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Tom L posted 08-23-2000 09:34 AM ET (US)   Profile for Tom L   Send Email to Tom L  
Hey Folks: Help me here. I have found an 85 Montauk that the owner says has been in family since new. Has RPS. Also, 2 pedestal seats mounted behind RPS at the stern. According to owner, the boat came from Whaler or the dealer this way.

Haven't heard of this. Can anyone confirm or comment. Left this request on the general board, but didn't get responses. Must have asked wrong. Thanks for your help. Tom L

Barry posted 08-23-2000 05:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
Tom L,

I've never heard of that configuration either. However I've seen numerous Whalers with configs that while they weren't "normal" the owners claimed were original from BW. And of course the dealer could have done custom work as well.

If you really want to know get the numbers from the boat and email BW.

Good luck,

Tom L posted 08-23-2000 06:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
Thanks, Barry. Don, the fellow who just took delivery on a new Montauk with the 4 stroke 50 says the same.

I haven't seen the boat. Hesitate to drive 200 R/T to see something that is too non-standard.

Anyone hazard an hypothesis on whether installation could serve as a water entry hazard?

Would this devalue the vessel to a significant degree. Asking 8.5k and indicates pretty firm.

Best Regards, Tom L

Barry posted 08-23-2000 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barry  Send Email to Barry     
Can't believe the mounts could cause any problems. Unless they used reeeaaally long screws! If they aren't sticking out of the bottom of the boat it should be fine ;-)

I wouldn't think it would have any effect on value. Might depend on the quality of the seats and the work. Worst case, if you didn't like them you could remove them and seal the holes.

I'd be more concerned about the age/condition of the motor, then the condition of the boat in general, and finally the trailer.

$8.5k for an 85 is fairly typical depending on condition.

Tom L posted 08-24-2000 10:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom L  Send Email to Tom L     
Thanks, Barry.

C Bennett of BW responded on the seats. Not an option. The closest was a rear deck with a single pedastal mount on it. Tom

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