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Old 26 September 2003, 17:48   #11
Country: UK - England
Town: London
Make: Humber Ocean Extreme
Length: 8m
Engine: Optimax 225
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luxury - no ; practical - yes. we could go on for ever about the attributes of our boats.

As a spectator it seems that Scorpions rule the roost and fair play to their innovative thinking.

I actually chose Humber in front of Scorpion simply because of its utalitarian nature. ...a turn key operation without any pretty bits to go wrong.

2 years on I am tempted to have a cabin Scorpion but it is too much like a sports cruiser I used to own

What I don't want to miss is the hull performance-the Humber took me through a very vicious Alderney Race last year 6/7 sea state rough and whilst it was hairy to the extreme I survived.

My favorite looking boat at the moment is Prime Rib II

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Old 26 September 2003, 17:54   #12
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Country: UK - England
Town: Berkshire and Devon
Make: Lodestar
Length: under 3m
Engine: Mercury 5hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Yes, Mike's got a very solid RIB there.

Not much in terms of "pretty bits to go wrong" on Blue ice though. Everything very solidly built. Each of the previous owners have added some very sensible bits. Huge bow cleat and a heavy duty bow fairlead to mention just two of the useful additions.

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