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Old 08-22-2003, 11:01 AM
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Why? I don't think there is anything on the Outer Limits Vee hull that makes it faster than the Nortech. The "speed secret" that OL seems to use best is to put about 3000-5000 Sterling Horsepower in the engine compartment at a cost of about $200,000...... plus $100,000/year in maintenance.

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Old 08-22-2003, 11:17 AM
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What about Black Thunder? I went through their '46 and '43 at the Miami boat show a few years ago and they were really nice. The inside was unbelieveable, you almost forgot you were in a performance boat! I don't know how they stack up to OL or Nortech in the quality dept., but they were really nice. The '46 had a 7 or 9 person bolster setup in the cockpit!!
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Old 08-22-2003, 11:59 AM
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Why? I don't think there is anything on the Outer Limits Vee hull that makes it faster than the Nortech. The "speed secret" that OL seems to use best is to put about 3000-5000 Sterling Horsepower in the engine compartment at a cost of about $200,000...... plus $100,000/year in maintenance.

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Old 08-24-2003, 09:52 PM
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Jazzman, Don't forget TYPHOON PERFORMANCE MARINE in Toms River NJ, 732-477-6157 sells Nor-Techs to.
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They had a Nor-tech 5000 at the Michigan City Boat Show this weekend. All I can say is WOW ! Triple desiels, Fit and finish were out of this world. Sales Guys were nice they took time even for me, even if I drooled all over it, my wife had to follow with a droole rag to wipe it down. 550,000 I think I'll have to win the lottery I don't play !
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:55 AM
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Thanks Shanghied Again, I'm familiar with Toms River, Thanks Jeff.

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Old 08-25-2003, 08:31 PM
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Ok tx2 how fast will a43' Nort-tech go with a pair of 900sc's
or with tripple 575 sc's with bravos????
I have a friend with a 42' ol with merc 900's that runs 115mph on gps. and know of another with tripple bravos and 575 mercs that runs 102mph on gps.

As for big power how about Bob Russels 42 gtx that ran 138 at the shoot out at loto in one mile.....how many vee bottom pleasure boats have the ability to do that........NONE. It looks like the secret is that an outerlimits can handle the horsepower and 140 mph speeds. By the way the last time I checked the merc spec sheet the 900sc still runs on 92 octane fuel and uses transmisions.

And I think the answer to the first question about the nor-tech speed with 900 hp is just about 100 mph so it must be some magic pixie dust that allows the Outerlimits to run 15 mph faster.
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XXX, I read your other three big uninformative posts on the board, the last 2 previous posts had to do with negative comments about the 3 NorTechs taking a 3 sweep on The Hudson, and dogging Xtreme Xhibit for taking first. Hey, if you like Outerlimits, Im happy for you, they also make one hell of a product. If you want to compare Apples to Apples: The OL has a 9'2" beam vs NT 9'0". The OL GTX is a cut down version of their 42, it has no headroom and a few jump seats in the cabin, no ammenities. The NT has over 6'0" headroom , full head, micro, frige, tv, dvd, couches, and vberth, its a plearsure boat that goes fast. The OL is lighter by 4000. pounds.
Bottom line is that their bottom has no special magic, get rid of the weight, ammenities, cut the deck down, change the lamination schedule, POOF, its magic, then possibly the Nortech would go 15mph faster, even with a 9' beam, but we will never find out, cause thats not NorTechs market place. OL has there niche, and does a good job, and NorTech has their niche. Bottom line if you want to go fast, BUY A CAT, oh, thats right, NorTech makes them also. If you want some respect, dont come on the board everytime there is a NorTech thread, it looks suspicious, like you work for another co.

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Old 08-25-2003, 09:35 PM
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Both of these boats are awesome, no need to bash any of them. However, I remember hearing the OL 42 w/full cabin 6'2 of head room, AC, and everything else will run close to 120mph w/1200's. To make this more of a fair comparison, what will the Nortech run with this power?
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I know of a 37 with 900s that will run 115, not a 42.

Extreme Dream ran 118 with 1200s and 6 drives and she was a 42.

A 42 with 900s would run about 105. I would have your gps checked. Don't get me wrong O/L makes a beautiful boat.

But if I was in the market for speed, Give me a 36ft cat with 600s and I will hit 120 at 5200rpms.

I just have a problem with a boat that costs 600,000 and a 60,000 engine that may last one Poker Run.
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