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Old 31 August 2004, 08:35   #31
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Great to hear you've got her at last! Any piccies? Looking forward to seeing her in the flesh. Enjoy!
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Old 31 August 2004, 08:46   #32
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Thanks we will. Sorry we missed you guys at the weekend, we were a bit unsure of timings and weather ! So managed to miss all the racing !

Pictures will follow, it was a bit wild at the weekend so not sure if they will come out ok !

If it helps with the boat budget, I can save you £400, donít buy a fuel flow meter it is quite amazing how much can flow through those little pipes !
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Old 31 August 2004, 08:51   #33
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I might be slightly biased as we picked up our new Scorpion 8.1 on Saturday ! But the hull is simply awesome. We had lots of opportunity to test it in the Solent chop this weekend, those of you who were out will know what I mean !

Just wish I knew Alan so that he could have got me one for 35K !
Errm, never said you can get a new one for £35k. In fact as Ollie has found out you cant get a 7.5m new for that money. There has been an 8.1m advertised by bembridge outboards most of the season for what appears to be silly money (as in cheap).

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Old 31 August 2004, 09:08   #34
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I would also thought it might be worth asking Andre what Parker can offer for £35k.
There are also several Mercruiser 1.7 diesel offerrings around.

However, thinking outside the box................
why not take say £20k out and get yourself a 6m-ish outboard powered rib for later.
Meanwhile, use the other £15k to hire a BIG diesel rib, and maybe some crew, and go round in style! You would have a whale of a time. (whale of a.......oh, never mind).
Then your own boat will still be in pristine condition when you get back so you can take the family out, trail it to wherever, and play.
You will have had quite enough of the long-distance stuff by then.
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Old 31 August 2004, 09:14   #35
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You will have had quite enough of the long-distance stuff by then.
Very good idea there Brian re the big / little rib selection.

Have you tired of the long stuff yet !!!! I doubt it

How was France sorry off topic

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I dunno how to answer that Paul, really.
On the one hand, standing up in the cold and wet wind, for 10-12 hours at a stretch, can get a tad monotonous, especially if you are running well offshore.
On the other hand, if you have good company, a wise-cracking crew, good weather and beautiful scenary, it's probably one the the most enjoyable times of one's life.
It can all change in an instant though. A line of white breakers appears in front of you, it clouds over suddenly, the 16-stoner next to you steps on you foot, you run out of Marboro's and the engine/gearbox noise alters note.
At times like that it is best to let your mind wander amongst some of the mysteries of life such as:
Why is the water around everybody else's boat flatter than mine?
Isn't it suspicious that there is only one Monopolies Coimmision?
and Why is The Location of Offices Bureau situated in Central London?
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On longdistance cruising....

Ah yes, the monotony of long distance cruising, your mind does wander from time to time. The great mysteries I ponder are usually somewhere along the lines of "how the hell can I smell ciggie smoke when I'm at the front of the boat, Brian's at the back of the boat and there is a 30kt wind blowing from me towards him!!!".

It is great fun though, moreso in good company both on the boat you're on and the boats that you are cruising in company with. I still rate going round Britain in 2001 as my greatest boating experience todate.
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An Osprey Vipermax with a Yamaha HPDI. A good strong northern boat, not one of yer southern flimflams.

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Old 31 August 2004, 11:45   #39
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Well I have spoken with Scorpian this morning and it seems that a mere £35k will not get me to the table!!! Ollie
For about 30-35K you can get an 8mtr 4 years old in good condition with a 250bhp on it and all the elctronics, trailer etc. So just wait a month or so and you will find what you want.
SCORPIONS are good liitle RIBs and NEVER buy them new. It looks like their price drops by 50%+ in a few years (after 4 ) so you are in it.
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