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Feejer posted 04-07-2007 02:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for Feejer   Send Email to Feejer  
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.


Livingwater posted 04-07-2007 06:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     
Congrat's on your new boat and,

Welcome to the Whaler family

jimh posted 04-08-2007 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
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.
Feejer posted 04-08-2007 08:40 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks guys, I'm really looking forward to using the boat.
Liteamorn posted 04-08-2007 09:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Liteamorn  Send Email to Liteamorn     
Congratulations on your new Montauk, they are great boats .
Good luck
Marlin posted 04-08-2007 09:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
Excellent. Now, if the weather will just warm up a little! Where will you be doing most of your boating?
Feejer posted 04-08-2007 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
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.
Sailor Rob posted 04-15-2007 11:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Sailor Rob    
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.

gbcbu posted 04-15-2007 02:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for gbcbu  Send Email to gbcbu     
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
davej14 posted 04-15-2007 03:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for davej14  Send Email to davej14     
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 !!
Feejer posted 04-15-2007 07:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Thanks Dave I know what you mean about the rain. Could be worse, could be snow.

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