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Old 05-19-2005, 11:47 PM
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I am a little curious about these boats, don't see many of them. Handle well? Speed w/ 500efi or 525efi??

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Old 05-20-2005, 11:22 AM
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Will,
I looked @ one before we bought our Nordic. Love the lines of both the 344 and 388 Hustlers, but the cockpit and the cabin on the 344 was small.
They are blazing fast from what I hear, never have ridden in one, I really wanted to get a 388 Slingshot, BUT then I found this Nordic deal, and went with it!
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500s will run over 90mph. not sure about 525s they are great boats! call Joe @ Hustler... he can answer all your questions.
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i have a 34 here, and it runs 98 with 600 hp, whippled engines. handles the speed well. installing new power more like 759 now should be a bump in m.p.h
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We had 1 in Ocean City for the races 3 years ago, ours had 500 EFI's. The boat handled very well and took 4 to 6 foot seas like nothing. The control of it was almost like it was on rails, tracked good, very fast and didnt make anyone feel uncomfortable. Didnt have a lot of room in the cockpit or the cabin. Ours was a poker run boat so it had stand up bolsters in the front and rear. It was mentioned that a full back seat could have been put in but never got that far. We ordered another one with 575's that went to Smith Mountain lake. I never got to sea trial that one but it sure should scoot!

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We had 1 in Ocean City for the races 3 years ago, ours had 500 EFI's. The boat handled very well and took 4 to 6 foot seas like nothing. The control of it was almost like it was on rails, tracked good, very fast and didnt make anyone feel uncomfortable. Didnt have a lot of room in the cockpit or the cabin. Ours was a poker run boat so it had stand up bolsters in the front and rear. It was mentioned that a full back seat could have been put in but never got that far. We ordered another one with 575's that went to Smith Mountain lake. I never got to sea trial that one but it sure should scoot!

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I think they handle better than the Slingshot.Sorry Strip
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The 344 handles better than the sling shot. The 344 is fast and handles rough water Very well!
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saw 344 last year with surface drives ,,,,, what sweet boat
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Thanks for the info,

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