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Old 29 March 2008, 12:03   #1
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New Scorpion Launched

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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Old 29 March 2008, 16:40   #2
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cant see the pic,s
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Old 29 March 2008, 18:24   #3
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Weather couldn't have been worse
Ideal conditions for delivery of a new Scorpion!
Good luck with the preparations. I assume the Revolution propeller is a Mercury prop?
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cant see the pic,s
Neither can I, but 'cos you're a mate I've cut the one from Gavin's blog... wouldn't do it for anyone!
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Old 30 March 2008, 18:07   #4
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Revolution Prop

Sorry about the lack of pix. Thanks for the Blog paste. Yes, the propeller is a Revolution from Mercury which the Scorpion team seem to like. We are running it quite high with a 20 inch shaft on a cut down transom. As the engine loosens we may go for a coarser pitch. Gavin
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i would be very interested to know what sort of speeds and fuel consumption you are getting with that setup.
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Speed and fuel

Still only 8 hours on the engine so its too soon to judge. We are using a 19 inch Revolution 4 propeller at the moment which has given us a peak reading on System View of 53.7 knots. We will go coarser when the engine loosens up.
I haven't looked at the fuel yet but previous posts for this engine suggest 92 lph at WOT.

More than a year ago there was a Dutch owner on this forum who had this engine on a Revenger 29 and I think did 107 kph with a Mirage propeller. His boat had a low console but I would expect to be in the same ballpark...

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Scorpion photos

For those who have asked about pix of the boat, we have just loaded some in the second photo gallery on www.rib-racers.com Sorry it took a while!

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your scorpion looks fantastic
i,am jealous.
sports consul really adds to the look
are the tubes black on white ?
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Roy, thanks for the comment. I think it looks pretty good too but then I am biased.....The tubes are black underneath and artic grey on top. Would have liked white but were worried about it getting marked and the grey is very light. Scorpion do the floors in grey so it sort of matches. We plan to add two more Ullman seats after the race.

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Still only 8 hours on the engine so its too soon to judge. We are using a 19 inch Revolution 4 propeller at the moment which has given us a peak reading on System View of 53.7 knots. We will go coarser when the engine loosens up.
I haven't looked at the fuel yet but previous posts for this engine suggest 92 lph at WOT.

More than a year ago there was a Dutch owner on this forum who had this engine on a Revenger 29 and I think did 107 kph with a Mirage propeller. His boat had a low console but I would expect to be in the same ballpark...

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Thanks for that - what leg are you using?

I see that you didn't go for a stepped hull? Any particular reasons???
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