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GreatBayNH posted 05-04-2007 05:31 PM ET (US)   Profile for GreatBayNH   Send Email to GreatBayNH  
I took a drive up to my local Boston Whaler dealer in York Maine today. I was able to get up close and personal with the new Montauk 190. It's a big sucker. The pictures I've seen on the web didn't seem to make it look THAT much bigger than the 170 but I have to say, it's a Montauk on steriods! I have to say I was very jealous when the 190 first came out as it seemed to have all the things I wished I had on my 170. But after seeing the size of it I think I have the perfect size boat to keep boating fun. I own my boat, it doesn't own me. Just ones man's opinion.

-Seth

fishinchips posted 05-04-2007 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Also did you noticed how the boat is sitting on the trailer. Its way UP there.

Too bad they didn't make the boat/trailer fit into a standard size garage.

Love the center console compared to the 170 center console.


Ken (170 montauk owner)

fishinchips posted 05-04-2007 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
Also did you noticed how the boat is sitting on the trailer. Its way UP there.

Too bad they didn't make the boat/trailer fit into a standard size garage.

Love the center console compared to the 170 center console.


Ken (170 montauk owner)

GreatBayNH posted 05-04-2007 10:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I did notice how the boat was sitting rather high on the trailer. It didn't look natural. Also the trailer jack looked odd sitting off to the side and not on the tongue. It looked like Frankenstein on the thing.
The same boat I looked at is actually going to be down the street at West Marine tomorrow. I'm going down there to really check it out. The same sales person that sold me my boat will be down there as well so maybe he'll give me the grand tour.
-Seth
highanddry posted 05-04-2007 10:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
The only way to sit the boat lower would be to widen the wheel track so thta the boat could sit down between the wheels rather than above them. This is a complaint of mine with the Nantucket as well. That said, some of it is an illusion becaue I note that my engine skeg sits only a few inches above the tarmac with engine down and trailer level. I figure the Montauk is the same?

The huge square bow is what makes the boat look so big, I have noticed the same thing, it looks like an aircraft carrier. Still, it is a pretty boat and the moe I look at it the more I like it.

H&D

sheikofthesea posted 05-05-2007 12:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
You guys are nuts talking about the trailer. Any boater or angler worth his salt has his boat in the water. My 190 is just killing it . I would like a 170 owner to explain what he means by owning the boat versus being owned by the boat. What don't you like about the 190? It's spaciousness, it's its family friendly multiversatility deep in the back bay and out on the open ocean fishability?. Sounds like sour grapes to me. I have been boating and fishing the 190 and it is the dreamboat fishing bomb.


Could we talk about something else besides how it looks on a trailer.

highanddry posted 05-05-2007 01:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
Because most people trailer their boats so their boat is not waterlogged, bottom growth covered, damaged by weather and theft and at home where they can work on it. We can also visit a multitude of locations rather than the same one over and over. Therefore, to such people, the trailer is important to the owning experience.

Further, you like your boat, everybody likes their boat, don't be surprised when the guy who likes his boat does not like your boat. That is human nature. Oh, by the way, I like my boat better than I like your boat, lol.

H&D

GreatBayNH posted 05-05-2007 08:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I love the 190. It's just too much boat for me right now. That's all I was saying.

-Seth

GreatBayNH posted 05-05-2007 03:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I crawled all over the 190 today. Sweet boat I must say. And yes, the boat is so wide that it needs to sit high up on the traler to clear the fenders. It's as wide as the traier! If I had a slip and the cash I'd buy this boat. The sticker on the one I was looking at was ~ 30K with all the normal add ons one would want be default(fishing package, cushions, swim ladder). Not too shabby. I did notice my 170 is about 3 grand more for the same boat this year. That should help the resale of my boat when I trade up to the 190. No wait, I don't need a new boat, I don't need a new boat, I don't need a new boat. Yeah, it's not working. I have two-foot-itis already! HELP!

-Seth

Jaybld posted 05-05-2007 05:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jaybld  Send Email to Jaybld     
Seth,
How did your dealer pricing (+/-) $30k compare with the MSRP?
GreatBayNH posted 05-06-2007 07:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for GreatBayNH  Send Email to GreatBayNH     
I don't recall all the options the dealer listed but from the ones I know I saw the BostonWhaler.com site pegged the boat at $30,265.

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