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mikeyairtime posted 08-08-2005 04:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for mikeyairtime  
I pulled my 170 along side a classic Montauk at the launch ramp and came to the conclusion that the low console is not the only reason the 170 looks funny. Although raising my console made my 170 look a whole lot better the bow rails are part of why the 170 looks different from a classic. The 170's bow and stern rails are level from front to back with a gentle slope to aft. The classics bow rails are quite a bit higher than it's stern rails. I think the 170 needs the stern rails cut down 3" and that 3" needs to be added to the bow rails. Now the question is how to do it on the cheap and get professional results.
Whalerider posted 08-08-2005 08:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Whalerider  Send Email to Whalerider     
On the cheap? Boy ...I hope you can tell me!
Our local guy that does stainless rails charges $100 per foot for the BASIC stuff. Measure your rail...its a whole lot longer than you might imagine (be sure and include the vertical stand-offs too).
Marsh posted 08-10-2005 08:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
My only real complaint about the 170 Montauk vs. the classic is the bow rail. The classic bow rail is angled in-board at the port and starboard bow corners, allowing one to easily step onto the deck BEFORE stepping over the rail. Not possible with the post-classic, as the newer design bow rail actually extends outboard of the bow deck area by a couple of inches. This makes for boarding from the bow a MUCH trickier proposition, especially if boarding the bow from the shore.


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