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boat pictures (Guts's Personal Page) 12/06/2008

1981 Montauk

simrad auto pilot feed back

sebastes ground fish

my console

hole placement for thru hull transducer

1981 MONTAUK 17 at dock in San Diego

placement of fuel/water separator

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ioptfm Date Posted: December 7, 2008 - 11:06 AM
One othe neatest and most organized setups I've seen............Good looking boat
Guts Date Posted: December 8, 2008 - 4:59 AM
thank you ioptfm A lot of thought and work went into it.
GMeader Date Posted: December 8, 2008 - 10:41 AM
That has to be one of the nicest Montauks I have seen. Very nice attention to detail -
Jeff Date Posted: December 10, 2008 - 5:25 PM
Who made the custom bow, side, and console rails? The boat is super clean and should be a great source of pride.
Joe Kriz Date Posted: December 11, 2008 - 11:22 AM
The side rails look like the newer style which were welded instead of using fittings. My 1978 Montauk had the rails replaced with the newer style somewhere in its lifetime. Not sure what year Boston Whaler started this on the Montauk.
Guts Date Posted: December 12, 2008 - 9:14 AM
This boat started life in a Santa Monica,ca. the dealer sold it to the first owner. The second owner bought it in 1986, and I acquired it in 1994. As far as I can tell these are the rails/ side and console that came with the boat. I fell pretty sure it never had fitting style rails, hence my question for [this thread] All the "fittings" are welded as you can see from the pictures. If the rails were replaced on the console there is no evidence [holes or patched holes] The gunnels rails are the same size and height as other Montauk 17 boats as far as I can tell. No Shepherds Crook/Console Rail is what stands out. This dose not bother me, in fact I like being able to put a cushion all the way across the front of the console. As far as the welded fittings I have seen other Montauks with welded fittings, maybe the welded rail fittings were a west coast thing? Jeff the console rail attaches port and starboard and on the bow side of the console. There are two in the front with the Furuno mushroom gps antenna in the middle. In closing I will be replacing the old Igloo with a marine 94 Igloo, pictures to come. thank all of the kind words and input. Guts/AKA/Kim
Joe Kriz Date Posted: December 12, 2008 - 5:58 PM
Guts, definitely not a West Coast thing. Boston Whalers were never made on the West Coast. It was a year thing. About 1991 the side rails were welded on the Montauks. Not exactly sure what year they started doing the bow rails but here is a 1998 Montauk with welded bow rails instead of fittings.
epi serrato Date Posted: December 29, 2008 - 7:00 PM
Hey Guts, My name is Epi and I have a 1968 project boat. I'm in LA and since you are in San Diego I was wondering if you might know where I can pick up a used center console for my boat. By the way, your boat is quite impressive. Thanks!
smoked-sam-man Date Posted: January 3, 2009 - 8:57 AM
Guts - this is a beautiful console. this boat inspires! sincerely, smoked-sam-man Cool
Guts Date Posted: January 4, 2009 - 9:54 AM
epi serrato I' sorry I didn't see this till now, posting a question on someone's personal page is kinda like a forum inside a forum. The PM is a good way and I like some of the people have there e mail addys also. My console came with welded railing and no shepherds crook. One could only guess why. I like not having to deal with the crook sticking out in the front of the console. As far as your question about where to find a console. Take a look at this post, a lot of good info here. Guts smoked-sam-man Thanks for the kind words. I look forward to watching your progress on your 1987 17 foot, super sport limited. When you post in the Discussion area, I'm sure you will have other comments from other members too. sent you a pm. Guts/AKA/Kim
BrettM Date Posted: June 14, 2009 - 6:27 AM
Great looking boat Guts. I have a 13' restored on my personal page here, but the boat I grew up with is a 1982 Montauk. Just got it from my parents and will be getting it in shape. Yours looks fantastic. I especially like what you did with the console layout. I actually purchased the more recent control panel and used it on mine. Not as nice as what you did.
JohnnyCW Date Posted: September 3, 2009 - 1:08 PM
First 17' I've ever seen with an auto-pilot and a feature I'd appreciate on mine when I fish alone. An EPIRB to boot as well. Fantastically beautiful vessel! Not only looks superb but appears to be well rigged and equipped.
ritzyrags Date Posted: October 20, 2009 - 11:42 PM
Well indeed; What an absolute sweetheart this fine example of a Whaler is. Fell free to contact me for more in-dept words.
Vince56 Date Posted: January 26, 2010 - 7:46 PM
Hello Guts. I'm a new member, just came across your photos. Brilliant looking whaler! I just bought an '86 Montauk in Del Mar, you may have seen in on Craig's List. Having fun with it in San Diego Bay. It is rigged for fishing which I love to do. I also have a 1965 17' Whaler, model not known. I always thought it was a Montauk, but since I have been on this great website, I see they weren't made until 1973. I bought it in La Jolla in 1973 and keep it in Bahia Conception, Baja, near Mulege. It is rather weatherbeaten, but still works fine. It needs restoring again. My '86 will be kept at Coronado Yacht Club on a trailer. After all these years of owning a Whaler, nice to see there is still a big following.
msd58 Date Posted: February 5, 2010 - 4:17 PM
Super clean boat!
robalo Date Posted: May 19, 2010 - 9:09 AM
Guts, Great looking boat!, I can appreciate the attention to detail, especially how well organized and clean the console and fuel lines, etc are laid out. I have an '88 Montauk which I'm considering repowering with a Susuki 90hp also. What's your opinion on that engine? - Thanks, Robalo
sdwhaler89 Date Posted: September 27, 2010 - 9:34 PM
Super Cool boat. I am working on my boat now, an 88 Newport, current garaged in Del Mar, CA. I am about to order a new Yamaha 70 4 stroke. i like the layout of the fuel water separator, I think i will use that picture as a guide.
NWMontauk Date Posted: October 10, 2010 - 10:29 AM
Very nice setup. Any issues with drilling into the boat for the cable routing? I'd like to run similar routing on my 1989 Montauk, but am a little sketched out on what fasteners to use. Any advice?
lawyerbilly Date Posted: January 9, 2011 - 7:02 PM
This vessel is really downtown and shows much thought and work. I am getting ready to hunker down on a Montauk 17, 1990 vintage which I inherited from my stepfather. It has a sound hull but needs a lot of TLC. Your boat inspires me.
Guts Date Posted: January 13, 2011 - 11:54 AM
thank you lawyerbilly I have an incredible amount of money in this boat and will never get back, but what the heck can't take it with you right. There are three things that I did that were costly but worth every penny in my opinion. One was the new engine, too was a hydraulic steering, and the one I like the best the autopilot. It goes in conjunction with the hydraulic steering. I would never put a autopilot on a push poll type steering even though they make them, I wouldn't want that wheel spinning while I'm at the controls. The other people here have a wealth of knowledge of Boston whaler's so this is a great site for reference and help. I can just talk about what I did to my Montauk. good luck with your newly acquired Montauk and please if you get a chance post some pictures on your personal page.
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