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stiles_s posted 08-01-2006 09:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for stiles_s   Send Email to stiles_s  
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 :)


Moe posted 08-01-2006 10:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
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!

where2 posted 08-01-2006 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
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...
stiles_s posted 08-01-2006 10:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s     
Thanks guys.

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?

Thanks again,

Fish Stick posted 08-02-2006 11:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for Fish Stick  Send Email to Fish Stick     
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.


Moe posted 08-02-2006 03:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
JimH and I both used Schmitt six-spoke wheels from Go2Marine (and I REALLY wanted six spokes, not five). Originally, I posted,

I used a 15.5"/22 degree Schmitt six-spoke wheel (PN 152-16-2-1) from Go2Marine (their PN 86942) for $57 plus shipping.

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,
115283, which has the 22º dish, but is for a 1" straight shaft.

Perhaps this is only a web oversight and they still have it.


tombro posted 08-02-2006 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for tombro  Send Email to tombro     
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...
boatman1979 posted 08-02-2006 06:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for boatman1979  Send Email to boatman1979     
Congrats! It's a great boat and I hope you enloy it as much as I do!
Dick posted 08-02-2006 07:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
Congtaulations Scott. I think you will like the boat, I have the 150 Montauk and love it.
Speedo66 posted 08-02-2006 08:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
I've also got a 150 Sport, love it. My Schmitt SS wheel came from, $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.


stiles_s posted 08-02-2006 09:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s     
Thanks again for the great pointers. I'll keep y'all posted. If all goes well we'll take her out this weekend.


billsa posted 08-02-2006 09:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for billsa  Send Email to billsa     
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.

da35ve posted 08-03-2006 09:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for da35ve  Send Email to da35ve     

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!



Speedo66 posted 08-03-2006 12:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66     
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!


mbking1 posted 08-03-2006 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for mbking1  Send Email to mbking1     
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..


stiles_s posted 08-03-2006 01:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s     
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.

chopbuster posted 08-03-2006 07:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster  Send Email to chopbuster     
Yo Moe!

Youse launch that boat, spend all that dough on gas and

Tom :)

Speedo66 posted 08-03-2006 08:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Speedo66  Send Email to Speedo66 has a Schmitt 15" 25 deg. 5 spoke SS wheel w/ foam for $55, Model 172-15-221F, their item # 301513.


Moe posted 08-05-2006 10:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
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.


stiles_s posted 08-08-2006 03:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s
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stiles_s posted 08-08-2006 04:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for stiles_s  Send Email to stiles_s

...ok, I suck at this. Regardless, there are a few hacked attempts above to provide images of the boat. Took it out for the first time last weekend -- buouyed it out front of our cabin, which made me really nervous. Everything went well. Boat ran great, though the first hour (breakin) at 3500rpm was torcher. 4500rpm was better; 5500rpm was fun :)

Great little boat. I think we made the right call.


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