I am looking into a late 70's 18' Nordic Bubbledeck. Please tell me everything there is to know about these hulls. All I have found through countless hours of searching was that they are quite sturdy and... thats about it.
I own a 78 Nordic bubble deck, this was my first summer with it and I really like it. I have a 500hp 460 and a Berkeley pump a impeller. Mine is not a flat bottom, more of a v bottom. I have a place diverter and don't know how fast it goes but I can smoke most any jet ski no sweat. I can honestly say my boat rides significantly better than any of my buddies boats in mild chop. I have very little problem with porpoising. I only ever experience that with like 4 ppl in the boat and the trim set too nose high at too low of speeds. If I trim down it goes away and if I'm the only person in the boat it never happens. The boat corners great as long as you keep your foot in it. I let my buddy drive it last time I had it out and he literally tried to trade my boat for both his and his wife's jet boats because of the way the Nordic rides. Both of his are flat bottoms. I could have definitely made money on the deal but couldn't let the old bubble deck go. I say take her for a spin you may be hooked.
i have a 78' nordic scandia also the hull seems very sturdy and cant wait to get all the pieces to put it in the water mine is the very common lite and dark yellow had a berkley in it came with no motor but have a 454 to rebuild with a c-bowl berk
glad to hear they ride great i also have an 85 sleekcraft kuaui and am not too happy with the ride but its not bad just wanted more of a v than flat owell motivation to get the nordic done i guess!!!!
Here is mine. Blown EFI BBC. See signature for build up. Right now it gets dangerous at 80 plus MPH. It starts slapping like crazy. I have a loader, shoe and ride plate. Whatever I do I cannot get rid of it. I think I am selling this hull and getting a Cheyenne or Daytona in the future. Fun boat though. Holeshot is nuts.