38 Northern Bay 2016 50+ MPH... Yes 50+ MPH, Yes 38 Knot Cruise....

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What is the handling like at these speeds? Is a cruise of 38 knots realistic and comfortable or is it still going to like to sit at 18-20?
 

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What is the handling like at these speeds? Is a cruise of 38 knots realistic and comfortable or is it still going to like to sit at 18-20?
I would like to hear it too. Although I think I know.
 

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What is the handling like at these speeds? Is a cruise of 38 knots realistic and comfortable or is it still going to like to sit at 18-20?

Boat rides like it is on rails. IMO rides better fast than slow.

I’ve owned 4 boats that have done 100+ mph, and my last boat did 120 mph, so I’m familiar with high speed handling characteristics.
 

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What was the final sell price for this, does anyone know? Or even the asking $? The price is no longer listed on the web site as the ad states.
 

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It sold for asking price which was right around 600.
 

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I think that is one hell of a boat even for that money and if one could afford it. But i'm just curious how people feel when they see this. "The engine room was designed to accommodate a generator." Would you look at this as an afterthought or other ? Wouldn't that be a must have on any sport boat ? Just curious not bashing.

I think the hardest part of a retrofit would be physically setting a generator and exhaust into an existing high end boat. If they made accommodations for it, whats another 15k atop 600k to add the detail - small potatoes.

This thing was obviously made to be light & go. I bet during the build this came up and the owner decided they didn't want to install a light el cheapo nexgen, the generator they really liked was +400 lbs, but they probably could get by without it doing day trips at 30+ knots.
 

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Maybe they thought about the drag of a through hull for cooling a genset and a through hull for cooling an AC unit if their focus was on speed. I have had a simple 12V setup and am now considering a genset, a Next gen in fact. I have had good feedback on the 3.5KW, I'm essentially interested in the addition of AC on the boat.
 

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Maybe they thought about the drag of a through hull for cooling a genset and a through hull for cooling an AC unit if their focus was on speed. I have had a simple 12V setup and am now considering a genset, a Next gen in fact. I have had good feedback on the 3.5KW, I'm essentially interested in the addition of AC on the boat.

They are the lightest & smallest thing in a permanent generator available. I couldn't find anything bad about them either, have a new one sitting here. When you go looking at the parts list, basically Nexgen doesn't seem to build much if anything rather they just assembled a system of off the shelf parts, so you are not really married to nexgen either.

Only downside I am aware of is the lack of an oil filter & 50 hour oil change interval as a result (don't quote me on that, read the manual). Basically if you fished a 3 day weekend and had it running most of the time that dictates an oil change, no big deal, takes a quart or something, but is extra maintenance.
 
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