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mdkairalla posted 08-08-2004 12:46 PM ET (US)   Profile for mdkairalla   Send Email to mdkairalla  
Just bought my first Whaler. With a wife and three small children who love to boat with me, I was wondering if anyone knew of an aftermarket rear bench seat (similar to what is on the 18 Dauntless) that was made with the Montauk in mind? Your recommendations or thoughts are appreciated.
erik selis posted 08-08-2004 01:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Hi Mark,

Congratulations with your new 170 Montauk. I wish you plenty of fun and safe whaling in the fine boat you have purchased.

The rear bench option is available. If you read the article in the following link you will even see the part number as well as the price and some pictures of this bench.

Btw, welcome to the forum!


erik selis posted 08-08-2004 01:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Here are the pictures Mark


pvonk posted 08-08-2004 03:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for pvonk  Send Email to pvonk     
The pictures Eric has a link to is the stern seat made for the 2004 Montauk (which Whaler now has discontinued). I just bought a 2005 Montauk and my dealer had a 2004 stern seat in stock and is putting on the boat. If you can find a dealer with such a seat still in stock, that might be the best way to go. (I'm assuming mdkairalla's whaler is a new 2005. If it's a pre-March 2004, then the seat won't work as the hull doesn't have the reinforcements needed for the seat.)
mdkairalla posted 08-09-2004 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for mdkairalla  Send Email to mdkairalla     
Thank you so much for your guidance. We look forward to Whalering for a long time.
Jimm posted 08-09-2004 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Jimm    
Rear seats add weight to the back. You want to keep the front down for ride and planeing. Put your children up front where you can watch them. Let them sit on throw cushions.
christopher posted 08-14-2004 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for christopher  Send Email to christopher

Check out the link supplied by erik.
I have a 1987 montauk with the after market rear seat supplied by this manufacturer. It appears to be the one they decsribe as being used in the outrage series of boats. It came with the used boat, I did not purchase it direct. It is easily removed . The back is higher and more rectangular in shape than the low, curved seat of the original maontauk. My seat obstructs access to the engine a little but I am very happy with it. Riding back there is a pleasure, dry under all conditions. My wife and kids love to ride back there. It is great addition to the boat.

erik selis posted 08-15-2004 03:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis
pvonk posted 08-15-2004 07:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for pvonk  Send Email to pvonk     
I've finally gotten my new Montauk with stern seat. The seat is the one made by Whaler for the '04 Montauk, but my dealer has installed one on my new '05. The seat is centered (left to right) with just enough space to walk by to the rear on either side. The picture my dealer originally sent me at
shows the seat (uninstalled, just resting in the stern); just imagine it centered.

The seat is great, very comfortable! And it is removable.


pvonk posted 08-15-2004 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for pvonk  Send Email to pvonk     
... and today my wife and I, along with two neighbors, took the Montauk out for her maiden voyage on a local lake. If you're moving, you definitely want the guests toward the bow, not the stern. We used the stern seat very infrequently. The times it was handy was when we were rubber-necking at very slow speed, looking at the shore. The seat will be handy when the grandkids come aboard - they're very light! Also handy, I suppose, when we have more than four.

I can see where the fishermen wouldn't like the seat. It takes up the stern area, like the back seat of a sedan. For cruising folks, the stern seat will be handy at slow speeds, and/or with a full load. We have no regrets about getting it, though. And, if I ever take up fishing, the seat is removable.

erik selis posted 08-16-2004 04:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Thank you for your feedback Pierre.


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