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|Author||Topic: 190 MONTAUK|
posted 03-29-2007 09:04 PM ET (US)
The glorious day has finally arrived. On Saturday I will pick up my new 190 Montauk and she will be in the water by three o'clock. If the fishing gods are smiling down upon us we may be catching schollie stripers before heading back to my home marina. There are so many things that I am excited about in using this boat: the open layout, the skinny water capabilities, the cruising capabilities. It is enough to make a man forget about his primary responsibilities to family and career. See you on the water.
posted 03-29-2007 09:07 PM ET (US)
Congratulations! I picked up my new Montauk 190 about three weeks ago. Had it out one day so far (spring is just coming to the Pacific Northwest). Loved it so far. Happy boating!
posted 03-30-2007 08:29 AM ET (US)
Picking ours up on Friday -- looking forward to the flounder season out in Shinnecock (and the fluke to follow).
posted 03-30-2007 02:27 PM ET (US)
Schoolie stripers in the western sound! Lets kick up a fuss with all the Nantucket and Outrage 190 owners.
posted 03-31-2007 03:08 PM ET (US)
I cannot believe that you folks get those slimy fish all over your nice new boat decks.
posted 03-31-2007 07:54 PM ET (US)
I too pick up my new 190 Montauk next week. Can't wait to compare notes!
posted 03-31-2007 11:49 PM ET (US)
To the new owners of Montauk 190's, what type of accessories are you first putting on your boats?
posted 04-02-2007 12:49 AM ET (US)
the first accesssory I am looking for is a little fish blood, followed by some bikini clad ladies,namely my wife.
I kind of over accesorized because I wanted it to be my super fishing skiff.
From bow to stern:
Front seat cushion (not the more elaborate "sun lounge." )
Bimini top ( interferes with 360 degree fishing access but was a requirment because my wife wanted it and my uncle steve who taught me how to fish wilts in the sun)
optional fish package: front cooler and a very small tackle storage area
dual battery system: how many batteries did i buy because my bilge drained the battery and I just had to get out on the water immediately. Now I just have to figure out that on and off switch and which battery is #1 and which is number 2.
Livewell: not an option for me but I wish it was bigger
back seat: what a great arrangement what great seating
swim platform you cant be asking people to pull themselves up over the bow
add some bottom paint, electronics and a stereo and I am ready to fish for days. Hope I dont lose my real job!
posted 04-02-2007 12:01 PM ET (US)
I went withh all of trhe options except the sun lounge -- installed a Horizon Standard VHF and A-65 GPS/Fishfinder combo -- I am really looking forward to seeing how the boat performs in open water (trips to the "Race" and offshore).
posted 04-02-2007 05:07 PM ET (US)
I had my 190 outrage out this weekend in the intracoastal in edgewater, florida and met up with a guy that had a 190 montauk. He said he was supprised with the power of the 115 4s. The motor didn't look as tall in the water as i remembered it from the shows. He and i talked for a while about our boats. If we hadn't had our families we would have traded rides on each other's boats. All in all a nice looking boat!
posted 04-03-2007 07:55 PM ET (US)
I too installed the front cushions and bimini top, more for my fishin partner than for me. She wrote the check so I won't complain. Fishing package, swim platform, live well all were a must. I got a hold of the new Lowrance LCX28HD chartplotter/sonor unit and it is extremely cool. I did add a nice feature for you fisherman, under the rear seats (port & starboard) built in tackleboxes. Got an extra 6 tackleboxes out of this modification! Break in period looks to be fun, as per Mercury manual WOT for 1 minute every 10!!! Should be a blast!
posted 04-04-2007 11:53 PM ET (US)
Mine came from the dealer with the bimini top (still trying to figure out how to effectively trailer it with the top down and avoiding scratches to the fiberglass from the fittings), fishwell and front bow cushion. I bought the rear seat (awesome, although pricey at about $600). I also installed an hour meter (at the top of the door seal inside the console).
HOping to get it out again this weekend, with a little nicer weather in North Idaho.
AND, need to get a Garmin 535s!
posted 04-12-2007 11:04 PM ET (US)
Well the weather has been lousy but I have been able to take out my Montauk 190 and a couple of times and am having a lot of fun. I can boat around in two feet of water and when the wind kicked up I was just sailing over a two foot chop ( something my flat bottomed skiff would have pounded through). My tachometer for some reason wont go to zero so I assuming that when it is at 4500 rpms it is really at 3500 rpms and so on. Anybody have any ideas about that? But otherwise everything is so accessible and open. And between the center console seat locker, conter console area, two small storage boxes in the transom (using them for my drybag and my cleaning stuff respectively) I have room to clear the deck of my stuff. Had to add four taco rodholders because what I do is fish. Boy there is a lot of stainless steel to keep shiny. Not crazy about the four rod holders/storage attached in front of the windshield and think I will have to add some to the gunwhal ( have to find those sepcial reinforced areas in the fiberglass. But I just can't believe the roominess, openness and sturdiness. I am washing it down with supersuds and a medium brush (soft brush on the fiberglass that is not the noskid deck). Trying to get it out tomorrow and take it over the Mets game on the weekend. Curious to hear other people share their experiences.
posted 04-12-2007 11:19 PM ET (US)
Re the tachometer: when the power is off the indicator on most dial-face tachometers does not return to the zero position.
posted 04-19-2007 08:08 PM ET (US)
Getting around on my montauk 190 and am just delighted. Idles at 900, purrs along, rockets out of the hole, 4500 rpms 26 knots, 6000 rpms 36 knots. Have caught my first couple of fish and am having a blast boating from favorite spot to favorite spot. Dreamy!
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