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Old 30 August 2004, 03:52   #11
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Do give Scorpion a ring first to check that they will be at the boatshow - they don't always attend - I believe the order book is always full!

You could always ring up and arrange to visit the factory/workshop - it's a very interesting experience.

For a little bit of info about other 'Round Britain' Scorpions, have a look at the website: http://www.scorpionribs.com/ and look under 'News'. You could, of course, just chat to Alan (who posted above) or Brian - both RIBnet members who have been round Britain in a Scorpion.

Edit: I've just checked the Southampton Boat Show 2004 site and Scorpion is not listed as being an exhibitor.
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Old 30 August 2004, 04:15   #12
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Thank you Louise. I live in Newcastle but am going to a wedding in Bristol on the 10th so will see if they can see me on the 9th or the 11th.

After I speak with them I will come back to you guys with more questions, I am sure....
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Old 30 August 2004, 04:40   #13
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And you could also become a RIBnet supporter (a very small amount of that budget) Worth every penny for such a brill site.

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Old 30 August 2004, 05:44   #14
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To get an idea of how far your 35k budget will stretch, Ribcraft's web site is useful as they publish prices (but only for their "leisure" range which goes up to 7.5m). 33k would get you a 7.5m powered by a Yanmar 240hp diesel, but you would need to allow about 2k for seating, another 2k for electronics, and more for a larger fuel tank. http://www.ribcraft.co.uk/Downloads/...2%20Prices.pdf . Scorpion prices are likely to be somewhat higher.

Going down the used boat route opens up all sorts of possibilities (and potential pitfalls, of course!) Have a look at Boats and Outboards where you will find occasional bargains like this: http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/BEM200/ (one can't help wondering if there's a problem as it's been for sale at this bargain price all summer). Also look at http://www.lymingtonmarinesales.co.u...age_page_3.htm and other brokers. And don't forget the RIBnet used RIBs section!
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Old 30 August 2004, 07:59   #15
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Personally I would buy something with a bit of shelter, like a Redbay 7.4+, fitted with a inboard Diesel. The difference that you would have being out of the weather in immense, you would go out and play in any type of weather instead of getting soaked or all wrapped up in drysuits etc (just waiting for the flames ).
The diesel would give you reliability and also an easy fuel to buy, anywhere that there are fishing boats you will buy fuel or even in the worst case from a Farmer. Diesels are generally speaking far more reliable, and you can always usually make a temp repair to get you moving again......so long as its not a catastouphoic (sp) failure.
I looked at a 8.4m with canopy etc and quite a good electronics package, boat was about a 2001-2 for around 35k. It also had a good trailer and was fitted with twin Styer inboards driving through a Bravo 1-2 leg.
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Old 30 August 2004, 10:48   #16
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The Redbays look great alright.


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SCORPIONS look much better a DAY OUT WITH ENALIOS
If you ever go on one you will never forget the experience. The boat just doesn't make a bang on waves (at least the bangs I'm use to with the FALCON). The SCORPION (IMHO always) is made for cruising long distances safely. Pity is so damn expensive

I suppose someone has to pay for these ridiculous leather boots on top of jeans this guy wears
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[QUOTE=Andy Gee] Personally I would buy something with a bit of shelter, like a Redbay 7.4+, fitted with a inboard Diesel.


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so what do you want petrol diesel/ cabin or open/speed or comfort
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so what do you want petrol diesel/ cabin or open/speed or comfort
Me personally a Swedish Blond with huge B...s, a Ferrari but will settle for a Lamborghini and a Cigarette TOP GUN 48 or a Fabio Buzi 40ft thing
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