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Old 11-25-2011, 08:15 PM
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Im in the market for a new boat. Ive had a 34 yellowfin and loved the boat I rode amazing and did everything I asked it to and more so I guess I am a die hard YF fan. I had my mind set on a new 39yf with but after reading some of the threads on the Nor Tech 39 and after I heard that they will be producing a tournament edition it has made me think otherwise. The boat will be used for fishing SKA only with a couple of trips to the stream every now and then. I know what the pros and cons of Yellowfins are as I have owned one but I dont know anything about Nor Techs thats why I have come here. Both boats will have quad 350 verados or possibly Seven Marines but I doubt it. The extra speed of the NT means alot to me because being the first to the fishing grounds is very important in king tournaments as I have seen first hand in the past. The YF is a much bigger boat and it seems like it will ride little better but I have never been on a NT so I have no idea about the ride just going off how my 34 did. Has anyone been on a NT and A YF? Which boat would you choose and why? Why should I switch from Yf that im more than happy with to NT? I dont want an Invicible, Fountain, Contender etc so please keep it between these two boats Thanks.
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Speed, efficiency, fishability, finish all will be better on nortech. The yf will be better as a fuel sucking pig. That new 39 is a giant. Its too big to be compared to the 36 yf, 36 invincible, 38 fountains, and 39 nortechs of the world from a size speed and efficiency standpoint. Every 39 I have seen real world runs 61 consistently wot and will click a few higher on light ideal condition days. Should be an option instead of an express sportfish not compared against other ccs.
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If you are interested in a Nor-Tech, talk with Terry Sobo at the Nor-Tech factory in Fl. He is their sales manager. Great guy, straight shooter. His knowledge is not limited to his product, he has been in the business a long time. One of their dealers is Shogren Marine. Talk to Scott, or Greg, have bought go-fast boats from them. One of the best dealers to deal with in the industry.
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The Nor Tech is faster, more efficient, better fit and finish. Quad 350s on the NT will haul the mail. 39 NT cruises near 50 with 900 HP above 1.2. Call Terry and get a test ride. I have fished the 39 NT, but not the 39 YF, although I have fished other YFs. Service at Nor Tech is great too.

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Another vote for the NorTech if it's speed your looking for.
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Hard to say without seeing the set up of the new Nortech. Have you been on a 39 YF? It dwarfs the. 34 and 36. I wouldn't choose it because it's so hard to fish the bow. Spending that kind of money I think you owe it to yourself go go run a 42 invincible and a 39st contender as well. Don't see how it would be possible for Nortech to beat those layouts for fishing.
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The YF is about 1.5' wider, so different style hulls. Previously, I would have recommended the 39' YF due to fishability.

However, The 39' Nor-tech is about to get a new deck, cap, possibly console, and leaning post on the same running surface. Nor-tech is willing to design whatever "we" fisherman desire. I have been asked to be at the factory on Monday to help redesign the boat for hardcore fishing. Nor-tech is looking for all the input available.

If they get this right; the new 39 Nor-tech may be an option that has the fishability of a Contender, speed of a Fountain, ride of a YF, and superior attention to detail, rigging, & fit and finish.
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Prop....check your PM.
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You are going to spend over $ 200,000.00 on a boat without a cabin, and powered by outboards and you're worried about fuel consumption?
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Originally Posted by 805gregg View Post
You are going to spend over $ 200,000.00 on a boat without a cabin, and powered by outboards and you're worried about fuel consumption?

These offshore CC's are long range fishing machines and range is very important.

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I wouldnt necessarily say that I am a speed demon as my previous boat only ran 58 (not very fast by todays ska standards), but after fishing a couple tournaments and pulling up to the spot seeing a much faster boat had caught his fish running to the scales and all I catch is a top 10 fish speed is starting to become more importeant to me. I am more interested in the ride between the two. How well does the NT ride in the rough stuff? I know what the YF will do even though Ive never rode on one it could only be better than my 34. The high bow on the YF does not bother me as I am tall and actually kind of like it. I did have a chance to briefly step aboard the 39 yf but didnt go through it like I wanted. I like the 80 gallon leaning post livewell on the YF so I hope the NT will have something like that. I know I am putting the cart in front of the horse as the NT hasnt even been built yet but after reading your post Prop it seems like that NT will be quite the boat. Does anyone have any preliminary drawings of the NT tournament layout?
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Originally Posted by propbender24 View Post

However, The 39' Nor-tech is about to get a new deck, cap, possibly console, and leaning post on the same running surface. Nor-tech is willing to design whatever "we" fisherman desire. I have been asked to be at the factory on Monday to help redesign the boat for hardcore fishing. Nor-tech is looking for all the input available.

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the t-top on you boat side view is the best. i am happy to see a company looking outside the box for improvements
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Call nortech and lay out the boat with them. Not a production boat like yf. They'll be able to do any and everything u want.
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The tournament layout will have a clearer picture this Monday afternoon.
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If its speed you seek and only those two choices, Nor Tech for sure. Yellowfin...notsomuch
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love to see 7's mated to either of those hulls.
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Originally Posted by Captain AL View Post
love to see 7's mated to either of those hulls.
Me too but Sevens are out of my price range for now. Maybe once theyre out for awhile the price will come down. Plus I dont know if they could hold up to tournament fishing.
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sevens,,, shmevins,,,,, anyone ever seen them run other than the video .... let alone for 1000 hours...

BTW I was in Naples last week... Some guy was pulling out a 40 ish Nortech with IO's ,, brown boat... Not fished rigged - but looked amazing

It was very/very nice....

OK.. back to my drink :-)
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Fishing the SKA tournaments you wil be trailering...is anybody trailering a 39 YF? That boat is really wide.
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I think Wylie does/did.

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