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johniac7078 posted 08-23-2009 08:09 AM ET (US)   Profile for johniac7078   Send Email to johniac7078  
I am a novice boater and am thinking about picking up a 19ft montauk to primarily fish boston harbor. Can anyone please give me some feedback as to how suitable this boat would be? Does it ride dry, is it stable, how good is it for me, my wife (yeah i have to take her sometimes) and two teenages.

I noticed that the boat does not have a fish box, I cant figure out if the deck is self bailing (salesman says yes), and there is no raw water wash down. So if you own one how do you deal with this stuff. IS it important? AS a novice, I get about a million opinions about everything and now i am CONFUSED!!!! Thanks for your help in advance.

Nushlie posted 08-23-2009 08:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     

The 190 Montauk is fine but I would suggest you also consider the 190 Outrage. The Outrage is more capable than the Montauk in big water but also will be good in the shallows and bays.

The Outrage and probably the Montauk as well can have a water washdown system added to the boat. It is a relatively easy and inexpensive installation.

Either boat will be enjoyed by you and your family.


johniac7078 posted 08-23-2009 05:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for johniac7078  Send Email to johniac7078     
Thanks...I was think that might be a good way to go. Any idea about price differential? What would be a minimal configuration?
Nushlie posted 08-23-2009 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nushlie  Send Email to Nushlie     

One can go to the Whaler website and get a price on the boats. Click on the build a boat section and go from there. I think generally speaking the Outrages are more expensive.


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