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Old 04 October 2006, 01:19   #21
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yer the boats are always on time they should be for the price, its just when you need a new set of tubes they quote £15,00 hensaws £4 fitted big differance. they are first class if you like getting bent over (not met personally). i think they do a good job and build nice ribs thats why i bothered to ship mine to NZ but i hate this rip you off crap that comes with them

Ooh god ! I'm trying out a 2year old Scorpion this weekend.You have mde me very worried.shoul i be?
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Old 04 October 2006, 02:47   #22
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£15,000 versus £4,000 for tubes is a bit more than 15% - 375% to be exact!!!
I must say that I doubt thats a like for like quote and if it is then just buy from the tube makers, however having watched the hours that go into fitting a tube its hardly a do it yourself at home job. You can buy paint for a car cheaper than a body shop can put it on but thats not the full story, the labour and skills is what you are really paying for.

Thanks though for the maths lesson prawn, I will goto work this morning a far more knowledgeable person after you words of wisdom.....
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Old 04 October 2006, 03:25   #23
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You have mde me very worried.shoul i be?
If you ever want tube or GRP work done on a Scorpion (or any other RIB for that matter) then speak to the guy who used to work there but is now freelance. I've forgotten his name at the moment!
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If you ever want tube or GRP work done on a Scorpion (or any other RIB for that matter) then speak to the guy who used to work there but is now freelance. I've forgotten his name at the moment!
Scott Braye?
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Scott Braye?
Thats the one...

www.ribrepair.com

Nice guy with a high standard of work and fairly priced, would use him again.
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I can also recomend his work, very reasonable and high quality, also a nice bloke too.
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Old 04 October 2006, 07:19   #27
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qcamel what are you on mate? they are making more like 70% profit on everything, they are exact quotes:

hemsaws fitted

Price in 1200gsm Fabric £3975.00 ex works ex VAT

Price in 1500gsm Fabric £4450.00 ex works ex VAT

Scorpion

£14,637.55 ex works ex vat

scott does most of the fittings for the new scorpions as they are another couple of grand to have them fitted by scorpion, and yes he is a very good price and nice work. and i would always get them fitted by a pro or you will more then likely sink when the tubes you fitted over a few drinks start floating away.

only an idiot would get a new scorpion what a waste of money, you can pick one up a couple of years old and save half your money, exactly what Tony is doing. its not about scorpion its about my friend getting something else like the arctic blue.

i paid £22,000 for my scorp in the mid of winter

ok it had a over heating problem, i fixed by changing a £800 part so its like bying 3/4 of your boat not new seats seats. how arrogant!
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Well clearly our views differ and that makes the human race stronger.

I would say however that if Scorpion charge that much more money than Henshaw then perhaps they are trying to avoid sales and associated hassle, they are after all a build builder rather than a parts retailer. GJ is a smart guy and would not price himself out of the market for no good reason, either the goods are differant or his does not want the buisness in my opinion.

The other point you make about being an idiot buying a new boat is a little flippant. I bought my last Scorpion 2nd hand in 2004, ran it for 24 months, did a round Britain and various other trips and lost £1000 on the resale, so buying second hand works for me. However my new Scorpion is ready next week and although I will lose more money on it I have loved the whole process of ordering the boat and spec.ing her to my desire, its a nice process to go through. Clearly not the cheapest route but that does not make me or other new boat buyers an idiot. After all if new boats were not bought then you would not be able to get your 2nd hand bargain and be happy with your great deal.
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1 they should not sell you a rib at the cost that they do and then not want to do things like new tubes etc, if you had a merc like you put it and it needs a new spray job they dont say ok £30k please. donít forget they are making money still.
2 i didn't say that all new rib buyers are idiots but i think the ones who buy scorpions or anything over £60k are mad. You are talking of an expensive bit of enjoyment just to order a rib, is it really worth an extra £40k depending on what model?
3 hensaws have been making tubes 3 times longer then scorpion has been building ribs so i think they know what they are doing and have a good indication to the right price.

Its good to have different views

After all if new boats were not bought then you would not be able to get your 2nd hand bargain and be happy with your great deal. thanks kepp buying them i am wrong
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I assume Henshaws make the tubes for Scorpion anyway???
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