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Old 26 September 2004, 20:49   #1
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revenger27- your opinions please?

i am keen on purchasing a revenger 27 as my last boats were a complete dissapointment, (not ribs)
1. could this boat handle really rough seas (i mean rough)
2. how safe are ribs of this nature generally
3. with its 200hp engine is it a boat i could make long passages with.
4. what size auxiliary engine would you recommend
5. do revengers have a good name generally.


does anyone have enough overall knowledge to help with these questions all donations gratefully accepted
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Old 26 September 2004, 21:12   #2
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not many people have revengers on ths site but they are good boats with an enviable reputation and a good record in racing.

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1 dunno
2 pretty safe
3 depends on the size of your fuel tanks. the engine will drink between 40 and 80 litre per hour depending on how much you use the throttle. if you have a small internal tank say 120 l and you are going flat out then your cruising time will be 1.5 hours. a 240 l tank with a 40 lph burn will give you 6 hours. your call really!
4 6 - 10 hp make sure you can manhandle it OK
5 Yep
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Old 27 September 2004, 01:54   #3
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Mr Wave,

You answered four questions correctly.

You passed on one - the correct answer to question 1, "could this boat handle really rough seas (i mean rough)" is of course "you ought to buy a Scorpion"

Good luck in the general knowledge section!
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Old 27 September 2004, 03:48   #4
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Revengers have good name for build quality and performance hull IMHO. However I think they are on the "sporty" end of Ribbing rather than the serious cruising end. My personal concern is the lack of sheer and very tapered tubes giving insuffcient bouyancy at the pointy end. I've only been passenger in a Revenger 27 once and it was driven at 50kts and was bloody uncomfortable. That was a function of the thinly padded bench seat I was sitting on rather than the hull though! Revengers are raced regularly so guess the hulls and build quality must be pretty strong.

Aux engine - 6-8hp.

HTH,
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Old 27 September 2004, 03:53   #5
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Revenger 27

Justwaffle,

We have a Revenger 29 with 2 x 225 Evinrude engines and we uese the boat for charter.

It's a fantastic boat, good built quality, and handels great in rough sea.

we ride in waves that are 4-5 meters with 10 persons onboard with out any problems.

It might be a little light with out people onboard, there should have been a ballast tank in the front of the boat when we ride in rough seas without people onboard.

we have a 360 liter fuel tank that works as a ballast tank.

And too you Richard B, i have a freind here in Norway that has a Scorpion and belive me, he is never going too buy a scorpion again

you could see your boat at www.searafting.no
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Old 27 September 2004, 05:36   #6
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I have just been in the position of making a choice between the Revenger and the Scorpion. I thought the R's were very pretty boats and quite a substantial bit of kit, especially the Diesel powered variants however I was put off by the looks of the R's, they look far more suited to warmer climes than the Scorpions. Also I fail to understand why they are so much money. The scorpion I bought is in my opinion is an aweful lot of money, the comparable Revenger was a further 10k, find that hard to justify.

They are doing an open weekend in Southhampton next week when the full Range will be there for you to test. Maybe the best way to see how good the Revenger is.
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Old 27 September 2004, 05:38   #7
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didnt a 29 do round ireland and clearly managed to impress HMS.. must be pretty good surely?
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Old 03 October 2004, 16:54   #8
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I got a 27 fantastic boat, go any where in any think dont delay buy it , you will love it i promise
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Old 04 October 2004, 11:38   #9
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went out on a 25 revenger for demo saturday, weather was pretty filthy with a pretty confused sea. I was very impressed with the ride and stance of the boat. they appear to have a good angle of attack at the waves and on the few occasions we come right out the water the boat landed very composed. it appeared to almost be idiot proof and the helm didnt seem to feel it essential to work the boat through the waves but instead merely pointed and squirted!!
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Old 04 October 2004, 12:28   #10
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it appeared to almost be idiot proof
That's cool! I wonder if they'd ship it to Santorini!
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