Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 02 May 2004, 13:04   #11
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by sea bass
the Scorpion is far better than any other boat including the revenger...
That's my opinion, and as far as other RIBs are concerned, there aren't many others that I would consider. There are good reasons for this - a superb hull design, quality of workmanship that is second to none, intelligent use of materials (ie GRP deck and wood only used in the transom) and attention to detail throughout the build. Add to this the constant development by Graham and you have a winning formula. However, this comes at a price. Secondhand Scorpions come to the market infrequently and at a premium price. Add to that the fact that the hull was designed as a 7.5m+ (I've only ever been in one well set-up 6.5m Scorpion - Rogue Wave's).

So if you are after a 6.5 / 7.0 with 150hp then I would definitely look at other makes such as Osprey, Tornado or Solent. Osprey have some very happy customers, as do Tornado. Knowing your location, I wouldn't consider Ribeye or Prosport as don't think that they would be much better than your Narwhal. Revengers are good, but they are a fast hull and I'm told that they can be a hard ride.

Another good make to consider might be Gemini as I think their 7m is very good.

Arnaud, peut-etre votre Anglais est plus bien que ma Francais, mais si ca est difficile a comprendre, je essayes en Francais?
__________________

Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2004, 14:31   #12
Member
 
Country: France
Town: le palais
Boat name: agnhélie
Make: narwhal
Length: 6.7
Engine: YAMAHA 115 4 STROKES
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
WELL! at least i got it the scorpion 7.5 is the one to have but nearly impossible to find except if you have a good friend ready to sell it!!!!!
i found the gemini site but can't have an idea of their prices. I am out quite often aroud 300 hours a year and i don'twant to spend too muchmoney for gas and most off the time i am alone or two do you think that a 6.5m would still give me a comfortable ride in rough seas have you more information on the solent
wichone you think is the best between the tornado ,the solent an the osprey i think the solent is the nicest in terms of design apprently tornado needs bigger engine
big questions for a frog living far away in the west
next visit don't take your boat i ll be happy to ride with you
or!!yes!! i'd so happy to ride in a dream vessel
regards arnaud
__________________

__________________
sea bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02 May 2004, 17:30   #13
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,556
Richard thanks for saying such nice things about 'Wake Up Call' she is an absolute pleasure to drive and is a very committed sea boat. Unfortunately it has to go as I need to get a 7.5m for our charter work. That one in Lymington looks a possibilty however but it's been around for a while

To return the compliment Richards boat 'Blue Ice' is a very well sorted boat and the extra metre does make a difference in a big sea. Even though i am unlikely to own another Scorpion in the near future I think they are fine craft that other manufacturers can try only to emulate.

I wouldn't touch a ribeye with a barge pole the build quality is not high. Solent and Parker ribs are good as are Prosport but I think they use too many self tappers ( screws instead of Bolts) but the lamination seems to be fine

Avon Sea Riders and Deltas also superb sea boats.


what type of fuel do you want to use and how much would yu like your fuel consumption to be?
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04 May 2004, 08:54   #14
Member
 
Country: France
Town: le palais
Boat name: agnhélie
Make: narwhal
Length: 6.7
Engine: YAMAHA 115 4 STROKES
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
I D Like To Stay With Unleaded
And I Would Rather Between Four To Five Gallons An Hour Cruising Speed
__________________
sea bass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 May 2004, 14:34   #15
Trade member
 
Andre's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: West Sussex
Boat name: Grey Mist
Make: Parker 800 Baltic
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2xMercury Diesel 170
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 3,457
RIBase
Send a message via Skype™ to Andre
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
I wouldn't touch a ribeye with a barge pole the build quality is not high. Solent and Parker ribs are good as are Prosport but I think they use too many self tappers ( screws instead of Bolts) but the lamination seems to be fine
Thanks for your kind words but just shows not many have seen my new Parker 630. We do not use any self tappers. We have special deck inserts and bolts

Andre
Andre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 May 2004, 05:08   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Mayfair, London
Make: RibEye/Ferretti 881
Length: 7m +
Engine: Yamaha 25/Twin MTU
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 690
Rogue Wave says he wouldn't touch a Ribeye with a barge pole due to quality. Fair enough and I wouldn't dispute that the Scorpion is a higher quality boat.
However I have owned a Ribeye for over a year and other boats before that,and have compared it to many other makes of RIB and I would say the quality is excellent. Nothings gone wrong (except the bilge pump), nothings fallen off, and it still looks and handles as good as new. It's superb in rough seas. I am not biased and would say so if there were things wrong with it.

See Bass, they can be bought through the Yamaha dealer network in France I believe as they exhibited at the Paris boat show. Worth contacting them www.ribeye.co.uk
__________________
timw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 May 2004, 05:28   #17
Member
 
stevetheboat's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Worcestershire
Make: Various
Engine: O/B + Sterndrives Di
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 243
New Boat

Scorpion is certainly a well built and sorted boat but I would,nt rule out a Revenger and they have recently launched a "budget" model about 23 feet for up to 150hp and this is competitively priced plus is available on short lead times at the mo - might suit you? Worth considering and you can find pics and details @ www.revenger.co.uk then click on 715.



www.revenger.co.uk
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
__________________

__________________
stevetheboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:27.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.