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Old 07 February 2007, 12:46   #1
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Picton Cobra 8.6

Hi,

I am about to take a plunge on a picton cobra 8.6 with a suzi 300hp.Does any one have any reviews or comments on the boat or the hull etc.I have done a search on the forum with minimal sucess!!

Any help would be greatly recieved (Speed,handling etc!!!)

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Old 07 February 2007, 12:57   #2
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They are nice boats built by a very reputable company that has been trading longer than most. They are good value and have a good resale. They are more a family boat than a nutter's machine but no harm in that.

They don't have as deep a V hull as some which means the ride can be a bit hard but then again a shallower V is easier to drive and doesn't waste so much power.

I would say you will prob get about 50 - 60 mph out of it. Great engine choice for that boat.
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Old 07 February 2007, 15:59   #3
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We had a 7.5 from new with a 225 Yamaha
They always look great
But look at them closely and the build quality is not that good.
Little things like puting the battery on the floor next to the tubes with though floor drainage the water washes round the battery. There are no tube carriers at the rear. check out where the bilge pump is.
An 8.6 with a 300 on is not cheep, and i think there is better value for money out there. Sorry to be negetive but i had one.
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For the price of that I think I would take my money to Scorpion ribs, I am sure that they would be able to build a pretty good boat for that kind of money. Not owned either but have read enough to know that Scorpion aree number 1.

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I spent months and month looking at cobra ribs, and after a lot of advice i plummed for a scorpion, it didn't cost any more and the ppl there have been brilliant. Sorry to say this but i would keep looking..
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Old 08 February 2007, 07:35   #6
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For the price of that I think I would take my money to Scorpion ribs, I am sure that they would be able to build a pretty good boat for that kind of money. Not owned either but have read enough to know that Scorpion aree number 1.

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Or else they just have the most loyal fan base!!!

Searafting - a Norweigan commercial outfit who posts on here had loads of trouble with their Scorpion and have now changed to Revengers. Alright maybe they abuse them more than most but then they do with the Revengers as well.
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Or else they just have the most loyal fan base!!!

Searafting - a Norweigan commercial outfit who posts on here had loads of trouble with their Scorpion and have now changed to Revengers. Alright maybe they abuse them more than most but then they do with the Revengers as well.
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Searafting - a Norweigan commercial outfit who posts on here had loads of trouble with their Scorpion and have now changed to Revengers. Alright maybe they abuse them more than most but then they do with the Revengers as well.
This is a good point - I guess with ribs being the cottage industry they seem, it often comes down to luck of the draw with a boat. Don't think any manufacturer is perfect though!

I think the main issue with the cobra is that, as codprawn has pointed out, it's not as deep a v as many similar sized ribs (Ribcraft, Ribeye, Parker etc). That said, I've done some charter work on a 10.5m Cobra, and I was very pleasantly surprised how well she handled waves.
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