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Old 08-06-2001, 07:06 PM   #601
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Old 08-06-2001, 08:11 PM   #603
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Dustin - I have a North River and it's the strongest boat I've ever owned. My Weldcraft had a "popcan" dent from slamming on the Columbia which is why I went to North River. I've abused my boat on the ocean 8 times in the last few weeks and it's rock solid. I couldn't be happier. I've got the 1/4 inch bottom on mine which I highly recommend.No offense, Dustin, but I can't believe that any aluminum boat would cave in simply from someone leaning on it.


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Old 09-21-2001, 12:05 PM   #604
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Old 09-21-2001, 02:55 PM   #605
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NNNNOOOOOOOOO,,,,, NOT AGAINNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jennie, what are you doing?? I thought it was gone for good. I want to sell my NR so I can build my own. This doesn't help when I have it posted in the I-Fish classifieds.
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Old 09-21-2001, 07:00 PM   #607
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Old 09-21-2001, 07:10 PM   #608
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boater...you make a very good point...

"You" posted!!!

Just kidding man!!!!!

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been doin ok, tryin to cope with whats been going on, has not been easy.
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Hang in there man!!

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Old 09-22-2001, 02:18 PM   #611
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While we are once again on the topic of NR boats, I might as well throw in my 2 cents. I just bought a new NR 19' Sportster with 175 SJ after looking at all manufacturers for > 6 months. I've had the boat for approximately 2 months and could not be happier. Not only has the boat surpassed my expectations, but the service from the Portland store has been exceptional. I was nervous about buying the NR after reading some of the things on this thread from supposedly experienced boat owners [img]images/icons/rolleyes.gif[/img] , but I can vouch for both the quality and service of the boat firsthand. And no, I don't work for NR, but do appreciate quality products and service when I see it.

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Old 09-22-2001, 07:35 PM   #612
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Old 02-08-2002, 01:28 PM   #613
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Sorry guys but I was feeling nostalgic. :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
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Whhhooo Boy. I was waitin for this one to come back. Only 429 more to go on the other thread. How many more days now?
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Old 02-08-2002, 01:35 PM   #615
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Hey where did this ugly thing come from. I thought it was gone forever.

I think if I had 2 days to do nothing I might re-read it... na.

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Old 02-08-2002, 01:41 PM   #616
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Tell me this isn't happening!
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Old 02-08-2002, 01:47 PM   #617
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Oh it's happening..........

It's kinda like a relative, no matter how you try to forget about, it shows up when you least expect it.

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Old 02-08-2002, 01:57 PM   #618
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:21 PM   #619
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It's like a bad smell. It just won't go away.
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:26 PM   #620
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Yes, the legend of the infamous NORTH RIVER THREAD has been awkened. It saw that the board was full of newbies who were NRT virgins and it awkened to wreak more havoc and carnage. MuHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img]
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Old 02-08-2002, 02:37 PM   #621
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[img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img] Just when boater thought he had the last word....
Long live North River...the thread anyway.
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Old 02-08-2002, 03:09 PM   #622
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Old 02-08-2002, 04:21 PM   #623
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Old 02-08-2002, 04:57 PM   #624
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Believe it or not, this is actually the first time I have replied to this thread..... I actually thought about it the other day and figured someone would have to awake it before Jen archives the 2001 posts.

Now we know who...........

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Old 02-08-2002, 05:14 PM   #625
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boy, this is great! can't wait to read this again. But really this thread has helped me a great deal on choosing a boat. After long deliberation, many sleepless nights andtring to sell my wife on value not price i went with the thunderjet, 240 sport. thyis boat handled very well and i felt very confident behind the wheel. i will pick it up on thurs and can,t wait. If anyone outthere knows someone that could help me learn the clack as well ediqute. i would be forever grateful
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:16 PM   #626
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Can't we have like a memorial service or something and just bury this post.

This horse was dead last year.........
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Old 02-08-2002, 06:55 PM   #627
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I love it.....It came back.......
Mine is 6 years old this month....Still has all the original canvas, floor boards, Original bearings in the trailer after wearing out 3 sets of tires....Repack them every 2 years....grease the buddies about every 3 months... and brake maintenance about 1 time a year....Not bad for a fish every week boat that is fished from Hell's canyon to Gold beach and all places in between. 6 years on the 454 and just replaced the spark plugs the first time last week.....They looked like they were good for 6 more years....Oh well...a little PM is good.

Oh....And the old "SLUTGODDESS"...has caught a few fish along the way...

I hope that all of you have this experience with your boats....No matter who built them!

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This thread helped me out a bunch and put me in a North River last year. A big thanks to those of you who nudged me into the RIGHT direction!! :grin:
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STIR IT, STIR IT, STIR IT. :tongue:

A WILLIE THREAD COULD HAVE NEVER GONE THIS LONG!

