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Old 26 September 2006, 15:16   #11
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Doesn't look like a Yamaha prop. I thought they were all white in colour.
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Old 26 September 2006, 15:26   #12
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You can get a scorpion 8.1m diesel for the same price, i would offer 25k for the scorpion as its coming to the end of the summer he will be lucky to sell it. www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.uk just shiped a rib to nz for 2,800 so cant be that much to canada
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Old 26 September 2006, 16:24   #13
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Doesn't look like a Yamaha prop. I thought they were all white in colour.
The standard Yamaha stainless props are what they're calling "black steel", which is stainless with a teflon (I think) paint.

Their performance and pro series props are unfinished stainless.

The aluminums are, I think for the most part, still painted white.

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Old 26 September 2006, 16:26   #14
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Guys! I appreciate all the input but...23K is in canadian currency - this is harldy 11k in british - if you get me a 8 meter Scorpion for that money I'll pay the shipping gladly.
I'll check that prop issue - maybe it's from another motor? Thanks.
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Old 26 September 2006, 16:28   #15
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The standard Yamaha stainless props are what they're calling "black steel", which is stainless with a teflon (I think) paint.

Their performance and pro series props are unfinished stainless.

The aluminums are, I think for the most part, still painted white.

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Looks like an old alloy prop to me. Taken a battering but not a major problem just got to factor in the cost of a replacement.
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Old 26 September 2006, 16:45   #16
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The standard Yamaha stainless props are what they're calling "black steel", which is stainless with a teflon (I think) paint.

Their performance and pro series props are unfinished stainless.

The aluminums are, I think for the most part, still painted white.

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That's 100% correct.

That prop is fine, it's exactly the way you would expect to find it.
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Old 26 September 2006, 17:47   #17
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as a freshman myself having owned a similar sized boat for half a season the following things come to mind looking at the pics .

It seems a huge engine for a 5m is it within what zodiac spec.

The large consul and back seat etc don't leave much room on board for the family especially if you want to fish or get changed for swimming etc .

why has the motor got that fin fitted , the consul and wieght of seats and passengers is all near to the back end , is it stern heavy?

I would get someone to look at it and drive it who knows ribs and can compare to others .
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Old 26 September 2006, 18:22   #18
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It seems a huge engine for a 5m is it within what zodiac spec...
If you check out your facts, you'll find that it''s in spec for this model.
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Some good points. Even with bench, seat and console I find it has plenty of room; it has 80 liter aluminum gas tank in the bow which doubles as a seat when covered by a cushion - it also adds weight to the front. There is room for at least 4 scuba tanks (standing) between console and the gas tank. Like I said before, I checked out standard Explorer 500 which had only single pilot seat + console and it felt more cramped for room.
As to about size of the motor: 500 SRMN is rated for up to 90hp (standard Explorer 500 is rated to 70hp) but I think what realy counts is the weight of the outboard and I believe this is within recommendations. SRMN is supposed to be built to military/navy standards with reinforced hull and heavier hypalon (1880 if I'm correct) so I hope with my civilian use it should last forever ;-)
I also noticed that all RIBs I've been looking at had the fin (either on or off the motor) and no one is able to realy justify its use - I think most folks just think it looks cool.
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Guys! I appreciate all the input but...23K is in canadian currency - this is harldy 11k in british - if you get me a 8 meter Scorpion for that money I'll pay the shipping gladly.
I'll check that prop issue - maybe it's from another motor? Thanks.
And when Pop has found a second Scorp 8m Diesel for GBP 11k can I put my name down for the next one please and thankyou.

Buying from the UK would involve shipping costs (GBP 2500 at least to West Coast Canada), any import duties and paying 14% HST (VAT equivalent) on top. So a GBP 11k RIB ($23k CAD) would be GBP 15k ( $31k CAD) by the time its landed, assuming zero import duty. Not impossible but a lot of hassle. Mind you for an 8.1 Scorp diesel it'd be worth it for the price.....
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