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190 Montauk back in the water
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posted 04-15-2008 10:43 AM ET (US)
Had a great first year with my Montauk 190 and was eager to get the boat back in the water.
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,
posted 04-15-2008 08:45 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-15-2008 08:47 PM ET (US)
I think their is a pin to insert to back up hill.
posted 04-15-2008 09:37 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-16-2008 12:04 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-16-2008 02:01 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 04-16-2008 10:39 PM ET (US)
Yeah, I am getting 5.5 or better, hope that Montub is doing as well.
posted 04-17-2008 12:34 AM ET (US)
(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.
posted 04-23-2008 03:18 AM ET (US)
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
posted 04-23-2008 01:13 PM ET (US)
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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