline at 4-5 knots or at our usual cruise speed of 20 knots, the miles on the GPS trip meter divided by the fill-up gallons always comes out to over eight.
Yeah, Tom... nothing beats an afternoon nap on the water after lunch. The sounds of the water lapping against the hull and the gentle rocking makes me sleep like a baby! The big Type I PFD makes a nice pillow and I use the throwable on the coaming since my feet hang over it.
posted 08-08-2006 03:58 PM ET (US)
posted 08-08-2006 03:59 PM ET (US)
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posted 08-08-2006 04:11 PM ET (US)
Great little boat. I think we made the right call.
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