Originally Posted by Louise
SimpleSimon, you really are living up to your name!
In the time we have had our Scorpion (1 yr 8 mths) we have never stuffed it. I have only ever heard of a very few instances of Scorpions stuffing and in each case either the boat was out in awful weather, or the skipper admitted making an error, or both!
Regarding tubes parting company with the hull, I know of only one instance which was in the case of an early cabin RIB and the problem was rectified on that and all other cabin Scorpions.
Simon, please could you tell us exactly where you get your views on Scorpions from. Do you own one? Or use one regularly?
I suspect the Simple one is trolling a tiny bit, but....
You can of course stuff a Scorpion. I've done it, in fact I've done it with Blue Ice and Cyanide in the same place ('bout 3 miles off Plymouth breakwater) a year apart!
Point is that Scorps are very seaworthy hulls, do work well, have been used for some very extended cruising (Mike Deacon, Richard Reddyhof, Allen C, Mark Wildey, Brian Elliott errm, me can all testify to that!). Are they overhyped and overpriced? Probably. Finish and build quality are excellent - Blue Ice is in better condition than many far younger RIBs, but Graham Jelly has found a niche (quite a large one) of folks who are prepared to pay the premium for his product so good luck to him I say!
Revenger's are also very well built I think. Can recall a very bumpy but solid 50kt ride in a Revenger 27 off Essex a few years ago. My only negative thought about Revengers is I'd prefer some bow sheer rather than the straight level line. Personal thing.
That being said I'd be really interested in seeing some pics of the monster ribs unlimited RIB with twin yanmars. We can all dream........