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Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™)

Stainless steel folding T-Top developed specifically for Boston Whaler® center console boats...

Picture of original Montauk-T-Topless-1™ on 1982 Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 17

Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) Buy It Now
Fully Assembled Folding T-Top for Montauk™, Outrage™ & Dauntless™ ... $1,067.00 , SALE PRICE: $999.39 (MT2 Introductory Sale)

The patent-pending Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) folding T-Top for Boston Whaler® center console boats combines the fishability, convenience and storage of a T-Top with the ability to lower the top in seconds (or remove in 10 minutes) to store the boat in your garage, shed, short dry stack, boat house or under a boat cover.

The new Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) has been completely redesigned for 2020, combining the best features of the original Montauk-T-Topless-1™ and Montauk-Shadow™ folding T-Tops (at a lower cost) to fit most Boston Whaler® Montauk™, Outrage™, Dauntless™, Newport™ and Striper™ center console boats.

Status and Lead times:
NOTE: Most of the photos on this page are of the OLD (pre-2019) Montauk-T-Topless-1™ and Montauk-Shadow™.
Lead time est. on new Montauk-T-Topless-2 is Feb 2020, Shadow and T-Topless are May 2020.
The 1st production (not a Prototype) Montauk-T-Topless-2 (MT-2) has been installed on our new (to us) 1988 Montauk 17 test boat as of Thanksgiving, and it looks great, is MUCH stiffer and has more clearance at the console. New photos will be added when we have fully tested it over the next few weeks. We plan to begin shipping in late January or early February.

Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) features:

  • Mounts on factory Whaler windshield grab rails (drill no holes),
  • Eliminate the need for annoying Bimini top frames and straps which hamper access around the boat,
  • Folds down below front bow rail height in less than 1 minute by pulling (2) quick-release pins to fit in garage or under standard boat cover,
  • 6'1"-6'8" of headroom (on Montauk™ 17),
  • Clearance for the
    • rod holders (6 each) mounted across the front of the Whaler's console,
    • rod holders (2 each) on the Whaler's Reversible Pilot Seat.
      (photo at right),
  • Clears the original (pre-1990) Igloo® 86-quart or newer (1990+) 96-quart cooler (standard on Montauk™ 17, 170, Outrage® and many other Whalers) when folded down,
  • Optional Gear-Loft stores 4-6 life preservers out of the way above your head (freeing up valuable cooler, console or deck space), RNR-Marine
  • Optional 3-sided Spray-Shield enclosure with side 'weather flaps' out to the gunwales (removable with Velcro« and bungi balls),
  • Optional white Navigation Light and Rod Holders,
  • 100% Made-in-USA,
  • Industry Leading RNR-Marine™ 10-Year Frame Warranty (no other top manufacturer offers more than a 3 to 5 year warranty)!
  • 1-2 hour installation (drill NO holes!).

    Click here and the scroll down for photos of the Montauk-T-Topless-1™ and Montauk-Shadow™ on customer's Montauks!
Montauk-Shadow™ Picture, New October 2011

For those who are familiar with our popular Montauk-T-Topless-1™ and Montauk-Shadow™ we have made and sold for years, the Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) has been improved:

  • Stiffer with integrated Stabilizer-Bar,
  • Straight side frames to front for better clearance past console to bow,
  • 2 inches narrower (50" wide) for better side clearance,
  • Bent Rear-Legs for more clearance along console,
  • Type 316 Stainless Steel tubing (was 304L) to stay shiny forever,
  • Optional 3-sided Spray-Shield enclosure option with side 'weather flaps' out to the gunwales (removable with Velcro« and bungi balls),
  • Optional 8 inch longer Gear-Loft option holds more stuff,
  • Ships quickly in a sturdy box via Fedex® or UPS® (not a large truck),
  • Price reduced!
Montauk-Shadow™ Features Movie

Storage at home can save you $2,000-$6,000 per year in storage fees = $10,000 to $72,000 savings over an average 10 year ownership,

Optional clamp-on Navigation Light provides reliable, glare-free light for trouble-free evening cruises.

Optional clamp-on Rod Holders (2 or 4) get your rods up out of the way, and can be used for trolling, while our popular Gear Loft stows 4 to 6 life preservers, freeing up your console for storage of dry gear!


