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sheikofthesea posted 04-15-2008 10:43 AM ET (US)   Profile for sheikofthesea   Send Email to sheikofthesea  
Had a great first year with my Montauk 190 and was eager to get the boat back in the water.

Had some trouble backing the trailer into a godawful boat ramp on CI New York--you have to see this place to believe it--because the trailer brakes were locking up ( is there a way to disable the trailer breaks?). Tried a different ramp and the Debunker Redux was back in action. I am primarily an angler but the first trip was to help out my brother on a diving trip to explore the possibility of seeding an oyster bed in the NY Bight. We were taking out one experienced diver, some high school (divers) students and some folks to do some water tests. The trip down from City Island over the East River and out into the NY Bight was navigated in a bank of total fog. All systems were go except for my white light which I couldn't get going. Once we got to the Gowanus canal we picked up the kids and divers.

Okay I have been a staunch defender of the Mercury 115 but it was a little overmatched by 8 people and 4 sets of diving equipment. We put putted along and eventually got to our site and a wonderful time was had by all but I definitely pressed up agains the 8 person, 2500lb limit. At least I know now that I can turn the wide open spaces of the Montauk 190 into a party barge as long as I don't have all the diving equpiment aboard. Top speed, with two people aboard and no bimini top was 35.8 knots (I didn't bother to check speed when we had the divers and equipment on board but we didn't break any records.

All in all, the boat, year two, seems solid and ready to conquer the Western Long Island Sound.Eager to hear other experiences with the 190.

see you out on the water,


Whalerdog posted 04-15-2008 08:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
I love my 19 but would never take 8 people on it plus diving gear even with a 135 or 150. Doubt I would ever take more than 4 especially with a 115. It must have been sitting lower in the water.
Whalerdog posted 04-15-2008 08:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
I think their is a pin to insert to back up hill.
highanddry posted 04-15-2008 09:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
On our trailer thee is a lever that locks the brakes out.

Our 150 Opti powered Nantucket has no problem with eight people and four sets of dive gear, loaded ice boxes and full fuel, smooth power and instant acceleration.

sheikofthesea posted 04-16-2008 12:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
Yeah I see where the pin is. Wow HighAndry good for you that the Optimax can push that kind of load, but I will rarely have to load up like that. And I do like the gas mileage.
bigjohn1 posted 04-16-2008 02:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for bigjohn1  Send Email to bigjohn1     
Consider using a Solas Amita 4-blade prop for those rare occasions when you'll be running v-e-r-y heavy. Its aluminum but at $110.00, it makes for a descent backup.
highanddry posted 04-16-2008 10:39 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
Yeah, I am getting 5.5 or better, hope that Montub is doing as well.

nemored posted 04-17-2008 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for nemored  Send Email to nemored     
(2007 Montauk 19 with two Hondas,90 and 9 hp) I just put the Mills forward bow shelter on for the kids. Great addition. Cuts down on the wind back at the helm too.
Whalerdog posted 04-23-2008 03:18 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
nemored how much was it if you don't mine me asking? Any pictures? What did the do when they mounted it to the deck for a lip where it is mounted? Thanks John
nemored posted 04-23-2008 01:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for nemored  Send Email to nemored     
I think it was around $1200 + shipping. Mills sends you snaps and some hold downs that your screw into the bow. Easy. No pics on the bow shelter yet. Its still rainnng here in Oregon. Check out their website.

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