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Old 04-13-2007, 12:13 PM
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Looking for some info from guys who have owned or experience with some of these cats. All 5 of these guys make a 36' cat (MTI 39') which is what i am looking to buy. Obviously all have their + and - . Looking for experienced guys thoughts on levels of quality of workmanship, speed, handleing, safety, comfort, even freeboard (got young kids). I'd never buy a spectre or an eliminator, just don't like the way they look, but thought i'd throw them in their too. I was surprised to see a nortech 36 up close and see the very tips of the sponsons where the deck joins the hull, a gap that is filled in with a hard putty (whats up with that), those are the types of things i am asking about here, thanks guys
I seen the sdame thing when I looked at Nor-techs. There awesome looking but the rub rail needs to fit around the pickle forks. How about an Outerlimits cat?
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All are well built boats. The Nortech is a great boat and I am surprised about the putty comment. The Skater and MTI are built for one purpose only, all out speed. The Nortech is a great for speed along with creature comforts. The Eliminator is a beautiful boat but I would not attempt big power and high speed. The Spectre or Motion are lower in price and race proven. The quality is not the same but performance is high.
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Buy a Skater wait 2-3 years and your done.
Shouldn't a Skater last longer than that??
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with kids I would think you would want a cabin?? some skater 36s came with them and spectre 36 did too, nortech 36, I have been in a spectre 30 with trips 2.5s and it ran nice out in the ocean we were running about a 100 4 to 5s got lots of air but landed nice and was in a skater also running over a 100 nice ride. are you sure you want a cat with kids and insurance ART
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Keep in mind Spectre, is coming out with a new line of performance boats now that Scot Conrad owns that portion of the company, he should be debuting his new SuperCat 850 soon.
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Are you sure you don't want to trade your Gladiator for a 29' Kryptonite!
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:18 PM
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The 36 Nortech is actually 39' as well

I think it depends a lot on where you are going to use it.

Open Ocean:
Skater/MTI
Nortech
Spectre
don't even bother with the Eliminator

Bays and Lakes
any of the 5 will do it just depends on if you need interior space or not and how fast you want to go.

I disagree that the Eliminator can't handle big HP and high speeds there a plenty of very fast Daytona's around they just suck in rough water.
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Old 04-13-2007, 01:29 PM
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Shouldn't a Skater last longer than that??
I meant the wait to have one built. I can not imagine you would call and take delivery 3 months later.

They have a longer wait and take longer to build.
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Eliminator isnt in the same leauge as the other brands mentioned. We are a Spectre and Skater dealer. The Skaters are a bit faster than the Spectre and are also more expensive, both are great boats.
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Ive had an eliminator and a skater two different types of boats eliminator definitely better for a family for speed hands down skater is the best
My thoughts exactly. I don't think you can compare a spectra to that list unless you sell them.
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