Ocean Sport boats now being built by Nordic Tug

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  1. Chtucker

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    I have always drooled over the Ocean Sport Roamers and of course the Lindell 35/42s that have come out over the last year. I caught some verbiage on the Ocean Sport FB page that was curious and I asked a question.

    Don't know the details, but NordicbTug is now building the OS Roamer and they are promising new models soon.

    FYI
     
  2. Wild Bill

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    Yep the marriage between imc and Lindells sort of fell apart after the passing of Ron .Things change and I wish success to both parties. The first OS Roamer built at Nordic is supposed to have been finished recently.
     
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    Outboards??????
     
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    I forgot to ask but to get their feet wet I would bet it was a 30' with twin D4's and Dp outdrives.
     
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    I think those hulls really need a lot of weight back and low. I think the 30/33's might be quite tender with outboards, kind of like the first 26's. I really would like to see a twin diesel with straight shafts but it would require a fairly major remodel.
     
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    If there's a market, Nordic would probably do the mod.

    They have a quirky build concept there, as they build well but aren't truly efficient. Boat costs are little higher than is necessary, but the end products have been very nice boats. A friend managed the plant for years before Nordic shrank to the point that they couldn't keep paying a production manager and he went to Boeing.

    I've been in the plant, the boats come out well built and the fit and finish has been above average on the examples I've been in. If people wanted a single main or twin diesel straight shaft setup, the differences in the hull itself could be overcome on the shop floor without screwing with the mold.

    If you ask, they'll do it.

    E
     
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    Time to make a new mold. No one wants DP outdrives. IPS is the other choice although expensive, however watching the Fat Cat pull away from the dock was impressive. Lindell 35 with triple 300s Yamahas should haul ass. Not sure why the Ocean 30 can't do something similar. Lead is cheap.....LOL
     
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    Twin diesels with straight shafts would be a major modification to the OS platform and I doubt Nordic will ever undertake it. It would require moving many items including fuel tank (which is a built in fiberglass that spans the entire beam), fish boxes and possibly reconfiguration of the down berth. Many of the desirable features would change for the worse with a retrofit approach. To do correctly everything from the hull up would need a redesign and the layout would change significantly. I am not aware of Nordic ever doing many major mods to their designs either. I don't think they ever offered twins except in their 2 largest tugs which have only come about in the fairly recent past. I suppose their may have been an exception with a customer with deep pockets but I am not aware of any under 49' with twins. Was your friend from Nordic named Rick by any chance Eric?
     
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    So are a couple of extra outboards hanging back there. Wait... never mind. :D
     
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    Lindell 35 with triple 300 Yamahas or twin 350s coming soon. Then hopefully downsizing to a 30 after that. About all I can say. Obviously bad ass.
     
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    Lindell is also retiring and i believe a ocean sport owner took over and started the new lindell line. There where also some slow production issues from what I heard that also led to IMC looking for a new builder.. And like Bill said those boats are to heavy for outboards.
     
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    That is silly, you just need MORE outboards (triple 350 Suzukis sounds fun)
     
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    Lol, true anything can be done for a price
     
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    Beautiful looking boats, REALLLLLLLLLLYYYY expensive, lack of custom options(like head height) and really tall on the water. Seen these boats getting beat up by an experienced captain of a 28' nr in the big blue. They are super light but that's not always a plus and the windage is really tall.
     
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    Super light ? Are we still talking about an Ocean Sport?
     
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    Obviously he is mistaken or simply doesn't know what he is talking about... fucken tanks! I just hate their I/O.... Those things cut the water and have a nice ride...
     
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    I think he's talking about the 26' version.
     
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    Actually if you know much about fiberglass and it's core you know that ocean sport prides the vacuum technology and super light synthetic core. Just my opinion. They look beautiful but if you really look at the waterline and amount of boat out of water vs in .... everyone likes things a little different though
     
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    I know what you a saying as I am sure if they did not use corcell the boats really would have got pigish. At close to 10 tons with the trailer, full of fuel and gear, the phrase super light does not come to mind when I think of an OS 30. Again I'd take one in a heartbeat with twin oil burners and straight shafts and be very happy.
     
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    Agreed Steve. I guess what I'm saying is they are light for their size in comparison to some of the old glass boats.
     
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