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    i found a clean full stringer Nordic hull here, like always it was robbed of running gear and a trailer for a aluminum hull (river boat)
    what do you guys know about these hulls? it turns out its listed in the "old site" here is a pic...probably will go to the scrapper if i dont get it, i found my lightweight aluminum stringered Miller the same way...tell me if i should piss my wife off and get it

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    Any time you can piss your wife off, go for it!!!!

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    im pretty good at pissing my wife off thats easy, i need hull info....

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    There is a pretty recent thread in this jet tech section on Nordics... they're good boats.

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    I am more curious about that aluminum stringered Miller???

    As for the nordic, a man can never have too many toys, projects, or beers...

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    I have a 72 similar to the one in the pic. It's a heavy hull but it makes for a good solid river boat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 78 Charger View Post
    i found a clean full stringer Nordic hull here, like always it was robbed of running gear and a trailer for a aluminum hull (river boat)
    what do you guys know about these hulls? it turns out its listed in the "old site" here is a pic...probably will go to the scrapper if i dont get it, i found my lightweight aluminum stringered Miller the same way...tell me if i should piss my wife off and get it
    The mikester is right they are not light but a well built hull! alittle bottom work and underwater gear and like another boat will run! If it can be bought right go for it and sleep on the couch a couple of nites. Those old NORDOGS are nostalgic cool boats and don't deserve to go to the chopper. I don't know where you are boat the boat has an Idaho reg number. Just for shlitz and giggles the trailer is worth a grand! M

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    basically ill get the hull for free, just the hull, but i would just swap everything from my Charger, and repaint the hull and rebuild my pump..and as for that miller, the stringers and transom were strengthened with aluminum, and the boat never had coast guard numbers, we found it sitting stripped (most likely for a river boat, just liek the nordic)


    oh and what bottom work do the Nordics like and any other ideas would be great...also OD im in Idaho..

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    I had a friend who had that same hull--his was a '73--and even though it seemed like a heavy hull, it ran really strong. With similar power, I couldn't begin to keep up in my Tahiti. The Nordic bottom had a bit of a rocker and the boat rode high and dry in (on top of)the water. A few years ago, I got a 20' Nordic mini cruiser that had the same type of ride and even though it also seemed to be a heavy hull, it would keep up with most of the 18' jet boats. I don't think either hull had any substantial work done on their bottoms. My guess is that it would probably be an upgrade from your charger.

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    Thanks Pete thats what im hoping, plus i really like those older hulls with the rounded tails they just look cool, and full stringers would be nice too..

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