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Old 03-19-2006, 09:41 AM
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After checking the Hustler 50 at the Miami show I was extremely impressed. I'm back on the diesel bandwagon. Hustler did an impressive job and had all the basis covered. The article in Poker Runs America was also impressive, very informative and detailed, Joe has done his homework. The amount of reliable hours and excellent fuel economy is what I am now after. Speed of no less than 85mph top end and 70mph cruise is what I'm trying to achieve. I am presently looking at either Nortech or Hustler to build my next boat with Diesels and surface drives. These are the only 2 boat co.'s to meet my requirements for headroom, and space desired. The 4300 Nortech is actually perfect, and prefer it over the 444 Hustler but engine compartment wont hold 3/480hp Yans. The 50 Hustler is much smaller than the 52' Nortech, or appears to be when looking at them.

My question is who builds the best Diesels, Yanmar seems to have the best power to weight ratio but what about some of the others, Like Cummins, Sea-tek, Volvo, Cat and so on.... I prefer a trip or quad application. I am only interested in surface drives, no bravo drives applications. Thanks for the help. Jeff
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Just my opion but i would go sea-tech. O and good luck!!
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Just my opion but i would go sea-tech. O and good luck!!
Why do you prefer Sea-Tek, thanks Jeff
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I only saw about 5 picks of the Hustlers from Miami show.I guess nobody took that many picks this year?

Jeff You still havent made your mind up yet?


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Don't know about now, but the big Sea-Teks used to need just as many mechanic hours as big gas blower motors.
You shouldn't take for granted that all Diesels are "reliable" just because they are diesels.
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Honestly, their the only ones i have any experience with. I would run big blower motors.
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Yanmar hands down.I ran the **** out of a little 315 Yanmar and put 5000 hours on it with most of them hard hours and it held up well,and the 315 is a light duty motor.The 485 is the real deal should get over 5000 hours like nothing .
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I only saw about 5 picks of the Hustlers from Miami show.I guess nobody took that many picks this year?

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Joe from Hustler called Friday, final pricing early next week. Since January 13th, I can't get TMP to even get me a price on a gas motor Nortech let alone a diesel. The storm and the work that is around has unfortunately taken precedence over sales and service. Terry has always been great to deal with, talked with him Thursday. A few new diesel boats to come out of the Nortech factory, just about finished in a few weeks will know speeds when dialed in.
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Yanmar hands down.I ran the **** out of a little 315 Yanmar and put 5000 hours on it with most of them hard hours and it held up well,and the 315 is a light duty motor.The 485 is the real deal should get over 5000 hours like nothing .

Here are 3x480 reliable yanmars

http://www.pokerrunsamerica.com/articles/91hustler.html
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