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Just bought a 2005 170 Montauk
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posted 04-07-2007 02:11 PM ET (US)
First, I would just like to thank the folks who anwsered my questions on the Dauntless and Montauk. Second, I like to say I just bought an 2005 170 Montauk with a 2006 Mercury 90-HP four-stroke EFI. This morning I sea trailed both boats at a dealership in NJ. Man was it cold. I thought the Dauntless is a nicer looking boat with more storage space, but with me and the sales guy in the back of her she was taking in water thru the scuppers. Even at rest with nobody on board the scuppers were 2-inches below the water line. Overall I thought the Montauk was a better boat for my family and I. The boat I'm getting is from a guy in south NJ. I pick the boat up in two weeks. Now to buy all the odds and ends I gave away when I sold my last boat.
posted 04-07-2007 06:21 PM ET (US)
Congrat's on your new boat and,
Welcome to the Whaler family
posted 04-08-2007 12:51 AM ET (US)
Good move on getting the EFI version of the 90-HP Mercury four-stroke. You saved yourself some potential misery by avoiding the carburetor version, about which there have been many complaints in these pages.
posted 04-08-2007 08:40 AM ET (US)
Thanks guys, I'm really looking forward to using the boat.
posted 04-08-2007 09:16 AM ET (US)
Congratulations on your new Montauk, they are great boats .
posted 04-08-2007 09:43 AM ET (US)
Excellent. Now, if the weather will just warm up a little! Where will you be doing most of your boating?
posted 04-08-2007 07:07 PM ET (US)
Good question. My boating area goes from the NJ shore to the Outer Banks. I guess most of the time we will be in the Upper Chessy Bay and on the river around Perryville. Outer Banks are going to be great this year. We have a water front home for 2 weeks.
posted 04-15-2007 11:33 AM ET (US)
The carburetor equipped 90hp Mercury 4 strokes are not a problem unless you have a model sold in California or are not careful about water in the gas. Most of the Montauk owners posting on this site with a problem have California addresses. A few others admit not being careful to store gas properly or document water found in the carb bowl.
When I store my Mercury I run Stabil treated gas for 10 minutes but do not run the engine out of gas. If you do, you risk allowing the little remaining gas to dry into deposits that will foul the carbs.
Based on my review of comments on this website and personal experience with a 2005 4 stroke, the carburetor problem is limited to these conditions.
posted 04-15-2007 02:04 PM ET (US)
I just rec'd my new 170 Montauk. It now has a Mills mooring cover and is in my driveway under torrential rains...otherwise I'd be on the water now. Can't wait.
I have the 90HP Merc EFI ELPT 4staroke
posted 04-15-2007 03:30 PM ET (US)
Feejer, congratulations on your new purchase. The Montauk should be an excellent boat for you and your family. Now, like the rest of us in the Northeast, all we need is a break in the stinking weather !!
posted 04-15-2007 07:34 PM ET (US)
Thanks Dave I know what you mean about the rain. Could be worse, could be snow.
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