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Old 09 October 2004, 12:12   #31
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Thanks for that information Bruce,I've got to the bottom of the 13 marine issue aswell.I've been told that they don't exist, and they only had the logo's made up for mine to give the impression that it was more of a racing Rib.Funny the things people do.
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Old 09 October 2004, 12:33   #32
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Solent is better than Scorpion for value and possibly build quality but I fancy that the Scorpion is a slightly better animal in the sea,
but just not as quick I am sure JK could get 55 mph out of mine

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Old 09 October 2004, 14:27   #33
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Solent is better than Scorpion for value and possibly build quality but I fancy that the Scorpion is a slightly better animal in the sea, but I could be wrong .
The question is how much better, and at what price? And no new 6.5m from Scorpion.....
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Old 09 October 2004, 14:28   #34
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Why would customs seize a mould....was the releasing agent Charlie or something.
They seized the hull, not the mould
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Old 09 October 2004, 16:56   #35
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The question is how much better, and at what price? And no new 6.5m from Scorpion.....

Hey I am not getting into a pissing contest here Bruce, I have always said that Solent Ribs were very good value and good ribs.
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Old 09 October 2004, 17:06   #36
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Sorry, was not intending to offend. Please forgive me. I merely wanted to comment that the pricing gap between a Scorpion and a Solent 6.5M (were Scorpion still to make a 6.5M) would be large, and the benefit of the Scorpion over the Soelnt would have to be large. Having been in Blue Ice, and having chartered a 6.5M Scorpion, I am a great great fan of Scorpions. But for me Solent was the best 'second-best' since the 6.5M was no longer built by Scorpion and I could not afford one if it had been.

Again, no intention to offend - sorry.

Would love to take an old model 6.5 Scorpion and our new boat on a run one day and see just how the differences exhibit themselves. No doubts the Scorpion would do better.

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Bruce but I am not offended at all, I was just pointing out that I wasn't having a go at the Solent's. The only reason i have a Scorpion/Opti is that it came my way at the right price and I always figured it was Buddhas way of apologising for making me buy a Camel rib.

I haven't actually driven a Solent 6.5 I have driven the 7.5 a fair bit and I have driven the similar but not identical Tohatsu 6.5.
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I am sure JK could get 55 mph out of mine
I think that even downhill my car would striggle to tow it at more than 50

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