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Nortech 36' vs Skater 36'

Old 11-24-2007, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by LostinBoston View Post
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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Old 11-24-2007, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by 44MTI View Post
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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Old 11-24-2007, 03:32 PM
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Originally Posted by LostinBoston View Post
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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Old 11-24-2007, 04:46 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2007, 05:09 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2007, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Spine Tingler View Post
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!

Anthony, glad to see you in the mix! Hope all is well!
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Strip Poker 388 View Post
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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Old 11-24-2007, 07:43 PM
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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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Old 11-24-2007, 08:03 PM
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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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