STIR IT, STIR IT, STIR IT. :tongue:
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Old 02-09-2002, 08:02 AM   #630
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Since I have not posted on this thread I feel left out

NW Jet Boats Rule !! :grin: :tongue:

There, I'v made my contribution
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I guess this means that North River does live forever, and ever, and ever. This is worse than Eddy showing up in a motorhome at your door to stay for the holidays! I love my North River, but this thread needs to die! [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img]

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I think there should be a governmental agency that buys boats and crash tests them. I've seen some boaters on the Snake thhat should have those targets on their heads like crash test dummies. They can test if the boat sinks if it slides back into a rock, or test which boat wins in a tug-of-war between two boats with tangled lines. Maybe a rollover test in a riffle. Or a class V upriver/downriver test? Endless possibilities. Is it in Canada that they are making the boat with the 1" thick nylon bottom and the pole from the bow that lifts the wire fences? The only way to get funding for these tests is to have ordinary citizens bring their own boat to show off how tough it is. The last boat floating wins! Once and for all this thread will end! [img]graemlins/1zhelp.gif[/img]
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Old 02-11-2002, 09:12 PM   #635
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I bought my 22 foot northriver hardtop new in 1998. I have logged many of hours in saltwater,lakes,rivers,and whitewater. this has been the most reliable boat I ever owned. My boat has a 454 motor and a koidak 3 stage jet. scheduled maintance is all I have done. oh and a ton of polishing and waxing. have to say I dont know much about a sportjet, but northriver is tops.
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<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Talking 'bout you or the boat? :grin:

Is that all you Willie boys got? Not even another ******-pic?

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I offer we run this thread and break 1000 posts. The 1000th winner wins a rod/reel/whatever. Anybody down for this if OK with Jennie? All posts must show a little thought, not just "my turn", which shall not count if you land on it. Waddya think? We can call it Norvilla 1.0, all people can make it, weather no factor. Any other name suggestions very welcome.
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MMmeeeemmmmorrrieess....like the corners of my mmmiiinnndddd.....

..........all these stupid f-ing meeemmmmmorrrrieeesss...of the way things wwwweeerrrrreeee.



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I am looking at the North River Sportster anyone heard anything about these boats. I am going with the 175 sportjet.
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I can't tell you what I have heard, but I can tell you what I have experienced. My wife and I bought a 19' sportster with the 175 last April. We love the boat. E-mail me with any questions.

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Anyone had any experience putting in foil lined soundproofing in their engine boxes? Does it help? I have a 175 sportjet thats to damn loud. Doc
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Hey Doc,

A buddy of mine put that foil lined stuff (don't know the actual name for it) for sound proofing his 351 that has a fiberglass housing and it did the trick for reducing the engine noise.
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Just sit back and crank 'er up!!!!

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was the 200 optimax a dog compared to the 175? And how much bigger is the v6 box? I saw a 17ft windshielded Koffler sled at the boat show with the smallest box I've ever seen for the vortec, almost a sportjet 175 box with two side steps for the exhaust manifolds. Very tempting. Also any idea if a sled can be retrofitted from SJ to V6? and how much?
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hamilton jet has barrier 103 which is sound deading material it is foam with a foil layer check hamilton jets web page
it makes it so i can talk in my boat with a 454ci
at 4000rpms
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If I recall correctly, on the NorthRiver boats, the V6 box is about 6" wider, and around 13" longer then the 175 SportJet :depressed: .

Yes the 200hp Optimax had less performance than the 175 SJ, however, the boat was also a foot longer and a wide body. The 200hp Optimax is supposed to have a higher torque impeller, but it still was not enough to push that big of a boat. I have heard several times over that the sportjets are load sensitive, and I believe that is why the 20' boat just did not have as much push as the 19' (66" wide) with the 175 SJ.

You also mentioned how small the Koffler box was. Another boat with a really small box for the V6 is BoiceJet (www.boicejet.com). They put it in about the same space as the 175 SJ :shocked: .
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WalkerStealhead, I recently was looking at the SportJet's also. Spec wise, they look great (light weight and high horse power). I could not make up my mind, so my local marina had two 19' boats, one with a 175sj and one with the V6 (sporster and trapper). After test driving them back to back, I was sold on the V6. You loose a little interior room, but they sound better and have a lot better get up and go, and better top end. The sportjet just seemed to be working hard. It kind of made feel nervous about the life of the motor.

I also tested a 20' sporster with the new Optimax 200hp version (in a lake :depressed: ). Pretty much a dog.

Has anybody tried the 240hp versions??
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