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Old 21 February 2006, 13:10   #1
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Dear all,

A while a go I posted on here for advice about getting a rib, and this week, the dream becomes reality.

I did lots of leg work, and with a 30k budget realised I'd have to make loads of compromises. I narrowed it down to a quality, deep V, single-engined, min. 7.5m boat.

After bidding on Mark Wildey's Jellignite (but losing by a whisker), I was hooked on Scorpion, and so will be the proud owner of this, some time this week:

http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...08.5%20517.htm

Just wanted to thank everyone for their advice - feel pretty confident that Quick Exit will get us out most kinds of trouble.
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Old 21 February 2006, 13:17   #2
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Good choice, looks like a very clean Scorp.
Marks boat went for a steal I think on ebay. I did carefully consider the cost of getting her shipped to Canada!
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Old 21 February 2006, 13:20   #3
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this is a great rib i have the inboard one she will take on anything . hope you have as much fun on yours .
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Old 21 February 2006, 13:24   #4
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Well done you wont be disapointed
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Old 21 February 2006, 14:46   #5
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Looks great - all right the boat may be a bit older but who cares - the engine is almost new!!! Good choice.
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Old 21 February 2006, 15:22   #6
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Better get out in a force 6, run before the wind, and take some 'big air' woooooooo hoooooooo....... its what its all about. No roller coaster like it.. lol, plenty of practice first ofcourse!!
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Old 21 February 2006, 18:29   #7
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Congratulations on your new RIB... and your impeccable taste
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Old 21 February 2006, 19:00   #8
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Looks great - all right the boat may be a bit older but who cares - the engine is almost new!!! Good choice.
I wouldn't call a 97 boat particularly old......
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Old 21 February 2006, 22:58   #9
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I wouldn't call a 97 boat particularly old......

Neither would I which is why I said "a bit"!!!
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Old 22 February 2006, 02:48   #10
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Particularly good year for Scorpions was '97

FreeTrader, what hull number is yours?
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