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Old 06 June 2005, 15:36   #11
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Response to your question for eBay item #4554938908 - RIB Power Boat with twin Mercury ProMax 225 and trailer

"What make is the speedo?"

Hi there, the speed is measured on the Garmin GPS system fitted to the boat. Regards, Simon.
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Looks like another Garmin due to go back to Romsey then!

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Old 06 June 2005, 16:18   #12
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Only concern would be the somewhat checkered history of BWM and who actually built

Paul Lenner at a guess- he built mine ( Rapier).. great hull based (taken from)
the cougar???-- just a little problem with the tubes.....
Louise/Richard- I believe your Scorpion is based on the same??

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Louise/Richard- I believe your Scorpion is based on the same??
Wrong!
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Old 06 June 2005, 16:37   #14
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Wrong!

That was quick, girl.
The hull on my rapier is excellent and now going on for some 10 years. When
I was refitting - lifted up the transom by 2 meters just using the hooks at the back. Its been though a hell of bashing and there are no cracks anywhere.BUT the rest was dissapointing. Just now -re-engine with 2 *250 HPDI yams - give you a race anyday.. in fact give you 1 km start from Dover to Calais-- just name the day

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give you a race anyday.. in fact give you 1 km start from Dover to Calais-- just name the day
Sorry Jonathan - not interested in racing!
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South Coast RIBS (who build Scorpions) did have some involvment with BWM in the late 90's.

I beleive they started life fitting tubes, consoles etc. to BWM hulls... but I don't know if any hull charasteristics were transfered - Louise what do you know?
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South Coast RIBS (who build Scorpions) did have some involvment with BWM in the late 90's.

I beleive they started life fitting tubes, consoles etc. to BWM hulls... but I don't know if any hull charasteristics were transfered - Louise what do you know?
AFAIK that's right (but maybe early 90s rather than late). But the Scorpion hull was a new design by naval architect David Marsh.
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Are all the scorpion hulls based on the same essential design then (EG 8m / 8.5m etc is a lengthened 7.5, where as the 6.5 is a shortened version???) I imagine the large 9m / 10m cabin versions are somewhat different?
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Have a look at: http://www.ribmagazine.com/boat%20te...ion7.5.8.5.htm
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I don't beleive that reply was for my last post but it answered it. Very interesting.
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