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bostoneddy posted 02-24-2009 11:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for bostoneddy   Send Email to bostoneddy  

On Saturday, My good friend Wbullwin helped me trailer home

My first boat a 2009 Montauk. I cant stop looking at

it. Cant stop smiling. Now to rig her out, what

fun, looking for a fish finder, depth finder,

with speedometer, able to be read in the sun,

while going 25 to 30 MPH, any suggestions?

ConB posted 02-24-2009 11:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
Great choice you made for the Montauk 190!


SC Joe posted 02-24-2009 02:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for SC Joe  Send Email to SC Joe     
That IS a great boat.

Check Northstar for GPS/sonar Smartcraft integration, if you are into that sort of stuff.

I've got one on my boat and have been able to get most of the SC stuff to work.

Rick U posted 02-24-2009 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rick U  Send Email to Rick U     
Congratulations. You're going to love that boat. Are you looking for a combo unit with GPS/Sounder? I have a Garmin 545s. The transducer came with a speedometer paddle wheel. I have no idea why a mechanical speed sensor is necessary when you have GPS.
Whalerdog posted 02-24-2009 06:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerdog  Send Email to Whalerdog     
Great boat I have a 2007 with a 115. Very seaworthy.
Yiddil posted 02-24-2009 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Yiddil  Send Email to Yiddil     
Congrates...the world is going to turn for you:))
Feejer posted 03-01-2009 09:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for Feejer  Send Email to Feejer     
Congrats on the new boat. You, myself and Wally will have to get together at Turkey Point. Take a look at the new Lowrance units. I'll be ordering the 7 inch for my new Dauntless.

hockeycrew posted 03-11-2009 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for hockeycrew  Send Email to hockeycrew     
Just another month until I pick up my new 2008 Montauk 190. Bought it a few months ago and spring can not come soon enough. What is the proper trailer hitch height to the top of the ball? Has anyone installed some type of after market seat in the aft areas on either side of the livewell? Looking at the Outrage 190 there were some back rest cushions. Has anyone used them on a Montauk 190?
sheikofthesea posted 03-12-2009 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for sheikofthesea  Send Email to sheikofthesea     
Those aft areas don't make great seats. Get or install the seat over the live well and the front cushion. I usually clear everything out because I am fishing but when I "entertaining" I put in the front cushion and the livewell seat and there is plenty of room for people to lay out.


190Montauk posted 03-12-2009 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for 190Montauk  Send Email to 190Montauk     
Did you make any decisions yet? If not, do you want a GPS chartplotter, or just fishfinder? What is your budget?
JoeyP posted 03-12-2009 09:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for JoeyP  Send Email to JoeyP     
What kind of power do you have attached to that new Montauk?
hockeycrew posted 03-13-2009 06:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for hockeycrew  Send Email to hockeycrew     
I went with the 135 Verado. When I looked at the Montauk the dealer had one with the 115 and one with the 135. The 135 setup cost about $4,000 more but I have 2 kids that cant wait to water ski and tube so that extra horsepower seemed necessary. I have not had a first hand experience with either motor so I am anxious to see how this 135 Verado performs.
mojipa posted 03-18-2009 02:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for mojipa  Send Email to mojipa     
The new HD Lowrance sonar/gps units look pretty amazing.
I saw them at Cabelas recently and they are worth considering.

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