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Old 30 October 2003, 11:02   #1
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8 months deliverytime on a new Scorpion!!!

I have looked at several ribs by now, and I fell in love with the Scorpion. I ordered a 8.5m with twin 250s. Not until I have payed the deposit, could I get a confimed time of delivery, which was eight months!
I sent a mail to get my deposit back, and right now I am wondering which boat to try next.
This only confirm that the production capisity is too small compaired to their popularity.
Have a nice one, I wouldnt.

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Old 30 October 2003, 11:05   #2
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Thats the problem with these boats, so many people are ordering them that they cant build them fast enough. There also difficult to get hold of second hand, Well worth the wait though.

If you cant wait that long try Ribtec or Revenger etc.

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Old 30 October 2003, 11:41   #3
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4 month

I promise you 4 month if order is in before 1 week.
You are still welcome for a testride.

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Old 31 October 2003, 03:52   #4
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Julian, does Revenger have a shorter waiting list?
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Old 31 October 2003, 04:24   #5
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Hi Ribraff

To be honest i really dont know what Revengers waiting list is. I know that with most boat builders this is a quiet time of year for them, companies like Scorpion are busy all year round but Revenger may be in a lull at the moment.

Best thing is to give them a call 01489 572404

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Old 31 October 2003, 04:47   #6
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I Think Brian's Scorpion is still for sale. I can tell you that it's one incredible RIB.

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Old 31 October 2003, 04:53   #7
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Old 31 October 2003, 07:18   #9
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have you tried artic boats as, phone , 004775527316 or 004790037865 . they make a very nice 9.2mtr in norway
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Old 31 October 2003, 07:29   #10
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I am not sure that Ribtec boats woul meet your requirements, they are not famous for their speed. I've been on a Gemini 7.5 FRE with 2 ss5 opti's and the performance was stunning plus the Handling was impressive at 72 knots. It has 12 seats and it's available now. we keep our boats in the same yard ass the dealers who are ribshop.co.uk. He is also Storm on this forum

Ribcraft are good boats also but I think that they have a long waiting list as well
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Old 31 October 2003, 09:38   #11
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Hi Stuart
am I being thick here but ribshop.co.uk redirects to Mr Lemmers site http://www.ribnet.com/
is that the same thing?
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Old 31 October 2003, 09:42   #12
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Have to disagree with that Wave, I can't beleive that it does 72 knots. I had a similar boat that did just under 60 knots. They have also had a lot of probs with those boats.
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Old 31 October 2003, 10:06   #13
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Hi, Paul!
I tried to look a little at the Artic boats. I called the guy who makes them and surfed a little after articles.
1) they dont have a homepage
2) I couldnt find anything about them on the net,l how seriouse are they?

What do you know about the Articboats that we dont know.
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Old 31 October 2003, 10:56   #15
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Old 31 October 2003, 12:45   #16
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Have to disagree with that Wave, I can't beleive that it does 72 knots. I had a similar boat that did just under 60 knots. They have also had a lot of probs with those boats.
Hi Stuart

I wasn't actually driving the boat or sitting near the console, i just asked what the speed was and that was that. I have always been impressed by this boat as I could never catch it when it was out on the water.
I have tried catching this boat several times and failed and have allways been impreseed by the way it rode the sea. I personally have found that The Bigger Ribtecs are a bit wobbly at speed.

What was your similar boat and what problems are thay having?

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I'll have a look at the sign tomorrow and get the right web address, but heres a link to the old site

Pristine Marine
The Rib Service Centre Ltd.
Building 13
Saxon Wharf
Lower York Street
Northam
Southampton
Hampshire
SO14 5QF

tel: 023 8033 5333
fax: 023 8056 0896
mob: 07979 723697

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Old 31 October 2003, 12:53   #17
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Wave what's a ss5 Opti?
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Old 31 October 2003, 13:02   #18
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It's a very clever new release of the legendary optimax engines. the technological breakthru is the saving of weight by making the engines and castings from a light but strong metal called typotanium. The output of the engine is a modest 225 hp but the engine only weighs 5kg.

Does anybody know where I can get some new fingers from cos the ones I've got are shot to bits
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Old 01 November 2003, 04:56   #19
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5kg and 225 hp! Expect they might be a bit expensive!
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A ballistic with twin 225 Opti's.

The tubes cause lots of probs I hear
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