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Old 11-23-2006, 03:29 PM
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anything under 800hp in a 36 nortech is no fun. all - most boring... as far as custom engine builders perhaps you should find a new one..... or you can buy a Nor tech with 850 mer efi.... for what 500k? good luck with your serch.

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Old 11-23-2006, 03:44 PM
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38 or 39 Ocean Express. Full cabin with 55 inch wide bed over the tunnel. Lots of deck space. Ton's of storage

The OE's are party barges for the whole family. You can walk from the deck into the cabin on either side of the boat.

I have had 8 people on the boat cruising at 100 mph with 4 people standing up and walking around. Can't do that in anything else. The most I have ever had is 8 sitting and 4 standing comfortably and still crusing 100 mph.

Every other cat is a get in, sit down and stay there. I have been on them all. I also have a 40 Skater.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:46 PM
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there is no better deal right now then customryders 36, and after having one myself I agree it needs 850hp or more. the boat really starts getting on top at 100mph.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:47 PM
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38 or 39 Ocean Express. Full cabin with 55 inch wide bed over the tunnel. Lots of deck space. Ton's of storage

The OE's are party barges for the whole family. You can walk from the deck into the cabin on either side of the boat.

I have had 8 people on the boat cruising at 100 mph with 4 people standing up and walking around. Can't do that in anything else. The most I have ever had is 8 sitting and 4 standing comfortably and still crusing 100 mph.

Every other cat is a get in, sit down and stay there. I have been on them all. I also have a 40 Skater.
Lets see some pictures of that bad OE!
Big cabin considering its a cat.
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I'd look into the NorTech 36. Awesome design, good speed with modest power and a good price! You can't go wrong
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That pretty much says it all about Ocean Express. Awesome cockpits and cabins, but they take big power to get to 100. I wouldn't put less than 2000hp in one. Hard to find a 1000hp n/a piston motor too.

OE does build a 33 though, less power for that one.
A few months back the guy at OE had a nice 33 that seemed to be a good deal- it was a little bigger than I wanted and ultimately the beam killed the deal for me- ended up with a 30 daytona with 496's- less boat than you want but it's a nice sweet spot for performance, turn key and affordability/insurance (within $70 of my 28' Pantera)
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Old 11-24-2006, 05:03 AM
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If it takes 850 to make a Nortech 36 move, then that's more than I want to mess with. What kind of power does a 36 skater with a cabin need to get to 100?
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Old 11-24-2006, 06:18 AM
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I just saw this during a look around the net. Titan Cats

Any comments on these? I've never heard of them.
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Old 11-24-2006, 08:14 AM
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If it takes 850 to make a Nortech 36 move, then that's more than I want to mess with. What kind of power does a 36 skater with a cabin need to get to 100?
http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-11846.html

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http://www.offshoreonly.com/esvon/page-5742.html

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A few Nortechs and MTI's some have speeds listed with smaller power.

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If it takes 850 to make a Nortech 36 move, then that's more than I want to mess with. What kind of power does a 36 skater with a cabin need to get to 100?
My 36 "moves" at 104 with tiny little 525's. The boat is capable of handling much more power, but it doesnt "need" it.

36 pleasure skater with a cabin with 525's should be around 110-115.
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