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Old 11 April 2008, 10:09   #21
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Covered bow

This is the first that I have heard of it. Although looking at the shipping forecast, it might help on our run down to Plymouth tomorrow from the Solent. Gavin

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What happened? Did you go - it was a bit lively out there!
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cookee, change of plan, we went east in search of a good cup of coffee, check out his blog
have to say that 300xs sounds great on and out of the water
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Might aim to come West on the weekend after next. Plan would be to leave the Solent on Saturday morning and return fairly early on Sunday. Will let you know closer to the time. We certainly deserve some better weather!

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Might aim to come West on the weekend after next. Plan would be to leave the Solent on Saturday morning and return fairly early on Sunday. Will let you know closer to the time. We certainly deserve some better weather!

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26 - 27 is the Plymouth boat show although I wouldn't travel too far to see it!

Looking forward to seeing the beast!
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today i saw a gorgeous rib past calshot with a rooster to be very proud of! looked to be scorpion and was an inboard.... looked alot faster than it seemed to be running but my god what a rooster!!!!!
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We were in Lymington this afternoon at 4pm and a large diesel Scorpion came back for lifting out. She looked about 9 metres with a hard nose. I think this may have been your boat. Gavin

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We were in Lymington this afternoon at 4pm and a large diesel Scorpion came back for lifting out. She looked about 9 metres with a hard nose. I think this may have been your boat. Gavin

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sounds a bout right, def hard nose or anchor locker raised! whitish in colour! i want a rooster lol
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After what seems like a long wait given that we ordered it in September, we took delivery of our new 8.5 metre Scorpion yesterday. Weather couldn't have been worse, but boat seems fine and we are now spending some time getting to know the boat and running the engine in - a Mercury 300XS. We are doing the Round Britain Race in June so the expensive Ullman seats might be necessary! Our site for the race is www.rib-racers.com

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Gavin as a matter of interest are the Ullman seats padded or are they neoprene over a grp shell ...cheers

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Ian, The Ullman seats are padded but quite firm. Not sure what's under the open weave stretch fabric seat covers. Mine (like most Ullmans) are the jockey seats which need to hold their shape - Ullman regular type seats may be different.
All things are relative but the luxury comes from them taking the impact through the suspension rather than from the softness of the seat itself. You also need to sit back into them as I know of someone who did hurt themselves by perching in the front of the seat which is relatively unsprung. Greg Marsden is demonstrating them at 2012 Marine and is also doing the Round Britain Race.
We have fitted toe straps which I would judge as essential as the seats have no side support for good ergonomic reasons - you just need to keep a firm footing!

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