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Old 04-13-2007, 09:45 AM
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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
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Buy a Skater wait 2-3 years and your done.
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with kids I would have to say nortech or eliminator.
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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
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What's up with that is because we use a stainless rub rail.
We think it makes more practical sense that no rail. It's a little wider than the hull/ deck joint so we fill the overhang to make it smooth..
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This is going to be a LONG thread.
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I'm looking to make a quick deal. If your "seriously" in the market give me a call.

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I have been in both the Spectre and Nor-Tech cats multiple times. Both ride great and speed is excelent. The Nor-Tech def. rides bigger than the Spectre and the attention to detail seems to be better as well. The MTI and Skater are both top notch and quality is outstanding however I have not had a chance to ride in either. I have only seen a few Eliminators, boat shows (show boats always looked great) and poker runs (ones I saw were older), so I can't really give you an opinion.
With a family, you probably want a cabin so Nor-Tech (first choice $ no object) or Spectre (excelent bang for $) would be my recomendations.
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ha ha, good! i need the opinions of guys who've got em!!
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Are you sure you don't want to trade your Gladiator for a 29' Kryptonite!
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