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    Default Nordic Bubble info Please!

    Howdy,

    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.

    A few common questions I have...
    • How well do they ride?
    • How well do they respond to HP?
    • How well do they respond to Pump Mods?
    • How fast have they gone?
    • how fast does yours go with how much HP?
    • How stable are they at speed?
    • How desireable are these hulls?
    Any information would be greatly appreciated!

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    you need to drive the boat. they tend to porpoise. bad bottoms

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    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.

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    xx2

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    Thanks for the replies!

    We went ahead and picked it up on Saturday and took it out Sunday. It rides as well as aj06bolt12r describes! It cut through the chop that would normaly pound the crap out of my friend's Super Jet.

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    Glad to hear it 5.0! I wouldn't steer ya wrong. Welcome to the Nordic brotherhood.

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    pics please!!

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    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!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 91foxbody View Post
    pics please!!
    Here you go! http://www.performanceboats.com//showthread.php?t=72536

    We should have our own Nordic Regatta!

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    The only pics I have right now
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TJS View Post
    Right now it gets dangerous at 80 plus MPH. It starts slapping like crazy.
    Nice Boat, and thank you for the information! Fortunately, it will not be too hard for us to stay out of the 80's

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    Quote Originally Posted by PonyFiveO View Post

    We should have our own Nordic Regatta!
    i like your thinking there! dont know if nordic is having them anymore or not

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    That would be fun for sure but middle TN is a long way from south bay

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