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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostinBoston View Post
    Have any of you guys who are bashing a bravo boat actually owned one? I have a 36 nor-tech w/525 and XR's, other then a faulty cone clutch, which was replaced under warranty, I have had no issues. Mine runs 104. Try finding an 04 skater that does that for 260. Nor-tech is not a skater, thats why they are cheaper, but it is still a great boat, and the cabin is very useful. If you want a cabin get a nor-tech, if you want a little more speed, get the skater. Dont worry about the XR's.
    Cant do it without #6's , had a 33 daytona with 500 hps bravos 112.8 out of the box and could'nt keep drives on it ,if the TEAGUES would'nt have worked it was time for Arnesons .Have a buddy with a 525 DONZI and xrs and eats uppers like candy and not even 100hours & sees swiching to 700s and arnesons , So do the 6's and no more headaches
    ROCK ON !!!!

  2. #32
    Rob VIP Member Strip Poker 388's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by 44MTI View Post
    I don't think MTI has built any 525 bravo boats, but I have ran a 39 with 575's and bravos a couple of yrs back and it ran 125 first time off the trailer. My understanding is that there is minimal different in speed between a 575 and 525 in a real application. So I am pretty sure a 525 bravo mti would run at least 125. This was a pure pleasure version that I drove by the way, with no tweaking or prop swaping.
    Anyway, I personally wouldn't buy any of the boats mentioned without #6's, you will get your money back and more plus have a marketable boat.

    I would think a bravo 39MTI would be faster that a #6 39MTI w/ 525/s ??????

    Boost makes up for Cubic Inchs

  3. #33
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    Omaha - LOTO
    It's all about personal preference, either boat would be a good choice and so would an MTI. As for the bravos there the weak link for any of these boats.

    Personal preference: Nor-Tech 3600
    "Life's tough. It's even tougher if you're stupid"

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by LostinBoston View Post
    Hours? 130. do they blow up at 150 or something? They are warrantied until dec '09
    They have their limit. They're not going to last for ever.

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    Registered ToTheMax's Avatar
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    I've always loved the styling of the Nortech, so based on that alone (plus the cabin and the way its built), its my choice!

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    Registered Gary864's Avatar
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    I would want the cabin so for me it is Nortech over the skater/ I would ove to have either but in my application I would need the cabin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spine Tingler View Post
    A 39 w/ 525's runs low 120-125 depending on props. No speculation but experience. Put a little boost to it and WHEW, It's a Marine Technology WORLD!

    Anthony, glad to see you in the mix! Hope all is well!
    All is going real good. I'll pitch out some facts every now an then.
    Just not the ones I've been told not to say.

    Bob Bulls old Cat Light boat ran 136 MPH on Bravos and 525s.

  8. #38
    Registered 44MTI's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strip Poker 388 View Post
    I would think a bravo 39MTI would be faster that a #6 39MTI w/ 525/s ??????
    There is very little difference in top speed between the two, however a bravo boat usually accelerates faster.

    My first choice would be the MTI because of user friendliness and amenities. 368 Skater with the wraparound windshield would be a close 2nd.

  9. #39
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    It seems that the Nortech has more room in the cockpit and cabin area.
    Also do they all need tilt trailers ?

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    Registered Brad Zastrow's Avatar
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    McHenry, Illinois
    Skater, MTI or Nortech are all over the legal width by at least tow feet or more. A dry sump six is the way to go. I would NEVER, EVER own a bravo on any boat faster than 70 mph or more than 400hp. I do not care what anyone says they are going to break.

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