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Old 22 April 2006, 11:46   #1
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Blown almost new 250 Suzuki

We were out today with our Revenger 29 and 2x250 Suzuki. Suddenly the oil - lamp ights up, we stopped the boat, and the engine died. We tried to start it, when it started it made a bad noice, calfed once and died totally.
When trying to start once more, the electic system on the entire boat cut out for a second.
We looked at the oil, it was full, but no good looking. It was greyish, nothing like the oil on the other engine. It was a lot of oil around in the room around the engineblock.

Last year something similar happened with an other 2005 engine south in Norway. Water in the engine due to a fault on the top on the block. Engine blew up. The engine was replaced by Suzuki on warenty. This might be the same thing.

Third 2005 250 Suzuki blown north in Norway this year. Don`t know what happened to that one!

Anyone else had this problem with Suzuki?

The engines were new in August 2005 and have 110 hours on them. We do also have a 225 Yamaha with more than 700 hours and no problems exept from a broken bracket last year. Would probably go for more Yamahas if there only were a dealer in town!
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Old 22 April 2006, 13:21   #2
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sounds bad,
i thought you drove a 9m scorpion?
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Old 22 April 2006, 16:52   #3
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Yes, we did use Scorpion two seasons ago, but we had so many problems with the Scorpion that we had to sell it within the first year. We had absolutely every screw coming out, the seat-bars broke, the entire hull full of water, the suport on the transom holding the tube broke which again punctured the tube, the gear/gass-throttle loosned, the bilgepump loosned, the batteries loosend and jumped around in the console, the Seastar tiebar was not mounted horisontaly and caused the stearing to break, this was never taken care off by Scorpion, even after 10 mails etc etc. Grahan Jelly sais we drive the boat to hard. That is thrue, but the boat was built as a searaftingboat by Scorpion and they thereby knew what it was ment and built for. The Scorp was also causing us problems in sharp high speed turns. Once we did a sharp turn with customers, the boat suddenly grabbed and twisted the other way and threw 11 people over board. Causing one broken finger and some camers to break. What we do is that we absuse our boats, and normal people will never experience this and the Scorps will work just fine. We are now using Revengers only and have no problems with them. They don`t break and we can do the sharper turns without juming sideways. A freind bought a Revenger 29 more than three years ago and used it for searafting without any problems. Since July 2005, we have bought three Revengeres, 27, 29 and 34, from them and asked for quotes for two more.
Revengers are more expencive than many other ribs, but to us it is more important to have quality since it costs a lot of money to have a boat out of business. And at the end we can sell the Revengers at a higher price when the day for selling the rib comes.
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Old 23 April 2006, 11:45   #4
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The Scorpion was also causing us problems in sharp high speed turns. Once we did a sharp turn with customers, the boat suddenly grabbed and twisted the other way and threw 11 people over board. Causing one broken finger and some cameras to break.
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What we do is that we absuse our boats
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Grahan Jelly said we drive the boat too hard
so is this post,

a. highlighting a problem with big Suzis

b. Giving Scorpion a quick slagging

c. Advertising very expensive Revengers

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Old 23 April 2006, 14:51   #5
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To be fair I have been a "follower" of Fjordrafting for a while - I admire the way they go to extremes.

They have hinted at these problems many times in the past and asked various questions like "is it normal for the hull to be so full of water" etc etc. I think this is the first time they have slagged Scorpion off so publicly - in the past they refused to mention the make of boat.

It is interesting to note they are so happy with the Revengers - if they can take such a hammering it has to be a good boat to buy surely - they do hold quite a few records as well.
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Old 23 April 2006, 20:52   #6
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boat reliability, problems

Any doubts on the veracity of posts on ribnet could be cleared with posts of pictures damage/breakage of the offending brands... by the individuals making these claims, just a thought.
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Old 25 April 2006, 19:13   #7
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i think people have every right to complain on here if they get bad service or the boat has problems that the manufacturer does not put right, If scorpion fall into this category when why should it be hushed up, perhaps they should use less self tappers as it would not be the first scorpion with self tappers coming loose or losing grip i am sure.

Before anyone gets all bent out of shape at my comments then bare in mind that my next boat consideration would possibly be a scorpion i suspect.
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Old 26 April 2006, 16:57   #8
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Hey,
Fjordrafting whats "searafting" and do you have any pictures of this activity?
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Old 27 April 2006, 16:39   #9
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Take a look at www.havrafting.no www.utihavet.no www.fjordrafting.no
We are three searaftigcompanies working together covering the west side of Norway.
Click on gallery. Everything in norwegian, but many nice pictures.
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Old 27 April 2006, 17:09   #10
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You have some great videos as well - really enjoy them!!! Can you post some links for the video footage so other people can download them.

Maybe you should try to get your website into English - you speak it well enough and loads of British people go to Norway on holiday!!!
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