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Old 28 August 2009, 09:09   #1
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cabin scorpion damage

I remember a very old thread about a scorpion cabin boat with soft nose having some sort of incident??!?!???

Anyone remember the thread or details of it??

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Old 28 August 2009, 09:22   #2
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Think it was "before my time" but I found it when searching for something else. Possible Charles? and a trip to the Channel Islands? might help with searching.

--> Edit here you go: http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ooded+scorpion
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Bloody hell - never seen this before. Makes me wonder where the fierce loyality to all things Scorpion comes from.......

Has put me off a cabin rib - too much of a hole to hold water.

Interesting to note that mobile phones came in very handy!!!
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Bloody hell - never seen this before. Makes me wonder where the fierce loyality to all things Scorpion comes from.......

Has put me off a cabin rib - too much of a hole to hold water.

Interesting to note that mobile phones came in very handy!!!
Well the Tubes cane a drift on a Revenger on a trip back from Alderney
a RIB Int cruise if i remember it happens
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Interesting to note that mobile phones came in very handy!!!
My iphone is a total nightmare to use on a boat. The touch screen doesnt work when you have damp/wet fingers!
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Old 28 August 2009, 11:43   #6
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What can I say?

I'll have to rethink some of what I thought were pre-established pillars for the rib I am getting quotes for.
Thanks for posting guys.
I was not able to see the pictures, however. Just blanks next to Charles in some posts.
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Does anyone remember what the route cause of the failure was?? Ive seen an older yellow cabin rib with a hard white nose!! Was this the modified and improved boat in this story?
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Scorpion in question is still in Jersey and still going strong as far as I know

As for Charles haven't seen him round the harbour area for a long time!
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In short i beleive the problem (flooding not tubes coming off) was caused by the INTERNAL valves on the early scorp's. I'm sure the new tubes, and all later boats have them fitted on the outside to avoid this.

Charles bought a hardboat (a fast one) but was still in Jersey last time i heard.

Scorpio was (is?) one serious peice of kit.
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In short i beleive the problem (flooding not tubes coming off) was caused by the INTERNAL valves on the early scorp's. I'm sure the new tubes, and all later boats have them fitted on the outside to avoid this.

Charles bought a hardboat (a fast one) but was still in Jersey last time i heard.

Scorpio was (is?) one serious peice of kit.
Not sure why you think the positioning of the valves would be to blame? The boats in question are now built with hard noses as the mass of the boat was too much for a soft nose in a decent sea - simple as that.
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When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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