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Old 03 March 2003, 06:24   #1
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Mucking about

Blasting around St.Helier pier-heads yesterday.
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Old 03 March 2003, 06:25   #2
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Some more zooming around....
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Old 03 March 2003, 06:57   #3
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Nice photos. Boat looks nice too!!
I AM JEALOUS!!

Will be in Greece next week for a few days so weather and work permiting will try to get her in the water and post some too
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Old 03 March 2003, 08:25   #4
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Much better weather than Friday.

Went out myself yesterday for a spin, great fun. Nice pics Charles.
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Old 03 March 2003, 11:21   #5
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Nice Shots

Hi Charles

Some great shots of your boat there looking very good and running very nicely. I must get out soon.

Dad wants to do a run to Jersey befor August so i'll keep you posted and if you are about we could meet up for a beer or 2.

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I like the way you managed to get the camera that far from the boat and keep your arm holding it out of view, can't see it coming out of the boat anywhere!

Impressive pictures!

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Yea Matt, I actually hired a Bell Jet Ranger for these shots
Julian, would be good to see you over here.
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Old 05 March 2003, 06:49   #9
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A question

I was flicking through an old RIB Int'l Mag and had a look at the SCORPION 10 mtrs test.

From the comments made in the article I think that it will be good to get a clarification on some of the following points from people who own SCORPIONS and they know the boats.

1. Is SCORPION 10 mtrs RIB is a Cat B or Cat C RIB?
2. If it is Cat B why the problems with the valves (flooding of the cabin it was mentioned in the article when they came off?? ) and problems of the pontoons on the bow of the boat (I suspect this was Charles mishap) changed to hard nose did not arise when it was originally tested for obtaining this certification?
3. If is Cat C should the boat go out in such rough weather conditions??
4. Sea keeping ability seems to be good to VERY GOOD. Is this the case??
5. What is the average 2in set of outboard engine size that it can take onboard??
6. Has it got space for an generator??
7. Finally, Price. Why the price of this boat is so high?? 123,000+vat for a 2 berth RIB!!! Other boats i.e. the MOSTRO 10 mtrs are much, much cheaper than that?? (Hypalon and fibre glass do not cots as much)

I am asking all these questions because I am thinking (seriously) to buying a cabin RIB. SCORPION was one of the makes I am considering as well as MOSTRO 10 mtrs (which has a 4 berth cabin and comes 1st in my list right now and will test it in Greece next week) and a few Italian boats which although they look nice they are overpriced.

Any way I hope someone who has 1st hand experience with the boat (namely Charles??) will explain all these questions.

Thanks
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Hi Manos

A couple of points that I can answer.

1.) The design of the scorpion cabin Rib was changed a while ago and all valves were placed on the out side of the tubes and not in the cabin itself, this was done about 2 years ago I think.

2. ) The sea keeping abilities in a scorpion are excellent, I have been through some very heavy seas with no major problems. Every one i have taken out in the boat has been very impressed with the handling and build.

3 . ) Scorpions are expensive because graham only uses the very best equipment and designs, The buils quality is easily the best on the market down to very fine detail. The moulds are exact , this is also included in bildge pumps , wireing, fuel filters etc they are the best money can buy and thats all they use.

If I had the money the New Scorpion cabin Rib would be mine. It is the best cabin Rib on the market. Ask Charles he has had several runs in her and was very impressed. I hope some of this helps.

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