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Feejer posted 03-27-2007 06:06 AM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
How does the ride compare between a 2005 170 Montauk and a 2004 Dauntless 16? I have been on a Dauntless but never a Montauk. Thanks
Sal A posted 03-27-2007 06:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sal A  Send Email to Sal A     
You really are doing your research aren't you! I thought you were settled on the Dauntless. The 17 Montauks were made up until midway through 2003, after which they were replaced by the next generation : the 170 Montauk. If you are looking at a 2005 model then you are looking at the newer designed 170 Montauks, with the acutrack hulls, and these are more large, stable, and dry than their predecessors.

Owners of 170 Montauks take these boats well offshore, and you can get a great review of these boats by searching 170 Montauk in the database here, and especially looking for posts by WT and erik sellis. Having had the 160 Ventura (same hull as 160 Dauntless), I can say that the hull will porpoise more than the Montauk will, and the 170 Montauk will have higher freeboard, and is more stable at rest. I have ridden both of these boats. I'd definitely pick the 170 Montauk over the 160 Dauntless, but that is a decision you should make by riding each boat for yourself.

I also think the 170 Montauk will have better resale. Good luck.

Feejer posted 03-27-2007 08:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Hey Sal
I thought I was going to buy a Dauntless but somebody else seems to beat me to the punch. The Montuak to Dauntless ratio seems to be about 50 to 1 around here. I'm going to look at a Montauk 17 this weekend, price is right but I really like the storage room on the Dautless.
CCR3 posted 03-27-2007 02:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for CCR3  Send Email to CCR3     
heres a 2002 16 dauntless w/ a 115hp. looks nice.'-ft/boston-whaler/160-dauntless/bow-rider/inboard/53191/975775.htm
Feejer posted 03-27-2007 02:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
But that's a little too far to drive. I live in S.E. PA
WT posted 03-27-2007 05:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
I don't know the price difference in pricing between your used 2005 170 Montauk and a new 2007 170 Montauk. But I'd get the 2007 170 Montauk with the new Mercury 90 hp Veradito outboard.

Is the 2005 170 Montauk carbureted or EFI?


Feejer posted 03-27-2007 05:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
The boat I'm going to look at is a 2005 model year. The Merc is a 2006 90hp 4 stroke EFI. No carbs for me.
fisherman posted 03-27-2007 05:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
The 2006 Montauk, is efi.
New in 2006, here in Ontario..$30,800.cdn.which includes 8% Prov.Sales Tax and 6% Goods and services tax.( we get taxed to death up here) includes console and seat covers in sunbrella, 3 fenders & docklines, trim and hour meter, both of which were handed to me and installed by myself. Oh yea plus 10 gallons of gas which up here costs about $4.00 per imp gallon. What a break. I don't know how that stacks up with you US citizens, considering the rate of exchange which I think last year was about 15% or so. So I'll bet you fellows are all smiling right about now????
fisherman posted 03-27-2007 06:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for fisherman  Send Email to fisherman     
PS. The ride and handling in 4' seas is superb. Very stable but I must confess one is faced with considerable spray when quartering headseas on a windy day.
Mudkap1 posted 03-27-2007 06:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mudkap1  Send Email to Mudkap1     
Were in PA is the 170 you are looking at. I had looked at alot of 170's in PA recently and may have seen the boat you are looking at. I will help you if I have seen it.
Feejer posted 03-27-2007 07:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
The boat is in South NJ, has 10 hours on it. Almost sounds too good to be true, I'll see Saturday. I never found that many Montauks in SE. PA. Then again I never looked for them I always had my sights on a Dauntless 16 but I don't think that is going to happen at this rate. I noticed a dealer around York, PA. Their prices are insane on their used boats, but I guess they get the asking price.
podosky posted 03-27-2007 09:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for podosky  Send Email to podosky     
Interior freeboard is the same in both models and previous posts are incorrect regarding this fact. I have been on both and the Dauntless is very stable and very dry. I would hold out for the Dauntless.

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