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Old 25 August 2006, 06:48   #1
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a sad day

Due to the fact that i will be working abroad in the next year, i have had to sell the boat as it simply will not get used

The keys were handed over this morning - very sad it was one of the family

i will have to go down the pud tonight to cheer myself up

Merlin the Scorpion was a great boat, we never had any problems with the boat, the engine, whilst some people are suspect of the Fitch engines, all i can say is they are mechanically simple and we never had any problems.

As an owner of a secondhand Scorpion rib, all i can say is it performed very well

Highs - every time we when out in the Solent
Lows - Not having enought time to use it
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Old 25 August 2006, 06:56   #2
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I feel for you mate, it was a sad day when I sold Blue Ice although the sadness was tempered by the fact I knew she was going to a good home. I saw Merlin up for sale and thought she was very fairly priced. No surprise she sold quickly. Always a demand for Scorps!

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Old 25 August 2006, 07:23   #3
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i will have to go down the pud tonight to cheer myself up
Is a pud similar to a pub ? Two best days in boat ownership........

The day you buy...& the day you sell
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Old 25 August 2006, 07:40   #4
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Alan, yes it was priced to sell and i had "written" it down over time as i said i would, it had sold in 2hrs. At least i have plenty of photos

Scotty - you are correct
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Old 25 August 2006, 12:21   #5
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just walk through any harbour that will piss you off some more

sold my boat so long ago i don't think i will ever repace it now

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Old 25 August 2006, 13:29   #6
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We will have another boat in the future.....but....it may be a hardboat
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Old 25 August 2006, 17:23   #7
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Hello JimBob,

Sorry to hear that Merlin has gone.

Still, so have the mooring fees, maintenance costs, antifouling in the late Winter, etc., so perhaps it is not all bad.

I am a bit surprised that you are considering a hard boat for the future though - I had a sports cruiser for 14 years but the ride did not compare with the Scorpion - and probably not with any other RIB of a similar size, come to that. Most cruiser owners think hard before going out in a F5 in the Solent (unless they have really big boats) yet that's about the time we think "Great - this will be fun"!

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Old 26 August 2006, 08:05   #8
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Chris

you are right, even out of Chichester Bar you can see the difference between ribs and hard boats.

We may once i have come back from my assignment either go for a cabin rib or cruiser, but it would be a seaworthy one such as a nelson. We want to be able to go off cruising and have somewhere to live in. I want a little more than a day boat in the future

Good to here you got the props sorted, you must be pleased

we will wait and see
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Old 26 August 2006, 08:50   #9
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just to say

Thanks jimbob, shes everything you said I just got back from st Tropez and collected her this morning, will make sure she goes to a nice home for you!
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