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Old 15 September 2006, 11:27   #31
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Hi Pete,
Thanks for the mention. Will be sad to see her go.

Nick,
Hot Lemon would tick all the boxes except the sun lounger. Would be open to offers if it is going to a good home on ribnet! Its been a great boat.

Cheers

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so thats a starting bid of 12k then
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Old 15 September 2006, 12:00   #32
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Old 06 October 2006, 10:09   #33
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Well I still am going around & around on this one!

Still like the cobrs, but worried by the wet hard ride??

Ribeye looks very strong contender!

But 7.5 scorpion is looking good like this one http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/LYM044/
Would like more storage & the sub lounger but it is a scorpion!!

Any first hand experience on any? if so lets hear you thoughts!

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Well I still am going around & around on this one!

Still like the cobrs, but worried by the wet hard ride??

Ribeye looks very strong contender!

But 7.5 scorpion is looking good like this one http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/LYM044/
Would like more storage & the sub lounger but it is a scorpion!!

Any first hand experience on any? if so lets hear you thoughts!

Confused of beaconsfield
Nick what is your budget.

Why not consider my new Parker 750RS with Mercruiser 320HP
1/ soft and dry ride
2/. loads of storage space just look at the console seat
3/. was it a sun lounger you wanted, well what about the top of the engine compartment
4/. at 47knots you can talk to the person next to you. Total protection from the windscreen
5/. If you are put off by diesel power then you could consider a petrol option
just tell me which Mercury engine

you can see photos on www.parkerribs.com (NEWS)
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Old 06 October 2006, 11:05   #35
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Well I still am going around & around on this one!

Still like the cobrs, but worried by the wet hard ride??

Ribeye looks very strong contender!

But 7.5 scorpion is looking good like this one http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/LYM044/
Would like more storage & the sub lounger but it is a scorpion!!

Any first hand experience on any? if so lets hear you thoughts!

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Putting it in to a contect you may be more familiar with the differnce between a Ribeye and a Scorpion is the difference between a Ryobi and an Elu router.

that boat looks in very good condition and the ride will be all you are looking for in a boat and the Opti 200 are very enjoyable lumps.

Id certainly buy a secondhand Scorpion before I bought a new Ribeye cos I think the Scorpion would lose less money over the next four years. But then you's expect me to say that. I had a Scorpion 6.5 for three years and it worked hard (over 1000 hours) the boat never failed to thrill but also because it was made properly it was easy to keep on top of..

Things to watch out for if looking at the boat

Have a good look at the nose (Alright Stem) of the boat where the toobs do be joining the hull Have a look to see how much abrasion is on the Hyperlon.

If it's a little bit then that's probably in keeping with the claimed hours if there is a lot of abrasion it's probably done a lot more hours

i have yet to see a manufacturers wiring job that really impressed me (apart from an extreme hardboat) and Scorpions are no exception have a good look at the wiring inside the hatch and see how rough./ good it looks


if you want new don't overlook the Shakespeare 720 as constructed by Steve the boat. They are very reasonably priced very well made and would fit in your budget. Theres a demo boat at Drivers Wharf in Southampton..... they might let you have a go
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Old 09 October 2006, 06:16   #36
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Well went to see a 6 year old ribeye & a 9 year old scorpion yesterday, they made my 12 year old viper look like new!!!

But the hole family liked the Ballistic 6.5 very much

Any one got one?

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i have yet to see a manufacturers wiring job that really impressed me (apart from an extreme hardboat) and Scorpions are no exception have a good look at the wiring inside the hatch and see how rough./ good it looks
You would be welcome to come and see our wiring anyday - we use marine grade tinned cable and our connectors are the crimp and heatshrink with glue type. Everything is held down so it can't flap around in a chop - racing powerboats is a good way to learn how many ways things can fail!
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Old 11 October 2006, 08:08   #38
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i have yet to see a manufacturers wiring job that really impressed me (apart from an extreme hardboat) and Scorpions are no exception have a good look at the wiring inside the hatch and see how rough./ good it looks
Have a look at the newer Redbay wiring, pure class . I hate untidy/un labeled wiring and was delighted to see that Redbay have taken the time to detail every wire/breaker, and to clip it properly. It makes life so much easier to change and check thing.
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Nick what is your budget.

Why not consider my new Parker 750RS with Mercruiser 320HP
1/ soft and dry ride
2/. loads of storage space just look at the console seat
3/. was it a sun lounger you wanted, well what about the top of the engine compartment
4/. at 47knots you can talk to the person next to you. Total protection from the windscreen
5/. If you are put off by diesel power then you could consider a petrol option
just tell me which Mercury engine

you can see photos on www.parkerribs.com (NEWS)
Looking at 20 to 25k
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A new well equipped Solent 6.5 and 150Opti is well within your price range, I would contact FairWeather marine. Having spent a couple of days on Brucehawsker's Farfetched recently it is where my money would go .
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