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Old 13 January 2003, 07:28   #11
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Afternoon Charles

That speed sound about right. I actually used your boat several years ago just after it was originally built. I took it to southampton from Lymington for lunch with some of the guys from Scorpion. That speed if I remember was about right. Great boat and very good ride.

Have you seen the new 10mtr open Scorpion. It is a lovely boat. 2 x 300 Yanmars very nice.

Manos. Scorpions are quite fast boats. Not as fast as the Mark Pasco ribs but Scorpions are built mainly for cruising, mind you some of them do over 70 knots so its not too bad. Fuel bill would not be so funny though.

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Old 13 January 2003, 10:01   #12
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Hi Julian - sod.....who said you could use my boat
Once I have fitted my new Raymarine plotter I will be able to verify the speed with 4 bits of kit! As far as the 10m goes - I was fortunate enough to do the CI cruise last year in Hot Lemon, truly sensational, much more beamier than mine though. I spent 6 hours on my rib this past week-end and find myself constantly 'playing' with the trim. I suppose its like any new boat, in my opinion. You have to 'build' a relationship' with her and get to know the best trim settings, weight distribution etc to get the best out of her - the boat that is!
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Old 13 January 2003, 10:35   #13
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I'd guess 43-56kts seems reasonable enough Charles. I have got 52kts out of Blue Ice which is considerably lighter but has 250hp less than you! I suspect with full tanks I'm down to 45-48. Frankly thats fast enough for me 'cos even HPDI's suck the go juice like its going out of fashion at full throttle!!

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Old 13 January 2003, 10:35   #14
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Theres a lot more to a long distance cruising boat than speed?. I will not expand on this statement for the moment.
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Old 13 January 2003, 11:30   #15
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APOLOGIES!!

As a matter of fact have spoken with a friend of mine who manufactures Scorpions in Greece. Apparently you are right and I was WRONG.
He said that the boat can go even a bit faster if you paly with the props.
The boat I saw in the test although it was a Scorpion had smaller engines hence lower speeds.
Please accept my sincere apologies!
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Old 13 January 2003, 14:24   #16
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I am looking to replace my twin 300hp mercs for obvious reasons, with twin Evinrude ficht outboards onto a 9.5m cabin scorpion. What do you reckon the best size outboards would be if cruising and distance was the priority ? i would like a cruising speed of 35-40kts in the calm.

Suggestions?
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Old 13 January 2003, 14:35   #17
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Twin 250 Yam HPDI's

Or twin 225 Fichts/Opti's.
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Old 13 January 2003, 14:35   #18
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twin Evinrude ficht outboards onto a 9.5m cabin scorpion.... best size outboards .... for cruising and distance was the priority? Suggestions?
Obviously consumption too. Have you asked Scorpion in the UK??
I will ask the Scorpion guys in Greece tomorrow and let you know. But better that you ask the Scorpion guys in the UK. They should know
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I would go along with Alan, Steve. Twin Evinrude Ficht 225's. The Yams are first option, but too pricey. Also, you might consider speaking to a mate of mine in Jersey (Graham Tanguy) from GT Marine - official Evinrude, Merc, Mariner agent in Jersey. He is also the best outboard engineer in this neck of the woods. Give me a call sometime and I'll talk to you about it.
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Old 13 January 2003, 18:17   #20
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If you want to Save youself a fortune then stick a single volvo Kad 300/Dpg in it or yanmar 315/bravo 2x.

20k outlay including engine mounts. 12gph of red x 38knts.

No contest.Unless you rely dont like diesl.

If you insist on going petrol outboards then see www.screamandfly.com they will help as its a forum like this but specilising in outbords and performance boats.


Good ribbing.
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