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Old 11-24-2007, 10:31 AM
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Have any of you guys who are bashing a bravo boat actually owned one? I have a 36 nor-tech w/525 and XR's, other then a faulty cone clutch, which was replaced under warranty, I have had no issues. Mine runs 104. Try finding an 04 skater that does that for 260. Nor-tech is not a skater, thats why they are cheaper, but it is still a great boat, and the cabin is very useful. If you want a cabin get a nor-tech, if you want a little more speed, get the skater. Dont worry about the XR's.
Cant do it without #6's , had a 33 daytona with 500 hps bravos 112.8 out of the box and could'nt keep drives on it ,if the TEAGUES would'nt have worked it was time for Arnesons .Have a buddy with a 525 DONZI and xrs and eats uppers like candy and not even 100hours & sees swiching to 700s and arnesons , So do the 6's and no more headaches
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I don't think MTI has built any 525 bravo boats, but I have ran a 39 with 575's and bravos a couple of yrs back and it ran 125 first time off the trailer. My understanding is that there is minimal different in speed between a 575 and 525 in a real application. So I am pretty sure a 525 bravo mti would run at least 125. This was a pure pleasure version that I drove by the way, with no tweaking or prop swaping.
Anyway, I personally wouldn't buy any of the boats mentioned without #6's, you will get your money back and more plus have a marketable boat.

I would think a bravo 39MTI would be faster that a #6 39MTI w/ 525/s ??????
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:21 AM
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It's all about personal preference, either boat would be a good choice and so would an MTI. As for the bravos there the weak link for any of these boats.

Personal preference: Nor-Tech 3600
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Hours? 130. do they blow up at 150 or something? They are warrantied until dec '09
They have their limit. They're not going to last for ever.
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I've always loved the styling of the Nortech, so based on that alone (plus the cabin and the way its built), its my choice!
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I would want the cabin so for me it is Nortech over the skater/ I would ove to have either but in my application I would need the cabin
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A 39 w/ 525's runs low 120-125 depending on props. No speculation but experience. Put a little boost to it and WHEW, It's a Marine Technology WORLD!

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I would think a bravo 39MTI would be faster that a #6 39MTI w/ 525/s ??????
There is very little difference in top speed between the two, however a bravo boat usually accelerates faster.

My first choice would be the MTI because of user friendliness and amenities. 368 Skater with the wraparound windshield would be a close 2nd.
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It seems that the Nortech has more room in the cockpit and cabin area.
Also do they all need tilt trailers ?
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Skater, MTI or Nortech are all over the legal width by at least tow feet or more. A dry sump six is the way to go. I would NEVER, EVER own a bravo on any boat faster than 70 mph or more than 400hp. I do not care what anyone says they are going to break.
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