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Old 12-30-2008, 08:48 AM
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We're at Hawks Cay on Duck key about 60 miles east of Key West and hooked up with Richard a gentlemen from Sherbrook Canada.

He just got this 2007 43 Nortech with 850's and #6's Drive and we went for a ride yesterday.

Very nice ride, we were 5 people and the boat got to the mid 90's with ease. The ride was phenomenal and the boat was extremely sure footed. All and all a terrific ride. I'll tell you what .... turning those props in sure is a pain for docking!!!!!
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Couple more pics of the ride
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Also hooked up with Normand from Montreal. He use to have a Baia 55 and just got this 64 last year.

Cruises at 40 knots!
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GLH, that boat was my inspiration for my boat. It also was tested in PB mag. I had the opportunity to check it out when it was at Nor-tech. I've had 3 - 43's to date with my latest boat...semi stagged 700/#6 boat being my favorite. I was going to do the same set up 850/#6 but at the last moment went to a less hp route for longer life. The ride on these 43's are tough to beat. I have yet to be on a boat similiar size or slightly larger to give the over all ride and performance in the rough stuff with out beating the crap out of you. Yes, there are boats that weigh less, and are faster with same power, but... none will give you the same amount of cockpit room, comfort, largest cabin by far and best factory support other than Nor-Tech. I will agree, props turned in is better for the boat in the forward direction, but backing into a slip with a good wind and current takes practise with the drives being that close together. I have found by putting the drives at 1.5-2.0 on the Smatcraft or getting them almost level with the hull vs tucked all the way in and using a little throttle helps favorably. Jeff

Here is what a semi stag looks like.
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Here is Richard and the lovely Brigitte leaving Hawks Cay this morning...


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That 43 NorTech is Beautiful.....
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I'll second that for sure.
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GLH, that boat was my inspiration for my boat. It also was tested in PB mag. I had the opportunity to check it out when it was at Nor-tech. I've had 3 - 43's to date with my latest boat...semi stagged 700/#6 boat being my favorite. I was going to do the same set up 850/#6 but at the last moment went to a less hp route for longer life. The ride on these 43's are tough to beat. I have yet to be on a boat similiar size or slightly larger to give the over all ride and performance in the rough stuff with out beating the crap out of you. Yes, there are boats that weigh less, and are faster with same power, but... none will give you the same amount of cockpit room, comfort, largest cabin by far and best factory support other than Nor-Tech. I will agree, props turned in is better for the boat in the forward direction, but backing into a slip with a good wind and current takes practise with the drives being that close together. I have found by putting the drives at 1.5-2.0 on the Smatcraft or getting them almost level with the hull vs tucked all the way in and using a little throttle helps favorably. Jeff

Here is what a semi stag looks like.
Jeff you know better than to write something about how good you boat rides and not say except for an Apache or Fountain.
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GLH, that boat was my inspiration for my boat. I've had 3 - 43's to date with my latest boat...semi stagged 700/#6 boat being my favorite. I was going to do the same set up 850/#6 but at the last moment went to a less hp route for longer life. The ride on these 43's are tough to beat. I have yet to be on a boat similiar size or slightly larger to give the over all ride and performance in the rough stuff with out beating the crap out of you. Yes, there are boats that weigh less, and are faster with same power, but... none will give you the same amount of cockpit room, comfort, largest cabin by far and best factory support other than Nor-Tech. I will agree, props turned in is better for the boat in the forward direction, but backing into a slip with a good wind and current takes practise with the drives being that close together. I have found by putting the drives at 1.5-2.0 on the Smatcraft or getting them almost level with the hull vs tucked all the way in and using a little throttle helps favorably. Jeff

Here is what a semi stag looks like.
The thing rode as you mentioned also the room in the cockpit was a ton more than what I was use too in my little ole Tiger!

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