"Click" pictures for larger images!
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Compare the Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) to other alternatives:
  • The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) mounts on the Montauk™, Dauntless™, Outrage™, Newport™ or Striper™ 7/8" windshield grab bars in about 1-1/2 hours, and folds forward to cradle between the front bow rails, where they fit under a standard Whaler® boat cover! The top is out of the way for fishing, solid and durable. The 1" diameter polished stainless tubing compliments the looks of the Whaler®'s rail systems, weighs just 32lbs (Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™)), and is available in Back or Captain Navy (OEM Whaler color) Sunbrella® fabric In addition, the tops pays for itself in 6 months compared to storage.
  • The Montauk and Outrage used the same console from 1973 to 1990, so Outrage owners will see the same fit as shown on the Montauks pictured here.
  • The Montauk-Shadow fits the Montauk-150 very well, providing 6'3" of clearance.
  • Bimini Tops are difficult to fish around and make entry/exit difficult because they mount on the Montauk at or near the opening between the front/rear side rails. Boston Whaler® charges $1,091 now $1,200 ! for their original Mills® "Sun top (bimini) with boot (black or blue) and stainless steel fittings"
  • Fixed T-Tops must be screwed to the floor with wood screws on Whalers®. They cannot be through-bolted to the back of the fiberglass because Whalers® are foam-filled for flotation. Thus, the wood screws will eventually pull out. In addition, a fixed T-Top wastes floorspace with the mounts, and will not fold down to put the boat in a garage or under a standard boat cover
  • Boston Whaler® introduced the new generation 2002-2007 Montauk-170 and 2002-2007 Dauntless-160 boats with the same low console (p/n 22-J871-00) and grab rails, so our tops only provide 5'11" (Montauk-T-Topless™) or 6'1" (Montauk-Shadow™) of headroom, and the cooler must be removed to lower the top fully. In 2008, Boston Whaler® came out with a new 4" taller console, giving the 2008-2012 Montauk-170 a clearance of 6'3" with the Montauk-T-Topless™ and 6'5" with the Montauk-Shadow™!
  • The Montauk 190 and Dauntless 15 use the standard, Medium-width T-Topless.
Montauk-T-Topless-1™ Lowered on Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 17 Picture
Lowers below the windshield grab rail height

Montauk-T-Topless™ lowered on 1982 Montauk® 17, shown at right

Montauk-Shadow™ lowered on the same 1982 Montauk® 17, shown below Montauk-Shadow™ Lowered on Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 17 Picture

Montauk-T-Topless™ Partially Covered on Montauk™ 17 Picture
Fits under standard boat cover


The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) fits under a standard boat cover, as the top nestles between the bow rails.

Raised Montauk-T-Topless-2™ Drawing Head and fishing rod clearance

Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) shown at right in the raised position on a Montauk® 17 This

Once again, note how the design allows use of the front rod holders.

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) provides provides significantly more head room than the standard Boston Whaler® original Mills® (pre 1996) or Great Lakes® (1996+, we sell these as well) bimini top's 5'10" height. It allows use of the front, console-mounted rod holders, as well as the 2 rod holders in the Montauk's® Teak Reversible Pilot Seat (RPS, flip back seat).

Lowered Montauk-T-Topless-2™ Drawing Lowers about even with windshield grab rail height

Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) shown at right in the lowered position on a 1908s era Montauk® 17. If your boat fits in the garage or under a boat cover now, it should fit with the top lowered.

The top folds down and clears the standard 86-quart (pre-1990) and larger 96-quart (1990+) Igloo® coolers (with the cushion in place), as well as between the front bow rails allowing the use of a standard boat cover..

Standard Boat Cover Fits over Montauk-T-Topless™ and Montauk-Shadow™ Picture
Montauk-T-Topless™ Canvas Coverage Image
Coverage

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) provides 19.4 square feet of coverage, yet weighs only 34 pounds.

Montauk-T-Toples™ and Montauk-Shadow™ Mount with No Wood Screws Picture Montauk-T-Toples™ and Montauk-Shadow™ Mount with Split Jaw Slides Picture
Installs in About an Hour

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) installs on the Montauk™'s (or Dauntless'™;) windshield grab bars using two pairs of stainless steel split rail clamps in less than an hour without drilling holes in the floor or console of your boat and then trying to get wood screws to hold.

All other after-market T-Tops mount to the floor, which is not level on the Montauk®. Since Whalers® are foam filed, it is not possible to through-bolt through the floor, so after-market, floor-mounted T-Tops are mounted with wood screws, which pull loose over time.

Montauk-T-Topless-2 from the Front
Clearance

Compare the clearance with bimini tops or a floor-mounted T-top.

Hanging from Montauk-T-Topless-2™ Frame Picture
Strong enough to hang from!

We do NOT recommend or warrant hanging from the top (and especially the rear), but we found in our tests that the 1" OD TIG welded Stainless tubing frame is strong enough to hang on!

