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Old 12-29-2009, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default North Coast boats

Can Anyone give me any info on North Coast boats,either good or bad?I've seen a few used ones online in the 24' range (cuddy models),and they look pretty nice.
I was thinking of maybe picking one up that needs some work,as I'm getting bored,and would like another boat project to keep me busy.(don't want a total restoration this time though)

Main use would be trolling on the great lakes(steep chop waves close together),and eventually permanent salt water use,for stripers blues etc.from RI shore out to Block Island.

I'm running a 23 Potter Seacraft now,that I leave up on Lake Ontario(Niagara county)I love that boat,and never will get rid of it.but thought that maybe if I could get the North Coast done for reasonable money it would make a nice salt water boat.
Or maybe I should I get another classic Seacraft,as I already know the ride is great,but used potter model years are hard to find,unless they are in need of a total restoration.I've already done one,but I don't want that big of a project this time around.
North coasts are easier to find,And I like the lines on them.

How do they handle rough water,and how are they at anchor and drift?Any info would be appreciated. Thanks all.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:51 AM   #2
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My brother has owned an outboard Northcoast 24 for 15 years. He has repowered it with twin F150's. The boat is a blackfin hull and has been absolutely bullet proof. Highly recommended.
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They are bullet proof heavy hulls. I fish on a 24 quite often. The downside is the ride is nothing like your Seacraft.
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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The boat is a blackfin hull and has been absolutely bullet proof. Highly recommended.
That is not quite right. They are a Charles Jannace designed, deep vee hull, but the NC 24 is its own hull; the NC 31 hull in 1993 became the BF31 after BF bought the mold from the belly-up NC.
That being said, they came two ways - with twin 150hp outboards or with twin 5.0 or 5.7l (220 or 270 hp) Crusader inboards. They are very well made boats.
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:58 PM   #5
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There is one near me in NJ--inboard---was on ebay a year ago

email me at pdlisowski@hotmail.com and I will knock on the owners door for his number and email. Boat is in Brick Nj at the junction of rt70 and Herbertsville rd

These are well thought of boats--the inboards were the more sought after but maybe
outboards are more in demand now.
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Old 12-29-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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Default NC 23 new

Anybody know the story on these? They are still new, guess dealer repos. Not a bad deal for 25K, new boat with a Suzuki and trailer.



http://www.commonwealthboatbrokers.c....asp?vID=10160


Where did this mold/design come from?


Just noticed it has registration numbers, so not "new."
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That newer Northcoast that was posted is a descendant of the 24 Rampage I believe. They have a few models trhat are Dick Lema designs.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:36 PM   #8
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Thanks guys,I appreciate the quick replies and good info.
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Not sure, but I believe I was told by a N Coast rep at a boat show that the newer boats are product of a different company not directly related to the old defunct N Coast that made 24's. Good boats made by both companies. As I recall, the old 24' had a great hull with maybe 24*(?) deadrise, but very different hull design from the new type 24's.
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Old 12-29-2009, 05:25 PM   #10
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I have a "newer" north coast 19. Well actually about 6 yrs,old now. C+C fiberglass.In Bristol RI. builds them. I don't think you'll find a nicer riding skiff anywhere. I love my boat. And no, Not affiliated in any way, Just a very happy customer.
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Saw a Pilothouse model in Tom River , NJ --- Very nice
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The new ones look ok, but as noted are really a big skiff. Flat at the stern, nothing like the old 24.

The new one reminds me of a parker type CC. Low frills, cut transom.
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My brother has owned an outboard Northcoast 24 for 15 years. He has repowered it with twin F150's. The boat is a blackfin hull and has been absolutely bullet proof. Highly recommended.
Hi HIBANK
I just recently purchased a 1990 24 with a single Yamaha 250hp....would like to repower with twins, but I am unable to locate the manufactors plate on the boat to check for the max hp and weight that the boat will handle.....Would you be willing to ask your brother if he knows where the plate is located?.....Your right they are bullet proof....great hull!
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Hi HIBANK
I just recently purchased a 1990 24 with a single Yamaha 250hp....would like to repower with twins, but I am unable to locate the manufactors plate on the boat to check for the max hp and weight that the boat will handle.....Would you be willing to ask your brother if he knows where the plate is located?.....Your right they are bullet proof....great hull!

Max HP is 350, I have all the factory brochures and some boat test in PDF format I can email you if you are interested.
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Max HP is 350, I have all the factory brochures and some boat test in PDF format I can email you if you are interested.
Yes I am interested, please email them to me

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As noted above it is a Charles Jannace design (as in the designer of Blackfin and Phoenix). The hull bottom is an inch and an eigth thick - solid glass. The ride is about as good as you'll get in a boat of this length. The build quality is very impressive. I was really torn between a Northcoast and a Blackwatch, but the lack of coring in the Northcoast is what swayed me. I've seen some coring nightmares over the years. There is a real project 24' Northcoast with inboards in PA that could probably be had for 4K. One engine turns, the other doesn't. That boat has been sitting on land uncovered for 6 years. I figure you'll be at 15K or so by the time that boat's back together. I bought the one near RT 70 - so that's gone. There are a couple of nice outboards up in MA and one in Montauk.
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Sure, send me a PM with your email address.
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you will want to sell your seacraft after you get done with themorthcoast. only bad thing is the fuel burn but that should be expected for the comfort you will be gaining
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