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Montauk - 190 Height on Trailer?
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posted 08-29-2006 12:24 AM ET (US)
Can anyone with a 2007 Montauk 190 measure the height of the console (highest point) when the boat is on the trailer? I just want to ensure it will fit in my garage.
posted 08-29-2006 07:11 AM ET (US)
Trouter, I had the same concern and e-mailed BW. Chuck Bennett e-mailed me back w/i one day and gave me the following dimensions:
Height on trailer- approximately 8'
LOA with engine tilted up (boat/engine only-no trailer tongue)-22' 5"
LOA with engine tilted down (again no trailer tongue)-20' 10"
LOA with engine tilted down and loaded on a trailer- approximately 23'
I am a newbie and excited about the 190, but also desire a garageable boat, so I share the same concerns. Don't forget the width on the trailer ( guessing 10' min?) and the fact that most garage doors do not open fully to give you the benefit of the physical opening.
All of this is making me reconsider my options and seriously looking at a mid-80's 18' Outrage, although maybe I could just build a new garage!
Best of luck.
posted 08-31-2006 10:39 PM ET (US)
Regarding trailer width: legal max is 102". Beyond that you would need a special permit. I STRONGLY DOUBT that the new Montauk is over 102" wide.
posted 09-02-2006 08:05 PM ET (US)
I no longer have one to measure, but it is under 102"
posted 09-04-2006 11:06 AM ET (US)
I just measured one at the dealer.
width between fenders-8'9"
Height approx 8'
Length at trailer fold about 22'
posted 09-07-2006 12:04 AM ET (US)
My gargage needs 7'10" of clearance (Because of the garage door opener). With the tongue in a lowe position, do you think it will fit?
I measured a Dauntless 180 at the dealer, and it was about 7'6" in height with the tongue in a level position.
Does the Montauk 190 use a different trailer than the Dauntless 180? The boat dimensions on them are the same, but maybe they use different trailers.
posted 09-09-2006 12:12 PM ET (US)
The 190 Montauk that I climbed into seemed to be sitting on a trailer that was pretty high off the ground.
I wished I would have thought about upgrading my trailer when I bought my 170 Montauk. I think my trailer is weak link in the "value packaging" offered by Boston Whaler.
Anyway, you may want to consider upgrading to a trailer that also has a lower ground clearance. If the current setup is approximately 8 feet high, you may have trouble getting it into the standard 8 foot garage opening.
posted 09-09-2006 08:36 PM ET (US)
I notice that Boston whaler now offers a optional pgrade trailer for the Outrage 190. I agree, the boat sits to high and the trailer is not that good--it is OK--but definitly was a corner cutter for the value pricing. It tows OK but eventually we will upgrade.
posted 09-11-2006 05:29 PM ET (US)
A removeable console rail and windshield would have been a good idea for those concerned about height and getting it in the garage!
posted 09-14-2006 09:15 AM ET (US)
Trouter, depending upon your type of garage door, you might actually be able to go a little higher. Some garage doors have an emergency pull that disengages the power garage door opener. Once it is dis-engaged the door pulls manually but it usually can be opened further, thereby gaining a few inches ( maybe only an inch) of additional headroom/clearance. It might be possible for you to disengage the garge door opener in this fashion each time you are moving the boat in/out. It is a very simple thing to re-engage it, by the way.
I know we are talking small dimensions, but they can be critical at times. Good luck.
posted 09-14-2006 03:28 PM ET (US)
There are also usually adjustments on the GDO that allow you to change where it stops at "full open". This is often a little dial you adjust with a screwdriver.
posted 09-14-2006 06:03 PM ET (US)
Thanks for the info, the garage door isn't my low point, the wood frame is my low point (my opener raises it high enough that the low point is not the door).
I think it is close enough that I'm going to have to wait to measure one on the trailer.
posted 09-14-2006 07:10 PM ET (US)
The dial (on mine anyway) is the sensitivity of the "your kid
just got caught under the descending door" sensor. How FAR
the door goes is set by moving a couple of microswitches
along the track.
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