(click the picture for full size)

No More Anoying Bimini Top Picture
No annoying bimini top frame or straps!

No more ugly, bimini top or straps in your way, or flapping in the breeze.


Tow the Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) safely down the highway!

Old Montauk-Shadow™ shown trailering down the highway at 65mph.


Sunbrella® Marine Canvas Repels Water Like a Duck!

Montauk-Shadow™ shown here.

Montauk-T-Topless-2™ Spray-Shield
Optional Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) Spray-Shield for Montauk™ 17 (may fit Montauk 170 and some Outrages)

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) Spray-Shield has 30-gauge clear Vinyl windows (also known as Eisenglass or Isinglass) framed with Sunbrella® (any color) and attaches to the T-Topless™ frame tightly with Velcro® (note how it Velcros around the frame inside) and Bungee ball ties. The Spray-Shield wraps around the sides of the Montauk-T-Topless™ frame to keep spray out and has a "smiley" window with plastic zippers which can be rolled up to let the breeze in and for trailering.

The Spray-Shield is split at the bottom and joined with Velcro™ to go around the Montauk's front "Shepherd's Rail", providing a spray-tight, clear window all the way down to the bottom of the Montauk's plexiglass windshield.

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ will fold down with the Spray-Shield in place (may need to be loosened at bottom).

Click pictures for larger views!

curtains full curtains 30 gauge clear vinyl 30 gauge isinglass 30 gauge eisenglass strataglass clear vinyl 30 mil clear vinyl 30 mil isinglass 30 mil eisenglass

Montauk-T-Topless™ & Montauk-Shadow™ Stainless Rod Holders Picture
Rod Holders

Clamp-on stainless steel rod holders (available on Amazon® for example) can be mounted on sides (as shown) for out of the way rod storage.

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Montauk-T-Topless-2™ 79 inch Center Clearance on Montauk 17 Picture
Height

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) has 6' 1"to 6' 8" clearance (shown here adjusted to 6' 6-1/2") on Montauk-17 boats and similar on Montauk 17s.

Picture of Montauk-T-Topless™ Rod Holders on Montauk 17
The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) provides Clearance to use the Front Rod Holders.

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) weas specifically designed to clear rods placed in the front, console-mounted rod holders, as well as clearance for rods in the Montauk-17's teak Reversible Pilot Seat's rod holders!

Bimini Top Issues on Montauk Boats Picture
Standard Boston Whaler® Bimini Top

The Boston Whaler® standard bimini top is low, cumbersome and in the way for fishing, ingress and egress.

Front Rods Hit 1986 Boston Whaler Montauk-17 Bimini Top Picture
Front Rod Holders Unusable with Bimini Top,

With the bimini top raised, the front rod holders cannot be used on older or new style Montauks®.

Front Rods Hit 1989 Boston Whaler Montauk-17 Bimini Top Picture
Front Rods Hit 1999 Boston Whaler Montauk-17 Bimini Top Picture
Front Rods Hit 2000 Boston Whaler Montauk-170 Bimini Top Picture
Front Rods Hit 2010 Boston Whaler Montauk-170 Bimini Top Picture
Issues with Rigid T-Top on Bostoin Whaler Montauk Boat Picture
Rigid T-Top Issues ...

Rigid T-Tops have issues of their own, including weight, high center of gravity, mounting holes in the floor, clearance along the side and cost.

Sunbrella® Marine Fabrics Logo Image Sunbrella® is the #1 marine canvas in the world Sunbrella® Black Image

We exclusively use Sunbrella® Sunbrella® Captain Navy Image 9.25 ounce / square yard marine fabric (heavier than the Sunbrella® 8 oz./sq.yd. furniture fabric), the longest lasting, most color-fast and durable marine canvas in the world (10 year fabric warranty). The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella® as an aid in the prevention of skin cancer. Check out Sunbrella® marine fabrics, care and cleaning at www.Sunbrella.com. We offer Black or Captain Navy (factory original Boston Whaler® blue color) Sunbrella® for the Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™):


RNR-Marine™ Manufacturing Plant Made in the USA with a 10-year Warranty
Made in the USA

All RNR-Marine™ stainless steel tops are manufactured in North Carolina, and are backed by an industry-leading 10-Year Frame Warranty!

