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wbullwin posted 07-26-2006 08:31 AM ET (US)   Profile for wbullwin   Send Email to wbullwin  
I am in the process of buying an '03 170 Montauk. I have a brouchure for '05 and '06. They both spec that there are three 8" cleats on this boat. The picture for the '06 does show two at the stern but the '05 book doesn't. Does anyone know when they started putting the cleats at the stern? Also, does anyone know if there is solid blocking the entire length where the railings are mounted so I could add them?
Matthew posted 07-26-2006 10:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for Matthew  Send Email to Matthew     
I'm not sure what year they made the stern cleats standard, maybe '04. There was sufficient backing on my 2002 model just in front of the rear side rail stantion, but would suggest you find a wood locating diagram for you particular year. It may be with the boat's paperwork or can be found on the Boston Whaler website.
wbullwin posted 07-28-2006 12:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for wbullwin  Send Email to wbullwin     
Does anyone know what brand that Whaler uses so I can match and get them from a store rather than pay the dealers price?
chopbuster posted 08-03-2006 02:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for chopbuster  Send Email to chopbuster     
Aft P/S 8" cleats on the 170 became standard in 2004.
bigjohn1 posted 08-03-2006 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
The wood locating diagram for the 170 Montauk on www.whalerparts.com states the diagram is for 2002 and later hulls. There is wood under where you would want to mount the cleats. Consult the above diagram for precise locations.
jimh posted 08-08-2006 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[This article was originally posted to THE GAM but has been moved here because this discussion area is specifically designated for discussion of this topic.]

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