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Old 30 June 2007, 14:02   #31
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Yellow is the colour! Roll on the new season.

stunning looking boat, very very nice
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Old 30 June 2007, 15:54   #32
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Freetrader.

What do you have to say about your engine and Scorpion after a couple of mounth in your hand?

What do you say about a suzi 300 on a 8,5m with a stepped hull?
I had planes for a revenger 29 but i remember my visit to scorpion -98 and after that i have problem to see another brand (new). I saw you asked about sparks on the e-tec some time agoe. How much oil did it drink? 1,5% average...?

Scorpion have a 8,75(demo) with twin optimax 225 at 75 000Ģ... Do you know if itīs the same hull but longer in a 8,75? Im interrested on the 8,1 or a 8,5...
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Old 30 June 2007, 19:27   #33
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Hi Roy

Would really recommend the versadoc, not much more than a trailer and zero hassle. Mine is floating in a drying harbour - it would be even easier in a marina.

Harbour authorities will take a bit of persuading, because they've not seen it before, but if you show them pictures etc, you should be ok.

Have you seen the site?
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Old 30 June 2007, 19:31   #34
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Freetrader.

What do you have to say about your engine and Scorpion after a couple of mounth in your hand?

What do you say about a suzi 300 on a 8,5m with a stepped hull?
I had planes for a revenger 29 but i remember my visit to scorpion -98 and after that i have problem to see another brand (new). I saw you asked about sparks on the e-tec some time agoe. How much oil did it drink? 1,5% average...?

Scorpion have a 8,75(demo) with twin optimax 225 at 75 000Ģ... Do you know if itīs the same hull but longer in a 8,75? Im interrested on the 8,1 or a 8,5...
Hi Joakim (?)

Very pleased with power to weight ratio on new boat. The only thing I'd trade up to would be a 10m+ scorpion with twin engines.

The E-tec is a lovely engine. It's sipping the oil, it's quiet, got loads of torque. Very impressive.

My feeling on these heavier 4 strokes is that you're not getting a huge more pull.

The 8.75 would be a great buy, but I'd be worried about the costs of running twin Optis, and I'm not a great fan of Optis after my last blew up on me.

Suzi 300 is a great engine though, and I'd certainly consider it next time round.
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Old 01 July 2007, 15:31   #35
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Interesting that you get 52 knots...
I have 8.1 Scorpion with a 250HP ETec and the same 4 blade 21" pitch Mercury revolution propeller and I have only managed to reach 49.5 knots thus far on flat water and a single person.
Was your fuel tank almost empty when you reached 52 knots?
Anybody knows how a heavier boat with the same engine/prop combination would be almost 3 knots(!) faster?
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Old 01 July 2007, 16:39   #36
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Interesting that you get 52 knots...
I have 8.1 Scorpion with a 250HP ETec and the same 4 blade 21" pitch Mercury revolution propeller and I have only managed to reach 49.5 knots thus far on flat water and a single person.
Was your fuel tank almost empty when you reached 52 knots?
Anybody knows how a heavier boat with the same engine/prop combination would be almost 3 knots(!) faster?
May of had a bit of tide behind him? Clean hull/ no weed, trim, amount of fuel on board, sea conditions etc all add up.
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Old 02 July 2007, 13:04   #37
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My boat reaches topspeed on a little chop, say 20 - 30 cm and a bit of wind from the front.
The wind lifts the bow and on the small waves the hull hardly touches the water.
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Old 02 July 2007, 15:01   #38
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Would have to concede to a bit of tide :-), 48.8 is more like it. But it is nice to get over the magic 50 once in a while ...

And we do tides quite well in this part of the world!
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