No other T-Top manufacturer offers a 10-Year Warranty. 10-Year Warranty

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Specifications
Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) Dimensions

The Montauk-T-Topless-2™ (MT2™) kit is a type 316 stainless steel frame folding top with welded fittings which assembles and installs in about an hour, provides refreshing shade and raises, lowers or removes in seconds to fit in a garage or under a boat cover. This new top has been redesigned from the popular Montauk-T-Topless™ and Montauk-Shadow™ folding T-Tops offered from 2006 to 2019, offering many improvements, and at a lower cost.

It is designed to fit:

  • ALL  Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 17, 170
  • 1981-1989 Boston Whaler® Outrage™ 18,
  • most Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 19 & 190
  • most Boston Whaler® Outrage™ 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24
  • most Boston Whaler® Montauk™ 150
  • most Boston Whaler® Dauntless™ 15, 16, 18, & 180
  • most Boston Whaler® Newport™ 17
  • most Boston Whaler® Striper™ 17
  • any boat with 30-60 degree angled, 31-35", 7/8" or 1" diameter stainless steel windsheild grab rails

Detailed Specifications:

  • Fits: Grab Rail widths from 31" to 35" inches (Montauk-17 is 33" wide) angled at 30-60 degrees (Montauk 17/170s are 45 degrees)from vertical.
  • Frame: 1" polished AISI type 316 stainless steel tubular frame, TIG welded to type 316 surgical stainless fittings. Integrated stabilizer bar can be mounted in either port or starboard helm configuration.
  • Canvas: Skin Cancer Foundation Sunbrella® Black or Captain Navy (factory original Boston Whaler® blue color) Sunbrella® 9.25-oz. acrylic marine canvas with color-matched Nylon webbing sewn around the perimeter and nickel plated grommets. Supplied with black, braided Nylon Lacing Cord. Sunbrella® has an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of over 50 (considered the ultimate in UV sun protection) and has received the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation.
  • Size: 5'10" long (5'6" covered) X 50" wide rear X 35" wide front = 19.4 square feet of coverage.
  • Fits: 7/8" (& 1" diameter for non-Whalers) stainless steel windshield grab bars from 31" to 35" wide, and over 42" tall.
  • Height: (clearance to stand under):
    • 6'1" to 6'5" of clearance on 1973-2000 Montauk™ 17 and 170 boats,
    • 6'1" to 6'5" of clearance on 1981-1989 Outrage™ 18 boats,
    • 6'0" to 6'4" of clearance on 2001-2007 Montauk™ 170 boats,
    • 6'5" to 6'7" of clearance on 2008+ Montauk™ 170 boats,
    • other to-be-determined.
  • Clears:
    • (6) Front Rod Holders (mouned on front of console) on all Montauk™ 17, Montauk™170 & 1981-1989 Outrage™ 18 (same console as Montauk 17),
    • (2) Factory Rod Holders on Reversible Pilot Seat on all Montauk™ 17, Montauk™ 170 & 1981-1989 Outrage™ 18 (same console as Montauk 17),
    • Factory 86-quart (original before 1990) Igloo® cooler with Cushion in place when folded down on 1973-1990 Montauk™ 17 and 1981-1989 Outrage&trade 18 (same console as Montauk 17),
    • Replacement 94-quart (original was 86-quart before 1990) Igloo® cooler with Cushion in place when folded down on 1973-1990 Montauk™ 17 and 1981-1989 Outrage&trade 18 (same console as Montauk 17),
    • Factory 94-quart (original from 1990+) Igloo® cooler with Cushion in place when folded down on 1990-2000 Montauk™ 17,
    • Factory 94-quart Igloo® cooler with Cushion removed when folded down on 2001+ Montauk™ 170.
  • Weight: 34 pounds
  • Assembly: Assemble Port-Frame to Starboard-Frame with Rear-Cross-Bar and connect Stabilizer (10 mins).
  • Installation: Lace canvas (20-30 mins) and attach top to windshield grab rails (30-45 mins).
  • Maintenance & Cleaning: Routine Inspections, Scheduled Maintenance and Cleaning.
  • Options: Gear Loft, 3-Sided Spray Shield enclosure, Rod Holders,
  • Warranty: Industry leading 10-year frame waranty and Sunbrella® fabric warranty! (no other T-Top has more than a 3 or 5 year warranty)
  • Manufactured: Made in North Carolina, USA.
  • Price: $1,067.00 , SALE PRICE: $999.39 (MT2 Introductory Sale)   plus shipping.


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Montauk-T-Topless-2 (MT2™) folding, stainless steel T-Top for Boston Whaler® Montauk™, Dauntless™ & Outrage™,
mounts on windshield grab rails, lowers in seconds to fit ingarage or under boat cover, with industry leading 10-year frame warranty,

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