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Old 31 May 2006, 19:01   #11
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Hi Roy,

I think you might have an 8.1 metre boat.

Mine is 8.5 metres, has a double A-frame + secondary radar arch, heavy radar reflector, even heavier 24" radome and is generally a pretty heavy boat compared to some of the Scorpions around. It also has an 80 gallon fuel tank.

I don't know if you have an A-frame and other heavy items but if not then my boat could be perhaps 10 stone heavier than yours plus it has considerable windage.

If my boat is indeed so much heavier, has more wind resistance and there is more boat in the water, I guess this might account for much of the difference in top speed. I understand that to some extent it is a trade off between top speed and acceleration so there is a possibility that it could be a bit quicker but at the expense of "shove in the back" acceleration.

I would be interested to know if there is a substantial difference in weight and the "Christmas tree" at the back, as I might be trying to resolve something that may not actually be a problem!

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Chris.
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Old 01 June 2006, 04:44   #12
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You have just taken delivery of your brand-new Scorpion. Surely Derek and the lads would have given you some indication as to what speeds you can expect to achieve. If you are doing significantly less than what they reckon, surely your recourse is back to Scorpion. I do not understand why you are faffing around with engine dealers etc when clearly you are not happy with the performance, or have I got it all wrong?
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Old 01 June 2006, 05:17   #13
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Yep mine as 80 gal tank twin batterys and double A frame plus radar reflectors etc etc. still think you should be getting a tad more speed what prop are you running.
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40 knots seems abit slow to me and the Scorp hull should be a fast one. I would expect around 45knots minimum, give Scorpion a ring and sounds a nice boat by the way, although some pictures would be cool
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Old 01 June 2006, 18:13   #15
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OK, I have emailed Joy, who says she will speak to Graham about it.

The logic of going to see an Etec engineer is that I thought that any engine issues had to be sorted out by such a person. It looks like this may be an incorrect assumption.

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Stunning!!
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Old 02 June 2006, 15:58   #18
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Thanks Guys,

I think the picture is a bit too small but will post some better ones i.d.c.

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